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At Risk 2021Older women facing homelessness in Australia: from awareness to action

Friday 17th September

10.30am – 1.00pm EST

An estimated 405,000 women aged 45 and over are at risk of homelessness in Australia. It’s time for action and national leadership. Awareness has been raised but policy responses are silent in addressing older women’s homelessness. If we approach this issue from a gender perspective, what needs to change for older women today and in the future?

At Risk 2021 will be opened by Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, Minister for Women’s Economic Security

We designed this event based on feedback received from participants at last year’s At Risk eventAt Risk 2021 is an online event with three parts:

10.30 – 10.45am       Introduction
10.45 – 11.45am       Political panel with Tanya Plibersek MP of the ALP, Senator Larissa Waters of the Australian Greens, Zali Steggall MP, Independent, Penny Leemhuis, lived experience advocate     
12.00-1.00pmThree concurrent breakout sessions
Older women, housing and family and domestic violence with Jess Hill (convener), Annabelle Daniel of Women’s Community Shelters, Jocelyn Bignold of McAuley Community Service for Women, Nemat Kharboutli of Muslim Women Australia.
Local-scale solutions with Kate Raynor of University of Melbourne (convener), Cheryl Axleby of Aboriginal Community Housing Ltd, Erin Dolan of Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund, Rebecca Oelkers of Brisbane Housing Company and Jenni Beetson-Mortimer of Northern Rivers Community Gateway. 
Influencing for change with Fiona York of Housing for the Aged Action Group (convener), Kirsten Deane of Melbourne Disability Institute, Alistair Webster of Building Better Homes’ campaign, Kate Colvin of Everybody’s Home campaign and Anna Brown of Equality Australia.

Transcultural Mental Health Centre

‘Keeping Well During the Pandemic’ 

In-language online webinars for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our mental health and wellbeing, leaving many of us struggling with stress, sadness and many other emotions and experiences. As part of October’s Mental Health Month, the Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) is organising a series of online webinars in multiple languages for members of CALD Communities.

The webinars will focus on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our mental health and wellbeing, how to recognise symptoms of mental distress in ourselves and others and provide information on where to seek help. The webinars will also provide tips and skills on how to manage stress and keep well during this challenging time.

The webinars will be in-language or in English with an interpreter.

For more information or to register, click on your language or community below:   

Burmese: 23rd October   Nepali: 22nd October 
Cantonese: 27th October   Spanish: 14th October 
English: 11th October  Swahili: 20th October 
Greek: 13th October  Tamil: 21st October 
Indian: 22nd October  Tibetan: 19th October 
Italian: 12th October  Vietnamese: 15th October 
Mandarin: 27th October  Yazidi: 18th October 

Where: Online via Microsoft Teams – participants will be sent a link after registration. 

Cost: FREE Places are limited to a maximum of 30 participants for each webinar.

For more information contact: Michele Sapucci, Mental Health Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention, Program Leader, TMHC at

 The TMHC is a NSW Health state-wide service hosted in the Western Sydney Local Health District.

Beating the COVID blues

COVID-19 hasn’t been easy for anyone, with social activities and rituals interrupted and cancelled for many people. It’s normal if you are experiencing feelings of loneliness, boredom, anxiety, and depression as a result of this loss of social interaction.

Feros Care is here to help with their 12-week program, Beating the COVID Blues. It’s free of charge. The Primary Health Network (PHN) have funded Feros Care to provide the Beating the COVID Blues program to older Australians in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region.