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August 2020
Leadership for Systems Change Course - Invitation
The IEPCP and OEPCP are thrilled to announce our Leadership for Systems Change course, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services East Division.

This course will support up to 30 of our partners from across the East Metro Region to develop comprehensive skills and capabilities to more effectively bring about positive change in uncertain and complex contexts.

We will bring together Coordinators and Managers from Local Government, Health and Community organisations to experience this exceptional opportunity covering:
  • Complexity Theory
  • Systems Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Participatory Leadership
  • Design Thinking
  • Story and Narrative Techniques, and
  • Deliberative Engagement
For more information take a look at our program flyer and to register your interest, complete the EOI. 
IEPCP Executive Officer’s Update
As we brace again, going into stage 4 restrictions, our health and community sectors continue to amaze and shine in protecting the health and safety of our community....
Coffee with...

Lana Holien

Acting Coordinator, Strategy and Development, Active Ageing, Boroondara City Council. 

“Everyone has had ups and downs, but throughout it all their resilience and ability just to keep going and holding on to that passion has been really inspiring”

 Primary Care Partnership Resources
Local, State and National News
Margins to the Mainstream; preventing violence against women with disabilities project
The Margins to the Mainstream: preventing violence against women with disabilities project aims to elevate the voices of women with disabilities, promote the leadership of women with disabilities, as well as build the capacity of TFER partners in their approaches to the prevention of violence against women with disabilities. Newly appointed WHE Project Coordinator, Avega Bishop will liaise with the broader TFER partnership about opportunities to be involved.
For further information about this project contact
Partners in Wellbeing Program
Neami National, EACH and ACSO have launched the DHHS funded Partners In Wellbeing Program. The program provides specialist psychosocial and wellbeing supports across Victoria via telephone and video technology to people with experiencing poor psychosocial health and mental-ill health in response to the coronavirus pandemic: people with lived experience of mental illness; those experiencing poor psychosocial health for the first time due to the impacts of COVID-19; and carers in the context of their own psychosocial health and the caring role.
Victorian Government Stakeholder Packs
On Friday 17 July the Premier announced the Regional Victoria Testing and Engagement Plan.
Part of the strategy includes communication and promotion of key COVID-19 messages. The latest stakeholder packs (Get Tested, Masks and Behaviour) are available now on The Well.
Jean Hailes' annual Women’s Health Survey
This survey is one of the country’s most revealing insights into the health concerns and needs of women across Australia. The survey is online and anonymous. Help Jean Hailes create a true snapshot of the state of women’s health today, including the physical and mental health effects of COVID-19 and our summer bushfires by participating and sharing the Women's Health Survey.
Women with Disabilities Victoria: Preventing and responding to family violence
Women with Disabilities Victoria have published a set of information handouts to accompany the Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women with Disabilities: Family Violence and Disability Films. The handouts have information on:
  • Preventing and Responding to Family Violence
  • Primary Prevention of Family Violence
  • Early Intervention in Family Violence
  • Responding to Family Violence
Stand for Council Campaign
The MAV has launched the Stand for Council campaign which provides resources, information and Community Information Sessions on how to nominate and stand as a candidate for the council elections in October 2020. If you or someone you know are thinking of standing for council sign up for a session today. Other resources available that specifically encourage women to stand are available from the Victorian Local Governance Association
Sector Surveys
Senior leaders needed to track health of the sector
The Centre for Social Impact invites leaders from charity, not-for-profit and for-purpose organisations to get involved in the Australian-first Pulse of the For-Purpose Sector Report. Your involvement will take about 30 minutes and will inform essential advocacy work.

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System survey
The survey will be open to all frontline mental health workers, including lived experience workforces, who provide mental health treatment, care and support within mental health services in Victoria. Volunteers are also encouraged to participate. The survey closes at 5pm on Monday 10 August 2020.

Infoxchange | Digital Technology in the Not-for-Profit Sector Survey
The survey aims to better understand how not-for-profit organisations across Australia and New Zealand are using technology. This research will help efforts to support capacity building, digital inclusion and digital transformation in the sector. Survey closes Friday 21 August 2020.
Let’s Stay Connected Fund: Grants are available to support innovative, community-based initiatives that build connection, reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation and that can be implemented quickly. Community organisations, local government bodies, incorporated not-for-profits and industry groups can apply.  Please contact if you would like IEPCP support with your application. Applications are open until 31 August 2020.

Scanlon Foundation: The Scanlon Foundation's community grants for 2021 will fund projects that support the transition of migrants into employment. Projects should consider the experience of migrants and of receiving communities and aim to nurture positive outcomes. This year’s community grants will provide funding up to a maximum of $25,000 for a 12 month project. 
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