Community Sector e-Newsletter Edition  11 - 2020

Welcome and Hello!

Hello my lovelies and welcome to the first edition for 2020 of our e-Newsletter.  

Happy New Year, 2020, a new year and a new decade! 

As we begin the year, we wish to acknowledge the tragic opening to 2020. We have been deeply saddened by the catastrophic bushfires devastating our communities and environment. A great many of our members and Network partners in the Eastern States particularly have been directly impacted by the fires. They have been suffering the ill effects of the thick haze of smoke that still lingers weeks later in some areas. Our great nations people have watched and listened day after day to the news reports of utter despair and loss, seeing images of communities wiped from the map, families broken from loss, and our beautiful wildlife decimated in the wake of the flames and smoke that spread. Stories of human resilience and hope began to emerge and volunteers began to assist with the animals who had been injured. Australia and it's people have been broken before, but we will rally and rebuild because that is what we do. It is hard not to be affected by this tragedy which is still unfolding and we are sending our love and blessings to all who have suffered during this time. PHNA Committee of Management. 

We hope you enjoy our newsletter this time around, and wish you all peace and happiness in your everyday lives.  Melissa Dumitru Founder & CEO 
Xmas Community Support Group Gathering 2019
Thank you to the Lions Club of Whitford volunteers for making this day really special. 

Let's have a quick natter

The Good Meal Co are an NDIS registered meal provider who can be accessed by participants from Core Supports under improved daily living.  We are currently the only registered home delivery meal provider in WA.
At The Good Meal Co our meals can often be used for bridging the gap to greater independence when it comes to meal times.  Our goal is to have every Australian eating nutritious, wholesome and affordable meals.  CLICK here to see the full range of meals and details on how to order.

Sue Gordon | Sales Representative WA The Good Meal Co.
(A Division of The Kuisine Company Pty. Ltd.)
T: 02 4735 8200 - F: 02 4735 8400 - 
M: 0435 711 259

Community Spotlight

January 2020 Newsletter Club, & Getting Social Workshops at ConnectGroups. I met some amazing new people including Raul from Activate Mental Health, and Daniel from Sirens to Soldiers.  I felt really supported with my emotional health and well-being by being with these amazing individuals, as well as learning a few things too! 
You Only Die Once - Campaign
We are delighted that evaluation results have proved that You only die once, Australia’s first Advance Care Planning consumer awareness campaign, was highly successful.

A comparison of pre and post campaign survey results indicated a 60% increase in awareness of Advance Care Planning. In addition, over 6,000 people visited the dedicated campaign website for more information over the period of the campaign.

Palliative Care WA CEO Lana Glogowski said “Consumer awareness campaigns have a lot to compete with just to get our attention, let alone prompt us to find out more.  These excellent evaluation results show this campaign managed to do just that, proving that not only was the concept effective but also that there is an appetite for the topic.”

"This campaign has created a platform from which we can continue to increase awareness of Advance Care Planning so more Western Australians can get the end of life experience they desire."

The website will stay up, so please spread the word that is a great place for anyone to start their advance care planning journey.

Sense N' Style

Australian Government advice for novel coronavirus

Disclaimer: The following information was compiled from the Department of Health website on 7 February 2020. We will update this as more information becomes available. CLICK to find out more.

Mindful Moment

Survivors guilt is inevitable with PH

Looking Back at My PH Journey and Finding Hope in the Hard Places

To read this article in full please click here. Brought to you by 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia's First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their culture, identities, and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present, and are committed to making a positive contribution to the well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by working on providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive.  We are committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. We welcome all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. 
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