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Sector News | November 2021

Road Ribbon for Road Safety Campaign 2021

Running from 21 November to 7 January, WALGA RoadWise’s Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign encourages all members of the road safety network to think about how road trauma has impacted their communities and what part they can play in making our roads safe. Access to suite of resources today to learn how you can get involved in the campaign below.

Innovation Challenge 2021: Child and Youth Mental Health

Applications close on 1 February 2022 for the Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund Innovation Challenge 2021: Child and Youth Mental Health. Up to 10 applicants may each be awarded up to $50,000 to undertake feasibility studies and/or build prototypes around their proposed solution to the problem that they have identified.

Mental and Physical Safety on our Roads Podcast

Listen to the first Injury Matters podcast where host Tom is joined by Engel Prendergast, accredited mental health first aid, safe talk instructor and Lifeline WA crisis supporter, to discuss the need for mental health supports for those in the heavy vehicle industry. Available via Spotify – search Injury Matters or follow the link below.

Falls Prevention in WA: A Networking Event

Join in on a WA-based falls prevention professional development and networking evening in the lead-up to the ANZFP Conference 2021. The evening will host a series of presenters and panel discussions, showcasing the latest falls prevention evidence across the community, hospital, and residential aged-care settings.

Kidsafe WA Baby Safety Seminar

For professionals and organisations that work with expecting parents and families. Kidsafe WA’s Baby Safety Seminar provides an overview of childhood injuries, tips for staying mentally healthy during the antenatal and postnatal period, home and safe sleeping tips and a child car restraint fitting demonstration with a tour of our Safety Demonstration House.

Public Health Advocacy Short Course Webinar

This skills-based and interactive online course will enable participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of advocacy concepts, frameworks and core skills, how advocacy can value-add and a systematic process of planning advocacy.

Australasian Injury Prevention Network AGM and Lecture by Sarah Pink

Following the Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) AGM on 16 November 2021, keynote speaker Professor Sarah Pink will provide an overview of her work in safety, automation and mobility futures. She will discuss how people improvise to keep themselves safe in everyday life, and that by learning from what they do successfully we can better design realistic and plausible ways to support people in staying safe.