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News - 23 September, 2020

A Unified Voice Tackling Homelessness

Monash City Council has joined 12 other local governments in Melbourne’s east and southeast calling for urgent action for more social housing to end homelessness. Councils are often the first-responders to people in the community who are at-risk of or experiencing homelessness and provide outreach support to assist community members to navigate the available housing […]

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Some Good News About Gender Equality

Currently COVID-19 has dominated all aspects of life globally and put a spotlight on increasing gender inequalities and the rise in domestic violence. But there is some hope on the horizon. According to a recent article from  UN Women titled ‘Some Good News About Gender Equality You May Have Missed’ there has been good reason […]

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News - 22 September, 2020

#Dropthejargon

Tuesday 20th October is Drop The Jargon Day and is a day for health and human service workers to practice and promote using plain, jargon-free language for clients who have low Health Literacy. To acknowledge this day and the importance of better health literate practices the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) is running […]

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Professional Development Opportunities

Registrations are open for practitioners who are keen to participate in the following two training sessions being facilitated by MARAM:  MARAM Screen & ID Briefing will take place as three 2 hour modules and will be held in October.  Comprehensive Family Violence Specialist – Renewing Practice from CRAF to MARAM which is now available as […]

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Grants & Funding Opportunities, News - 02 September, 2020

Local Funding Opportunities

In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, protecting our health and wellbeing, and supporting local services providers and communities is more important than ever. To help partners and communities in the Outer East we have listed below some new funding opportunities that are opening soon: Reimagining Health Grants VicHealth are offering this program to […]

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Online Training Program For NDIS Service Providers

Independent Mental Health Advocacy is offering an online train-the-trainer program for NDIS service providers. The program is aimed at fostering self-determination and mainstream connections for people who may be eligible to access, or are accessing, the NDIS under the psychosocial disability stream The online training package includes two eLearning modules that participants can undertake in […]

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#HealthReimagined

A report on the VicHealth’s five part webinar series #HealthReImagined can now be downloaded and shared on your social media networks. The 119-page report covers: How can we reshape work to benefit everyone? Good food for all, how do we get there? Streets for people – lessons from a return to local living Addressing social […]

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Forums and Events, News - 01 September, 2020

Workshops Helping Provide Support To Clients

The Eastern Community Legal Centre is offering three free professional development workshops for community professionals and service providers in Melbourne’s Eastern Region. The workshops will be held over the next three months and will cover Elder Abuse and Gambling Harm, Family Violence Intervention Orders and Family Law. For any queries, call 0459 886 718 or email […]

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10 More Random Fun Facts!

So do you want to still wow your friends and family about how smart you really are? Well, here are some more weird and wonderful facts sourced from The Fact Site that will make everyone say “I never knew that!” The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents. The dark region on the north pole […]

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