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Community Education

Our Community Health Education Awareness Workshops are delivered by health professionals and provide people with information and practical strategies they can take away and apply in their everyday lives, to improve or maintain their health and well-being.

Heat Wave Readiness 

Session Overview: 

Extreme heat and heatwaves can affect anybody. Planning and preparing for extreme weather conditions and knowing what to do is critical to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community, especially the most vulnerable. This awareness workshop will reinforce heat health messages from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Immunisation & Flu Vax

Session Overview: Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is caused by a highly contagious virus that is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. Every year, the flu causes widespread illness in the community and seasonal influenza rates are significantly up on last year. This workshop will concentrate on the importance of Immunisation & Flu Vax and why it's strongly recommended for older people and other people who are at risk of serious complications from the flu (such as pneumonia).

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Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Session Overview: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses one of the most important risks to our health today. AMR occurs when an organism develops resistance to an antimicrobial that is used to treat it. Bacteria resistant to medication can spread easily between people in the community, and especially in hospitals and aged care homes. Through this workshop you will be able to identify how you can help prevent antibiotic resistance and can take steps to avoid infections and prevent them from spreading.

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A.L.E.R.T Training for Mental Health

Session Overview: A.L.E.R.T is a free 60-minute workshop to increase awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety, and suicide while providing strategies for building personal resilience.

You will learn about the risk & protective factors for anxiety & depression, factors that may contribute to someone having thoughts of suicide, healthy coping strategies that contribute to strengthening resilience and asking for help when things get rough. The topics covered can be applied to yourself or for loved ones.

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