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2017-2018 Achievements Document!
Click the link above to see the whole document which outlines some SMPCP highlights for the 2017-2018 financial year.

NEW STAFF!
Hello, everyone! My name is Daniella Mirabito and I've recently started at Southern Mallee PCP as the Partnership Support Officer. Everyone at Southern Mallee PCP and all our members has made me feel so welcomed. I've lived in Swan Hill my whole life and I am very passionate about improving access to services for all our communities, in particular, the smaller communities, of which I am a part of.
I can be contacted at daniella.mirabito@smpcp.com.au or 03 5032 1852.
Improving mental health
Southern Mallee PCP Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee
Wednesday 14th, November 10am – 1pm, Northern District Community Health
For more information please contact Alicia Emonson on
alicia.emonson@smpcp.com.au or 0419 590 291.
Preventing family violence
Our North Central Football League Stands up to Family Violence clip has been seen over 24,000 times! An initiative of the SMPCP Buloke Family Violence Prevention Project, the clip stars representatives from the North Central Football League, Netball Association and Hockey Association taking a stand against family violence. Click above to check it out.
Southern Mallee PCP Family Violence Prevention Matrix.
The Matrix has been updated, click the link above to view the whole document.
Southern Mallee PCP Family Violence Prevention Forum 
The next meeting is on Wednesday 5th September 2018, 1pm – 3pm, East Wimmera Health Service Wycheproof. At the meeting we will have a presentation Jessica Crofts, Women's Health Loddon Mallee, on the Rural Challenge Project.
For more information contact please Eden Templeton on eden.templeton@smpcp.com.au
Building Safer Pathways for CALD women in Swan Hill - 11th October.
This workshop is to increase their awareness of mainstream family and domestic violence and sexual assault services and how to access them.
Healthier eating and active living
KINDERGYM Manangatang - Term 3

Come and have some fun and stay active.








(Credit flyer to playgroup mum - Lisa)
Community Garden
Spring is nearly here, the sun is sticking around for longer and with Spring comes our new list of seedlings. Please send your completed form to Jacqueline.mclean@justice.vic.gov.au.
Community Garden Feedback Form - click here
Spring-Summer Seedlings Wishlist - click here
VicHealth Research Seminar - Reducing junk food sponsorship in sport: Building the Business Case
VicHealth welcomes you to attend a seminar presenting the latest findings from the VicHealth research project into building the business case for reducing junk food sponsorship in sport. Click here to register.
Travel grants to help our athletes excel
The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victoria’s rising sports stars to apply for travel grants to help them take their skills to the next level. Minister for Sport John Eren today announced applications have opened for the Labor Government’s 2018/19 Athlete Pathway Travel Grant Program.
Capacity Building
Introduction to the NDIS
Swan Hill - September 24, October 1 and 8.
Click here for more information.
NDIS Information Sessions
Lake Boga Community Information Session - 28th August.
Mildura Community Information Session - 29th August.
Opportunities
YACVic Rural Youth Awards
The YACVic Rural Youth Awards are Victoria’s opportunity to shine a spotlight on the young people leading change in rural and regional Victoria. Nomination now opened!
Aboriginal cultural safety training 
This two-day cultural safety training aims to develop a skilled workforce who are better equipped to self-reflect on own practice, tailor engagement strategies, understand guiding principles for co-occurring mental health and drug and alcohol issues for Aboriginal people and to understand sociology-emotional well-being and recovery frameworks.
Small Business Festival 2018
The "Loddon Mallee" festival supports our social enterprise to help people start and grow businesses, drive entrepreneurship and build capacity in our region.
Ice training for front-line workers - 31st August
The training is designed to build the knowledge and skills of frontline workers, so they can safely and effectively respond to people affected by ice.
SENIORS EXPO 2018
Expo Scheduled Date: Friday 26 October 2018 at the Kerang Memorial Hall, 11am – 1pm.
If you would like a site reserved for the upcoming expo, please advise by reply email or contact Kaylene on 5450 9609.
 
SMART Practice Training
The SMART program is a statewide initiative funded by the South Australian Government Department for Education, as part of the Keeping Them Safe child protection reform agenda.
Information Sharing
MDAS Youth Hun - Click Here for more information.
MDAS Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Program - Click Here for more information.
Intereach announced as NDIS LAC and ECEI partner for Mallee and Goulburn
Intereach has been announced as the NDIS Local Area Coordination (LAC) and ECEI (Early Childhood Early Intervention) provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Mallee.

Rural Rainbows- Building a strong North Central LGBTI Community
North Central Regional LGBTI Network was founded in December 2017 with the goal of building a safe, welcoming, respectful and inclusive LGBTI network.


'Rural Rainbows/IDAHOBIT 2 Day Festival May 2019 - On Broadway'
The Festival will help break down the barriers faced by LGBTIQ people in the North Central region, improve their mental and physical health and continue the journey towards equity and inclusion.
Public Consultation
Pick My Project!
Pick My Project voting has commenced!! Get registered (link below) and VOTE for your top 3 community projects.
https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/
2018 Mallee Women’s Recreation Survey
Help us plan for the future by completing the following survey by the 24th of August.
Resouces
  
Southern Mallee PCP Dementia Pathways Project
They are out! As part of the Project, we have developed a single page brochure to increase awareness and access to dementia care services across the Southern Mallee Region. These have been mailed out to organisations, and to access the relevant LGA brochure please click below and download or print.
National Health Services Directory (NHSD) - ARE YOUR DETAILS UP-TO-DATE?
The NHSD search widget is now on our website www.smpcp.com.au! The NHSD allows people to search for services across Australia by postcode, keywords and service type. It's a good time to test it out and make sure your organisation details are up to date!

Review your listing here: https://about.healthdirect.gov.au/review-your-nhsd-listing
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