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Community Champions

Most of us come across mental health issues among the people we know, love or work with, but are often unsure how best to respond. Gain the skills and know-how to support your community by becoming and Anglicare WA Community Champion.

We know there are lots of people out there trying to support their friends and family with mental health and substance use issues. We want to support you in this to create stronger communities.

Anglicare WA is encouraging members of the public to become ‘Community Champions’ by learning more about these issues, to gain confidence and know they are on the right track in supporting those we care about.

How do I become a Community Champion?

Anglicare WA will be hosting free Community Champions training! Locals can learn how to expand their knowledge and awareness of mental health, alcohol and drug misuse, and how to manage this in a safe and respectful way for themselves and the other person.

This free course will help members of the public gain confidence and offers practical skills and ongoing community support networks for stronger communities. It’s designed for people who don’t have a background in this area but who might be confronted with these issues in daily life and want to make a difference.

What will I learn?

Training will cover the following broad areas:

  • Mental health issues/diagnosis
  • Mental health & substance use interaction
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Boundaries – setting boundaries for your safety and health
  • Crisis/ emergency Management
  • Referrals onto local organisations

Locations

Community Champions training in advocating and supporting people with mental health, alcohol and other drug issues will be coming to a venue near you soon.

Wheatbelt
Moora, Narrogin

Southwest
Bunbury, Collie, Margaret River

Kimberley
Broome

Pilbara
Port Hedland, Karratha, Roebourne

Midwest
Geraldton, Carnarvon

Great Southern
Albany, Denmark, Katanning

Goldfields
Kalgoorlie

Training days

Margaret River

Please contact Kristi Treadgold on the details below to register your interest for these locations. 

More information

To express interest in becoming a Community Champion and stay updated about future training in your areas, please contact:

Kristi Treadgold
Project Manager, Community Champions Project
P: (08) 9263 2041
E: kristi.treadgold@anglicarewa.org.au

Acknowledgements

Anglicare WA acknowledges WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) for providing funding in its role as the operator of the Country WA PHN.

Feeling lost?

Anglicare WA offers a wide range of services and with almost 50 service locations across WA, we’re never too far away.

If you’re not sure where to go, call us on 1300 11 44 46.