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Come along to Southern Mallee PCP's Co-Design Workshop on Tuesday 17 August 2017, from 9.15am-4pm, in Wycheproof! 
Please click on the link above for more information and click here to register for the workshop.
Southern Mallee PCP Dementia Pathways Project
Southern Mallee PCP are undertaking a project to review and enhance the accessibility of health and service information for people who have been diagnosed with dementia and their carers across the Southern Mallee.

Gaining a greater understanding of community needs in relation to dementia services and supports across the Southern Mallee is a key aim of the project.

Please click on the link for further information:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Consumer-carerquestionnaire
Southern Mallee PCP Swan Hill Community Services Network
The next SMPCP Swan Hill Community Services Network meeting will be held on Thursday 26 October, from 10am-12pm, at Mallee Family Care Swan Hill. 

Guest speakers for the meeting include;
Di Frankel  - Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative(MACNI) and Support for High Risk Tenancies (SfHRT) Divisional Coordinator.
Annette Lavey - Client Advisor, Loddon Mallee Community Programs
Cath O'Connor - Southern Mallee PCP Dementia Pathways Project

Please RSVP to Ellyn Tasker administration@smpcp.com.au 5032 1852
Improving mental health
R U OK Morning Tea
Mallee District Aboriginal Service is celebrating R U OK Day with a 'Belts & Bows' themed morning tea in Swan Hill on Thursday 28 September 2017. 
R U OK? Keep the conversations going!
R U OK Day was held on 14 September 2017, but it is important to check in with family and friends all year long. Check out the article above to see what you can do to keep these conversations going.
What contributes to long-term disaster resilience?
Have you experienced a flood or bushfire disaster? If you are aged over 18 and were affected by severe bushfires or floods many years ago as a community member, or as a volunteer, the Gender & Disaster Pod would like to talk to you.
Mental Health Week - Good Will Hunting
Tuesday 10 October 2017, Swan Hill
As part of Mental Health Week, the film 'Good Will Hunting' will be shown from 7pm at Showbiz Cinemas Swan Hill. Get your tickets from headpsace Swan Hill or at the door on the night.
Mental Health Week - "Carpe Diem" Play
As a part of Mental Health Week, Centre Stage Scripts will be bringing their play “Carpe Diem” to our region on Monday 9 October 2017 at the Euston Club, with the performance due to start at 7.30pm.  
Mental Health Week - Community Walk and Wellbeing Expo
Friday October 13 2017, Swan Hill
Get along to Swan Hill's first ever Mental Health Wellbeing Expo! Check out the link above for more information.
Bendigo Health Psychiatric Services and Western Education and Training Cluster
ANNUAL FORUM

11 October, Bendigo
‘Like a rolling stone of mental health: destination towards recovery’
Registration form
Preventing family violence
Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme & Child Wellbeing and Safety Information Sharing Scheme Consultation Workshop
Thursday 3 October 2017 - Mildura
Re-Writing the Story - A Men Only Gala Night
11 October 2017, Swan Hill - Raising the awareness of domestic violence, encouraging men to stand up and speak out. Providing men the opportunity to be the change and the men our community needs.
DV-alert Awareness Session
13th November, Kerang - A three hour interactive presentation where individuals and groups can talk about the issue of domestic violence and what they can do to help make a difference.
Free From Violence Video
Free from violence is Victoir'a strategy to end family violence and all forms of violence against women. Everyone in the community Has a role to play. What can you do? Watch and share this video.
Healthier eating and active living
Swan Hill Food Forum - 19 October 2017
Are you interested in local food?
Want a fair and equitable food system?
Want to be part of helping to reduce hunger in our community?
Vic Health Active Club Grant program 2017-2018-Round 1 OPEN
The funding will prioritise two outcome areas, outcome area 1: Female participation, outcome area 2: Participation in social and modified forms of sport
eat.move.smile
Check out the latest instalment of eat.move.smile for information on the HEAL (Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle) Program and some tasty recipes.
Capacity Building
An Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviour
9 & 10 October, Swan Hill
Family Violence is a Workplace Issue
Thursday 12 October 2017 - Swan Hill
CRAF Risk Assessment Training
Friday 13 October 2017 - Swan Hill
Mental Health First Aid Training Course - October 18 and 19 2017
Standard Mental Health First Aid Edition 4 course will be held in October in Swan Hill. Click on the link above for more information and to register.
Australia 2030: Creating the future we want | ACOSS National Conference 2017
24-25 October, Melbourne
The 2017 ACOSS National Conference, in partnership with VCOSS, is the event where community leaders, policy and decision makers, practitioners, academics and people with lived experience come together to collectively tackle the issues driving poverty and inequality in Australia. 
Opportunities
NDIA National Readiness Grant
The NDIA is seeking proposals in the 'Information, Linkages and Referrals' Activity Area. Applications close Friday 29 September 2017.
Are you interested in having your say on Community Services Industry Planning?
If you are, then an opportunity is being provided by Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to attend a regional consultation.
For more information and registration, please click heading above.
This Girl Can
This Girl Can is a celebration of all women who are all kinds of active. Check out the link above for more information and to share your story.
Resouces
Kow your A-Z: Preventing violence against women
The Know your A-Z resources offer 26 ways everyone can help challenge harmful stereotypes, promote respect and prevent violence in their communities.
FoodChecker
FoodChecker is a new Victorian website that can help assess the foods and drinks you supply against food and drink guidelines. FoodChecker is useful for:
  • Long day care centres
  • schools
  • food outlets and catering in:
    • hospitals and health services
    • sport and recreation centres
    • workplaces
    • universities and TAFEs
    • Parkes
September is Dementia Awareness Month - You are not alone
View this video clip and the helpsheet from Alzheimer's Australia - soon to be rebranded Dementia Australia.
Eyes wide open: a closer look on eye health and low vision care  
Part 4. The effect common eye conditions can have on vision          

Over the next few months, we will be including Vision2020 articles in our E-Bulletin on the importance of eye health. Please find them in a word format here to distribute to clients.

In Australia, approximately 453,000 people are blind or have low vision. As our population continues to age this number is expected to increase in the future.

Common causes of blindness and vision loss in people aged over 40 in Australia include Age-related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy and Stroke. Click here for more information on these causes and common signs and symptoms for people who are vision impaired. 
 
For more information on eye health and services available, visit the Vision Initiative website www.visioninitiative.org.au.
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Happy and healthy people connected to vibrant rural communities
 
SMPCP PURPOSE
Strengthening partnerships within our rural communities to build a healthy, inclusive, resilient Southern Mallee 
    

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