Coffee With

Virtual Coffee With… Nang Souphaphone, Program Support Officer, Inner East PCP

24.09.2020 Coffee With, News

This month IEPCP interviews our new Project Support Officer Nang Souphaphone. Nang came from Laos as Australian Award Scholarship recipient to study a Diploma of Community Services at Holmesglen. She has spent many hours as a volunteer for Universities, community organisations, state and local government and others, to support vulnerable marginalized communities. Nang is a […]

Virtual Coffee With… Christine Robinson, Principal Strategic Advisor, Regional Family Violence Partnership, Eastern Metropolitan Region

08.09.2020 Coffee With, News

In this month’s Coffee with… IEPCP Research & Evaluation Coordinator Sophie Allen interviews Christine Robinson who has recently left a long term career with Victoria Police to join the Regional Family Violence Partnership as the Principal Strategic Advisor. Discover how this collaborative partnership is working better together to support women and children during the Covid19 […]

Virtual Coffee with… Lana Holien, Strategy & Development: Active Ageing, Boroondara City Council

10.08.2020 Coffee With

This week IEPCP Active Healthy Ageing Coordinator Sharon Porteous interviews Lana Holien about her work coordinating the active ageing strategy and development in Boroondara. Lana discusses the need to innovate, particularly through the use and promotion of digital technologies. Lana also shares her tips for combining work and parenting during the Covid19 pandemic.

Virtual Coffee With… Lily Bourke, Community Engagement at headspace Hawthorn

14.07.2020 Coffee With

Inner East PCP Primary Prevention Coordinator, Bonnie Coogan, interviews Lily Bourke to discover how social isolation is affecting the young people she works with, and the ways in which headspace Hawthorn have adapted their work to support mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. You can follow headspace Hawthorn on Facebook: headspacehawthorn and Instagram: […]

Virtual Coffee With… Alex Mills, Opening Doors Coordinator, Link Health & Community

01.06.2020 Coffee With

This month’s Coffee with is brought to you in an exciting new format. Sophie Allen from the Inner East PCP interviews Alex Mills about Opening Doors and how the long standing leadership skills program to promote social inclusion in communities is adapting in this new virtual world.

At home with… Jill Exon, Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC)

08.05.2020 Coffee With

                Describe your work at ECLC? As the Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator, my role is to oversee the Eastern Elder Abuse Network (EEAN). The EEAN is a longstanding network that was established about 11 years ago and has over 150 members from more than 50 member organisations representing Local […]

At home with… Joan Waters, community member, Forest Hill Dementia Friendly Community group

07.04.2020 Coffee With

Coffee with Joan Waters, community member, Forest Hill Dementia Friendly Community group. Joan’s husband Reynolds was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. What does a dementia friendly community mean to you? Each year dementia affects an increasing number of community members and their families. Though the causes and management of the disease are under intensive, […]

Coffee with… Bronwyn Forster, HealthAbility and Sulo Colombage, Carrington Health

10.03.2020 Coffee With

                 Bronwyn Forster                            Sulo Colombage ____________________________________________________________________________________ Bronwyn Forster, Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, HealthAbility Bronwyn Forster, November 2019 This drawing represents the responses to the Coffee with… questionnaire. The tools I currently use in my System […]

Coffee with… Bonnie Coogan, Primary Prevention Coordinator, IEPCP

06.02.2020 Coffee With

                  The IEPCP welcomes Bonnie Coogan to the team as she undertakes a secondment as our Primary Prevention Coordinator until the end of June 2020. What was your role at Access HC before you came to IEPCP? I was a Health Promotion Practitioner. I mainly led our […]

Coffee with… Gabrielle Williams, MP, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women, Minister for Youth

09.12.2019 Coffee With, News

                  What does the 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence mean for you? The 16 Days of Activism campaign is about putting the safety and wellbeing of women and girls on the global and national agenda. It is an opportunity for communities and workplaces to […]

Coffee With… Samantha McGuffie, Manager – Prevention of Violence Against Women (PVAW), Women’s Health East

07.11.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at WHE My role is to lead the PVAW work at WHE. This includes the Together for Equality and Respect partnership (a regional collective impact approach to prevent violence against women in Melbourne’s East) and other work addressing the drivers of gender-based violence. Right now we are supporting lots of our partner […]

Coffee With…Sameera Abdeen: Project Manager, Community Inclusion, Yarra Valley Water

03.10.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at YVW Community inclusion is a relatively new division of Yarra Valley Water and looks at strategy and program development for the members of our community that might be experiencing vulnerabilities.  These are vulnerabilities such as financial hardship, engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse communities, accessibility, family violence and different life stages.  […]

Coffee with … Melissa Yong, Health Promotion Coordinator Division of Student Life – Health and Wellbeing, Deakin University

29.08.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at Deakin? I am Deakin’s first-ever Health Promotion Coordinator.  I started in November 2018 so I’m about 7 months into the role.  It is my first experience working in tertiary or any education setting.  I’ve worked in Health Promotion for 20+ years but always at local and state government prior to starting […]

Coffee with … Julia Bilton, Health Promotion Manager, Carrington Health and healthAbility

31.07.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at Carrington Health and healthAbility? I started earlier this year as Health Promotion Manager and I lead our growing health promotion team across our Box Hill and Eltham sites. I am lucky enough to work within a Team who have a wealth of local knowledge and expertise and be surrounded by incredible […]

Coffee with…Ada Poon, Service Coordinator, Centre for Holistic Health

01.07.2019 Coffee With

                Describe the work that goes on at the Centre for Holistic Health. The Centre for Holistic Health aims to promote physical and mental wellbeing in the Chinese community through providing preventive and ameliorative services. Over the last two years, the Centre has been piloting two major projects. […]

Coffee With… Jacinda Erich, Health Promotion Officer at Link Health & Community

11.06.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at Link Health & Community? My role at Link as Health Promotion Officer focuses on gender equity and prevention of violence against women. This involves working closely with other stakeholders to reduce violence against women by working with community, to build their knowledge and capacity so that they too can be agents […]

Coffee with…Wina Kung, General Manager Home Care Services, mecwacare

15.04.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at mecwacare: mecwacare has provided care and services to the community since 1959, offering residential, community and in-home support to the aged and people with disability. We support clients through all stages of their life journey by providing high-quality care, services and respectful advice. We also assist clients to remain independent, provide […]

Coffee with…Steph Ashby, Primary Prevention Coordinator, IEPCP

02.04.2019 Coffee With

Can you tell us a little about the work you have been doing before joining the team at IEPCP? I was working at City of Casey as a senior health planner. I loved the role but it was a short term maternity leave position. After 6 years travelling to work in various roles across Pakenham, […]

Coffee with…Sue Rosenhain, Integrated Planning Manager, IEPCP

18.03.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role as our new Integrated Planning Manager The primary focus of my role here is the social inclusion priority of the Inner East Integrated Health Promotion plan, which is a plan that represents the HP work of IEPCP, Carrington Health, LinkHC and AccessHC. Social inclusion – whether or not people can Learn, Work, […]

Coffee with…Jessica Anson, Manager – Health Promotion, Research and Strategy, Link Health & Community

04.02.2019 Coffee With

          Describe your work/role at Link H&C In my role as Manager – Health Promotion, Research and Strategy, I’m responsible for leading and coordinating a team of four incredible practitioners (five if you include me). Our work is focused on planning and implementing a range of primary prevention strategies to promote […]

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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