Southern Mallee PCP E-Bulletin October 2018
  •      Improving mental health   
  •      Preventing family violence
  •      Healthier eating & active living
  •      Capacity Building
  •      Opportunities
  •      Information Sharing
Join us for an entertaining evening as we break down barriers, challenge stereotypes and empower each other to reach our full potential. Comedian Nelly Thomas, will lead a conversation that encourages each of us and our children to turn obstacles into opportunity and inspire a ‘why can’t I’ attitude.
Click here to register.
Click here to check out our new Southern Mallee PCP Data Snapshots! These Snapshots provide a colourful outline of the geographical area and the rate of health factors affecting the local communities.
Improving mental health
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK - 8th till 12th October.
Southern Mallee PCP Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee
Wednesday 14th November, 10am – 1pm, Northern District Community Health, Kerang
For more information please contact Alicia Emonson or 0419 590 291.
Standard Mental Health First Aid Course - 20th & 27th November, Northern District Community Health Kerang.
This course, run over 2 sessions, guides participants in learning how to:
identify common mental illnesses including anxiety, depression, psychosis and substance misuse and provide initial help to individuals who are experiencing mental health problems.
Preventing family violence
Family Violence Reform
Click here for more information.
Ground-breaking Aboriginal family violence agreement launched
Click here for more information.
Southern Mallee PCP Family Violence Prevention Forum
Thursday 13th December, 1pm - 3pm, Northern District Community Health, Kerang
For more information please contact Eden Templeton, or 03 5033 9981.
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria - Training Update
Unpacking resistance, Family violence is a workplace issue and more...
Healthier eating and active living
Starts 12th of October. Register now at so teams can be arranged!
Or email your name, date of birth and contact details to
North Division Active and Healthy Ageing Consultation - 30th of October in Boort.
The Boort forum will include the following:
  • DHHS Active and Healthy Ageing Advisor presentation
  • Guest speaker Dr Kathleen Brasher will align Global Age-Friendly policy to local action, and;
  • A workshop component to unpack potential actions for local areas to increase the focus on the health of people aged 50 years and above.
Please RSVP for the Boort forum by 25 October 2018 to and include any dietary requirements you may have.
Tennis For People of All Abilities - Donald.
Click here for times and enquires.
Click here to download your social media kit for Tryfor5.
Better Ageing Grant Program - Supporting Physical Activity in Older Australians.
Grant applications close on the 31st of October. 
Capacity Building
Breakthrough - Ice education for families - Swan Hill Thursday 18th October.
Get the facts, develop strategies and find out where to access help and support.
Click here for more information.
Strengthening Relationships in the Workplace.
The state of workplace relationships is critical to the personal well-being and organisational success.
Swan Hill - 13th November.
Mildura - 14th November.
Governance Training - 13th & 14th of November in Bendigo.
VCOSS and Justice Connect Not-for-Profit Law are providing community organisations with governance and legal training at an affordable cost. The three training courses available are:
  1. Governing a Community Organisation.
  2. Safety, Risk and Insurance.
  3. Privacy Law for Not-for-profit Organisations.
"Stepping Stones To Success" - Robinvale
Drug and alcohol use places immense emotional and practical strain on family members.  With support, they can improve their own wellbeing, those of other family members, and improve outcomes for everyone. Click here to register. 
ROCK UP NETBALL - 19th October at Tyntynder Football Netball Club
Gather your friends for a night of empowerment, hearing from netball commentator and mentor, Sue Gaudion as well as inspiring women within your community about getting active again. Click here for more information.
Her Health Matters Launch
A regional approach to sexual and reproductive health in the Loddon Mallee Region.
The launch will be held at  Northern District Community Health, 24 Fitzroy Street, Kerang on the 17th of October.
Click here to register. 
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.
National Photographic Competition 
Go to for more information.
Allied Health Conference Planning Committee
Department of Health and Human Services are planning on holding an Allied Health Conference in May 2019 and would like to now form a Conference Planning Committee from a range of disciplines and organisations. If interested, please send an email to Nerissa Fry ( by 22nd October. All applicants will be notified if they were successful by 24th October and the first meeting will be held on Monday 29th October at 3-4.30pm. The linked document provides further information.
Information Sharing
Dr Bruce Bolam visit in Kerang - 12th October
Click here for more information. 
DHHS Seasonal Emergency Preparedness Forums.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ 2018 Seasonal Emergency Preparedness Forums provide free information on emergency management planning and preparing for the upcoming summer season.
Loddon Mallee - Tuesday 16 October 2018, Bendigo.
DHHS North Division - Population Health Forum October 2018​
The annual Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) North Division Population Health Forum (the Forum) will be held at the Melbourne Polytechnic in Preston on Thursday 25th October from 9.30am-3.30pm.

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