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

 

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Concussion Community Conversation 21 August 2018 Perth Curtin University Click here This event invites people who suffered from a concussion or have cared for someone who has suffered a concussion to talk about their experiences. The discussion will provide community input into research investigating the long-term consequences of concussion.
Standard Mental Health First Aid 3 and 10 September 2018 Perth Passionate Lives Click here This two day course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning more about mental health. The course teaches how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
Strengthen Your Legs Forum 5 September 2018 Geraldton Stay On Your Feet Click here The Stay On Your Feet® Strengthen Your Legs Forum will provide health, fitness and community care professionals with current evidence, barriers and enablers, evidence-based strength and balance exercises and practical ways to implement them.
SafeTALK 8 September 2018 Success National Centre for Suicide Prevention Training Click here SafeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares people regardless of prior experience or training to become a suicide-alert helper. SafeTALK trained helpers can recognise people struggling with the pain in their lives and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.
Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention 17 and 18 September 2018 Padbury Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training Click here This two day workshop is designed for professionals and para-professionals in the human services whose roles bring them into regular contact with people at risk of suicide. The training aims to increase knowledge and understanding of suicidal behaviour in order to increase participant’s capacity to respond effectively to those in need.
2018 Sports Medicine Australia Conference 10 – 13 October 2018 Perth Sports Medicine Australia Click here The 2018 SMA Conference will be an interactive educational forum which provides a platform for attendees to gain knowledge, build key business relationships and source new ideas, to assist in the prevention on lifestyle diseases.
2018 WA Transport and Roads Forum 16 October 2018 Perth WALGA and Main Roads WA Click here This forum will provide Local Governments with the opportunity to influence the future direction of policy, explore challenges and share strategies, heat the latest updates and engage with the State government.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 16 and 17 October 2018 Perth ASeTTS Click here This workshop will increase the skills of participants to discuss suicide with a person at risk, intervene with a person at risk of suicide, develop appropriate safe-plans and build a collaborative approach to intervention which focuses on safe outcomes.
Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury 10 November 2018 Perth Passionate Lives Click here This course gives participants an opportunity to learn how to help someone who is engaging in self-injury. Participants will learn; why people engage in self-injury, how to talk to someone about their self-injury, how to help the person stay safe, how to connect someone to appropriate professional help and how to assess for suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
Suicide Prevention Full Day Workshop 13 November 2018 Joondalup Wesley Lifeforce Click here This free full-day training by Wesley LifeForce is informed by the latest research in suicide prevention, to equip participants with a variety of skills such as managing a suicidal crisis, understanding risk and protective factors, as well as how to recognise potential warning signs.
The 2nd Australasian FASD Conference 21-22 November 2018 Perth FASD Research Australian Centre of Research Excellence Click here The conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners, service providers and community members with a personal experience of living with FASD to share their knowledge, build networks and learn new skills.
National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference 19-23 November 2018 Perth Centre of Best Practice Indigenous Suicide Prevention Click here The National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference and the World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference.
Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia 2019 Conference 27-28 March 2019 TBC The Aboriginal Health Council of WA Click here Save the date for the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) 2019 Conference.