Coffee With

Virtual Coffee With… David Cooke, Senior Manager, Camcare

30.06.2021 Coffee With

Virtual Coffee With… Kate Ravenscroft, Manager – Equality & Respect, Women’s Health East

01.06.2021 Coffee With

Virtual Coffee With… Viv Cunningham-Smith, Eastern Volunteers and IEPCP Board Chair

29.04.2021 Coffee With

This month our Executive Officer, Tracey Blythe, chats to CEO of Eastern Volunteers, Viv Cunningham-Smith, about the impacts of COVID-19 on volunteering and how organisations have adapted to a new environment. “We support community organisations who require volunteer workforces… through training, through mentoring, through advice on how to structure their workforces and we also assist […]

Virtual Coffee With… Jude Whelan & Tina Beltramin, Manningham City Council

30.03.2021 Coffee With

We are excited to present our “Coffee With” segment this month with Jude Whelan, Manager Communications, and Tina Beltramin, Positive Ageing & Community Access Coordinator, from Manningham Council. Both are involved in the Eastern Region ageism campaign and tell us the importance of respect, being inclusive, social justice, equity and language in tackling ageism.

Virtual Coffee With… Dilnaz Billimoria, Community leader, advocate and volunteer in Eastern Melbourne

03.03.2021 Coffee With

This month we were delighted to chat with Dilnaz Billimoria. Dilnaz migrated from India to Australia with her young family two decades ago and works in the financial services industry. Dilnaz is also a community leader, advocate, board member, committee member and volunteer, and was recently recognised by both the Communities Council on Ethnic Issues […]

Virtual Coffee With… Jo Stanford, Senior Dietitian and Child and Family Team Leader in Community Health Eastern Health

04.02.2021 Coffee With, News

Our first virtual coffee with for 2021 is with Jo Stanford, a Senior Dietitian and Child and Family Team Leader in Community Health at Eastern Health. Jo spoke with our Primary Prevention Coordinator, Bonnie Coogan and shared some insights about her work with families and the variety of the work she sits across in her […]

Virtual Coffee With… Lee Robson Manager Community Resilience – Manningham City Council

07.12.2020 Coffee With

This month we chat to Lee Robson, Manager Community Resilience at Manningham Council. Lee explains how this short-term role is focused on an organisation-wide approach to COVID-19, identifying how the community is being impacted and how the council is responding in flexible ways, working with partners to address the impacts.

Virtual Coffee With… David Towl, General Manager – Health Promotion – Access Health and Community

04.11.2020 Coffee With, News

This month Inner East PCP interviews David Towl, General Manager Health Promotion, Access Health & Community. David tells us about the fascinating history of Access H&C from its humble beginnings as a paupers hospital to the growing community health organisation it is today. Find out how an organisation like this has pivoted to cope 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 City Council. 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.  […]

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