Community Talk Links
What clients are saying about the Rural in Reach Community Talks...
"It was fantastic and informative"
"Excellent service to have access to"
"The information was all useful. I especially got a lot out of learning about high risk coping strategies that can be used when someone is feeling emotionally overhwhelmed and how to support someone who is using them"
"Great opportunity to socialise and meet people"
"The content was useful and practical"
"This was an opportunity for people to help people. I learnt about the importance of being responsible for your own health as a man which was great as well as the consequences on your lifestyle if you don't"
Please see below for a selection of previous Community Talk presentations and Westlink broadcasts produced by the Rural in Reach program.
Westlink 2016 Broadcast Series:
Westlink 2015 Broadcast Series:
- Episode 1: Family and Domestic Violence (FDV)
- Episode 2: Understanding and Responding to Eating Disorders
- Episode 3: The Significant Impact of Hearing Loss: Hearing Loss and Mental Health
- Episode 4: Understanding and Responding to Trauma
Westlink 2014 Broadcast Series:
- Episode 1: What is RinR?
- Episode 2: Mental Health Challenges for Young People
- Episode 3: Impact of Hearing Loss on a Child's Ability to Learn
- Episode 4: Discussing Depression
- Episode 5: Bullying in the Home or in the Workplace
- Episode 6: Alcohol and Pregnancy
- Episode 7: Hearing Difficulties, and its Impact on Working Life
- Episode 8: Culture, Women's Health, and Wellbeing
Westlink 2013 Broadcast Series:
- Episode 1: Women's Health & Well-being
- Episode 2: Nutrition & Healthy Eating
- Episode 3: Osteoporosis
- Episode 4: Stress and Anxiety
- Episode 5: eHealth
- Episode 6: Menopause
- Episode 7: Hear with Confidence
- Episode 8: Men's Health Panel Special
- Episode 9: Let's Talk about Sex
- Episode 10: Negative and Healthy Body Image
- Episode 11: The Silly Season – How to balance your indulgence over the festive break
- Managing Cultural Change
- Menopause - What is Normal?
- Respite and Care
- Prevention and Detection of Skin Cancer
- Men's Business
- Postnatal Depression
- Children's Nutrition
- Single Sided Deafness
- Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness
- Need help adjusting to Baby and Change?
- Resilience: Helping Your Teenager Bounce Back
- Women and Ageing
- The Dangers of Asbestos in the Home
- Youth, Drugs and Alcohol
Westlink 2016 Broadcast Series
Rural in Reach Westlink 2016 - Episode 1: Shimmy and Shake
This Westlink broadcast is something a little different - 'Shimmy & Shake', a very popular talk exploring creative ways to stay active using the ancient art of belly dancing. Join Tanja Luck, Health and Wellbeing Officer at Womens Health & Family Services, as she shows us how to use belly dancing to get into shape.
Rural in Reach Westlink 2016 - Episode 2: Parenting Across the Age Span
Parenting begins during pregnancy and lasts long after. This Rural in Reach broadcast invites a panel from the Womens Health and Family Services program Kids in Focus, to discuss parenting across various ages. The panel will also explore attachment and suggest ways of maintaining this with your children during life's challenges such as separation, trauma and alcohol and other drug misuse.
Westlink 2015 Broadcast Series
Rural in Reach Westlink 2015 - Episode 1: Family and Domestic Violence
Rural in Reach Westlink 2015 - Episode 2: Understanding and Responding to Eating Disorders
Rural in Reach Westlink 2015 - Episode 3
The Significant Impact of Hearing Loss (Hearing Loss and Mental Health)
Rural in Reach Westlink 2015 - Episode 4
Understanding and Responding to Trauma
Westlink 2014 Broadcast Series
Rural in Reach Westlink 2014 - Episode 1: What is RinR?
