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This calendar provides a list of upcoming injury prevention events and training running in Western Australia.

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Grassroots Falls Festival 2019 19 – 20 September 2019 Fremantle Grassroots Falls Festival Organising Committee Click here The festival focus is to support the broad falls prevention community to access current research, practice innovations, cutting-edge work in falls prevention and management and other exciting GrassRoots falls prevention initiatives that are happening in Australia and overseas.
Intersectionalities in Domestic Violence Conference 2019 15 – 16 October 2019 Perth Stopping Family Violence and The Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA) Click here This conference brings together a cross section of the community services sector to discuss and consider the strengths and challenges of delivering family and domestic violence informed pracice across the broad spectrum of services who intersect with women, children and men impacted by family and domestic violence.
Active Ageing and Reducing Falls in your Community for Local Government 11 November 2019 Webinar Injury Matters Click here Join Injury Matters for the “Active Ageing and Reducing Falls in your Community for Local Governments” webinar to hear about case studies from local governments who have successfully developed projects which combat falls in older adults.

This  Stay on Your Feet®webinar aims to:

  • Increase understanding of the prevalence of falls in the community.
  • Increase understanding of the risk factors for falls.
  • Increase knowledge of strategies implemented by Local Government to promote falls prevention and encourage active ageing (community engagement with older adults, promoting active ageing, eliminating barriers to improve health and reduce risk of falls).
  • Increase knowledge of strategies used to link falls prevention to LG Age Friendly plans.
Strength and Balance Workshop for Allied Health Professionals 19 November 2019 Perth Injury Matters Click here Join Injury Matters as we learn about the concepts behind effective strength and balance training for falls prevention, which programs are most effective for individual target audiences and modifications to suit an individual’s needs.This Stay on Your Feet® workshop and will be a practical focus on strategies for preventing falls in older adults will be tailored to meet the needs of Allied Health Professionals (physiotherapists and OT’s).  The workshop aims to:

  • Improve awareness of how to improve strength and balance in older adults.
  • Increase understanding of how to reduce poor strength and balance in older adults to prevent falls.
  • Improve skills and knowledge of effective strategies to improve strength and balance in older adults.

The workshop will include concepts of LiFE (Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise), OTAGO, No Falls and also Tai Chi and will be facilitated by Tony Petta, Senior Physiotherapist, Falls Clinic (Department of Health) and Sam Sujatna, Master Tai Chi instructor.

WA Mental Health Conference 2019 19 – 20 November 2019 Perth WA Association for Mental Health Click here The conference aims to develop, strengthen and support WA’s mental health sector, provide collaboration opportunities for mental health workers and people with lived experience, and share resources, perspectives and best practice, so together, we can move forward in the same direction with clear actions and solutions in mind.