Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 537 Issue Date: 19 Aug, 2019

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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
21 Aug, 19
Geoff Wood
Ray Haynes
Raj Mavath
Douglas Bruce
Terry Stewart
Hugh Lavery
Douglas Bruce
Ray Haynes
28 Aug, 19
Tom Maina
Douglas Bruce
Kevin Watson
Grant Woodhams
Graeme Bylund
Lew Hills
Steve Muir
Clark Scarff
04 Sep, 19
Kerryn Horo
Tony Emmott
Robert Houwen
Phil Martin
Bruce Ralph
Laurie Dines
Peter Sukiennik
Kevin Watson
11 Sep, 19
Hugh Lavery
Peter Svensson
Douglas Bruce
Geoff Watson
Jason McCarthy
Jim Dillon
Kim Stokes
Robert Houwen
18 Sep, 19
Bill Frazer
Raj Mavath
Viki Fennell
Dan Crisp
Phil Martin
Graeme Bylund
Michelle Mitchell
Hugh Lavery
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