Rural in Reach Westlink 2014 - Episode 2: Mental Health Challenges for Young People
Mental health problems are emerging as a significant health concern for Australia's young people. This episode of the RinR broadcast discusses the most prevalent challenges facing youth in Australia, how to access support options, as well as what it means to be 'mentally healthy.
Rural in Reach Westlink 2014 - Episode 3: The Impact of Hearing Loss on a Child's Ability to Learn
Rural in Reach Westlink 2014 - Episode 4: Discussing Depression
Rural in Reach Westlink 2014 - Episode 5: Bullying in the Home or in the Workplace
Rural in Reach Westlink 2014 - Episode 6: Alcohol and Pregnancy
Rural in Reach Westlink 2014 - Episode 7: Hearing Difficulties, and its Impact on Working Life
Rural in Reach Westlink 2014 - Episode 8: Culture, Women's Health, and Wellbeing
Westlink 2013 Broadcast Series
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 1: Women's Health & Well-being
An introduction to the Rural in Reach program and a discussion of women's health and well-being, with Nicole, Janet, Sarah and Fiona from the Rural in Reach team.
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 2: Nutrition & Healthy Eating
A discussion on nutrition and healthy eating, with Janet and Sarah from the Rural in Reach team.
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 3: Osteoporosis
A discussion on Osteoporosis; what it is, its risk factors, effects, and what can be done to prevent it, with Janet from the Rural in Reach team and Kristy (Women's Health and Family Services nutritionist).
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 4: Stress & Anxiety
This fourth episode of the Rural in Reach broadcast series looks at Stress and Anxiety. In particular Janet, Sarah and Fiona from the Rural in Reach team focus on the different types of stress, what causes stress, how it can affect people, and what you can do to deal with.
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 5: e-Health
Kathy and Michelle from South West Medicare Local speak with Nicole (Rural in Reach Program Coordinator) about e-Health: What it means, why register and how to get your own e-Health record. Rural in Reach Westlink Broadcast - Episode 6: Menopause (July)
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 6: Menopause
Rural in Reach health consultant Janet and Joan (Womens Health and Family Services Clinic Manager) discuss Menopause, common symptoms and management strategies.
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 7: Hear with Confidence
The Rural in Reach team has a conversation with Sharon (Community Program Coordinator) and her colleagues, from the Ear Science Institute of Australia, about ear health and hearing awareness. The Ear Science Institute of Australia is renowned centre of excellence on ear health, associated hearing disorders and treatment. The Ear Science Institute of Australia provide service across WA through the LIONS Hearing Bus and other innovative Rural initiatives.
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 8 (Special): Men's Health Panel
Rural in Reach team host a panel discussion focusing on Men’s mental health and alcohol and other drug use. Featuring Heath Black (ex AFL player and writer), Dean Dwyer (Men’s Advisory Network) and Dr Paul Pule (Men Alive Australia). Alcohol use in regional WA is some of the highest consumption Nationally and suicide rates, particularly amongst young men, far out numbers their metro counterparts. This panel brings insight and experience, both personally and professionally, to these often difficult to talk about issues.
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 9: Let's Talk about Sex
Lets talk about sex! In this episode the Rural in Reach panel discuss incorporating responsible choices, being safe, your rights and where to go to access health, well being and contraceptive advice.
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 10: Positive and Negative Body Image
This health and well-being broadcast will explore negative & healthy body images as well as practical tips about how you can improve your body image & self esteem. Suitable for all age groups.
Rural in Reach Westlink 2013 - Episode 11: The Silly Season – How to balance your indulgence over the festive break
To end the year, the Rural in Reach team presented their final Westlink broadcast 'The Silly Season -- How to balance your indulgence over the festive break'. In this last broadcast, the team explored what indulgence means and covered indulgent risks such as alcohol and other drugs, food consumption and finances. The team was joined on the panel with special guest Nona from Womens Health and Family Services.
