Lishman Health Foundation AGM

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 5.00pm on Monday 26 October 2020 at Conference Room 1, St John of God Bunbury Hospital, Corner Robertson Dr & Bussell Hwy, Bunbury.

All welcome to attend. All members shall be entitled to vote.

Light refreshments to be provided.

Please indicate your attendance or apologies by Friday 23rd October 2020 to admin@vlfoundation.com.

H&F Weekend Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who supported the Lishman Health Foundation’s H&F Weekend. A special thanks to Margaret Paterson for organising a fantastic array of activities, providing several opportunities to socialise, enjoy great company, fabulous food and exercise.

Supporters of this wonderful event raised vital funds for regional cancer research and had such fun along the way. There were even some brave enough to tackle the walks, despite wild weather that saw parts of the Cape to Cape closed. Thank you to all who supported raffles including The Goose and Caves House and to all donated to this wonderful cause, especially those who donated even when unable to attend.

South West Health Research Forum

SOUTH WEST HEALTH RESEARCH FORUM

South West Health Research Forum  |  Thursday 26 November 2020  |  12.00noon – 6.00pm
Forum Networking Event  | Thursday 26 November 2020  | 5.00pm – 6.30pm

About the Forum

The Lishman Health Foundation has collaborated with Rural Health West, Edith Cowan University, St John of God Bunbury Hospital, WA Country Health Service and WA Primary Health Alliance to facilitate a South West Health Research Forum.

In a first for the South West, the forum will bring together research leaders, researchers and health practitioners from Australian universities and South West clinical settings to share current rural and regional health research  activity and explore potential opportunities to grow health research in the region.

We are fortunate to have Professor Gary Geelhoed, Executive Director WA Health Translation Network as the lead facilitator for the forum.  Clinical Professor Alan James, Chair Busselton Population Medical Research Institute, will present along with other researchers from WA Universities, Monash University and the University of Newcastle.

The forum will provide the opportunity for delegates to learn, mentor, contribute and network.

Health practitioners and researchers currently undertaking research have the opportunity to present a printed poster at the forum, and to engage attendees in rich discussion of their research during lunch and afternoon tea.  Please see full details under the Program Tab

Who should attend?

We encourage health practitioners and researchers currently undertaking research and those that would like to become involved in research to make the most of this opportunity.
  • Clinicians and health professionals
  • Researchers
  • Early stage investigators
  • Academics

For more information or to register for the forum, please click here.

Training Opportunities AIM WA – Apply Now

Are you:

  • Employed in health care, preferably by a non-government or not for profit organisation?
  • Located in the South West region of WA?
  • Able to attend a course at AIM WA before 31 March 2021?

You are invited to apply for a sponsored training opportunity with the Australian Institute of Management WA (AIM WA).

How to apply:

Visit www.aimwa.com to search the courses that are available. Some courses are excluded, as listed in the attached application form.

Complete the attached application form and forward to WACHSResearchandInnovation@health.wa.gov.au by 5pm on 30 September 2020.

Applications are now open and close at 5.00pm on the 30 September 2020. For more information, please see the attached flyer and application form.

Invitation to Apply – Sponsored Training Opportunities

Application Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SW Health Research Webinar

The first of a series of webinars was hosted by the South West Health Research Collaborative on Thursday 3 September 2020 from 12pm – 1pm. The research team for the ORCHID Study (Optimisation of Rural Clinical and Haematological Indicators of Diabetes), partially funded by the Lishman Health Foundation, discussed the findings of the research and future next steps to translate the findings into practice.

ORCHID Study Webinar

2019 AGM & Presentation of the Annual Report

The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 28th October at the St John of God Bunbury Hospital.

At this meeting, Fionnuala Hannon was elected as Chair, Debra Bakker as Vice-Chair, Bill Cowan as Secretary and Peter Wright as Treasurer. Brenda Murrison, Kelly Hick, Stephen Carmody, Peter Heyworth and Jeffrey Williams were elected as Board Members.

The Board also thanked Margaret Paterson, who stepped down after serving as a long term Board member. Margaret has been an active, long-term supporter of the Foundation dedicating countless hours to support the work of the Foundation. We are very grateful that Margaret will continue to volunteer her time to support future Foundation events and fundraisers.

100 Day Walk for Mental Health

From June to August 2019, Marg Rhodes and Pieter van walked approximately 2000km along the Via Francigena as part of their ‘100 Day Walk for Mental Health’. Starting in Canterbury and ending in Rome, Marg and Pieter averaged 20km per day, often in gruelling conditions, to achieve this amazing feat.

This walk didn’t just challenge Marg and Pieter individually, but also helped to raise awareness for mental health and vital funds for the Lishman Health Foundation to support regional mental health research.

Mental health illness does not discriminate and affects many individuals, families and friends. Marg and Pieter understand this first hand as they have experienced the effects and impact of anxiety and depression on their young adult son.

The 100 Day Walk was totally self-funded by Marg and Pieter.

Thank you to Marg and Pieter for supporting the Lishman Health Foundation and raising money to support mental health research for regional and rural communities in WA.

 

Volunteer Morning Tea

The Lishman Health Foundation would like to invite our existing volunteers, and anyone interested in future volunteering, to join us for a cuppa and chat about the exciting volunteer opportunities available through the Foundation on Friday the 24 May 2019 from 10-11am in Conference Room 1 at SJOG Bunbury Hospital.

This is also our opportunity to thank our existing volunteers for your ongoing support of the Foundation.

We are very excited to have Marg Rhodes as our guest speaker at the morning tea.

Marg and Pieter will be embarking on a ‘100 Day Walk for Mental Health’ to raise awareness and funds for mental health. Marg and Pieter will be walking the Via Francigena over 100 days from June to August 2019 – a 2,000 km journey from Canterbury to Rome.

The Foundation will support Marg and Pieter’s journey by coordinating local fundraising opportunities with support from our volunteers. All money raised will go towards mental health programs coordinated by the Foundation.

Come along to hear more about the walk and how you can volunteer to support this wonderful cause.

We hope you can join us! Please RSVP to admin@vlfoundation.com or contact 0475 705 417.

Please click here to view the morning tea flyer. Please share with any of your friends that may also be interested in volunteering.

Volunteers Needed for the Chefs Long Table Lunch

The Lishman Health Foundation is very pleased to be a beneficiary of the 2019 Chefs Long Table Lunch. All funds raised will go towards the Primary Care Substance Abuse Study.

The Foundation is currently seeking volunteers to assist with table service duties during the Chefs Long Table Lunch on Sunday the 24th February for a few hours between 11am-6pm. Responsible Service of Alcohol training is NOT required to fill this role. Please contact 0475 705 417 or admin@vlfoundation.com if you would like to volunteer to support the Foundation. Thank you for your support!

Fundraising Dinner at Voyager Estate

Over 80 guests enjoyed a gourmet evening with the very best that the renowned Voyager Estate has to offer at the Lishman Health Foundation’s Fundraising Dinner on Saturday the 9th February 2019.

Guests were enthralled by Craig Challen, who was an integral part of the recent Tham Laung cave rescue team in Thailand and now Australian of the Year for Western Australia. International GP turned comic, Dr Ahmed Kazmi, was also on hand to thoroughly entertain the dinner guests throughout the evening.

The evening raised over $30,000 to fund the Augusta Margaret River Mental Health and Well Being research project which has been undertaken by the Centre for Rural and Regional Mental Health at the University of Newcastle. The Lishman Health Foundation is working in conjunction with communities in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River to
explore approaches to promoting mental health and well-being in the area.

Click here to view the Voyager Estate Fundraising Dinner invitation.