Know Injury eNews | December 2021

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

  1. KNOW | Outdoor Recreation and Leisure Sports Injury Prevention Toolkit
  2. KNOW | Preventing Injuries this Festive Season
  3. LEARN | Advocating for a Safer WA Webinar
  4. LEARN | WA State Trauma Conference 2022
  5. CONNECT | Engage in WA’s Summer Safety Campaigns

Outdoor recreation and leisure sports injury prevention toolkit

There are a number of hazards involved in popular summer recreational activities such as boating, bushwalking and cycling. Fortunately, these injuries can be prevented! Download our latest Toolkit to access relevant injury statistics, learn how you can take action at the local level and where to access additional resources to help you reduce the incidence of injury in your local community.

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Preventing injuries this festive season

The festive season can increase the incidence of injury in WA, particularly with alcohol consumption increasing an individual’s risk of experiencing a fall, road trauma, drowning or violence-related incident. Access the news post below to learn how you can communicate safety messages to your local community.

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Advocating for a Safer WA webinar

  • Wednesday 16th February 2022
  • 10am – 11am ONLINE

Join Injury Matters, as we chat with Ben Haddock, a future mobility lead designer from Arup, to discuss ways we can advocate for a safer WA by addressing the urban design strategies to make our environment safer and a healthier place for everyone.

Register here.

WA State Trauma Conference 2022

  • Saturday 21st – 22nd May 2022
  • Westin Hotel, Perth

The Conference, collaboratively provided by Royal Perth Hospital, State Trauma Service, St John Ambulance Service (WA), and Injury Matters, offers a multidisciplinary professional development opportunity in the trauma field across the overarching theme of Prevent-Provide-Progress.

Register here.

Engage in WA’s summer safety campaigns

The incidence of drownings, bushfires and road traffic incidents has historically increased in WA over summer. Visit Royal Life Saving WA, the Department of Fire and Emergency Service and the Road Safety Commission’s website to learn how you can reduce the incidence of injury in your community this summer.

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Concussion Safety for Young Children webinar

Kidsafe WA are very excited to be running a Concussion Safety for Young Children webinar on Thursday the 9th of December at 11:00 am (AWST). The webinar is appropriate for parents, carers and workers in the child care sector to learn more about concussions in the home setting.

Register here.


Gun Violence in Australia: Webinar

This webinar will provide a comprehensive analysis of gun violence trends and an insight into the challenges facing our strong gun safety framework in Australia. The webinar will run on Wednesday 15 December from 9am to 10am WST.

Register here.

Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing

As the leading voice for women and children affected by gender-based violence in Western Australia, the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing have launched a new website containing a variety of information regarding the incidence of violence in WA, projects running across the state and support services.

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Stopping Child Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Children and Young People

A new guide has been developed to help children and young people understand child sexual abuse, how and where to get help, and how the National Strategy is improving Australia’s response to child sexual abuse.

Find out more.

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)

FARE have released a new website, confirming their commitment to elevating community voices, developing evidence-informed policy, delivering health education and holding alcohol companies to account.

Find out more.

As we draw closer to the end of the year, thank you for your continued work to reduce the impact of injury in WA. Injury Matters look forward to continuing to work with you to create a safer WA in the new year.

Please note our office will be closed from COB on Friday 24th December and will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022.