Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 480 Issue Date: 16 Jul, 2018

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Headspace Geraldton

Update on "Headspace" in Geraldton

Guest Speaker Fiona Stewart: (intro by Clark Scarff) – The manager of headspace Geraldton Fiona is a mental health and social worker who has spent time in Vic, NT and WA. Did Outdoor Education for ten years. Has a Masters’ degree in Social Work. Her partner if GGRC member Luke Bailey.

 

TWO MAJOR POINTS:

  1. Geraldton headspace would like to find more employment opportunities for regional youth. It is a leading component of mental health issues.

  2. Geraldton headspace would like a small caravan (or similar) that could be used to take on the road to local shows and events.

  3. headspace G’ton provides 12-25 y.o’s with mental health intervention programs

  4. most clinical issues have developed in first 25 years

  5. the population in Geraldton needs a service such as headspace

  6. the Pilbara is trialling a travelling service delivery program. We need one in Mid West

  7. permanent facilities, like buildings, must look appropriate to attract those who want help

  8. headspace Geraldton provides doctors, vocational advice, drug & alcohol advice, clinical advice and involves family members

  9. Geraldton headspace is at capacity

  10. Would like more staff but doesn’t have the financial capacity to employ them

  11. Working in suicide prevention but not funded or staffed for this role

Fiona Stewart

Guest Speaker thanks by Phil Martin.

Author: Grant Woodhams

Published: 8 April, 2018

 


Meeting Rosters
Date
Setup & Door
Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
Guest Speaker Thanks
Fines Master
Student
18 Jul, 18
Bruce Ralph
Graeme Bylund
Steve Muir
Tony Emmott
Luke Bayley
Grant Woodhams
Viki Fennell
Lew Hills
25 Jul, 18
Paul Pirrottina
Clark Scarff
Geoff Watson
Peter Svensson
Raj Mavath
Scott Bennett
Ian Taylor
Steve Muir
01 Aug, 18
Laurie Dines
Douglas Bruce
Tim Duggan
Ray Haynes
Phil Martin
Ian Taylor
Peter Sukiennik
Dan Crisp
08 Aug, 18
Grant Woodhams
Zane D'Mello
Jim Dillon
Kim Stokes
Kevin Watson
John Gooch
Stu Watson
Geoff Wood
15 Aug, 18
Peter Sukiennik
Luke Bayley
Tony Emmott
Glenn O'Brien
Viki Fennell
Graeme Bylund
Robert Houwen
Laurie Dines
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