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QLD - Health in our climate – climate impacts and actions for the health sector

Event Details
Date: 04 Jun 2022
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Venue: Brisbane, Qld
State: Qld
CPD hrs: 4
CPD Category: Category 3 - Professional Identity - Professional Networking & Workshops

Member (GST incl) - $60.00

Non-Member (GST incl) - $75.00

Organiser: AASW Qld Branch

General Information

The AASW is a member of the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) and states in its joint declaration "as health stakeholders we recognise we have a particular responsibility to the community in advocating for public policy that will promote and protect human health; as health leaders we have the capacity to influence our political representatives to take effective action; we acknowledge the contribution and responsibility of governments, businesses, civil society, the community, and individuals in taking action to reduce climate risk"

Social Workers and other environmental justice advocates are invited to attend this half day session for a semi-structured discussion on the the practical impacts and actions in the health and justice sectors regarding the declared climate emergency.

Summary of Activity

With World Environment Day on Sunday 05 June this workshop is extremely relevant and also offers the opportunity for promotion both before and after the event.

The half day would comprise of a large group discussion and then break into smaller groups to brainstorm key areas identified by the main group/talk.

Who should attend?

Social Workers, First Nations people, CAHA members and representatives from CAHA member organisations, climate justice advocates and those wishing to know more about climate justice.

Learning Outcomes?

Specific learning outcomes for participants:

  • Impacts of climate change on population health
  • Importance of Indigenous land management and First Nations acknowledgement
  • Key advocacy areas and ways of messaging
  • How to lobby political representatives
  • Networking and identification of allies

Meet the Presenter

Beni McKenzie - Beni is of Anglo-Celtic heritage and grew up in Kallangur near the confluence of the Pine Rivers on Turrbal land. Beni has been a practising Social Worker for 13 years, working across the disability, mental health, homelessness, and drug and alcohol sectors.

Beni is currently senior social worker with the Qld Health team at the Qld Drug and Alcohol Court.

Beni also co-founded the online social work group Australian Social Work Changemakers and is heavily involved in environmental and First Nations justice.

More Information

Venue: Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre | 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha, Q, 4117

Date: Saturday 04 June 2022

Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm

CPD: 4 hrs

Members - Please log on to the website prior to registering to take advantage of the member rates.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers