An introduction to essential skills in recognising and responding to Domestic and Family Violence -Virtual training
The Education Centre Against Violence in response to the restrictions imposed by COVID 19 has developed courses to run online. The courses, due to the complexity of interpersonal violence, abuse and neglect are introductory level with the view to participants coming across to our face to face training being scheduled again for 2021.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me by return email if you have any questions. ECAV are also taking requests for face to face training to be run in areas across the state for 2021 please see below the links which can provide further information should services wish to apply for training in their area.
As we are currently accepting training requests to plan the 2021 training calendar, the website has been updated in the following sections with a brief message regarding Covid and training requests.
Courses & Forums http://www.ecav.health.nsw.gov.au/courses/
What is involved in requesting and coordinating an ECAV Course
Requesting ECAV Training http://www.ecav.health.nsw.gov.au/training-request-form/
Statewide Domestic Violence Educator| NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence
Locked Bag 7118 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124
Tel 02 9840 3359 | Fax 02 9840 3754 | E: [email protected]
Pre Covid analysis gives a base line to measure the effects of the pandemic as it further disadvantages those who were already significantly worse of than the highest earning percentage of the Australian population. There was already a deeply unequal spread of wealth and the data now shows this gap is growing significantly. The worst affected are women and young people.
Use this calculator to see where people rank in the Australian income distribution: http://povertyandinequality.acoss.org.au/income-calculator
Read the report at: http://bit.ly/Inequality2020Overview
For more information visit: http://povertyandinequality.acoss.org.au/inequality
ACOSS: Carolin Wenzel, 0419 626 155
UNSW Sydney: Belinda Henwood, 0412 270 034
Delivering Quality and Culturally Responsive Telehealth Services
Thu 3 Sep 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event Organiser: Digital Health CRC
The focus of this panel discussion is delivering quality and culturally responsive telehealth services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, through the pandemic and beyond.
COVID-19 quickly thrust us into using telehealth (phone, online and video consultations) which has resulted in a range of great benefits as well as numerous issues, particularly for this hard to reach population.
A panel will discuss lived experience and use expert knowledge to explore and unpack the issues and provide practical strategies to achieve best practice. There will also be time to answer audience questions.
This webinar is free to attend and is aimed at health service providers wishing to improve capacity, capability, and confidence in this area. It may also be of interest to health consumer representatives.
RSVP Here by Thu 03 September, 05:00 pm
Opportunity via the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, to access free Optus SIM cards for
families and young people that do not have the technology to access healthcare via
Numbers are limited and will need to be confirmed with Mel by Monday 31st October.
Each sim cards will:
- have 10 GB of data every 42 days
- have free calls and texts for up to 12 months
- will need to be activated within 6 weeks of receiving them.
If you they have eligible clients that would like to receive a card please contact:
Child and Youth Development Officer (Tues,Thur & Fri)
Integrated Care | Northern NSW Local Health District
Tel 02 6623 0550 |Mob 0423355306
Please press on the green picture to see the video
Healthy North Coast have published their Community Newsletter – covering the latest info around Covid-19 here on the Far North Coast.
The Newsletter covers topics such as:
- Queensland Border restrictions
- Telehealth appointments
- Face Masks
- Mental wellbeing and support
- and features a video for Aboriginal communities.
Follow this link if you would like to access the newsletter – and if you have questions or suggestions email
Djaan’s back! This time, he’s got an important message for the mob about getting tested for COVID-19. It’s the best way to keep you and your community healthy. Please share with others in the community.
Theme: COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August – The day was proclaimed by the United Nations in 1994 to promote the protection and rights of Indigenous people and celebrate indigenous people’s culture and achievements all around the world.
While the exact origins of COVID-19 have not yet been confirmed, the link between environmental damage and pandemics is well known to leading research organizations. But there is yet another group of experts, who have been worrying about the threat of a pandemic even before COVID-19: indigenous peoples. Thanks to their traditional knowledge and their relationship with the natural world, they have long known that the degradation of the environment has the potential to unleash disease.
The International Day observance will take place on Monday, 10 August 2020 from 9 am to 11 am in a virtual event.
The virtual event’s theme is “COVID-19 and indigenous people’s resilience” and will feature an interactive panel discussion with several guest speakers.
For more information about the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020, click here.
or visit the United Nations website here
The Australian Government Department of Health has developed a poster for aged care workers. By following ALL of these 6 steps you can stop the spread and keep safe.
