In this edition of the Know Injury eNews (January 2021):
- KNOW | Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West
- LEARN | Injury Prevention Summit 2021 | Regional and Remote Communities with Jo Drayton: Breakout Session Overview
- LEARN | Injury Prevention Summit 2021 | CaLD Communities with Deborah Pyatt: Breakout Session Overview
- CONNECT | Injury Prevention Summit 2021 | Networking Special
- CONNECT | Injury Prevention Summit 2021 | Introducing Professor Caroline Finch AO
- SECTOR NEWS
Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West
- Date: Thursday 25th March 2021
- Time: 9am – 4.30pm
- Venue: Duxton Hotel Perth
- Cost: $60 per person
Registrations are now open for the Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West. The Summit will bring together practitioners, policymakers and local governments from across Western Australia to build injury prevention and safety promotion activities within your work.
The Summit will showcase keynote speakers who have a broad understanding of contemporary injury prevention in Western Australia. Breakout sessions will include a focus on success factors for injury Prevention with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse peoples and regional and remote communities.
The Injury Prevention Summit will provide an opportunity for attendees to contribute to the discussion, as well as exchange knowledge, ideas and information across WA.
2021 Injury Prevention Summit | Regional and Remote Communities with Jo Drayton: Breakout Session Overview
Are you interested in learning how to increase your engagement with regional and remote communities in Western Australia?
Join Jo Drayton, Suicide Prevention Coordinator at Holyoake Wheatbelt at the Injury Prevention Summit 2021 as she delivers a breakout session on success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in regional and remote communities, titled Delivering strength-based community programs: adapting the system to uncover the solutions at the 2021 Injury Prevention Summit.
2021 Injury Prevention Summit | CaLD Communities with Deborah Pyatt: Breakout Session Overview
Engaging with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities requires an understanding of the impact of culture in planning and implementing programs and services that target injury prevention and safety promotion.
Join Deborah Pyatt, Facilitator, Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre, at the Injury Prevention Summit 2021 as she delivers a breakout session on ‘Through the Looking Glass’: Success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities.
Be introduced to multi-cultural tools and resources available in Western Australia, learn strategies to develop programs and services in consultation with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and understand the importance of communication and self-awareness.
Expand your networks at the 2021 Injury Prevention Summit. Connect with professionals from a range of areas, including:
- Injury Prevention, safety promotion practitioners and policymakers;
- Health Promotion and Public Health;
- Allied Health Professionals;
- Local Governments;
- WA Country Health Service;
- Community Organisations;
- Emergency Management;
- WA Police;
- Mental Health Providers;
- Researchers and academics;
- Students and early career.
Introducing Injury Prevention Summit Opening Address Presenter: Professor Caroline Finch AO
Professor Caroline Finch AO is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Edith Cowan University. She is internationally recognised as one of Australia’s leading injury epidemiologists, especially for her sports injury prevention research.
She has also conducted research into road and child safety, falls in older people, drowning and burns. She has always ensured that her research has been impactful for the relevant communities and she has directly informed safety policy for Government Departments of Sport and Health, health promotion/ injury prevention agencies, and peak sports bodies worldwide.
In 2015, she was awarded the International Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section. In 2018, she became an Officer of the Order of Australia for ‘distinguished service to sports medicine, particularly in the area of injury prevention as an educator, researcher and author, and to the promotion of improved health in athletes and those who exercise’.
Register for the 2021 Injury Prevention Summit to hear Professor Finch’s perspective on injury prevention in Western Australia here.
Working with the Media Workshop
- Wednesday 17th February 2021
- 9am – 12pm
- Bendat Parent and Community Centre
- Cost: $20
For Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Practitioners to influence health behaviours, it is essential to understand how the media works and how we can work with them. Join Injury Matters for the ‘Working with the Media Workshop’. A presentation will be provided by Anna Hill from Hancock Creative and Samantha Vigus, Manager Marketing Communications from Royal Life Saving Society WA.
Make the Right Call Campaign
Royal Life Saving WA recently launched their new Make the Right Call campaign focusing on drowning prevention for adults aged 45 years and over. Access campaign material to learn how you can encourage Western Australia’s to Make The Right Call before jumping in, setting sail of casting a line.
WA State Trauma Conference 2021: Prevent-Provide-Progress
- 22nd-24th October 2021
- 8.30am – 5.00pm
- The Westin Hotel, Perth
- $210 per person additional costs for pre-conference workshops and social events.
Pilot of First Nations dedicated Suicide Prevention Crisis Line in WA
Spartan First Mental Wellbeing has launched a 10-week pilot of a state-wide dedicated suicide prevention crisis line for First Nations people.
The crisis line, which opened on 25 December 2020, is the first of its kind in Australia and is monitored by trained responders that are available on a 24/7 basis on 1800 370 747.
Any queries about the crisis line can be directed to Des Headland, Spartan First CEO, on 0437 654 965 or via firstname.lastname@example.org