Know Injury eNews | October 2021

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

  1. KNOW | 2021 National Drowning Report
  2. LEARN | Regional Engagement Training for Metro Health Workers
  3. LEARN | Heat Injury among Young Children
  4. CONNECT | Injury Prevention Network

Released: 2021 National Drowning Report

Royal Life Saving Australia has recently released the 2021 National Drowning Report, highlighting the incidence of fatal and non-fatal drowning across Australia between 1st July 2020 and 30th June 2021. The report found that 294 people lost their lives to drowning and estimates that an additional 674 people experienced a non-fatal drowning incident.


WORKSHOP | Regional Engagement Training for Metro Health Workers

27 October 2021 at 9:00am – 12:30pm
Bendat Parent & Community Centre | FREE

Join Injury Matters where we will be hearing from different organisations trailblazing in this space while learning key aspects to consider for successful, long-term, and sustainable injury prevention and safety promotion programs in remote and rural WA.


WEBINAR | Heat Injury among Young Children

10 November 2021 at 10:00am – 11:00am

Young children are one of the leading vulnerable groups to heat-related injury, especially during the summer months of Western Australia. To learn more about this and what we can do to help minimise the risk, join Injury Matters where we will hear from KidSafe WA and the Department of Fire and Safety and discuss the risk mitigation strategies to heat injury in young children and the work they do.


Injury Prevention Network

The Injury Prevention Network is ramping up for the next meeting on Friday, 5 November 2021. There will be a focus on transport and eRideables, with guests from WALGA, Department of Transport and the Road Safety Commission.

To get involved in the next Network meeting, email to register.




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.


Growing up in Australia study findings

The Australian Institute of Family Studies recent publication as part of the Growing Up in Australia study, highlights that 22% of Australians aged 16–17-year-olds reported an injury serious enough to cause them to miss at least two days of school/work, over half (57%) of injuries occurred while playing sport.



Mental Health First Aid (Transport Industry)

Join Injury Matters Mental and Physical Safety on our Roads Program as we deliver a two-day Mental Health First Aid Course. Undertaking mental health first aid training helps support good mental health, whether it is at an organisational level, within a community group or individually.


WA Mental Health Week

Coordinated by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, Mental Health Week is running from 9-16 October 2021. The theme for WA this year is “mental health starts with our children”. To learn about the range of events and activities you can get involved click below.



Remove Hazards Grants – Applications Extended!

Expressions of Interest are now open for the Remove Hazards round of Stay On Your Feet® Move Improve Remove grants. Grants up to $5,000 (plus GST) are available and will will fund falls prevention projects running between 1 March and 31 May 2022.