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Sector News | November 2022 

Six Supportive Steps Campaign

This week Injury Matters’ Road Trauma Support WA Service launched the ‘Six Supportive Steps’ campaign, in the lead-up to the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims this Sunday.

The ‘Six Supportive Steps’ campaign aims to help people who have lost a loved one to road trauma, to prepare for and cope with the holiday season, and make sure West Australians know Road Trauma Support WA is here year-round with free, no-referral road trauma resources, counselling, and support.

Using actionable tips and strategies, the ‘Six Supportive Steps’ campaign will run from World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, 20 November, through the end of December, with each week focusing on one of six supportive steps; Remember, Acknowledge, Plan, Take Time, Support, and Act.

New resource – Reporting Road Traffic Incidents

In collaboration with the Road Safety Commission, Injury Matters has launched the Reporting Road Traffic Incidents Resource to support the road safety sector to report road traffic incidents in a manner that is respectful to those impacted by road trauma and has a positive effect on road safety.

We all have a role to play in educating and creating societal change regarding road safety. This resource encourages everyone reporting on road traffic incidents in WA to consider the influence that their report may have on the audience.

16 Days in WA campaign

The annual 16 Days in WA campaign will run from 25 November to 10 December 2022. For 16 days, the community is invited to take part in encouraging change to stop violence against women.

To find out more and to access resources to help you plan your 16 Days in WA activities or events, visit the website today.

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32nd Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March

On Tuesday 29 November the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing are hosting the Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March to honour and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives as a result of family and domestic violence.

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Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future Program

The Department of Communities is currently seeking applications for the Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future Program. $335,000 is available in 2022-23 to provide more opportunities to support a range of initiatives that advance gender equality and build a better, fairer and more equitable WA community. See if your organisation is eligible today.

Road Safety Week Event Grants

Applications are now open for event grants to encourage local communities to get involved and champion road safety when Western Australia hosts National Road Safety Week 2023.

The Road Safety Commission and the RAC have partnered to provide $90,000 in funding for the events to be held between 14-21 May 2023. Applications close on Monday 12 December 2023.

Make Renting Fair campaign

The Make Renting Fair campaign calls for strong tenancy reforms in WA. Securing affordable and healthy homes for more than 700,000 West Australian renters is an important step to creating a safer WA and reducing the incidence of injury.

Intentional self-harm deaths of farmers and farm workers

The National Coronial Investigation System (NCIS) has released a new factsheet regarding the frequency of intentional self-harm deaths of farmers and farm workers in Australia. The findings indicate that, on average, there are 38 intentional self-harm deaths in Australian farmers every year.

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Upcoming Events

16 November | Falls Prevention Forum 2022
27 – 30 November | Safety 2022 Conference
29 November | Active Balance for falls prevention training
26 – 27 November | WA State Trauma Conference 2022
30 November – 2 December | 2022 STOP Domestic Violence Conference
11 May 2023 | Injury Prevention Summit 2023

11 May 2023 | Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards
NOW | Falls Prevention online modules
NOW | Injury Prevention online module