Welfare and Advocacy
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WELLBEING AND HEALTH RELATED OFFERS
From time to time, we are offered opportunities that complement our Sub-Branch initiatives. The Sub-Branch supports these initiatives, however members must judge whether participation is right for you. You can discuss these with any of our Wellbeing Support Officers, or help that is available on the links provided in this Page.
The latest initiatives include:
Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club
Edith Cowan University
ECU invites participation in a research project that aims to enhance emotional well-being and social care services for older adults during periods of social isolation. For information, see this Link: ECU
The Open Arms Group Program Schedule for January to July 2021 has now been developed. Click this Link for Programme
It will be delivering a large number of treatment and psych-educational groups together with Open Arms Mental Health literacy workshops.
The majority of groups are being delivered in the metropolitan area.
If you have an interest in a particular group – please discuss with our Wellbeing Support Officers in the first instance, or contact:
Andrea. Group Program Coordinator – Western Australia
Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or via their Website Tel: (08) 6461 7800 Ext: 477801
Welfare covers a broad range of Wellbeing Support functions and activities undertaken by our Sub-Branch. It assists members in accessing a full range of welfare services and support. The types of services and support typically provided include:
- visits to home, hospital and aged care facilities,
- providing simple services such as driving, shopping trips etc,
- arranging for simple domestic assistance or home maintenance service,
- assisting with administration, organising and conducting social, family and sporting activities; and
- provide support to a veteran’s family during time of serious illness, grief, or loss.
An interesting Study on life long happiness has been carried out by Harvard University USA. It puts many of life issues in perspective. Watch this 10 minutes presentation – Link.
Wellbeing Support assistance is provided in our Sub-Branch by:
Wellbeing Support Officer
Greg provides Wellbeing Support and services. For further information on how Greg may provide you with support, please contact:
Greg EMAIL 0417 911 173
Memorial Warden, Wellbeing Support Officer
David provides Wellbeing Support and services in conjunction with Greg, but is also responsible on behalf of our Sub-Branch for the Charles Riley Memorial Precinct Wall of Remembrance. This was dedicated on 23 May 2015 and enables families to sponsor plaques in honour of those local ex-service personnel and North Beach Sub-Branch members who are no longer with us. For more information contact:
David EMAIL 0409 317 4111
Wellbeing Support Officers- Peer Health Coordinators
Alex Lennox and Eric Aitkins
Alex and Eric organise Peer Health activities and events that support the general welfare and well-being of our Sub-Branch Members. This is through activities and events such as gymnasium visits and health related programs, First Aid training, Walking, Kayaking, Bike Riding, Coffee groups, group fishing trips. Eric’s area of focus is DVA Peer Health Education.
For more information contact:
Alex EMAIL 0409 114 298
Eric EMAIL 0419 954 972
Being an ex-service person (veteran) often brings with it issues not often faced by our civilian counterparts.
As stated on the RSLWA page –
Advocacy is the act of making representations on behalf of others to ensure that they receive a fair hearing of their case or an outcome they seek. In the context of the RSL this means providing support to veterans who are seeking entitlements, based on their service, from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
As our Sub-Branch does not have an Advocate, for assistance please contact the Veterans Hub in Heathridge operated by the City of Joondalup RSL Sub-Branch.
RSLWA provides Wellbeing Advocacy, and Rehabilitation and Compensation Advocacy and has a wide range of documentation that provide information on its services and support programmes.