NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
June was an exciting time in progressing work in the Healthy Eating and Active Living space. Representation from each of the seven working groups, and members of the Backbone Support Group participated in a Program Logic workshop with Dr Helen Jordan from the University of Melbourne. The logic is non lineal, and mapping the activity, outcomes and interconnections over the breadth of activities underway from the plan is quite a task.
Members of the Health Services Alliance Action Plan 2017-2018 are meeting in July to reflect on the plan, key achievements, any unexpected outcomes as a result of engaging in this work, and development of the 2018-19 Action Plan. The workshop will also have a focus on self care for workers.
Around 9 people from diverse backgrounds have collaborated with a range of service providers having shared ideas relating to service development. The participants presented the findings of the collaborations to organisations in March, and then to service providers in May. The report, including a set of recommendations, is now available via the G21 Health and Wellbeing website.
The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak body representing 143 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues.
VACCHO is the peak Aboriginal health body representing 100% of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in Victoria. The role of VACCHO is to build the capacity of its Membership and to advocate for issues on their behalf.
Sunday, 8 July - 2.30pm to 4.30pm
A free event in Anglesea to celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to – make to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
Tuesday, 10 July - 10.00am to 2.00pm
The Colac Otway Shire Council in conjunction with The Aboriginal Gathering Place invite you to join us in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2018. This includes a Flag Raising Ceremony and a Smoke and Dance Ceremony.
Tuesday, 10 July & Wednesday, 11 July - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Do you ever want to know how to provide support and assistance to someone in a mental health crisis? Attend a 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course.
Hear from inspiring speakers on some of today’s most pressing human rights issues, from the Uluru Statement and the future of asylum seekers held in PNG and Nauru to the right to strike and the # MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.
DonateLife Week is the perfect opportunity to learn more about and raise awareness in your workplace, community, family and social circle about the life-transforming benefits of organ and tissue donation.
Homelessness Week is an annual week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. In 2018, Homelessness Week is the 6-12 August with a theme “Ending homelessness together’’