WA Rural Health Conference

The Lishman Health Foundation attended the WA Rural Health Conference on the 27th and 28th March 2021 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Hosted by Rural Health West, the 2021 WA Rural Health Conference focused on the effects from recent disasters such as bushfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic, and examined ways we can better prepare for these events in the future.

Mrs Dianne Ritson, CEO of Lishman Health Foundation, and Mr Stephen Carmody, Chair of Lishman Health Foundation, welcomed the opportunity to attend the conference to promote the work of the Foundation, share ideas and network with fellow delegates.

 

 

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.

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.

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.

 

 

Presentation of Achievements

The Board of the Lishman Health Foundation hosted the 2018 Presentation of Achievements on Monday the 26th November at St John of God Bunbury Hospital.

Thank you to our supporters, life members and partners who attended this event to learn more about our achievements in 2018 and our plans for 2019. We look forward to working with you again in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 22nd 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, Margaret Paterson, Kelly Hick, Stephen Carmody and Peter Heyworth were elected as Board Members.

 

The Board also thanked Trevor Jackson, who stepped down after serving as a Board member since March 2016, including 12 months as Chairperson.

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GP Information Sessions: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in Primary Health Care

Bunbury – Friday 24 August 2018
Busselton – Wednesday 29 August 2018

Registrations are now open for upcoming GP Information Sessions in Bunbury and Busselton providing an accessible overview of FH and how to identify and manage it in general practice.

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