Managing Cultural Change: Dr. Ken Minkoff & Dr. Christie Cline
This video-link presentation was provided for community groups as part of the Rural in Reach (RinR) Program. Presented by Dr Cline and Dr Minkoff, both board-certified psychiatrists, this video looks at "Welcoming women and families with complex needs and delivering integrated care in rural and remote areas".
Menopause - What is Normal?
This community talk for the 'Rural in Reach' program addresses what is and isn't ‘normal’ regarding menopause, and how to best embrace it with style and grace. This talk was presented by Janet Pages-Oliver, Rural in Reach Health Consultant and Registered Nurse.
Respite and Care
This community talk is presented by Brett McDonald (Registered Nurse), who works for a network of Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres which operate from selected regional locations. These Centres provide a link to and information about a wide range of community, aged care and support services, including services for those who provide care. Centres can also assist carers with options to take a break through short-term and emergency respite services.
Detection and Prevention of Skin Cancer
There is an increasing concern regarding skin cancer in Australia. This presentation will outline how people can reduce the risk of developing skin cancer by being SunSmart when the UV Index reaches 3 or above. It will also focus on the importance of early detection, which can lead to the successful treatment of over 95% of skin cancers. This community talk was presented by Lorena Chapman of the Cancer Council WA.
Presented by Dean Dyer, President of Men's Advisory Network (MAN)
Men suffer longer and die earlier than women by 5 years on average. Physical health, mental health and relationship health are often ignored. This presentation will enlighten, inform and inspire you. You will go away with: immediate steps you can take to live longer and happier.
Presented by Janet Pages-Oliver, Registered Nurse and Family Therapist.
Postnatal depression affects up to 15% of childbearing women and their families. This talk will discuss signs and symptoms as well as practical help support options.
This talk will aim to simplify all the mixed messages that are out there around what we should be feeding our kids. Presented via video conference for the Rural in Reach program.
Single Sided Deafness
Single sided deafness is when a person is able to hear through only one ear. This talk, presented by the Ear Science Institute and coordinated through the Rural in Reach Program, discusses some of the causes of single sided deafness as well as treatment options.
Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness
Breast Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in Australian women. This talk will be presented by the peak national cancer control organisation.
Need help adjusting to Baby and Change?
This community talk is an information session on a support group we are offering in 2015 in rural areas designed for women suffering from postnatal depression and anxiety. The support group will aim to provide women with some tools to cope with the thoughts and feelings that are commonly experienced by women after the birth of a baby. Featuring Janet Pages-Oliver (RinR Health Consultant) and Subhan Dellar (Coordinator, Perinatal Mental Health Program).
Resilience: Helping Your Teenager Bounce Back
Are you wanting to support the young people in your life? This talk will discuss what influences and pressures young people face today. Kim will present information on developmental stages of youth and peer pressure and its impact on mental health, self harm, bullying and drug use. There will be a focus on how you can support resilience in teenagers. Featuring Kim Ziapur, Rural in Reach Health Consultant.
Women and Ageing
This community health talk, is presented by Women’s Health specialist Dr Alison Creagh, discusses the changes that can occur as we age.
The Dangers of Asbestos in the Home
Are you thinking about renovating? Then do it safely and reduce the risk to yourself and your family. This community talk covers asbestos related diseases, identifying and locating asbestos in your home, handling asbestos, safe disposal and regulations.
Youth, Drugs and Alcohol
This talk, presented by Kim Ziapur and Sarah Broadhead from RinR, will discuss alcohol and other drug use amongst young people. Plus some treatment/support approaches.
Rural in Reach Program: Official Launch
In April 2012, the Rural in Reach program officially launched at the Womens Health & Family Services. This launch was in conjunction with the Western Australian network of Community Resource Centres (CRCs) and the Hon Brendon Grylls MLA, as well as several external rural and remote communities linking in via video conference. The Rural in Reach program gives people from all ages and backgrounds around WA access to free information, support, counselling using the latest video conferencing technology and referrals to specialised health programs and centres.
Westlink 2015 Broadcast Series: