What’s on

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
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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.

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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

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