Cultural Morning Tea- Mount Morgan

The Rockhampton Regional Council’s  Cultural Morning Tea (free for everyone) which will be held at Mount Morgan on 21st August at Community Services hall, 18 Morgan Street Mount Morgan

We have speaker from Alzheimer’s Australia-Rockhampton who will be giving information on Dementia in the Community and Office of Fair Trading-Rockhampton, who will be giving different SCAMS information session.

See attached flyer for further information

Cultural MorningTea 21 August (1)-2014

FREE LGBTI Inclusivity Training for the aged care sector

The Healthy Communities Program at the QLD AIDS Council are pleased to announce their success in receiving funding from the Department of Social Services  to deliver FREE training for the Aged Care Sector.

The National LGBTI Aged Care Strategy and amendments to the Federal Anti Discrimination Legislation have come into effect and all aged care services will need to become inclusive of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex communities (LGBTI) to obtain future accreditation.

Ø  FREE LGBTI Aged Care Champion  Training for the Aged Care sector, supporting one champion in each aged care residential setting, day respite and community care service in 25 locations around the state, who will be the ‘go to’ person for staff support and organisational change regarding LGBTI issues.

This one day training is designed to:

Ø  Explore who the LGBTI communities are

Ø  Reflect on our own feelings towards this population group

Ø  Gain a greater understanding of what it is like to life as a marginalised group in Australia today.

Ø  Reflects on the current legislation surrounding discrimination

Ø  Reviews the current policy framework for the aged care sector

Ø  Reflects on the specific health issues facing our LGBTI seniors and how to cater to these needs

Ø  Introduces the concept of organisational inclusivity and also personal inclusivity This training is very interactive with a range of activities and exercises, case studies and DVD footage to introduce and explore this topic in a safe and nonjudgmental way. The focus is on organisational inclusivity, not personal or faith based beliefs.

To find out more information or to register for the training go to<>

The Free LGBTI Champions Training will be rolled out from July 2014 until June 2015, If you are an aged care service that may be able to offer a venue or for further information on how we can support your service,  please email Ricki Menzies at<>

The Accidental Counsellor Training

Please find attached a flyer and information regarding training for ‘The Accidental Counsellor’  which is a fantastic opportunity for Administration staff

Some ideas to be explored are :

  • Defined the role of the administration workers;
  • Understood what is meant by confidentiality;
  • Practised how to position themselves as workers who don’t get invited into counselling conversations or sharing confidential information;
  • Practised skills to assist them to stay within their role as administration workers.

We have identified that there is not a lot of training specifically aimed at Administration staff in the Community Services Industry and believe this is a wonderful opportunity to be able to bring this to Rockhampton.

Get in quick as there are only 15 places on offer with full catering provided

The Accidental Counsellor

Community, Family and Children’s Expo


    Child Protection Week activities:

Community, Family and Children’s Expo

Safe, Happy and Healthy Children

Celebrating QLD Child Protection Week

We are seeking organisations to hold a stall to inform the community of the services they offer at our two events

The Hall State School at 8:00am

Tuesday, 9th September 2014

Allenstown State School at 8:00am

Friday, 12th September 2014

A free sausage sizzle BBQ will be provided.

Health, learning, education, family support and information for families.

Family Planning will be running a parent session at 9:00am

Please respond with your availability

To Melanie McAllum

via email

or phone 0467815549