Rates of family violence have increased substantially since COVID-19, and older people are at significant risk of abuse due to the increased isolation, reduction of home based services and supports. Perpetrators of violence chose their behaviours of control, violence and abuse and research has shown these behaviours increase during times of stress or anxiety. As a result, … [Read more...] about Elder Abuse and COVID-19
Nurses at Central Gippsland Health will trial state of the art bright light therapy glasses designed to help combat the demands of working a busy night shift. The trial is part of the Wellington Primary Care Partnership’s Working Well in Wellington project which aims to develop and trial a number of strategies to improve the mental wellbeing of shift workers. Wellington … [Read more...] about Shift Workers to Re-Time at Central Gippsland Health
Linda and Helen ventured to Mooney Valley Racecourse to attend the 2019 Communities in Control Conference. This is a an annual conference that is designed for the not-for-profit/voluntary sector and brings up to 500 community workers together from around Australia. This year’s theme was Get Angry - Then Get Organised. They met people working and volunteering in neighbourhood … [Read more...] about 2019 Communities in Control Conference
Employment Opportunity at Wellington Primary Care Partnership A Primary Care Partnership is an alliance of health and community care agencies, working together to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities. The following position is available at the WPCP: Health Promotion Coordinator This is a full time role and Health Promotion experience is essential. … [Read more...] about Health Promotion Coordinator Position Available!
The Gardiner Foundation and Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal have announced the next round of funding for the Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program. The aim of these grants is to strengthen small Victorian dairy communities, help build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure. Grants of up to $5,000 (from … [Read more...] about Working In Dairy Communities Small Grants
Health Literacy Month is a time for organisations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong ever since Helen Osborne founded it in 1999. Over the years health care organisations, community services, health literacy coalitions, government agencies, literacy programs, … [Read more...] about Health Literacy Month – 1-31 October