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What's new at Within Australia?

Within Australia’s Birgit Schaedler and Anne Dwyer (from the East Gippsland Mental Health Initiative) organised an Art Show with the theme ‘reaching out to/for help’ with the local schools in Orbost for Mental Health Week on the 14th October. Three schools took part and submitted 230 pieces of work. The quality of the work made judging very tricky! The winners work will be displayed at the Orbost GP Clinic waiting room to encourage people to ask for help.

The latest

Respectful relationships education isn't about activating a gender war
This article outlines the new respectful relationships school program and its potential impact.

Get on Track Challenge
Get on Track Challenge is a free, online, team-based challenge designed to help you increase your daily physical activity and fruit and vegetable intake. The Challenge can be completed in teams of up to 4 people at any time, or you can compete with other teams across the country. The next coordinated Challenge starts in a couple of weeks and could be a great way for you to keep up your Walktober momentum!
Systems Thinking for Collective Impact Training
A big thank you to all of those who attended the training in Bairnsdale or Sale. It was great to have such a variety of organisations and roles represented. We have received some fantastic feedback so far, and can't wait to hear more about how you may utilise the ideas in your work! 

New research

Review of the Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework (CRAF) Report
Monash University
Overall, the review found that the CRAF (commonly referred to as the Common Risk Assessment Framework) has worked effectively to reduce the harm of family violence. The report also lists limitations and suggestions.

A preventable burden: Measuring and addressing the prevalence and health impacts of intimate partner violence in Australian women: Key findings and future directions
Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

Targeting Zero: supporting the Victorian Hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care
Department of Health and Human Services
Report of the review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria.

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey:
Consumption of Food Groups from the Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2012-13
Consumption of Added Sugars, 2012-13

New opportunities

Regional Partnerships Gippsland: What do you think is the biggest opportunity for Gippsland to focus on in the next two to three years?
Complete the online consultation to have your voice heard. So far the main priority areas include environment, economy and infrastructure. What do you think is missing?

Mapping mental health projects and activities in Gippsland - survey
Information collected in this survey will be collated to explore current and possible coordination and will start to build a strong evidence base for future funding.

Consultation on the Aged Care Legislated Review
Comments are now being sought on the changes to aged care that were announced in 2012.
Submissions close on 4 December. 

Graduate Certificate in Social Impact
This course is available from the University of NSW via Swinburne University.
Andrew's Foundation grants
Grants of up to $20,000 are available, with preference given to projects that will benefit communities within Gippsland. Many areas of interest are listed.

Newsboy's Foundation grants
Grants are available to community organisations working with disadvantaged young people aged 11-18 years in Victoria. 

Grant Guru website
Search for grants and funding programs for not-for-profit organisations. You can also sign-up to receive email alerts for grants that match your needs.

New resources

Preventing and treating ill health - Australia's Health 2016
This section of Australia's Health 2016 includes a framework picture and definition of prevention, as well as an outline of prevention expenditure. 

Communities Taking Power report - local solutions needed to combat entrenched poverty and disadvantage
Using systems thinking, collective impact and place-based frameworks, this report calls on entire local communities to jointly develop local solutions to social challenges. 

Economic and Social Impact Survey Report 
Salvation Army Australia
This report explores the levels of deprivation and disadvantage experienced by those who access emergency relief services in Australia.

VicHealth's Healthy Living Apps Guide
Clients can use their smartphones to help them achieve their health and wellbeing goals.

How to ask engaging questions - guide
Questions to ask yourself when you are conducting a consultation process.

What's the Story - Multicultural water safety
Life Saving Victoria

The Other Talk
This website has been developed by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to help parents/guardians have the 'other talk' to their children about alcohol and other drugs. Information is available across a great range of topics.

What's on

Nest Youth Space - final pilot event
4 November | 5pm-8pm | Bairnsdale Community and Education Hub
NEST is an all-inclusive place for young people aged 12-25 to hang out, meet friends, learn new skills and participate in a range of activities.

Rural Youth Forum - turning ideas into action
16 November | 5.30pm-8pm | Bairnsdale Library
Free event for young people aged 12-25 to have a say on what's important to them. These ideas can help shape future government decisions.

Mental Health First Aid Training - 2 day course
18 AND 25 November | 9am - 4pm | BRHS Ross Street Campus
Many places are still available to community members. 

White Ribbon Day
25 November
White Ribbon Day marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.

Wellington Champions of Change - 16 Days of Activism Breakfast
25 November | 7am | Criteron Hotel, Sale
Learn what is happening in the area of prevention of violence against women in the Wellington region.

Gippsland Sports Forum - Why women are the secret to your sport's survival
30 November | 2.30pm-8pm (3 sessions) | Traralgon
With fantastic guest speakers, this event is a great opportunity for all people involved in sporting clubs and those who are interested in increasing female participation. 

Community Sector Climate Resilience Program Regional Forum
1 December | 10am-3pm | Traralgon
This forum is an opportunity for community service organisations to access State Government support and use an expert consultant team to progress resilience planning for their organisation.

Smoking cessation dialogue
2 December | 10am-4pm | Traralgon
The event has a dual purpose - beginning a community dialogue around tobacco cessation and also bringing together healthcare workers, experts in the field of tobacco control, and community representatives, to explore best practice options to support residents go smoke-free.

Ask better questions workshop - Australian Disease Management Association
6 December | 9.30-4pm | Melbourne
Learn strategies to enhance your communication, and empower clients to manage their health and wellbeing.

VicHealth Regional Roadshow - Gippsland
7 December | 9.30am-3.30pm | Traralgon

Other newsletters

Upcoming events in Gippsland (WPCP)
Central West PCP
South Coast PCP
Wellington PCP Newsletter
Gippsland PHN - LINK
DHHS - Primary Health News

Gippsland Womens Health
Victoria Walks
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