Download the poster here – consider printing it and displaying in a prominent place in your aged care service as a reminder.
Young people aged 18 – 35 years have the highest rate of COVID-19 infection. They’re busy, social people who may not be engaged with our usual communications channels. Although most young people who get COVID-19 won’t become seriously unwell, they may easily spread it to family, friends and workmates.
It’s important that more people in this age group are tested.
NSWHealth is encouraging young people to get tested through filming and posting social media content with the hashtag #Itest4NSW answering the question “Why did you get tested?”. NSWHealth is asking partner organisations to spread the word.
ACON Health says “Let’s have a Kiki! Connect online with other Regional LGBTQ+ people (18+ y/o) in NSW as we cover belonging, connection and our sexual health during the era of COVID-19″.
Regional Kiki will be held online via Zoom, with sessions commencing in August.
Online session dates:
Wednesday 5 August, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Thursday 13 August, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 15 August, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
*We encourage community members to sign up for a single session only, as the content will be the same for each session.
To register please click on this link:
Traffic, parking and COVID-19 fines in NSW: What are your payment and review options?
A free webinar Thursday 30 July, 2020 10am – 11am
This webinar will provide an overview of payment and review options for traffic, parking and COVID-19 fines in NSW.
Have you received a fine?
Want to assist clients to deal with fines?
Learn about your legal options and ask questions of Redfern Legal Centre solicitors.
- Sophie Parker, Police Accountability Solicitor, Redfern Legal Centre
- David Hofierka, Credit and Debt Solicitor, Redfern Legal Centre
- Facilitator: Alexis Goodstone, Principal Solicitor, Redfern Legal Centre.
Cost: All RLC’s normal fees are waived during COVID-19. This training is free of charge.
If you have a specific question you would like answered during the webinar, email [email protected].
For more information, read our fact sheets:
Penalty Notices – Your Review Rights and Payment Options
Court Fines – Your Review Rights and Payment Options
NSW COVID-19 Public Health Laws and Police Powers (revised)
Click this link to register:
A meeting link will be emailed to you before the event.
If you have any questions, please contact me at any time.
Please forward this information to everyone else who may be interested.
Community Legal Education Manager
Redfern Legal Centre
Beyond Blue have created a dedicated coronavirus wellbeing support line.
o The free 24/7 Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service –coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au or via phone on 1800 512 348 – has been developed by Beyond Blue to address the growing mental health impact of the pandemic, including fear about the virus, financial stress, business closure, family stress, anxiety and loneliness.
o The service offers easy access to a broad range of practical supports from online wellbeing tips, self-help tools to phone counselling from trained mental health professionals and peer to peer support.
RentChoice Assist COVID19 Response
As you may know, the NSW Government provided $20 million in additional funding for RentChoice Products to support people into the private rental market and to assist people having difficulty paying rent as result of the pandemic.
Rent Choice Assist COVID-19 can provide rent support to low income renting households at risk of homelessness that have had their income significantly impacted by COVID-19 and need some assistance to either maintain their tenancy or access affordable accommodation in the private rental market.
At this stage, this arrangement is due to end on 30 July (though it is possible it will be extended) so services are encouraged to ensure that clients are making applications ASAP.
Please see this link for more information and for details about how to apply.
Hello Northern Rivers Community,
You are invited to participate in the ‘Super Rough Seas’ Community Recovery Art Project. The project is bringing together our stories and experiences of COVID-19 in a Street Art Story Montage in the Northern Rivers. The work will be a visual storytelling of our communities’ compounded lived experiences through the challenging times of the COVID-19, recent fires, drought and floods. Super Rough Seas will explore our narratives around how we may all be in the same ocean during these challenging times but our boats are all different shapes and capacities, as well as offering a visual dialogue of hope as we create images for our visions for the future.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE // NORTHERN RIVERS COMMUNITY ARTWORK OPEN CALL
Community members of all ages and abilities from around the Northern Rivers are invited to submit images of their artworks/drawings/sketches created during or in a reflection of the isolation period of COVID-19 as well as artworks in relation to the recent fires, drought, floods, social justice/ injustice and climate change. The artworks will be photo-shopped & collaged together and then printed to produce a large scale street art story montage paste-up to be installed in a public space in our community (we are on the hunt for a suitable large wall if you have one and would like to be part of the project).
The project is about connection in our community and making sense of our personal and shared experience through art. Wonderfully supported by Arts Northern Rivers.
To participate follow the link to learn more and submit artworks