WA not-for-profit organisation Richmond Wellbeing will mark the start of National Reconciliation Week (27 May- 3 June) by walking part of the Bibbulmun Track with local Aboriginal Elders on National Sorry Day, this Thursday 26 May 2016.
In the spirit of the journey to reconciliation, over 50 employees and clients of Richmond Wellbeing will take to the bush for a day of reflection, connection and learning.
WEMBLEY DOWNS social worker and community leader Stephan Lund has been honoured at the seventh annual statewide WA Social Worker of the Year Awards on Monday 30 May 2016.
Stephan was acknowledged alongside 14 other finalists in five categories at the ceremony held at the University of Western Australia, where he previously completed two Bachelor degrees, is currently undertaking a PhD in Social Work and Social Policy, and has worked as a casual lecturer.
Recognised for his enthusiasm and passion for social work and underlying commitment to furthering the profession through education, Stephan was described as “an empowering manager with a charismatic approach and positive outlook” by his nominator and referees.
Along with his Social Worker of the Year win, Stephan was also awarded the Richmond Wellbeing 'Leading the Way' award by Richmond Wellbeing CEO, Mr Neil Guard.
"Stephen really made for an amazing winner, getting everyone on their feet and singing by the end oif the night. We're very proud to be a part of these awards, to see people like Stephen and everything they have to offer our communities", says Mr Guard.
“Stephan is an innovative social worker and manager – always thinking creatively about solutions to problems and new ways of working and being open to hearing ideas from the team,” said team member and nomination reference, Charlotte Cain.
Richmond Wellbeing hopes to continue supporting these awards and the work of social workers in WA into the future.
Perth’s Richmond Wellbeing, a leader in bringing recovery practices into mainstream mental health standards, is proud to be a Sponsor for the 2016 WA Council of Sector Service (WACOSS) conference, entitled WAy Ahead – Leave no One Behind, which will be held 3-5 May at Perth’s Pan Pacific Hotel.
Raising awareness about Aboriginal suicide, Liz Everard from Helping Minds is walking the entire Bibbulmun track from Albany to Perth.
The aim of Liz’s pilgrimage is to create awareness about ‘Walking for Resilience’; a concept she and Noongar Elder Darryl Kickett have been working on over the last 8 months.