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April 2020
Inner East PCP Updates
Executive Officer's Report
As we head toward our eighth week of working from home I’m reflecting on the incredible agility of health and community sector organisations...
At home with...

Jill Exon

Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC).

I am really passionate about primary prevention approaches. That is, addressing the ‘drivers’ or underlying causes of elder abuse and shifting broader social and cultural norms that enable abuse or ageist attitudes to occur in the first place.

National and Regional News
Together for Respect at Home
Social Media Guide In response to COVID-19, EDVOS in partnership with Outer East Primary Care Partnership, Inspiro, Eastern Health, Women’s Health East, Yarra Ranges Council, Maroondah City Council and Department of Education and Training have developed a social media campaign guide promoting ways to stay safe, healthy, connected and respectful while at home. TFER partners are encouraged to participate and promote this campaign through their organisational social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.). The guide includes content for six posts, pictures and helpful tips to respond to backlash and resistance.
News from Women's Health East
Opportunity to become a member of WHE
At this time with women being disproportionately affected by our current environment - an increased risk of violence, impacts on mental health, job losses - there has never been a more important time to show your support for Women’s Health East by becoming a member. Membership is open for people who identify as a woman and live work or study in the Eastern Metropolitan Region.

WHE would love to have you join them and contribute to their vision of equality, empowerment, health and wellbeing for all women.

TFER Partner Basecamp
Collaboration and information sharing across the TFER partnership is integral to progression of the partnership work and identification of opportunity. To support this in an online format you now have access to a TFER Partner Basecamp site with a series of chat rooms designed to coordinate conversation around the current work priorities of partners: working with early years, schools, sporting clubs and interfaith communities; workforce development; organisational change; healthy masculinities; elder abuse and evaluation. Email your details to Sophie Allen to join.

TFER Community of Practice: May 12
EMPHN appoints Janine Wilson as CEO
Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) has appointed an experienced health executive, Janine Wilson, as CEO. With 25 years’ experience in health, Janine brings extensive knowledge and experience in leadership, strategy, stakeholder relations and the harnessing of data to drive change for the benefit of the community.
Covid-19 Resources Page on The Well
Key Covid-19 resources and links have been added to The Well to support our partners in their work.

This month: 
The Well highlights the Inner East PCP Tip sheet
The Achievement Program resources
And a suite of resources for EMR organisations and practitioners
Eastern Mental Health Service Coordination Alliance (EMHSCA)
#ViralKindness is a movement of community care groups across Australia that support neighbours in need or isolation during the coronavirus crisis. Anyone can start or join a local group. You can ask for help or offer a hand with essential tasks like shopping for food, picking up medicine, a regular check-in call and so much more. There are some listed in the Inner East, but why not start your own?
Parent's Victoria Resources for homeschooling
Parents Victoria is a statewide democratic organisation representing parents of students in Victorian government schools. Their website now includes resources and tips for schooling children at home and dealing with Covid-19. Parent's Victoria EO Gail McHardy shared her tips in a recent GenVic Disaster & Resilience newsletter
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: Emergency planning and response consultation
People with disabilities can be severely affected by emergencies and may be at a higher risk of experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation at these times. A recently released Issues Paper from the Royal Commission includes information and questions for the public on emergency planning and response. The public are invited to share their stories here: Share Your Story
Prevention United Webinar Series
The Prevention United Flattening the Curve of Mental Ill Health webinar series includes a fantastic list of speakers on topics related to resilience and the impact of Covid-19 on mental health. These sessions provide a range of expert views on the mental health and wellbeing impacts of coronavirus and discuss important ways that these impacts can be reduced through evidence-based promotion and prevention programs in the months and years ahead. Participants will be able to post questions to the presenters.
Get good at webinars fast!
Need to build webinar skills fast? This training is designed to rapidly build webinar delivery skills and prepare you for the digital world. This course will:
  • Introduce you to webinar tools -Discuss common webinar platforms
  • Provide advice to nurturing and maintaining high levels of engagement from participants
  • Build your webinar presentation skills
  • Help you get your home setup right
  • Provide tips and tricks to screen sharing
  • Help you to create engaging screen content
Online Surveys: research studies capturing life during Covid-19
The Australian Institute of Family Studies is asking everyday families to share how they are coping in the Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19. How has the pandemic affected your life, your family and your relationships?

The Deakin University Our Life at Home study is tracking physical activity before and after isolation in 2020. Researchers are measuring levels of physical activity, screen time and general health, both during the pandemic and once restrictions are eased.

Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre: Measuring Gender-Based Violence Rates and Help Seeking Behaviours during the COVID-19 Crisis - Practitioner Survey. In this survey, you will be asked a series of questions about your professional views and experiences of providing support to women experiencing violence during the COVID-19 crisis.
Must Reads

Gender Equity and PVAW

Healthy Eating

Alcohol Harm Minimisation

Healthy Ageing

Social Inclusion and Mental Health

Health Literacy

Health Promotion Planning

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