Government announcement welcomed

YouthCARE, a provider of chaplaincy services in WA public schools, welcomes the announcement by the State Government of public schools selected to receive funding for chaplaincy services.

The decision will continue to enable hundreds of public schools to have access to in-school chaplaincy services for 2017-18.

YouthCARE Chief Executive Officer Stanley Jeyaraj said he was pleased with the announcement.

“We, along with hundreds of school communities throughout the state welcome the funding support of the school chaplaincy program by the State Government,” he said.

“Schools can work confidently with YouthCARE in developing quality chaplaincy services to augment their pastoral care plan.

“Our chaplains play an important role in supporting the social, emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing of the school community.

“The fact that such a large number of schools applied for funding demonstrates the difference YouthCARE chaplains are making.”

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Rock and Water Workshops

EduSolutions offers a number of different training and workshop packages which are fully endorsed by the Gadaku Institute. These can be for:

  • Teaching staff including psychologists, chaplains and education assistants
  • Government and Non-Government agencies looking for personal development options
  • Parent bodies
  • Student groups
  • Parent and students together
  • Youth organisations

Click here to for more details, including workshop details (info, date, costings, etc) and registration link

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Training: Understanding Grief and Loss

Anglicare WAwould like to invite you and your team to our Understanding Grief & Loss workshop on 5 December 2016 with Helen Tomlinson & Anita Nodwell.

 Helen Tomlinson is a bereavement counsellor working within the ARBOR (Active Response Bereavement Outreach) program at Anglicare WA, providing support for individuals, families and communities affected by suicide. Helen is passionate about working with families experiencing grief and loss in all its forms across the lifespan, particularly in palliative and bereavement settings. Helen has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate in Grief, Loss & Trauma Counselling, and a Masters in Counselling.

 Anita Nodwell has worked with Anglicare WA for 11 years. During this time she has specialised in grief and loss counselling both in family separation and suicide bereavement. Anita has also been in an educator role for 6 of these years, facilitating workshops and group programs for clients experiencing grief. Currently Anita is a clinician within the Anglicare WA ARBOR program. The ARBOR program offers specialised cross-cultural grief and loss counselling, volunteer peer-support/lived-experience and therapeutic groups for people who have lost loved ones to suicide.


Understanding Grief & Loss

 This workshop is suitable for professionals and health workers who work in the area of bereavement and/ or grief and loss, terminal illness and family separation. Click here to download the flyer.

 This one day workshop will:

                        Explore what “loss” is and how loss manifests in everyday life

                        Review the different bereavement models

                        Explore what is normal and complicated grief

                        Address engaging and working with bereaved clients

                        Provide an understanding into disenfranchised grief

                        Explore self-care strategies for bereavement workers

 Date: Monday 5th December 2016

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Location: East Perth (venue provided on confirmation)

Cost: $230 (incl GST)


Bookings are essential as places are limited. To register, please send a completed registration formto  A group booking form is available on request.

Click here to download the registration form

 (If you have sent a form in and not received a confirmation email within 1-2 days, please contact us on 9263 2122.)

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BUZ Training


Program Facilitator Training

Playground Leadership and Peer Mediation Program (Student Leaders)

15th November (Tues) 8.30am to 4.00pm

  • @ Southcare Manning

The Focus of the BUZ Rangers Program is to train a team of playgound leaders to help make the school playgorund a safer and friendlier envoromment. Training in friendship, communication, conflict resolution, feelings management, self control and bully-proofing skills.

Click here to register


22nd November (Tues) @ Southcare Manning – 9.00am to 3.00pm

For experienced BUZologists

This is a ‘Train the Trainer’ to enable BUZologists to train staff (who have done the BUZ Standard) in their own school in program training as well as advancing their own skills.

Click here to register

BUZ StandardTraining

Mon 20th January 2017 (TBC) 

8.30am – 4pm @ Southcare Manning (TBC)

Tues 31st January 2017 (TBC) 

8.30am – 4pm @ Morley Primary School TBC

Full day of training on BUZ initiatives for schools (teachers, EA’s, Admin)

Includes: Expanded identified theoretical frameworks; The 5 BUZ Nutrients for Social and Emotional well-being in children. Prerequisite for training in BUZ class & specific program training.

Click here to register

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Abortion Trauma: Impact on Men & Relationships Forum

Since receiving a Mental Health Grant last year, and engaging with the Men’s health services we are hearing of more and more abortion related male suicides, including school aged boys.

Please see attached article.


Abortion Trauma: Impact on Men & Relationships Forum

Wednesday 9th Nov, 7.30pm.

The purpose of Forum is to begin the process of raising awareness of how we can reach out to those suffering.



Enquires: Julie Cook 9313 1784.


** You are welcome to attend the training session (before the Forum).

Topics: Abortion Trauma/Grief, Manifestations, Core Issues, Research & Political Landscape.

Combining Men & Abortion Trauma into both these sessions, in preparation for the Forum the following night.


Tuesday 8th Nov, Healing Principles & Strategies.

7pm to 8.30pm:

83 Coomoora Rd Booragoon (If parking is tight, three doors up there’s eight parking bays at the podiatrist).

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