Unspoken (What Will Become of Me?)

Health Issues Centre presents Unspoken (What Will Become of Me?), a provocative and comedic event at the State Library Victoria from 27 - 30 October looking at the lighter side of ageing, declining capacity and how to stay in charge of your future.

Through performance-installations, Unspoken (What Will Become of Me?) will take participants on a roller coaster of emotions through laughter, pathos and reflection to a place where unspoken anxieties can become comfortable conversations.

12th Annual National Chronic Disease Management Conference, 'Person Centred Healthcare: Achievements & Challenges', Melbourne

Join the Panel Discussions on: Private Public Partnerships & Vulnerable Populations. International keynote speakers: Dr Ellen Nolte, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK Managing chronic disease: what works? Experiences from Europe
Prof Frances Mair, Head of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow, UK Minimally Disruptive Medicine Should Be Our Goal

beyondblue Australian-first smartphone app to help reduce suicide deaths

BeyondNow is a suicide safety planning smartphone app that provides a platform for people to develop their own personalised safety plan. Safety planning empowers a client to manage psychological distress and suicidal thoughts; helping people reduce their immediate risk of suicidal behaviour. It involves the person – ideally with support from a health professional – identifying coping and help-seeking strategies that are tailored for their needs, situation and personal relationships.

Small Grants for Rural Communities Program Opens

The 30th round of FRRR’s Small Grants for Rural Communities program is offering more than $300,000 with the support of co-funding from The Bertalli Family Foundation, Berrembed Trust, The Pratt Foundation, The RE Ross Trust, The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation managed by Equity Trustees, The Yulgilbar Foundation, The William Buckland Foundation managed by Equity Trustees, Friends of FRRR and other private donors.

Acute Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatic Heart Disease Education Workshop (16 CME/CPD hours)

The rheumatic heart disease workshop is designed for key health staff involved in the diagnosis and management of people with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the Northern Territory. This workshop will engage participants with a combination of objective driven information sessions, and consolidate that knowledge with a series of targeted clinical and practical case studies.