Cyber Safety Workshops
Everybody has the right to feel safe....all of the time online.
Working with communities and experts across Australia to skill up facilitators ,parents and teachers to prevent and respond to fraud, image based abuse, bullying and online predators has been a highlight this year. We're currently working on some great new tools for families so stay tuned!
Media Spokesperson Workshops
For people who have to and want to talk to audiences via mutlit platform media.
This year I was pleased to work with a range of organisations interested in getting their messages heard on mainstream and local media. Marketing their messages and then taking them into studios to practice presentation skills and even being grilled was actually described as " much more fun than I anticipated", from one participant.
Agelink Theatre Inc. & Bethanie Homes Riversea
Caring creatively - An innovative and transformational arts project celebrating people with dementia and their stories using sensory storytelling techniques.
The leaders at Bethanie Homes and Curtin Care have recently won two awards for their courage and willingness to improve quality of life for people with demential and their families through this creative innovation in aged care.
The data over two years has shown a marked increase in wellbeing indicators such as a reduction in anxiety at approximately 6%-12% for participants in the program.
Concepts4change was engaged by Agelink Theatre Inc. to deliver this project in collaboration with Curtin Care and Riversea at Bethanie. We unearthed the creative stories from residents and transformed the stories into creative spoken word, music and movement with residents and facilitated the sessions with some very talented professional artists such as Craig Skelton , Jessie J, dawn Yates and Rachael Bott and a big thanks to Jordon for capturing these wonderful images.
Touched by Suicide
A Mental Health Initiative With Community Arts Network and James Berlyn
Touched By Suicide is an art-workshop designed by Western Australian multi-disciplinary artist James Berlyn and co-facilitated with Zoe Warwick. Touched By Suicide is not clinical therapy, it is a safe-space art practice for people whose lives have been affected by suicide or suicidal ideation.
A Different Way Home (Melbourne)
A mental health initiative on ageing well
This community collaboration included the City of Stonnington our Local Government Partner and Chapel off Chapel our Arts venue of choice and Annecto and a collective of professional Artists. A production was mounted, audiences provided with support and surveyed and the expert panel all combined towards 53% of attendees stating they would taking specific actions towards ageing well as a direct result of this initiative....oh and we had some rave reviews.
Making LGBTI Inclusion Happen!
A conference for age care service providers
Funded by the Commonwealth Government
Working with the expertise of the GLBTI Retirement Association of WA Inc. & Celebrate Ageing we collaborated to ensure that local and national experts in the field of LGBTI inclusion policy and practice presented their stories and latest research.
A Community of Practice
to support inclusion work was established and GRAI is now the leading provider of education and advocacy in WA in this area.