Disability & the NDIS Workshop for the South Asian Community

When: 24 April 2021, 11.00am-1.30pm
Where: Parra Villa Function Lounge, 42 Campbell St, Parramatta
How much: Free (lunch provided)

This workshop will be run by National Community Connectors from Ethnic Community Services Cooperative, in partnership with SEVA International. You will hear thoughts about disability within the South Asian community and learn about what supports are available.



Accessing Culturally Appropriate Resources for your Consumers

When: 27 April 2021, 2.00pm-3.00pm (Melbourne time)
Where: Online
How much: Free

This webinar by The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing aims to provide those working in aged care the knowledge about how to access culturally appropriate resources to help meet the needs of their clients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

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NDIS, Mental Health & People from Multicultural Backgrounds

When: 28 April 2021, 12.00pm
Where: Online
How much: Free

Join this event run by the Mental Health Coordinating Council to learn about some barriers faced by people from multicultural backgrounds, perspectives on living with a mental health condition and accessing services, and advice on how to navigate and access the NDIS, service providers and other supports.



Volunteer Training: Working with Older People

When: 28 April 2021, 1.00pm
Where: Online
How much: Free

Hosted by Leep NGO, this online training session is free for volunteers registered with not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to organisations in the Western Sydney and Nepean areas if capacity is reached. The information from this training includes the rights of older people, and strategies for improving the mental health of older people.

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NDIS and Psychosocial Disability Quality and Safety Forum

When: 29 April 2021, 9.30am-2.00pm
Where: Online and in-person – Aerial Function Centre at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
UTS Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street Ultimo
How much: Free

This event by Mental Health Coordinating Council, as part of the Embracing Change Project, presents a national perspective on NDIS psychosocial disability quality and safeguarding issues intersecting with mental health and disability. Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to) service quality for NDIS participants with psychosocial disability, and inclusive governance and how it is implemented by NDIS psychosocial disability service providers.

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Health In Difference & LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Conferences

When: 16, 23 and 30 April 2021, 9.30am-6.45pm
Where: Online
How much: Ranging between $315-$415

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is hosting two conferences in April 2021. These conferences focus on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia. These conferences are designed for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to be able to meet the diverse needs of their LGBTI clients.

The Health in Difference Conference sessions will run in the mornings (9.30am-2.00pm), and will focus on topics such as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health & wellbeing, mental health, and best practice. The LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Conference sessions will run in the afternoons (2.00pm-6.45pm), and will focus on topics such as elder abuse and ageism, community resiliency, and human rights of older LGBTI people. For any questions, contact Conference Coordinator Ash Watson on ash.watson@lgbtiqhealth.org.au.

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Older Person Mental Health First Aid Feature #2

When: 5 and 12 May 2021, 9.00am-4.00pm
Where: TBA
How much: $25 (priority given to CHSP staff); free for volunteers

This course run by 3Bridges Community will equip participants with the skills to appropriately respond to older people experiencing mental health challenges. Topics will include depression, anxiety, confusion and dementia, panic attacks, unsafe behaviours such as wandering or unsafe driving, and challenging behaviours.

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Diversity Training Series – Upcoming Free Webinars

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is hosting a number of webinars as part of their Diversity Training collection. These webinars will assist services to provide care that addresses the diversity of aged care recipients, and are designed with aged care staff and leaders in mind. Webinars include:

• Accessing Culturally Appropriate Resources for your Consumers – 27 April
• Using Translations to Connect with Culturally Diverse Audiences in Aged Care – 11 May
• Applying a Diversity Lens to Dementia Care – 1 June
• Cross Cultural Communication – 17 June
• Creating Inclusive Organisations – 14 July
• Linking Inclusive Practice to Aged Care Quality Standards – 4 August
• Applying a Diversity Lens to Consumer-Centred Care – 15 September

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Health Education Sessions for Older People

When: Various
Where: Online
How much: Free

This series of free webinars by Health Promotion Service for Older People (HPSOP) and Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association of NSW Inc (CPSA) discuss topics ranging from osteoporosis, falls prevention, diabetes awareness and medicine management.

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ZEST Awards 2021

Now in their 11th year, the ZEST Awards continue to celebrate and promote life in Western Sydney and the great things being done by community service sector organisations and volunteers.

All nominees will be invited to attend the ZEST Awards Ceremony, held at Stadium Australia in Olympic Park on Friday 18 June 2021.

A celebration of community in greater Western Sydney, the ZEST Awards Ceremony will once again include great food, entertainers from across greater Western Sydney and plenty of memorable moments.

Support the people that make up the inspirational community sector across Western Sydney on the evening by being there to celebrate with us!

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