Introduction to Circles of Support


Date and time: Tue 14th Jul, 2020, 10:15am

Venue: Online via Zoom

This webinar is suited to those who want to know about Circles of Support in regard to people with an intellectual disability. The concepts are also relevant and applicable for other people who may be at risk of marginalisation, loneliness and exclusion. The idea of an active support network is really an old idea in … Continued

Melbourne Hearing 4


Date and time: Wed 15th Jul, 2020, 10am

Venue: Online

The Royal Commission will limit public access to hearings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, subject to ongoing review. This decision is based on information available from the Australian Government. A live webcast of the hearing will be available. Melbourne Hearing 4 will inquire into how mental health, oral health and allied health care could be improved … Continued

Self-care strategies to prevent vicarious trauma and burnout – Online


Date and time: Wed 22nd Jul, 2020 - Thu 23rd Jul, 2020, 9:30am - 1:00pm, 9:30am - 1:00pm

Venue: Online

Cost: $230 members | $320 non-members

Learn to counteract and manage vicarious trauma and burnout through practical strategies and practices. Vicarious trauma and burnout are major risk factors for mental health workers. Being able to manage our own trigger responses to repeatedly witnessing the distress of others is essential. This is a one day workshop split across 2 half days on Zoom.

Our right to safety project


Date and time: Tue 28th Jul, 2020, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: Zoom webinar

Presented by: Rosie Granland, Our Right to Safety Resources Project Officer and Amanda McCartney, Spotlight on Invisible Women Project Officer, Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV)  WDV have long promoted best practice in supporting women with disability to recognise abuse, stay safe and seek support if they experience violence. This session gives advocates the opportunity to … Continued

Supporting people with cognitive disabilities to access supported decision making in contracts for goods and services


Date and time: Wed 29th Jul, 2020, 11am - 12pm

Venue: Zoom webinar

Yvette Maker,  Senior Research Associate, Melbourne Social Equity Institute (University of Melbourne) is part of the research team who has  been working with essential and basic service providers, people with cognitive disability, and their representative organisations to develop tools to promote the consumer rights of people with cognitive disability. Yvette will provide an overview of the … Continued

Improving interactions and communication  with people with little or no speech


Date and time: Thu 30th Jul, 2020, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: Online

People with complex communication needs are often denied the right to make decisions about  things in their lives that affect them.  Just because a preference is expressed non-verbally doesn’t mean that communication isn’t happening. There are many ways to communicate other than speech and many ways we can support those who do not use speech to communicate. Dr … Continued