Lifeline Australia: Holding Onto Hope podcast
Holding onto Hope is a podcast series from Lifeline Australia, in which people who have come through the darkness of suicidality share the connection that gave them hope to continue living. Each participant shares their story with the aim of helping those who are struggling and those who may be supporting them.
Please note that suicidality and its contributing factors are discussed and may have a triggering effect.
2020 Resilient Australia Awards
Businesses are invited to submit for the 2020 Resilient Australia Awards. The awards promote shared responsibility for resilience and celebrate initiatives that make communities safer and better prepared for disasters and emergencies.
The awards include a dedicated business category, where social enterprises and private organisations have been consistently represented in submissions for their role in driving innovation and collaboration.
Submissions are open until 18 May in every state and territory for six categories: community, government, business, school, local government and photography. State and territory winners will be considered for national awards to be presented at a national ceremony later in the year.
Seniors Staying Social Grants: Apply now
Seniors Staying Social Grants will provide organisations across NSW a share of $600,000 in one-off grants for locally driven projects that aim to make communities more inclusive for older people and to help older people connect with each other and enable them to develop quality relationships.
Seniors Staying Social Grants are now open. Applications close on 19 April 2020. Information on the grants can be found here.
Seniors Staying Social Grants are for projects which are:
- Delivered locally and community driven
- Able to attract and sustain participation from older people
- Value for money
- Self-sustainable after initial grant funding
The opportunity is open to local government and non-government community organisations in NSW. Applications are open and will close on 19 April 2020.
Queries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include Seniors Staying Social in the subject line.
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Mental Health Victoria Mental health across the lifespan 2020 conference: Program now available
Mental Health Victoria is delighted to present the finalised program for their Mental health across the lifespan 2020 conference.
Click here to view the program
Details: Mental Health across the Lifespan 2020 Conference, 17-18 March 2020, Melbourne
SURVEY EXTENDED: Investigating the impact of NDIS market settings on participants with a psychosocial disability and providers
The type of providers, workforce and nature of supports traditionally provided to people with a psychosocial disability is evolving under the NDIS.This project will determine if differential market settings are needed to ensure providers are able to respond effectively, safely and viably to the unique needs of NDIS participants with a psychosocial disability.
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services is leading this work in partnership with other states and territories, the Commonwealth Government, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
Have your say by completing the workforce and provider surveys. The workforce and provider surveys, developed for support workers, team leaders/supervisors and provider managers, will gather information on market trends, issues and impacts on the delivery of NDIS supports to participants with a psychosocial disability.
- Workforce survey: This survey should be completed by workers providing direct support to NDIS participants with a psychosocial disability, and team leaders/supervisors of workers providing direct support to NDIS participants with a psychosocial disability.
- Provider survey: This survey should be completed by provider managers and above, for example area managers.
Only one representative from each provider is required to complete this survey.
LiFE Award nominations now open
Do you know someone who is doing incredible work for suicide prevention? Nominate them for a LiFE Award today!
Held annually, the LiFE Awards are the premier event in the suicide prevention sector to acknowledge and pay tribute to those on the frontline, putting their hearts and souls into their work.
There are a variety of categories for both individuals and organisations.
Nominations close 13 March 2020 and the recipients will be awarded at the National Suicide Prevention Conference on 22 July 2020 in Canberra.
Click here to nominate someone today.
National Medical Workforce Strategy: Survey
This survey forms part of the Department’s stakeholder engagement approach to ensure that consumers, the medical workforce and their colleagues and consumers have the opportunity to contribute to the solutions and approaches that will be included in the final National Medical Workforce Strategy.
Based on earlier rounds of consultations and the views of the profession, there are currently 50 potential solutions being considered for inclusion in the strategy which are listed in the pre-read documentation below. This list needs to be prioritised to ensure the solutions most likely to have an impact and have wide-ranging benefits are selected for inclusion in the strategy.
The Department is conducting this consultation to ensure the medical workforce has their say on what solutions they think will benefit their patients, themselves, their colleagues and result in a stronger health workforce.
Read more and take the survey