University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) will be holding a series of community forums across the Northern Rivers region of NSW to capture the health experiences and priorities of Aboriginal people in different communities. Forums will be held across the region during November 2018.
The Health from the Grass Roots Aboriginal Health Priorities Project Northern Rivers is asking people to come and share their health experiences.
The project aims to work together with local Aboriginal community to identify health priorities in NSW Northern Rivers Areas. UCRH wants to use a ‘grassroots’ approach to learning about these priorities and then work with community health organisations to develop future health research opportunities.
UCRH will host a number of community gatherings throughout the Northern Rivers region of NSW where community members will have the opportunity to hear more about the project and have a say about their community’s health and wellbeing. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Forum Dates and Locations:
The Quad Art Gallery, Lismore Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm Date: Thursday 1 November 2018
Community Hall, Tweed Heads Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018.
Civic Hall, Casino Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm Date: Thursday 8 November 2018
The Surf Life Saving Club, Ballina Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm Date: Thursday 13 November 2018
Gurehlgam Aboriginal Corporation, 18-26 Victoria Street, Grafton Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm Date: Thursday 14 November 2018
These yarning circles will lead to other community gatherings in early 2019 where findings will be shared for further input on what the most urgent issues are.
For more information, contact Shaun Hart on 0409 980 448 or Melinda Cain on 0484 654 932 to RSVP for catering purposes
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A panel discussion on researcher and industry perspectives about social work and human services research engagement and impact will be held 5pm-7pm on Thursday 22 November 2018 at Griffith University Southbank campus, with a seminar to follow on Friday 23 November 2018 at 9.30am-12 noon.
Advancing social work and human services research – Engagement and impact Panel discussion
Discussion will focus on the benefits that research brings to social policy, service delivery, service users, and the community.
Panel discussion (5pm – 6pm) followed by networking drinks and canapes (6pm – 7pm).
Open invitation for academics, government, and non-government industry representatives from across social work and human services.
Byron Youth Theatre’s (BYT) upcoming production In My Skin looks at racism and prejudice, with two public performances being held in the region during November.
The production will go out to schools around mid-November and there are public performances at the Byron Theatre (Community Centre) Jonson Street on Wednesday 21 November and at The Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby on Saturday 24 November.
The 2018 #GivingTuesday Australia, powered by Connecting Up, is now underway ─ offering ordinary Australians, NFPs and community groups an easy way to give something back to the cause of their choice.
A part of the global #GivingTuesday movement on 27 November, the Australian campaign provides guidance, templates and support for individuals and organisations who want to fundraise or share the gift of their time to help their communities – or any other cause they feel needs help.
Whether it’s a working bee, a community event, or something else, join the movement at #GivingTuesday Australia and make a difference!
The Family & Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) National Conference is one of the largest annual gatherings of practitioners, academics and policy makers working to support children, families and communities. It will be held on 20-23 November 2018 at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel.
This ‘not to be missed’ event will feature a number of highly acclaimed keynote presenters, as well as federal ministers and sector leaders with a focus on delivering the most effective services to children, families and young people.
This year’s theme ‘Be the change: Leaving no one behind’ is a call to all family and relationship service providers to continue creating better futures for all Australian children, families and communities we serve in our delivery of evidence-informed, collaborative and innovative services.
The theme lends itself to a range of areas of exploration and discussion — from outcome measurement and reporting to FRSA’s current investment into seeking how our sector can take a more coordinated prevention and early intervention approach in its service delivery.