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Wellness Branch Brigade Visits

By February 8, 2019News

The DFES Wellness Branch are undertaking regional visits again this year.

A wellness team member will visit each region for several days to meet with as many brigades/groups/units (BGU’s) as possible in an aim to increase their level of awareness and understanding of:

  • ‘Being Ready’ – outlining an individual’s role in their own wellbeing, proactive strategies to build resilience, stress management tips, and general health and wellbeing practices  
  • ‘Critical Incident / Potentially Traumatic Event Exposure Reporting and Response’ – support services available, and reporting processes to ensure an appropriate wellness response is provided

The evening includes a presentation on the above topics and a BBQ. All relevant DFES employees, volunteers and their families are invited to attend.

Please see below for estimated dates. These dates are still to be confirmed.

The Wellness Branch are still working with the Midlands/Goldfields and Kimberley regions to set up trips. We will update you when we can.

*Please note these visits are over and above Mental Health First Aid training, critical incident responding, and other requested visits.

Pilbara
Karratha/Dampier Monday 6th May
Pannawonica Tuesday 7th May
Paraburdoo Wednesday 8th May
Tom Price Thursday 9th May
Newman Friday 10th May
Lower South West
Margaret River Monday 27th May
Busselton Tuesday 28th May
Balingup Wednesday 29th May
Bridgetown  Thursday 30th May
Great Southern
Albany Monday 29th July
Denmark Tuesday 30th July
Mt Barker Wednesday 31st July
Midwest Gascoyne
Moora Monday 5th August
Jurien Bay & Eneabba Tuesday 6th August
Dongara Wednesday 7th August
Geraldton Thursday 8th August
Kalbarri Friday 9th August 
Upper Great Southern
Lake Grace Monday 16th September
Wagin Tuesday 17th September 
Kulin Wednesday 18th September 
Narrogin Thursday 19th September
Pingelly Friday 20th September  
South West
Pinjarra Monday 7th October
Waroona Tuesday 8th October
Harvey Wednesday 9th October
Collie Thursday 10th October
Bunbury Friday 11th October