Facilitating Self-Advocacy for the NDIS (Mental Health) – final workshops


Date and time: Mon 1st Mar, 2021 - Thu 1st Apr, 2021, 1:30 - 4pm, 1:30 - 4pm, 1:30 - 4pm, 1:30 - 4pm, 1:30 - 4pm, 1:30 - 4pm

Venue: Online

An online train-the-trainer program for NDIS service providers 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 training will: Increase knowledge and skills of NDIS service workers with an interest in professional development, to be able to train … Continued

Information session: Consent and the COVID-19 vaccine


Date and time: Wed 10th Mar, 2021 - Wed 17th Mar, 2021, 10 - 10:45am, 2 - 2:45pm

Venue: Online - click the register button to join

With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine throughout nursing homes and disability homes, you may have questions about how consent is obtained when a person does not have decision-making capacity. Join the Office of the Public Advocate’s Senior Medical Treatment Decisions Officer, Sonia Gardiner for a 30-minute presentation, plus time for questions, to review what the legislation … Continued

Universal and inclusive engagement


Date and time: Thu 11th Mar, 2021, 3-4pm

Venue: Online

This webinar is exploring better practice approaches for regulators seeking to implement universal and inclusive engagement, especially with consumers experiencing vulnerability. Launching at this webinar Is a guidance paper for sensitive and appropriate engagement with consumers experiencing vulnerability, developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Social Equity Institute. Dr Yvette Maker and Research Fellow … Continued

A Right to Respect: Preventing violence against women with disabilities


Date and time: Tue 16th Mar, 2021 - Tue 30th Mar, 2021, 10:00am - 1:00pm, 10:00am - 1:00pm, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Venue: Online,

Cost: $25 - $120

Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence as those without disabilities. This online workshop, aimed towards disability and social services workforces, will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how you can prevent it. The training will be delivered over three sessions and you can register for individual or … Continued

Supported decision-making and the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act


Date and time: Tue 23rd Mar, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Venue: Zoom

This webinar introduces the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 and explores how supported decision-making and good communication can help ensure that all individuals are at the centre of decisions about their own health. This session includes hearing from people with lived experience of disability. The session will include information about: What the Act … Continued