Following the success of the Inclusive Holiday Program in Karratha, Inclusion WA is now heading to Carnarvon! If you are interested in participating in a conversation about the program, please head along to the Community Consultation this September.
Are you interested in attending an ActiveSmart session?
These sessions are FREE and there are refreshments provided!
The aim of these sessions is to give sport and recreation providers, as well as local councils and other interested members of the community, an understanding of mental illness and the effects of stigma.
We want to break down the myths surrounding mental health, so that we can increase sport and recreation opportunities for individuals with a lived experience of mental illness.
This provides benefits to these individuals - It is well known that physical activity plays an important role in the recovery process, and provides many benefits for your club including:
Increase in memberships
New funding opportunities
Up skill coaches and volunteers
Become a best practice club
Building and strengthening the social fabric
If you would like more information, or to register, please contact Kris Poole at Inclusion WA on 9201 8900
Wednesday 12 September
6pm – 7.30pm
Committee Room 1, City of Gosnells Council Administration Building, 2012 Albany Hwy
Wednesday 19 September
6pm – 7.30pm
Conference Room, Level 2 Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon
This month, Senior Community Inclusion Officer Alan de Araujo shares a story with us;
Travis is a young man in his early 20s who has learning difficulties due to some mild intellectual disabilities. Travis was referred to us just over twelve months ago, and from our very first meeting he expressed his desire to get some training and a professional qualification, so that he could find a paid job.
To start, we helped Travis to update his Centrelink membership as well as find a new employment support organisation. From there, we supported Travis to participate in group training sessions and job searches in conjunction with Intework (employment support organisation based in Osborne Park) which eventually led to job interviews and some work placements.
However, after a number of different employment opportunities Travis had not found the right match. He told us that he "just wants to be a grown up man, employed, like other men in his age."
And then, a couple of weeks ago, something great happened.
We were fortunate to came across an opportunity for Travis to work at a tile shop in Osborne Park. It is a small, family business run by two brothers who were looking for a third member for their team. After an interview with Travis they decided that he would be the perfect man for the job.
A few weeks on and they all seem very happy and satisfied with each others company and the brothers have found Travis to be a great worker.
I am really happy for Travis and believe they will build a very solid long term relationship out of this opportunity.