What’s On

The Independent Living Centre WA offers a range of training and events aimed at providing information and education to a range of groups in the health, education, community and disability sectors, as well as for clients, family members and carers. Workshops are delivered by different teams within the organisation, based on their team’s skills and expertise.

ILC offers customised training and professional development which is developed to suit your own, or your organisation’s, specific needs.

ILC offers services to rural and remote areas of Western Australia. You can view their upcoming trips here.

Quick links to our monthly calendars: March, April, May and June.

What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in March
Mental Health First Aid for Carers
Do you care for a loved one with a mental health condition and want to know how to recognise and respond to them if they are experiencing a mental health crisis, until professional help arrives?

The Western Australian Association for Mental Health are providing our north metro carers with a two-day interactive course designed to equip you with the skills and resources to recognise and respond appropriately to someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Content covered:
- Understanding Mental Health, including diagnoses, prevalence and common misconceptions
- Symptoms and causes of depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance misuse
- How to provide initial support to adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis
- Crisis First Aid for: suicidal behaviour, panic attacks, aggressive behaviour, self-harm, acute psychosis
- Responding to the effects of traumatic events and drug and alcohol misuse

Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and copies of the Mental Health First Aid books will be provided on the day. There are only 20 tickets available for this training, please register to attend as soon as possible.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with a mental health condition.

When: Tuesday, 19th and Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - Mental Health First Aid for Carers
Dementia Education and Training for Carers
Dementia Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with dementia.

Advance Care Planning: 10:30am – 11:30am
Lana from Palliative Care will be providing a workshop on Advance Care Planning. The session will look at how to plan ahead and let family and health providers know what someone would want if they could no longer speak for themselves.

The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with dementia.

When: Thursday 28th March 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - Dementia Education and Training for Carers
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in April
Relax Rejuvenate and Reset – Carer Weekend Retreat
As a carer, it is important to take time out to care for yourself, both physically and mentally. This weekend beachside break will provide time for relaxation, time out, nature and self-care activities all with an aim of nourishing your soul. Activities will include mindful movement, self-care workshop, meditation, mindfulness and some optional nature activities such as kayaking or a relaxing walk along the beach.

This event is sold out, please still register to be placed on the waitlist

Places are limited to the first 15 carers to register and who are not NDIS recipients.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with a mental health condition.

When: Friday, 5th April – 7th April 2019
Time: Arrive between 4:30pm – 5pm Friday, until approximately 1pm Sunday.
Where: Beachfront location at Ledge Point
Cost: $30.00 which includes accommodation, meals and all planned activities including group sessions.

Eventbrite – Relax Rejuvenate and Reset – Carer Weekend Retreat
Supporting Adults with Complex Communication Needs workshop
Are you working with or supporting someone who has no speech, little speech or speech that is difficult to understand? In this workshop, our experienced ILC Speech Pathology staff will discuss what Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is and how it can help someone with complex communication needs to get their message across. You’ll complete the workshop knowing that there is a wide variety of communication supports available and how you can be a supportive communication partner with the person you’re assisting.

Target Audience: This workshop is essential for support staff, group home staff, family members, people with communication difficulties, AT Mentors and other professionals with an interest in supporting people with complex communication needs.

When: Wednesday 17th April, 9:30am - 11:30am.
Cost: $150
Where: Independent Living Centre WA Training Room, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands

Eventbrite - Supporting Adults with Complex Communication Needs workshop
Dementia Education and Training for Carers
Dementia Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with dementia.

How to make a dementia friendly home: 10:30am – 11:30am
Nicole De Faria, an Occupational Therapist from the Independent Living Centre of WA will be providing information on how to make your home dementia friendly. Nicole will have a range of assistive equipment on display and will be able to answer questions on the day.

The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with dementia.

When: Monday 29th April 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - Dementia Education and Training for Carers
Mental Health Education and Training for Carers
Mental Health Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with a mental health condition.

NDIS Information Session: 10:00am – 11:00am
Clare from Carers WA will be providing a general overview of the NDIS for the group and discuss the importance of planning, as well as answering any questions you may have.

The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with a mental health condition.

When: Tuesday 30th April 2019, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite – Mental Health Education and Training for Carers
What's on at the Independent Living Centre WA in May
Mental Health Education and Training for Carers
Mental Health Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with a mental health condition.

Consumers of Mental Health WA: 10:00am – 11:00am
A presenter from The Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) will be providing carers with an overview of their services. CoMHWA is the peak body for people with lived experience of mental health issues in WA.

Western Australian Association of Mental Health WA: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Liz Connor from the Western Australian Association for Mental Health will be providing an overview on the services they provide to carers including advocacy, training and health promotion.

The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with a mental health condition.

When: Tuesday 14th May 2019, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite – Mental Health Education and Training for Carers
Dementia Education and Training for Carers
Dementia Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with dementia.

Residential Facilities: 10:30am – 11:30am
Naomi Scott from Rosewood Care Group will be providing a presentation on Residential Care. Naomi will discuss the process of going into residential care, costs involved and approvals.
The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with dementia.

When: Thursday 23rd May 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - Dementia Education and Training for Carers
What's on at the Independent Living Centre WA in June
Mental Health Education and Training for Carers
Mental Health Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with a mental health condition.

HelpingMinds: 10:00am – 11:00am
A guest speaker from HelpingMinds will be providing the group with information regarding their services for carers. HelpingMinds supports families that are affected by mental illness by providing them with advocacy, education, counselling and respite.

The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with a mental health condition.

When: Tuesday 4th June 2019, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite – Mental Health Education and Training for Carers
ILC Regional events and activities
ILC OT Amanda standing next to Josephine who is sitting on a Monarch Tesla scooter at the Balingup Small Farm Field DayILC Country Services visit to the Great Southern Region

See our Occupational Therapist, Amanda Hudson from the Country Services Team who will be visiting the Great Southern Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

When: 25th - 29th March 2019

Where: Denmark, Walpole and Albany
More information available here
Rebecca and Sue Buddle at Boyup Brook SW RegionILC Country Services visit to the Goldfields Region

See our Occupational Therapist, Nicole De Faria from the Country Services Team who will be visiting the Goldfields Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

When: April 2019

Where: Kalgoorlie focusing on the northern areas of the region
More information available here
ILC Country Services visits to your Region

See our Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists from the Country Services Team, who will be visiting your Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

Planning in underway for visits in 2019

Where: Expressions of interest are being sought, therapists are available for appointments and presentations. Please email country@ilc.com.au or call 1300 855 886
More information available here