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Interactive webinar series: peer consultation (4 sessions)

, 10 – 11 am Primary & Allied Health

The state-wide Alfred Mental Health and Gambling Harm Service is committed to providing a space and opportunity for Gambler’s Help staff to come together and support each other in a four-session video conference peer consultation series.

This series hopes to provide a forum for people to share collective knowledge, reflect on their work, gather ideas and support colleagues across Victoria.

These sessions will be conducted monthly in the last Thursday morning of each month, and commenced in August 2020. It is beneficial to register for this block of sessions planned for 27 August, 24 September, 29 October and 26 November.

Venue: Online – webinar

Gambling in two regional Victorian Aboriginal communities

, 12.30 – 1.30 pm Community Engagement/Education – Public health

In this presentation, findings from two exploratory studies of gambling will be shared. The studies were initiated and conducted by Mallee District Aboriginal Services and Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Services, in collaboration with La Trobe University. 50 Aboriginal people in regional Victoria were interviewed to identify benefits and harms associated with gambling and what community members thought should be done in response.

Venue: Online – webinar

Financial counselling: clients with complex needs and comorbidities

, 9.30 am–12.00 pm Help & Support – Communication skills

For financial counsellors: This session will teach effective ways of dealing with clients affected by mental health conditions and comorbidities including a focus on alcohol and other drugs.

The session will cover understanding the underlying issues of certain difficult behaviours, setting boundaries in client sessions and controlling the conversation, building rapport quickly with your clients and working more effectively with clients displaying difficult behaviours

Three CPD points can be awarded upon completion of this webinar. To satisfy your professional obligations - and to be awarded points for attendance - you are required to participate in the entire session.

Event registration will require you to log in to FCVIC's webpage.

Venue: Online – webinar
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