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: May and June.

What's on at the Independent Living Centre WA in May
Nurture Yourself – Carer Retreat Series

North Metro Carers are invited to attend the following retreat series specifically designed for carers. As a carer it is important to take time out to care for yourself, both physically and mentally. This 4 week retreat series will provide time for relaxation, time out and self-care activities all with an aim to nurture your soul.

Mindfulness and making time for you
A 2 day mini retreat with Querida.
Part A: Thursday, 9th May 2019
Part B: Thursday, 16th May 2019

Slowing down and mindful choices for you
A 2 day mini retreat with Kelly.
Part A: Thursday, 23rd May 2019
Part B: Thursday, 30th May 2019

The sessions will be followed by a light lunch and please wear comfortable clothing suitable for light movement.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a family member or friend with a mental health condition.

When: Thursday, 9, 16, 23 & 30 May 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Where:City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club, 181 – 183 Challenger Parade, City Beach WA 6015
Cost: Funding is available through CRCC North Metro

Places are limited, please express your interest by registering below or call 1800 052 222.

Eventbrite – Nurture Yourself – Carer Retreat Series
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 family member or friend 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: Funding is available through CRCC North Metro

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 family member or friend with dementia.

When: Thursday 23rd May 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Funding is available through CRCC North Metro

Eventbrite - Dementia Education and Training for Carers
Video Conference: 'Preparing for an AAC Trial' (WACHS staff only)

Communication device trials can go past in the blink of an eye! But there are many things that can be done before a trial even starts to ensure everyone is prepared. Join one of ILC’s Speech Pathologists to learn about strategies, tips and resources that will help you get the most out of a communication device trial. This videoconference will cover:

Tips and examples for setting AAC trial goals
Where to access free electronic and non-electronic versions of common AAC systems
Where to go for further information and support

Target audience: Speech Pathologists and other Allied Health professionals within WACHS, who have access to the WACHS videoconferencing network.

When: Wednesday 29th May 2019, 10am - 11am
Where: Video Conference
Cost: Free

Personal Alarms - Information Session and Product Presentation

Learn more about alarm features such as Automatic fall detection, GPS tracking, 2-way voice communication, 24/7 emergency support, medication reminders and many more. Our experienced ILC staff, as well as three product experts from Blueforce, Guardian Safety Pendants and Silver Chain, will be available to answer your questions.

Target audience: We encourage consumers as well as health professionals to attend this session.

Registration
This is a free event, but please register via Eventbrite to secure a ticket.
Morning tea and a complimentary tour of the ILC display floor, exhibiting a wide range of assistive equipment and technology, will be included.

When: Thursday 30th May 2019, 10am - 12pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands 6009
Cost: Free

Eventbrite – Personal Alarms – Information Session & Product Presentation
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 family member or friend 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: Funding is available through CRCC North Metro

Eventbrite – Mental Health Education and Training for Carers
Positive Behaviour Support Workshop for Carers

Do you care for a family member or friend with Autism Spectrum Disorder and want to know how to better support them with anxious, aggressive, and oppositional behaviours?

Dolly from Behaviour Zen will be providing carers living in the north metro region, with an interactive day workshop designed to provide you with the practical strategies to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

This practical and interactive workshop will include the following topics:
• Definition of emotional regulation
• Emotional Regulation Strategies
• Introduction to oppositional behaviour
• Causes of oppositional behaviour
• Introduction to aggressive behaviour
• Management strategies to support individuals with oppositional behaviour
• Causes of aggressive behaviour
• Management strategies to support individuals with aggressive behaviour
• Management strategies to support individuals with anxiety
• Introduction to anxiety
• Causes of anxiety

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on the day.

Target audience: North Metro Carers who care for a family member or friend with Autism Spectrum Disorder

When: Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Funding is available through CRCC North Metro
Registration: Places are limited, please express your interest by registering below or call 1800 052 222.

Eventbrite –Positive Behavious Support Workshop for Carers
De-escalation Skills for Carers

Do you care for a family member or friend and want to learn how to respond and better support them? The Western Australian Association for Mental Health are providing carers living in the north metro region, with an interactive course designed to equip you with practical response strategies.

This course looks at the four step SAFE de-escalation process:
Situation – Assess – Facilitate - Evaluate

Content covered:
• Establish rapport
• Recognise danger
• Empathetic communication
• Preventative techniques
• Identify and assess behaviours
• Relevance of mental health & other challenges
• Manage emotions and instinct
• Verbal and nonverbal defusing techniques
• Ensure personal safety

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on the day.

Target audience: North Metro Carers who care for a family member or friend with a disability or mental health condition.

When: Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Funding is available through CRCC North Metro
Registration: Places are limited, please express your interest by registering below or call 1800 052 222.

Eventbrite –De-escalation Skills for Carers
Men’s Carer Wellbeing Day

Do you look after your car better than yourself? Come along to the Independent Living Centre WA Men’s Carer Wellbeing Day to find out how to keep your body road-worthy so that you can provide the best care to the person you care for.

In celebration of Men’s Health Week 2019 and the launch of WA’s first Men’s Health and Wellbeing policy, the Independent Living Centre WA has designed a day just for you to have access to the tools that will help you monitor and look after your engine. There will be a range of service providers available on the day as well as guest speakers presenting information on Men’s Health and Wellbeing.

Bring a family member or friend and take the first step to taking care of you!

There will be free massages and lunch available on the day and a raffle to be in the draw to win a variety of prizes.

Target audience: Sons, Brothers, Fathers, Uncles, Husbands, Neighbours and Mates all helping someone they care about who may have a disability, mental health condition, dementia or who are frail aged.
When: Saturday, 15th June 2019, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Where:Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club, 11 Oceanside Promenade, Mullaloo WA 6027
Cost: Free

Eventbrite – Mens Carer Wellbeing Day
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: 19th May - 24th May 2019 TBC

Where: Denmark, Walpole and Albany
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 is underway for visits in the second half of 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