Southern Mallee PCP E-Bulletin July 2018
Our North Central Football League Stands up to Family Violence clip has been seen over 23,000 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 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! 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:
Improving mental health
Southern Mallee PCP Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee
Wednesday 8th August 2018, 10am – 1pm, East Wimmera Health Service Wycheproof
There will also be a a presentation from Bendigo Health’s Ivane Greblo on Borderline Personality Disorder
For more information please contact Eden Templeton on
Building Socially Inclusive Rural Communities - Workshop Report
The Building Socially Inclusive Rural Communities: A complete resource workshop was held on Thursday 3rd May 2018, in Wycheproof. The workshop aimed to engage and empower participants to be leaders of rural social inclusion, whether within an organisation, partnership or the broader rural community.
Preventing family violence
Southern Mallee PCP Family Violence Prevention Forum 
The next meeting is on Wednesday 5th September 2018, 1pm – 3pm, East Wimmera Health Service Wycheproof
For more information contact please Eden Templeton on
Buloke Family Violence Prevention Network
Following recent success of family violence prevention initiatives across Buloke, we are looking to establish a Buloke Family Violence Prevention Network (name TBC) please join us on Thursday July 26th 2018, 11am - 12:30pm, East Wimmera Health Service Wycheproof. For more information please contact Alicia Emonson on
Being an Active Bystander to Prevent Violence Against Women: 12 July 2018
This three-hour active bystander training supports participants to speak up when confronted with everyday sexism and sexual harassment, and/or behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise violence against women.
Safe and Supported: Building Workplace Capacity to Manage Family Violence: 24 July 2018
This workshop is designed to build the capacity of workplaces to support their employees who are experiencing family violence. Disclosures of family violence are common after or during violence prevention training and/or workplace change programs.
Healthier eating and active living
Swan Hill Food Security Working Group
The next meeting is on Friday 20th July 2018, 10.30am – 12pm, Mallee Rising
For more information please contact Eden Templeton on
Want to reduce sugary drinks in your organisation?
Click on the link for some tips and information about reducing or removing sugary drinks in your organisation.
Working well together: Promoting active ageing
This project aims to increase opportunities for participation in physical activity for older Victorians, especially in areas of socio-economic disadvantage and among isolated, lonely older people not currently involved in physical activity
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
NDIS Information Sessions
Kerang Community Information Session - 24th July 
Charlton Community Information Session - 25th July
Donald Community Information Session - 26th July
Lake Boga Community Information Session - 28th August
Mildura Community Information Session - 29th August
Understand & Supporting Children with Autism Workshop
Swan Hill 26 July
ASIST Training 14th and 15th August
A two day workshop in suicide intervention, learn and practice a life-saving intervention model.
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
Dementia Australia learning opportunities.
Click the link for more information
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
Nominations for the 2018 VicHealth Awards are now open!
Promoting health happens in many ways, and can happen anywhere. With challenges to our health and wellbeing all around us, it’s so important we share and recognise the great work keeping Victorians healthy.

The VicHealth Awards recognise people, organisations, workplaces and clubs empowering others to live happy, healthy lives.

What’s new in 2018?
  • 10 updated categories to choose from, including a new Gender Equality category
  • New, shorter assessment criteria
  • A new online platform making the submitting your nomination much easier and more reliable.
  • Awards Webinar, presented by a former VicHealth awards assessor, to step you through the new criteria and share tips to make your nomination shine.
  • Finalists will not only be invited to the Awards Ceremony on 5 December, but will have the opportunity to present to other finalists and other leaders in health promotion (and beyond) at the first ever VicHealth Awards Showcase, to be held on the same day.
Both stand-alone initiatives and suites of work that have led to, and are still resulting in health and wellbeing gains are encouraged to enter.
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.

Public Consultation
Community survey gives you the chance to win $200 Swan Hill shopping dollars 
Results of this survey will be a useful resource for everyone at Council to get the most efficient and effective communication with locals, and will be used to form Council's Communication and Engagement Strategy. The survey is online  and paper copies will be available from Council offices
Why Language Matters
A new resource from the Network of Alcohol & other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and the NSW Users & AIDS Association (NUAA) has been launched online.
Are your patient’s asthma ready for winter?
The weather’s getting colder and the sounds of sniffles and coughs are starting to fill the air. This can mean only one thing…it’s the winter colds and flu season!
Articles of interest about addiction, depression and high anxiety disorder.

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