Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) organises and participates in a number of activities to support and inform our policy, advocacy, consumer and capacity building programs.
Below is information on current and upcoming events. CHP has also produced a 2017 Calendar of Events outlining relevant awareness weeks/days and a list of conferences. Contact Lanie if you have any events you’d like added.
7th April 2017
Parity Launch - Giving Voice: Young people experiencing homelessness
The Council to Homeless invites you to the launch of the “Giving Voice: Young People Experiencing and Responding to Homelessness” April edition of Parity.
Date: Friday April 7th
Time: 1030 am - 12 noon
Where: The Hub @ Docklands - 80 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008
Speakers will include:
- Associate Professor of Urban Housing and Homelessness Guy Johnson, RMIT will launch the edition.
- Sherri Bruinhout, General Manager, homelessness and Justice
- Jenny Smith, CEO Council to Homeless Persons
- Vicki Sutton, CEO Melbourne City Mission
- Donna Bennett, CEO Hope Street Youth and Family Services
21st April 2017
Walk in my shoes... Homelessness experience tours
Among the range of activities delivered by homelessness advocates from CHP's Peer Education Support Program is a Homelessness Experience Tour.
Groups are lead on a walking tour of the Melbourne CBD / inner city suburbs by someone with a lived experience who will talk them through sites of personal significance. The next tour will be led by PESP member, Jason.
Date: 21 April 2017
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Meeting point: CHP, 2 Stanley St, Collingwood (the tour will end at the St Vincent’s Hospital)
All are welcome. The tour may be of particular interest to school groups, volunteer organisations, community group or any individual who wants to gain greater insight into the challenges encountered by those experiencing homelessness. Download the flier for more details.Register your interest
13th October 2017
The 9th Australian rural & remote mental health symposium
The 2017 Symposium will be held at the Commercial Club, Albury, NSW from Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 October 2017. The optional half day of workshops will be held on the Wednesday, with the 2 full symposium days being held on the Thursday and Friday. Join us for keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, panel discussions, poster presentations the networking function and so much more.
When: 11th - 13th October 2017
Where: Commercial Club, 618 Dean St, Albury
For more information please visit the website.Register your interest
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