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Know Injury eNews | November 2021

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

  1. KNOW | Safe Work Australia Report
  2. LEARN | Heat Injury among Young Children
  3. LEARN | Disability and Injury Webinar
  4. CONNECT | Get to know Sharnae Zanotti
  5. SECTOR NEWS

Safe Work Australia Report

Each year, Safe Work Australia produces national work health and safety statistics, providing important evidence on the state of work health and safety in Australia. Understanding the causes of injury and the industries most affected can help reduce work-related fatalities, injuries and disease.

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Heat Injury Among Young Children Webinar | FREE

10 November 2021 at 10am – 11am AWST

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 Emergency Services and discuss the risk mitigation strategies to heat injury in young children and the work they do.

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Elder Abuse Workshop | FREE

17 November 2021 at 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Geraldton

Elder abuse is a serious public health issue, estimated to affect 1 in 20 older adults in Western Australia. It is vital that health and community professionals working with older adults in WA carry the skills to recognise and respond to elder abuse to ensure the safety of their clients.

This workshop is for anyone working with older adults, including home care service providers, carers and support workers, community workers, and health and allied health professionals.

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Disability and Injury Webinar | FREE

6 December 2021 at 10am – 11am AWST

The International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a day to celebrate people with disability and promote awareness and understanding within the community.

With individuals with disability at a higher risk of unintentional injuries in care environments, join Injury Matters as we discuss injury prevention strategies and the key risk factors that contribute to injury within people with disability, as well as how we as health professionals can advocate and ensure safer environments for people with disability.

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Get to know Sharnae Zanotti

Sharnae is the Senior Project Officer, Public Education and Health Promotion, at the Mental Health Commission. Sharnae is a member of the WA Injury Prevention Network and has kindly shared her story with us so that more people can learn about her involvement in injury prevention. Learn about Sharnae’s role and upcoming Mental Health Commission campaigns here.

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Road Ribbon for Road Safety Campaign 2021

Running from 21 November to 7 January, WALGA RoadWise’s Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign encourages all members of the road safety network to think about how road trauma has impacted their communities and what part they can play in making our roads safe. Access to suite of resources today to learn how you can get involved in the campaign below.

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Innovation Challenge 2021: Child and Youth Mental Health

Applications close on 1 February 2022 for the Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund Innovation Challenge 2021: Child and Youth Mental Health. Up to 10 applicants may each be awarded up to $50,000 to undertake feasibility studies and/or build prototypes around their proposed solution to the problem that they have identified.

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Mental and Physical Safety on our Roads Podcast

Listen to the first Injury Matters podcast where host Tom is joined by Engel Prendergast, accredited mental health first aid, safe talk instructor and Lifeline WA crisis supporter, to discuss the need for mental health supports for those in the heavy vehicle industry.

Available via Spotify – search Injury Matters or follow the link below.

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Falls Prevention in WA: A Networking Event

The evening will host a series of presenters and panel discussions, showcasing the latest falls prevention evidence across the community, hospital, and residential aged-care settings.

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Baby Safety Seminar

For professionals and organisations that work with expecting parents and families. Kidsafe WA’s Baby Safety Seminar provides an overview of childhood injuries, tips for staying mentally healthy during the antenatal and postnatal period, home and safe sleeping tips and a child car restraint fitting demonstration with a tour of our Safety Demonstration House.

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Public Health Advocacy Short Course Webinar

This skills-based and interactive online course will enable participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of advocacy concepts, frameworks and core skills, how advocacy can value-add and a systematic process of planning advocacy.

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AIPN Dr Sarah Pink

Australasian Injury Prevention Network AGM and Lecture by Sarah Pink

Following the Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) AGM on 16 November 2021, keynote speaker Professor Sarah Pink will provide an overview of her work in safety, automation and mobility futures. She will discuss how people improvise to keep themselves safe in everyday life, and that by learning from what they do successfully we can better design realistic and plausible ways to support people in staying safe.

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