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June 2020
Inner East PCP Updates
Executive Officer's Report
Social distancing and home isolation has certainly put the spotlight on the importance of one of our key priority health areas: Social Inclusion...
At home with...

Alex Mills

Opening Doors Coordinator, Link Health & Community.

The work of fostering those connections and trying to reduce loneliness…are more important than ever.

National and Regional News
World Elder Abuse Day 15 June
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated each year on 15 June to highlight one of the worst manifestations of ageism and inequality in our society, elder abuse. Seniors Rights Victoria have issued an alert highlighting the potential increase of elder abuse in the community as a hidden impact of the COVID-19 emergency.
New on The Well
Key resources and links have been added to The Well to support our partners in their work as we move to a focus on resilience across organisations and in communities. This month we recommend:
Edvos family violence supports for teachers
ECLC Remote service delivery resource
A suite of resources to support management and leadership
10 Things Government Can Do Now to address the impacts of COVID-19 on women and gender diverse people
Over 80 organisations committed to gender equity and women across Victoria have made a joint statement calling for State and Federal Governments to recognise the gendered impacts of COVID-19.
Free Psychosocial Capability Training
Expressions of interest for future Mental Health Victoria’s psychosocial capability training are now open after the initial training sessions were booked out. This training is being developed as part of the project with Mental Health Victoria. Limited places are open to Victorian support workers and support coordinators that currently provide supports to NDIS participants with psychosocial disability, and their supervisors. Any worker, supervisor or organisation can apply, including sole traders.
VicHealth: Life & Health Re-imagined
Starting Tuesday 9 June, VicHealth is exploring how we can all create a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable community – for everyone. This five-part series will explore a different topic each week. Sign up for all the updates and to join VicHealth and leading experts for five weeks of ideas and discussions with the potential to change the shape of communities across Victoria.
Men's Health Week
Men's Health Week takes place between June 15-21. This year's theme is 'Working Together for Men's Health'. Events focused on improving the physical and mental health of every male in Australia are taking place throughout June, including Men's Health Connected, a free month-long summit of presentations bringing together those committed to improving the health of men and boys across the country. 
Melbourne University: Work and Care in the time of Covid 19
Melbourne University invites participants to become part of a new research project about how work – paid and unpaid - is changing due to the social and economic disruptions caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus. They are interested in how COVID-19 is affecting how men and women are managing paid work, housework and caring responsibilities for children, older people and other family members. The aim is to understand the issues and challenges faced during this period to inform research and policy. 
Free Harvard University Online Course: The Health Effects of Climate Change
By looking at air quality, nutrition, infectious diseases, and human migration, this course will show you how increases in greenhouse gases impact public health. Experts working in a variety of settings will present their recommendations for responding to these challenges.
Must Reads

Gender Equity and PVAW

Healthy Eating

Health Promotion Planning 

Alcohol Harm Minimisation

Codesign and community engagement

Healthy Ageing

Social Inclusion and Mental Health

Health Literacy

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