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

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.

Women in Sport Leadership – Learn Support Lead

Alpine Valley Community Leadership Presenter at Learn Support LeadWe were very fortunate to have Kim Scanlon from Alpine Valleys Community Leadership present for our Learn Support Lead workshop on Leadership Styles and Types of Leaders at the Wodonga Bowling Club.

The evening involved plenty of discussion around the various leadership styles we all face within our workplaces, community and sporting clubs.  The key message being no one style is better or worse than another as long as the approach is applied in an effective manner to achieve the required outcome or result.  The group learned the qualities that identify leadership versus management, and the importance of emotional intelligence in effective leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps the most discussion occurred around our ideal holiday.  The group was split into personality/styles based on the Myers-Briggs Interactive Tool.  Despite a few common features the motivations and desired outcomes were vastly different.  It was a great example for the group to see how activities that get one person enthusiastic could be someone else’s nightmare!

Many thanks to Kim for her time, and Kate from Wodonga Bowling Club for hosting.

The next Learn Support Lead workshop on Networking will be at the Tallangatta Community Centre, thanks to Towong Shire.