Nicola Smith, Road Safety Advisor South West, WALGA Roadwise, was awarded a regional travel grant to attend the Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards Breakfast and the Injury Prevention Summit. Nicola shares her experiences with us.
“I really appreciated the opportunity to attend the Injury Prevention Summit as while I have worked in the community services sector for many years I am new to the injury prevention area. The Summit gave me the chance to hear from a range of injury prevention professionals including those working in road safety and youth injury. Attending the Awards Breakfast, Summit and Regional Network meeting allowed me to network with other like-minded individual’s in Local Government, the P.A.R.T.Y program and the Australian Drug Foundation.
The youth safety session and panel discussion was very valuable to confirm the value of youth co-design and peer education when working on projects to reduce road trauma in youth. The road safety session and panel discussion reminded me of the importance of shared responsibility and working collaboratively, particularly around the area of drink/drug driving. The Summit allowed me to make some useful connections with regards to programs like Good Sports that could work with regional RoadWise committees to connect with local sporting clubs. The Summit also gave me the opportunity to network with the Road Trauma Support WA staff and how RoadWise can promote this program in the South West and Peel region.”
Are you an injury prevention practitioner located in regional or remote WA? If so you may be eligible for a Regional Travel Grant to support your attendance at Know Injury professional development events. Find out more here.