Community support awareness events and workshops

Busy community event at sunset.

Our Community Support Services team offers a range of events and workshops throughout the year to raise awareness and assist people in gaining new skills. 

See our What's On Calendar for events and workshops currently being held.

Community Workshops

We commit to continuing to build resilient communities through providing opportunities for residents, volunteers and organisations to learn vital support skills.

Some of the topics covered in our community workshops can include:

  • self-care skills
  • health relationships
  • protective behaviours
  • mental health
  • suicide prevention
  • substance abuse
  • finance, budgeting and thrift skills

We regularly conduct the LivingWorks training programs:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • suicide to Hope; and
  • safeTALK.

In addition, we also provide Mental Health First Aid workshops regularly.

To receive regular updates relevant to Community Support Services, including our workshops, contact Community Support Services on 9528 0333 or customer@Rockingham.wa.gov.au.

 

Key annual events

Group making a crocheted purple "road" at an event. Group making a crocheted purple

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated each year on 15 June to highlight the issue of elder abuse.

Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust, such as a family member or friend.

Throughout June there are a range of events focussed on understanding and preventing elder abuse.

A person approaching two stallholders at an event seeking support regarding homelessness. A person approaching two stallholders at an event seeking support regarding homelessness.

Homelessness Week

In Australia there are almost 123,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness and highlight the support available. 

Each year an event is held in partnership with local homelessness support services to help individuals connect to resources and support.

Red roses in the foreground with resources and two people speaking together in the background. Red roses in the foreground with resources and two people speaking together in the background.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is about raising awareness of suicide in our community and identifying where and how we can work together collaboratively towards a world without suicide.

Every year we commemorate this event on 10 September to draw attention to this vital topic and connect people to support.

 

Table of resources from event. Table of resources from event.

Mental Health Week

Each year in October we partner with some fantastic local service providers during Mental Health Week to create a month of free workshops, events and training which aims to increase community awareness of mental health and wellbeing.

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