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Sector News | June 2022

Highlighted below are a number of injury prevention opportunities happening in WA. If you would like to share your future activities with WA’s injury prevention sector please contact us via [email protected]

WA’s hidden crisis:
Harm from alcohol Report

Injury Matters was proud to be involved in the development of a new report titled WA’s hidden crisis: Harm from alcohol.

The report contains the best available information on the harms that West Australian people, families, and communities experience due to alcohol, including harm due to alcohol-related injuries. It draws attention to the harms from alcohol in the Western Australian community and urges action now to prevent them.

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Kidsafe WA 2022 Symposium: Pushing the Boundaries in Play

  • Wednesday 10th August 2022
  • Bendat Centre – Telethon Speech & Hearing
  • 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tickets $30

Playgrounds give children opportunities to play and have fun, often without adult direction and can also help children to learn about themselves – their strengths and their limitations. Join Kidsafe WA this August for the Kidsafe WA 2022 Symposium to discuss best practices and hear about success stories in the play space from our speakers and their organisations.

Bookings essential. RSVPs close on 5th August 2022

Recognising, Responding and Reporting the Abuse of Older People: Online Learning Modules

WA Country Health Service, Advocare and WA Primary Health Alliance have collaborated to develop e-learning modules designed for staff who are likely to have contact with older people at risk of abuse and neglect.

Click here for access to the e-learning modules and head to Advocare’s website to access their recorded webinars for Financial Counsellors to provide the skills and knowledge to help identify and respond to the financial abuse of older people.

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City of Bayswater
Grant Writing Seminar

This practical and revealing course examines what funding bodies are really looking for and how to maximise your chances of writing a successful grant application. Register today to join the event on 25 July from 6 to 8pm.

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CAHS Research Education:
Program webinar series

The Child and Adolescent Health Service’s Research Education Program have a number of Research Skills Seminars coming up. These Seminars cover key topics across the research process.

View the calendar today and sign up for upcoming events regarding Consumer and Community Involvement in Research, Media and Communications in Research and Knowledge Translation.


Upcoming training events

The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) has released its training calendar for Semester 2, 2022. The range of interactive in-person and online courses are tailored to the needs of WA’s mental health sector and the broader community, so be sure to find out more today.

New Guide – Understanding the Mistreatment of Older People

COTA WA’s newest Guide, Understanding the Mistreatment of Older People, draws together in one easily-accessible resource, all the help you will need in identifying different kinds of abuse, common reasons for its occurrence and how victims and potential victims and their families may help to prevent it.

It also includes comprehensive details of where to go for help and support, depending on the circumstances of the mistreatment.

WA Mental Health Week Grants

Applications are now open for the 2022 WA Mental Health Week Community Grants Program. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to support the delivery of events, education, experience and equipment that aligns with this year’s theme ‘Where we live. How we live. What we’ve lived’. Applications close on 30 July 2022.


New Royal Life Saving Australia Report

A new Report by Royal Life Saving Australia has shed light on drowning risks for older people in Australia, with one-fifth of deaths attributable to an unexpected fall into water. The research looked at 10 years of data, analysing the contributing factors in almost 600 drowning deaths in those aged 65 years and over.