Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Headspace Albury Wodonga is offering FREE accredited training to sport and recreation club volunteers from Wangaratta and surrounding towns.

This two day course teaches adults who have frequent contact with young people, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

In this course, participants will learn about:

  • adolescent development,
  • signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in young people,
  • where and how to get help,
  • how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Training Details

When: Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd March 2019 – 9am to 5pm

Where: Gateway Health, Nissen Hub, 45-47 MacKay Street Wangaratta 3677

CONTACT AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Bree Cross at Headspace Albury Wodonga, 02 6055 9555 or email bree.cross@gatewayhealth.org.au

places are limited – please register your interest by Monday 25th February 2019

Balance the Board – 40% boards quota deadline July 1 2019

It’s time to get “on board” and make sure your organisation is best placed to meet the Victorian Government’s 40 per cent women on boards quota – deadline 1 July, 2019.

Is your organisation at Quota?

With just 4 months to go, it’s important to understand the steps you must undertake to ensure your organisation meets quota.  Sport and Recreation Victoria will apply the quota to organisations that receive funding through the Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation program (state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and state sport and recreation bodies).  VicHealth will also apply the quota to national and elite sporting organisations, with any new funding agreements made before July 1,  including a requirement that organisations commit to achieving to 40% quota.

There are a range of resources available via Vicsport, and you can contact us here at Sport North East on 03 5721 0200 or email felicity.munro@thecentre.vic.edu.au for support and information.

 

 

Child Safe Standards Information Sessions

 

Sport North East partnership with Alpine and Towong Shires,  invites local sporting clubs to a free information session about the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards and how your club can implement them.

By attending this interactive session, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the mandatory Standards and how you can apply them to create a culture that ensures all children feel physically, emotionally and culturally safe.

Topics include:

  • the culture and leadership of your organisation
  • the policies you need
  • how to put together a code of conduct
  • recruit and train staff and volunteers
  • respond to and report suspected abuse
  • identify and remove risks
  • promote the participation and empowerment of the children in your club.

Towong Shire – Tallangatta  Session

What: Child Safe Standards information session
When: Thursday 28th February 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Tallangatta Library and Community Centre 32 Towong St, Tallangatta , Victoria 3700
Register to attend here

Alpine Shire – Myrtleford Session

What: Child Safe Standards information session
When: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Myrtleford Senior Citizen’s Centre, Smith St, Myrtleford, Victoria 3737

Register to attend here

For further details please contact Penny at Sport North East at penny.townshend@thecentre.vic.edu.au or 03 5721 0252.