Alcohol Harm Reduction in South Western Sydney – Webinar 3: Working Together (Wed 16 Sept 1.00 -2.30)

Wed 16 Sept  1.00 -2.30

Register for Webinar 3: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alcohol-harm-reduction-in-south-western-sydney-webinar-series-tickets-116168397805

Program includes:

– Social Policy Research Centre UNSW on alcohol promotion and consumption during COVID-19

– walk through the range of programs and support provided by the  Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF)

– discussion of a culturally responsive approach to reducing alcohol harms among CALD communities from the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Centre

– Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use on two evidence-based programs for young people: Climate Schools and Strong and Deadly Futures

Community STaR – Screening for Gambling Harm: A pilot project – 10:30-11:30 17 Sept 2020

Community STaR (outreach service of the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation) presents:

Speaker:  Nick McGhie,

Project Manager – Gambling

South Western Sydney Primary Health Network

Topic: Screening for gambling harm: A pilot project

This project has focused on the creation of a gambling harm screening and referral model to:

•    Assist GPs, health professionals and community workers assess and refer patients needing gambling support more effectively.

•    Ensure people affected by gambling harm receive the right support quickly and efficiently.

All interested health, welfare, and community workers are welcome.

 When: Thursday, September 17, 2020 

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am 

Where: Online – MS TEAMS 

If you need any further information, please contact Andrew Reid:andrew.reid@health.nsw.gov.au  

Alcohol Harm Reduction in South Western Sydney – Webinar Series (Sept 2020)

SWSLHD Population Health and Drug Health Services invite you to attend any, or all, of 3 free webinars to explore strategies to reduce alcohol-related harm.  All interested health, welfare and community workers are invited.  Discussion will focus on issues for communities in South Western Sydney.

Please note: you will need to register separately for each webinar via the specific links provided.

Alcohol Harm Reduction in South Western Sydney

Webinar 1:   Setting the Scene 

Wed 2 Sept  1.00 – 2.30

Register for Webinar 1: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alcohol-harm-reduction-in-south-western-sydney-webinar-series-tickets-116071963367

Keynote presentations:

 Effective Prevention of Alcohol Harms –   Emeritus Professor Ian Webster AO

– FARE fight? Opposing Woolworths, Australia’s Alcohol Giant – Di Martin, Public Interest Manager, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)

This session will include a discussion led by SWSLHD A/Director Population Health and General Manager Drug Health Services about alcohol issues in south western Sydney and services to reduce alcohol-related harms. Plus a personal story from someone who has dealt with significant alcohol issues in her life.

Alcohol Harm Reduction in South Western Sydney

Webinar 2:   Making a Difference

Wed 9 Sept  1.00 -2.30

Register for Webinar 2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alcohol-harm-reduction-in-south-western-sydney-webinar-series-tickets-115947190167

Program includes:

– SWSLHD Aboriginal Health Directorate

– implications and opportunities arising from the state’s 24Hour Economy Legislation and liquor licensing regulations

– Ministry of Health initiatives to support local action around liquor licensing applications and alcohol harm reduction

– a successful campaign in a local community to stop an unwelcome liquor licensing development 

– an exciting pilot program Planet Youth being implemented in the Blue Mountains and Marrickville

Alcohol Harm Reduction in South Western Sydney

Webinar 3:   Working Together

Wed 16 Sept  1.00 -2.30

Register for Webinar 3: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alcohol-harm-reduction-in-south-western-sydney-webinar-series-tickets-116168397805

Program includes:

– Social Policy Research Centre UNSW on alcohol promotion and consumption during COVID-19

– walk through the range of programs and support provided by the  Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF)

– discussion of a culturally responsive approach to reducing alcohol harms among CALD communities from the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Centre

– Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use on two evidence-based programs for young people: Climate Schools and Strong and Deadly Futures

Community STaR event with Joan Silk (10:30-11:30 22 Nov, 2019)

Community STaR presents…

Doing more with less:
Observations about community development in Cuba

Can lessons learned from the Cuban experience
improve health disparities in Australia?

Speaker : Joan Silk

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean Sea. Despite limited funding and supplies, Cuba’s adult and youth literacy rate stands at 100%, and it has consistently managed to keep its population of 11 million people healthy into old age with a health system recognized worldwide for its excellence and its efficiency.

