In this edition of the Know Injury eNews (July 2021):
- KNOW | Online Community Hub
- LEARN | Falls Prevention and Neurological Conditions Workshop
- LEARN | Catch up on Know Injury Webinars
- CONNECT | Join the next Injury Prevention Network
- SECTOR NEWS
Online Community Hub
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation have recently launched an online Community Hub – a fantastic, practical resource that helps individuals and groups to reduce harm from alcohol and other drugs and make a difference in their communities.
Catch up on Know Injury Webinars
Catch up on recent webinar recordings;
- Elder abuse recognition and response in older adult clients
- Scooter-related injury
Workshop| Falls Prevention and Neurological Conditions
Wednesday 18th August 2021
6pm – 8pm
Bendat Parent & Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley WA 6014
Join Injury Matters for the Falls Prevention and Neurological Conditions Workshop, presented by Anita Rattray, Physiotherapist and Lisa Barray, Occupational Therapist at Parkinson’s Clinic, Osborne Park Hospital.
The workshop will provide participants with knowledge of common neurological conditions which increase falls risk as well as strategies for reducing falls risk.
Join the next Injury Prevention Network Meeting
The Injury Prevention Network is a group of injury prevention workers from all over Western Australia who meet four times a year on a Friday morning to share knowledge and information about upcoming projects and issues. Attending the meetings is a great opportunity to connect with other practitioners in every region of Western Australia.
Join the next network meeting on August 6 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following a safety investigation into button batteries, the ACCC has recently released “A Guide for Business on the Application of Mandatory Standards” and a fact sheet that summarises the requirements of the new standards. All button battery safety information is available on the Product Safety Australia website.
Injury Matters Community Connect program
Having strong social connections, interactions, and networks are important to enhance older adults’ mental and physical health. Community Connect is a free program that connects older Western Australian adults in the community, to reduce social isolation and improve mental health.
Click here to find out more about Community Connect.
Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention new Manual of Resources
This new Manual is a collection of practical resources and tools that can be used to promote positive mental health and social and emotional wellbeing and preventing suicide in our communities.