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DRUMBEAT 3-Day Facilitator Training

DRUMBEAT is an early intervention program for ‘at-risk’ youth and adults. We use a unique approach, drawing metaphors and analogies from a drum-circle experience into exercises that address a wide range of relationship issues that impact on life outcomes.

DRUMBEAT has proven particularly successful with indigenous youth and others who are alienated from society.

DRUMBEAT is delivered in both primary and high schools, as well as youth centres, mental health groups, hospitals, drug rehabilitation centres and prisons.

DRUMBEAT is an evidence-based program with a growing research base, including 6 peer-reviewed research studies published in International journals.

A 3-day DRUMBEAT facilitator training program will be held in Mornington from the 17th-19th of February. For further information, please download a copy of the event flyer here.

Living Works Australia Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Partners in Recovery is inviting you to attend free Living Works Australia Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.

For further information about the training go to Living Works website:

Places are limited, therefore RSVP’s are essential.

Date: Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th February 2016
Times: 9am – 4.30pm
Venue: Tailrace Centre, 1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside Launceston, Tasmania, 7250
RSVP’s Essential: to Rebecca Irwin, Email: rebeccai[at] by 8 Feb
Cost: Free

Would you like to learn about “Adventures for All”, the bush adventure therapy program for Tasmanians living with disabilities and/or mental illness and their families?

In the coming week Adventure Works & Langford are hosting two Information Sessions for potential participants, family members, support teams and referrers. It’s a good chance to come along, look at a presentation, listen to some information, ask a few curly questions and understand what’s involved.

The sessions will be held on Monday, 18th January from 4pm-5pm at Langford, 116 Oldaker St Devonport (for the North) and on Thursday, 21st January, 4pm-5pm at Langford, 1 Bowen Rd Moonah (for the South).

For further information, please download a copy of the relevant documents here: Adventures 4 All (South) | Adventures 4 All (North)

Campbell Town Community Fun Days

young Aboriginal support program (yAsp, formerly yAdas) in partnership with Campbell Town District High Social Work would like to extend an invitation to Campbell Town and Midlands Council District residents and families to three fun days to be held during the January school holiday period.

A BBQ lunch will be provided each day and upon request a bus can be organised to pick participants up and drop them off.

Each day will have a theme and several activities around that theme will be run. The first theme will be an active day including Zorb balls, cricket, and a paper plane competition; the second theme will be a messy day with canvas art, cake sculptures, and t-shirt art; the third theme will be a craft, movie and music day.

For further information, contact Naomi at naomi.gelston[at] or on 0458 093 956.


MHA CEO Update

Frank Quinlan, CEO of Mental Health Australia has issued a weekly update packed full of information on goings on in the mental health world.

You can read this update online here.

Shelter Tas – December Update

Shelter Tas are the peak body for Housing and Homelessness in Tasmania, and they have published an update for December.

To read the newsletter, click here.

Equal Opportunity Tasmania – Update

Equal Opportunity Tasmania have published an update covering happenings in 2015, including the launch of their new name and logo.

To view the update, click here.

ATDC December 2015 Update

The Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Council Tas Inc. have published an update for December.

To view it, click here.

Rural Alive & Well Inc. – Updated Contact Details

Rural Alive & Well Inc. (RAW) has recently had some changes in their Outreach Program and now have a full team around the state. They are welcoming three new Outreach Workers – Samara Ford who will be looking after the Huon and Channel areas, Andrew Baker the South East and Kristy Mayne who will be looking after the Southern Midlands and rural Brighton Municipalities.

You can download a copy of the contact details of all of their team and where they operate around the state here.

Scarlet Alliance Short Film Night

Scarlet Alliance are showing short films highlighting the rights of sex workers to be safe.

For more information view a copy of the flyer here.