Know Injury eNews | August 2021

In this edition of the Know Injury eNews (August 2021):

  1. KNOW | Know Injury Highlights
  2. KNOW | New Kidsafe WA Reports
  3. LEARN | Falls Prevention and Neurological Conditions Workshop
  4. LEARN | Dementia Enabling Environments for Falls Prevention
  5. LEARN | WA Huddles: Safety, Pre and Post Fall Symposium
  6. LEARN | State Trauma Conference
  8. CONNECT | Join the next Community Falls Network

Know Injury Highlights

During the 2020/2021 financial year Injury Matters continued to grow the capacity of the WA injury prevention sector through the Know Injury program. With funding from the WA Department of Health, a variety of Know Injury activities were provided over the last twelve months.


New Kidsafe WA Reports

Kidsafe WA have released three reports highlighting the incidence of childhood injury and providing an essential link between the hospital and injury prevention stakeholders. The recent reports highlight the number of childhood injury admissions to Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) between 2015-2020 including:

  • Playground Injuries;
  • Intentional Injuries; and
  • Small-Wheeled Devices.


WORKSHOP | Falls Prevention and Neurological Conditions

Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Bendat Parent & Community Centre 
36 Dodd Street, Wembley
Cost: $10

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.


WEBINAR | Dementia Enabling Environments for Falls Prevention

Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Online via Zoom

Join Injury Matters for the “Dementia Enabling Environments for Falls Prevention” webinar during Dementia Action Week on 22nd September at 10am as Nick Seemann, the Senior Environment Consultant at Dementia Training Australia joins us to discuss the dementia enabling environments project.


WA Huddles: Safety, Pre and Post Fall Symposium

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Come along, hear the latest evidence, and hear from health professionals who complete huddles within their facilities, why huddles worked, why huddles did not.

Join in a discussion about what, if anything is required for facilities to consider trialling/introducing these. For example: a standard, readymade package of guidelines, training and resources available to all across WA


State Trauma Conference: Prevent – Provide – Progress

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May 2022
Westin Hotel, Perth
Cost: $210 excluding workshops and social events

Royal Perth Hospital Trauma Service in partnership with Injury Matters and St John Ambulance will deliver the WA State Trauma Conference 2021. In addition to hearing from some of Australia’s leading experts representing fields of injury prevention, prehospital, acute and rehabilitation care, the delegates will have the opportunity to attend optional educational workshops and various social events.




In the current competitive climate, professional networking is essential to progressing our careers. Fortunately, this is where CONNECT.ed can help you. CONNECT.ed is a free networking tool for everyone working within the injury prevention and community safety sector.

We understand that making new contacts isn’t easy, which is why CONNECT.ed takes the first steps of building a network for you. This allows you to save time, focus on the conversation and connect with a variety of peers. By joining CONNECT.ed, you will be matched with a new participant every two months to have a 15-minute chat about anything.


Community Falls Network

Next meeting: 20 August 2021 at 10 am.

Come to our next Community Falls Network meeting where we bring together a diverse group of health professionals and community workers to discuss key issues and solutions for community-based fall prevention in WA.

2021 Local Government Policy Awards

The Public Health Advocacy Institute’s Local Government Policy Awards are open until August 11. If you are a local government delivering a innovative injury prevention project that has a strong public health policy, review the application kit to see if your project is eligible for one of the eight categories.


WA Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference

The Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) is delivering the 2021 WA Alcohol and Other Drug Conference from 7-8 October. Register today to listen to a variety of speakers reflect on contemporary issues affecting the WA sector.


Australian Road Safety Research

Access this publication to learn how you can support safe driving practices among Indigenous road users. The literature review investigated road safety behaviours among Indigenous road users in Australia and critically evaluated the strategies and policies that have been advanced to protect Indigenous drivers.


WA Burden of Disease Study Publications

The WA Department of Health has released publications relating to the WA Burden of Disease Study, including a health region publication highlighting the key risk factors contributing to the burden of injury within each WA health region.



Culturally Responsive Training for Service Providers

Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Services is holding an Understanding how to work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse women experiencing family and domestic violence which is delivered by Clinical Psychologist Dr Bernadette Wright to understand what working with CaLD women looks like and the importance of engaging in culturally responsive practices as service providers.