Joan Silk visited Cuba in 1997 and again this year. Her presentation will draw on those experiences and reflect on what we can learn from the Cuba experience.

Joan Silk is a health worker with a special interest in the relationship between inequality and health, both on a community and an international level. She has worked in the printing, retail, hospitality and creative industries, as a secondary school teacher, a research assistant, and for the last 20 years as a health equity worker in various communities. She has a BA Honours in Economic History and Politics and a Diploma of Education.

  • When : Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Time : 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Where : Miller Community Centre,
    18A Woodward Crescent, Miller, NSW 2168
  • RSVP by 18 November
  • Register here via Eventbrite
  • For more information, contact: E: Andrew.Reid@health.nsw.gov.au  or T: 02 87389310
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Community STaR event with Ian Webster (October 4, 2019)

 

CHETRE Community STaR presents..
‘Insights and reflections on poverty and mental health’
Speaker: Emeritus Professor Ian Webster AO

Professor Ian Webster is a physician and Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales and Patron of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia. He has held senior appointments in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and appointments at Monash, Sheffield and Sydney Universities. He is also a former Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission and a tireless advocate for mental health and suicide prevention reform over many years. He has special expertise in working with disadvantaged people and the links between drug and alcohol use, chronic pain, suicide, mental illness, physical illnesses and dysfunctional communities. 

  • When: Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Where: Miller Community Centre,
    18A Woodward Crescent, Miller, NSW 2168
  • RSVP essential by September 30 to Andrew Reid
  • e: Andrew.Reid@health.nsw.gov.au t: 02 87389310

Read the flyer here

Health Impact Assessment Workshop – 4 April 2019

Advanced Approaches in HIA – Predictive Modelling Tools

Topics

  • Health Impact Assessment in Australia
  • International developments in tools for predicting health impacts
  • Local and international examples of application
  • Panel discussion – how can predictive modelling tools and IA support health planning processes?

Speakers

Dr Odile Mekel
Head of Division Health Data and Assessments, Campus Development,
Head of the unit Health Assessments and Forecasting at the NRW Centre for Health (LZG.NRW), Bochum, Germany

Professor Lennert Veerman
Professor of Public Health, Griffith University, School of Medicine
Chief Investigator, CRE in Healthy, Liveable Communities,
Researcher, CRE Policy Research on Obesity and Food Systems

Event details

Community STaR event with Eva Cox (18 March 2019)

Community STaR (Service for Training and Research) presents an event with Eva Cox (Adjunct Professor, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research)

“Recreating a healthy society with citizens, not consumers: a social fairness contract, not just growth”

Eva Cox is a Professorial Fellow at Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology. She is a writer, feminist, sociologist, social commentator and activist for creating more civil societies. Her feminism is all about working towards a better society, not making women more like men. Her ABC Boyer Lectures in 1995, entitled A Truly Civil Society argued that social capital is more important than financial capital. She wants social policies that recognise the value of feelings, relationships, culture and those areas important to both Indigenous people and women. Eva is an Australian Order recipient and has her own Australia Post Legends postage stamp.

  • When : Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Time : 10:30 – 11:30am
  • Where : Boardroom, Level 1, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research
    (1 Campbell Street, Liverpool NSW 2170)
  • RSVP essential by March 13 to Andrew Reid
    (e: Andrew.Reid@health.nsw.gov.au t: 02 87389310)

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Inequality and Mental Wellbeing Symposium

You are invited to the Inequality and Mental Wellbeing Symposium. It will focus on the impact of inequality on individual and community mental wellbeing and ways we can address this.

Keynote Speakers
Professor Fran Baum, Flinders University

Karen Walsh, CEO Shelter NSW

When
Tuesday 16th October 2018, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Where
Carnes Hill Community Centre – 600 Kurrajong Rd Carnes Hill, NSW 2171

Cost
$45 with scholarships available

For more information
Contact Gabi Martinez on 4621 8714 or email SWSLHD-WellbeingCollaboration@health.nsw.gov.au

To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/inequality-and-mental-wellbeing-tickets-41373454115

 

Program