UCRH Aboriginal Health Priorities project holding community forums

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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Byron Bay Not-for-Profit Conference

Join four leading industry experts in Adam Bradfield, Joanne O’Brien, Patrick Herd and Derek Tan in a one-day Not-for-Profit Conference in Byron Bay, Thursday 29 November 2018.

The day’s theme will be around innovation in the NFP sector. The conference is on at Elements Of Byron Resort & Spa, 144 Bayshore Drive.

Click here to see the Agenda and register for the conference.

Not-For-Profit Conference Tickets

 

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Invitation for two forthcoming events into advancing social work and human services research

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.
 
Date: 5.00 pm -7.00 pm Thursday 22 November 2018
Venue: Griffith University Southbank campus – building SO2, level 7, room 7.07
RSVP: Please Register here by 15 November 2018.

Advancing social work and human services research – Engagement and impact
Seminar
  • How social work researchers and industry can work together to increase research influence and real-world impact
  • How to maximise the benefits that research brings to the community, social policy, human services delivery, and service users.

Open invitation for academics, government, and non-government industry representatives from across human services.

Date: 9.30 am -12 noon Friday 23 November 2018
Venue: Griffith University Southbank campus – building SO2, level 7, room 7.07
RSVP: Please Register here by 15 November 2018.

Register for both events here.

These events are part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project that is aiming to advance the production, utilisation, and impact of social work research in Australia.

 

 

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Youth Theatre production explores racism

Youth Theatre production explores racism

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.  

More info at www.byronyouththeatre.com

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#GivingTuesday Australia campaign offers fundraising support

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! 

Visit the #GivingTuesday Australia website to learn more

 

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Family & Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) National Conference

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.

View the conference program here.

REGISTER FOR EVENT

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Delivering services around COVID-19

Social Futures is committed to the continuation of delivering support services in a safe, practical and innovative way while navigating COVID-19.