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Rural Appreciation Weekend (RAW)
Young People Making a Difference

Now open for registration!

Harvey, Western Australia
11-13 April 2014

Check out the fun you can have at RAW!

Activities include:
  •   Raft building
  •   Archery
  •   Brewery lunch
  •   Quiz night 
  •   Speakers will include:
         Health Promotions Officer from the Wheatbelt
         Podiatrist from Busselton
         Physiotherapist from Collie
         GP specialising in Sports Medicine from Bunbury
    Plus much, much more!

    Total cost is $20 which will cover transport, food, accommodation and loads of fun.
    Simply fill out the registration form and email to the WAALHIIBE Administrator to secure your spot today. Don’t forget to invite all your allied health friends!  

    Applications must be in by Tuesday 8 April 2014.

Multi-Disciplinary Night 

5 May 2014
Murdoch Lecture Theatre, University of Western Australia

SPINRPHEX and WAALHIIBE join forces to present a night of multi-disciplinary fun and learning.

Learning to work with other health professionals in a multi-disciplinary environment is essential for providing a patient with the best outcome.  Come along and hear from a number of different speakers on their interesting roles in a multi-disciplinary setting.

The fun starts at 6pm and includes free food and drinks!

Speakers will include

  • The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)
  • Physiotherapist in rehabilitation
  • A General Practitioner
  • Hand-on workshops

And still more to be confirmed!

Check back here for more details or email the WAALHIIBE Administrator to register to attend.

Vibe 3on3 Indigenous Festival

Bunbury South West Sports Centre
7 May 2014

Vibe 3on3 is an indigenous festival that brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people for a fun day of basketball, dancing and music. The festival also allows primary school children to explore health and education stalls with hands-on learning.

WAALHIIBE and SPINRPHEX join forces and have a stall to help promote healthy living, and different options of health related professions and university options.

This is an all expensive paid day trip to Bunbury. If you want to volunteer and get involved email the WAALHIIBE Administrator or phone 6389 4537.

Rural High School Visits

Rural High School Visits
Hey WAALHIIBE members! Do you want to be a part of our next Rural High School Visits?
These trips are all expenses paid (yep free lunch) and you will get to engage with high school students
and conduct cool workshops.
In 2014 visits are planned to the following locations:
  • Narrogin (May)
  • Katanning (May)
  • Albany (May)
  • Wongan Hills (May)
  • Merredin (June)
  • Northam (June)
  • Kulin (June

Details will be sent out shortly via email or please send an email to the WAALHIIBE Administrator at Rural Health West to express your interest.
Want to know what happens on a Rural High School Visit? Check out this article.

Country Allied Health Student Travel Grants

WA Country Health Service and the Mental Health Commission are pleased to provide grants to undergraduate and graduate entry students to assist with travel costs for country placements of four weeks or more.

Rural vocational experiences are an important part of the training program and Rural Health West is pleased to work with both agencies to support students undertaking rural placements. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please contact the WA Country Health Service Program Manager (allied health) for eligibility information. 

Rural Health West Aboriginal Health Conference 2014

Attending the Rural Health West Aboriginal Health Conference is a must for any student interested in rural health and Indigenous health. The Perth conference runs over two days and provides students with learning, networking and sharing experiences. For details on the program go to 
Aboriginal Health Conference.

The conference theme Strong commitments - healthy communities will be addressed through presentations, clinical updates, practical workshops, hands-on concurrent sessions and case study learning opportunities that are professionally accredited and delivered by expert specialists and speakers.

Rural Health West kindly offers students scholarship opportunities to attend the conference, however, places are limited. Details on how to apply for these scholarships will be available soon. 

For more information please email the WAALHIIBE Administrator or telephone 08 6389 4537. 

Annual Joint WAALHIIBE and SPINRPHEX Conference

Held in August, the conference is a fantastic way to meet with fellow health students and learn new skills in a fun environment.

The day will include a mix of lectures, workshops and networking opportunities with trade stalls.

Please check back later for details of the event.

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WAALHIIBE Mental Health night

Mental Health night is an annual event aimed at exposing health students to the topic of mental health. 

In our professional careers and personal lives we will all (and may already have) experience mental health whether
it is a relative, friend, client or possibly closer to home, yourself. The evening includes a presentation from a keynote speaker who is working in an area with a focus on mental health. The evening is free to attend, with registrations required. Please check back for details of this event, usually held in September each year.

This is a free event but you will need to register by sending an expression of interest to WAALHIIBE@ruralhealthwest.com.au

Rural Health West Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition 2014

Rural Health West provided six sponsorships to their Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition 2014 held on 15 and 16 March 2014. If you are interested in attending a Rural Health West Conference, we provide scholarships to the Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition (March each year) and the Aboriginal Health Conference (July each year). Check out this page for details on how to apply or visit the Rural Health West events calendar for information on the conferences. 


 How would you like to help out as a volunteer with FAIRGAME WA to provide a range of physical activities and health education sessions to some of our Indigenous communities?
A fantastic opportunity for a rural and remote experience with a not-for-profit organisation who recycles donated sports equipment and provides education and inspiration to underserviced communities through targeted fitness, health and nutrition programs.  
Click here for more information about FAIRGAME

Conferences of National Significance

The NRHSN receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to fund medical, allied health, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry students who are members of their university Rural Health Club to attend Conferences of National Significance (CoNS). CoNS is a great way for you to be able attend a conference where you will be able to network and gain the great experience and knowledge that you may not have been able to afford as a student! Read more.