The Friends of Heathcote Trust Fund Grants Program provides opportunities for individuals or group to undertake small projects to improve quality of life.
The Friends of Heathcote Trust Fund tries to help as many applicants as possible each year.
Successful grants over the last few years have been about $250 per applicant.
Think of an activity that will make an improvement in your quality of life.
A few activities that have made successful applications are Ten Pin Bowling sessions, a weekend at Rottnest, special luncheons for friends and holidays utilising annual free bus passes and using grant money for sightseeing, accommodation and food expenses.
Find out more by clicking the Friends of Heathcote button on the home page of WAAMH's website at www.waamh.org.au.
Applications close at 4pm on Thursday 28th June 2012.
WAAMH advertises vacant positions in the sector on our website. For future issues of eNews, positions closing after the publication date of the eNews will be listed here.
Positions currently vacant in the sector are:
Executive Director WAAMH
Youth Caregivers - St John of God
Family Support Carer Peer Worker - Arafmi
Senior Family Support Worker - Arafmi
Project Peer Worker National Tobacco and Mental Illness (NT & MI) Project - Part-time - MIFWA
Business Development Manager - Part Time - LADS
For details of these positions, see the "Current Job Opportunities" section on the home page of the WAAMH website at www.waamh.org.au.
Conference Scholarship Applications open
The Richmond Fellowship Asia Pacific Forum invites applicants to apply for the second round of scholarships that are open to CALD, Indigenous and Carers, with applications from Consumers also considered, for this year's ASPAC conference to be held in Perth from 11-13 June 2012.
Please note that the allocation of funding for the NGO and Student categories have been fully utilised.
The closing date for Round 2 applications is COB Tuesday, 17 April 2012, with applicants being notified of the outcome by Friday, 27 April 2012.
You can apply for the second round scholarships by following the link on the conference website at www.rfwa.org.au/aspac2012.
Please note that Early Bird registrations have now closed.
Premier to open WACOSS Conference
The Premier of Western Australia, Hon Colin Barnett MLA, will deliver the opening address for the WACOSS 2012 Conference, to be held from 8 to 10 May 2012 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This year’s line-up of events include a Cross-Sectoral Collaboration Networking Day, a two-day Conference focussing on the Big Issues for community services and the Community Services Excellence Awards Gala Dinner.
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, today invited organisations to apply for funding under the Improving safety at 'hotspots' measure which will allow them to undertake capital works to reduce the risk of suicide at hotspot locations.
Certain places provide greater access to means or opportunities for suicide. These places can attract people attempting to take their own lives.
Funding for hotspots is on top of the funding being provided to Lifeline to establish dedicated phone counselling lines from already identified hotspots.
The Government has also announced two new resources aimed at preventing and managing suicide, prepared under the auspices of the Australian Suicide Prevention Advisory Council and developed by the University of Melbourne.
These are Preventing suicide at suicide hotspots, which provides guidance to agencies involved in the management of suicide hotspots or the development of infrastructure to prevent a location becoming a suicide hotspot, and Developing a community plan for preventing and responding to suicide clusters, which assists Australian communities to manage or contain an actual or potential suicide cluster.
"The Invitation to Apply for the Improving safety at 'hotspots' measure, which closes at 2.00 pm 30 April 2012, is on the Department of Health and Ageing website at www.health.gov.au, then follow the link 'Tenders and Grants'.
NHMRC seeks comments
The National Health and Medical Research Council is inviting comments on the consultation draft of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder.
The draft guideline has been developed to assist health professionals to diagnose, treat and manage borderline personality disorder in adolescents and adults.
The NHMRC is seeking feedback in order to finalise the draft guideline for publication in 2012.
If you would like further information about the development of the guideline or the consultation process, or are unable to make an online submission, please contact the BPD Guideline Team on (03) 8866 0400 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The public consultation period closes on Monday 14 May 2012 at 5pm AEST.
Call for papers for Carers Conference
Carers WA and Arafmi are pleased to invite papers from carers, service providers, policy staff, and other stakeholders with an interest in carers and caring families.
The Conference theme is Caring at the Crossroads.
National carer recognition legislation, the National Carer Strategy, and national and state reforms in health, mental health, aged care and disability support, have presented carers with a new road map to navigate access to services, both on their own behalf, and with the person they support.
You may be in a position to share information with carers about the way forward.
Registration for the conference is free on the day for confirmed speakers.
The conference organisers would like to hear from you!
Abstracts are due by April 30. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by early June.
Expansion of Phone and Online Help
More Australians living with anxiety or depression will soon be able to access the help and support that they need over the phone, or online, with $15.4 million made available by the Commonwealth Government for telephone and web-based counselling programs.
The Department of Health and Ageing today has issued an open and competitive Invitation to Apply for Funding (ITA) to suitably qualified organisations to deliver telephone counselling, self-help and web-based programs.
Services that might be funded include psycho-social help lines, online counselling, web-based self-help, peer support resources, self-directed online treatment programs and therapist- assisted treatment services.
The ITA will close on 15 May 2012.
For more details, go to the Department of Health and Ageing website at www.health.gov.au and click on 'Tenders and Grants', then click 'Expansion of Teleweb Measures'.
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