Submissions to the Mental Health Royal Commission

05.08.2019 News

Read some of the important regional and statewide submissions to the Mental Health Royal Commission: EMHSCA VicPCP GEN VIC VicHealth

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: August 2019

05.08.2019 News

IEPCP EO Tracey Blythe is currently exploring her West Australian dream destinations of Margaret River and Broome. In her absence the IEPCP are pleased to share some updates from our work and that of VIC PCP, our peak body and a voluntary alliance of the 28 Primary Care Partnerships in Victoria. IEPCP Physical Activity Forum […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: July 2019

01.07.2019 News

June 2019 proved to be a month crammed with conferences, forums and new learnings in Prevention. It is always great to reinforce the potential of the work in the absence of abundant resources. The IEPCP, as a member of the Eastern Elder Abuse Network, supported an EMR World Elder Abuse Awareness Day forum led by […]

Mental Wellbeing of Chinese International Students: Crisis & Resolutions Forum

28.06.2019 News

IEPCP recently attended this one day Conference was hosted by the Centre for Holistic Health and Study Melbourne. Key findings: 674,826 international students were enrolled in Australian educational institutions as of April 2019, an increase of 12% above enrolments in 2018. 30% are of Chinese-background. International students face significant challenges around adjusting to a new […]

Under the Radar: GenVic Conference 2019

28.06.2019 News

In June the IEPCP attended the inaugural GenVic Conference with the theme of Invisible towers: systemic violence, institutions and preventing violence against women. Highlights included: Adele Murdolo, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health on addressing colonisation and immigration structures, policies and processes in PVAW. Her key points were: Newly arrived women – comprise about one quarter […]

2019 Public Health Association of Australia Public Health Prevention Conference

27.06.2019 News

In June the IEPCP attended the 2019 Public Health Association of Australia Public Health Prevention Conference. Subtitled ‘Smashing the Silos’, this year’s Public Health Conference was a bumper three day event held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The program and presentations can be accessed here IEPCP highlights were: • Lucie Rychetnik, Australian Prevention […]

IEPCP Physical Activities for the Over Sixties Forum

11.06.2019 News

Description The Inner East Primary Care Partnership together with the Eastern Region Local Government Healthy Ageing Network is pleased to offer a half-day forum for Eastern Metropolitan Region physical activity providers to motivate and support the over 60’s to be more active. We know that many people over 60 years are not reaching their recommended […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: June 2019

11.06.2019 News

I have so enjoyed making the most of the mild autumn weather, getting out to meet with partners and attend local events throughout May. I was very privileged to attend a presentation at the Box Hill library from Nyadol Nyuon – a Melbourne based commercial lawyer and passionate community advocate. Nyadol champions issues concerning human […]

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

16.05.2019 News

Submissions are now open The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is now accepting submissions. Whether living with mental illness, caring for a loved one, working in the sector or just have a general interest in mental health – the Commission wants to hear views and ideas for change. If you want to attach […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: May 2019

16.05.2019 News

Reflecting on the short month of April, sprinkled with public holidays, leave and some amazing autumnal weather, I enjoyed getting out and attending some external events of relevance in the sector. The Community Services Industry Symposium was a great opportunity to hear from State Government and sector leaders on the Community Services Industry Plan. VCOSS […]

Safe & Together™ Model Overview Training

15.05.2019 News

Thought Leadership Roadshow – Centre for Evaluation Innovation – Melbourne

11.04.2019 News

Make your data work for you! Learn how to make the most of your organisation’s data and maximise effectiveness at our next Philanthropy Australia National Thought Leadership Roadshow. This year we are proud to present world leading experts on data evaluation, Julia Coffman and Tanya Beer of Washington D.C’s Center for Evaluation Innovation (CEI). The […]

2019 National Prevention in Practice Conference

11.04.2019 Events, News

Australia’s first conference dedicated to the prevention of alcohol and other drug harms will be held in Melbourne on June 24 and 25, providing excellent learning and networking opportunity for all participants. The 2019 National Prevention in Practice Conference, hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, will deliver local and international speakers sharing their expertise […]


11.04.2019 News

Join us for an informative discussion and question time on Dual Disability and NDIS presented by a panel of experts in the sector. Panellists: Sylvia Page- Senior Project Officer-Intensive Support Team- DHHS Daniel Rose- Senior Project Officer – Intensive Support Team – DHHS Kerrie Handcock- Principal Practice Leader-Vic Office of Professional Practice Teresa Mc Clelland- […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: April 2019

04.04.2019 News

March was a month packed full of events across the region, with inspirational speakers and information, and raising of awareness of key health issues and actions. The Eastern Elder Abuse Network (EEAN), led by Eastern Community Legal Centre, hosted an event with keynote speaker Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse […]

Regional Training and Mentoring Project

03.04.2019 News

We’re excited to announce the updated schedule for Eastern Volunteer’s ‘Regional Training and Mentoring Project’ now running in April and May! Please get on board with this state-government funded project and feel free to distribute this to your network so that they can benefit from these heavily subsidised training; suitable for anyone who coordinates or […]

Child Safe Training – Reportable Conduct and Mandatory Reporting (CFECFW)

02.04.2019 News

From the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare  Are you aware of the new mandatory reporting requirements? Mandatory reporters as of March 2019 will now include early childhood workers, out-of-home-care workers, Youth Justice workers and psychologists. The Centre provides training for all organisations who are required to be compliant with the Child […]

Gambling, Sports Betting and Young People

02.04.2019 News

A free forum for professionals and community leaders that work with young people Online gambling and sports betting is increasingly part of everyday life. Gambling advertising is changing the way young people see sport. Smartphones and tablets provide easy access for young people to gambling at any time, even if they are underage. This normalisation […]

Opening Doors 2019 Applications Open

18.03.2019 News

Applications for the 2019 Opening Doors Community Leadership Program at Link Health & Community are now open! This year we are celebrating 10 years of Opening Doors creating stronger, more inclusive and connected communities. We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in applying for our 2019 Program. Would you like to become […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: March 2019

18.03.2019 News

Dear Partners, February seemed to come and go quickly, with some exciting activity both internally at the IEPCP and externally. We have successfully recruited Steph Ashby to the IEPCP team. She starts 19 March as Prevention Coordinator, coming from the City of Casey in a Senior Health Planner role, and may be known to some […]

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