Safer Melville Month

Find out about free events and opportunities to participate in the 2017 Safer Melville Month this October!

October is Safer Melville Month – an opportunity for all of us to take an active role in creating safe and secure communities. There are a number of opportunities to get involved including:

Enter the City's Safer Melville competition by participating in Safer Melville Month and be in the running to win a $500 gift voucher to Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre!

The winner will be randomly selected at the November Safer Melville Advisory Committee meeting. The winner will be notified by phone in the week of 27 November 2017.

Free Safer Melville Events:

Wednesday, 4 October

Making the right call Constable Care performance

10.00am to 10.45am

Civic Square Library, 10 Almondbury Rd, Booragoon

Who do you call when you need some help? This fun puppet show teaches children in Years 1 to 3 how to identify an emergency, the right phone numbers to use in a range of situations, and how they can play an active role in keeping their friends, family and community safe.

RSVP essential - Reserve your place online or 1300 635 845.

Thursday, 5 October

Fun Scary Constable Care Performance

Time: 10.00am to 10.45am

AH Bracks library, Cnr Stock Rd and Canning Hwy, Melville

Through puppetry and song, this performance for children in Kindergarten to Year 3 teaches students the difference between scary things that are fun (like rollercoasters) and those scary secrets that we need to tell a trusted adult about. This performance is an ideal way to present the key concepts of protective behaviours to young students in an engaging and non-threatening way.

RSVP essential - Reserve your place online or 1300 635 845.

Friday, 6 October

Fun Scary Constable Care Performance

10.00am to 10.45am

Willagee Library, Cnr Winnacott and Archibald Streets

Through puppetry and song, this performance for children in Kindergarten to Year 3 teaches students the difference between scary things that are fun (like rollercoasters) and those scary secrets that we need to tell a trusted adult about. This performance is an ideal way to present the key concepts of protective behaviours to young students in an engaging and non-threatening way.

RSVP essential - Reserve your place online or 1300 635 845.

Monday, 9 October

Boosting Mood and Mind in Seniors

Time: 9.30am to 12noon

Conference room, City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon

Facilitated by Lisa Brown; Occupational Therapist and Mental Health Professional from Kind Mindology this is a positive, interactive and informative workshop all about what the research says about positive ageing and provides suggestions for how to get the most out of your older years! Boosting Mood and Mind includes discussion and exploration of aspects that contribute to good mental health; including regular physical activity, strong support networks; good nutrition, managing medications and falls; pain management strategies; the value of positive activities; and a discussion regarding the power of mindfulness and gratitude and its' helpful role in emotional and physical well-being. Throughout the session participants are encouraged to discuss the suggestions and ideas for how they might like to integrate them into their own lives.

RSVP essential - Reserve your place online or 1300 635 845.

Wednesday, 11 October

Protective Behaviours facilitated by Meerlinga

9.30am to 11.30am

Bull Creek Community Centre

A free safety awareness and resilience building programme to help children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe.

It explores practical ways to keep safe and identifies support networks.

RSVP essential:  Kim Allard - kim.allard@meerilinga.org.au  - 08 9331 2211.

Saturday, 14 October

As part of Safer Melville Month Stockland Bull Creek are “Bringing the Community together” to activate their car park and raise awareness of being healthy, safe and connected in your local area.
 

Time: 5.00pm to 8.00pm
 

Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre – Cnr South Street & Benningfield Road, Bull Creek.


Grab a bite to eat, pick up some information from various stall holders and participate in an activity!  Activities include martial arts demonstrations, first aid demonstrations, performances from the local school band/DJ’s, healthy food sampling, face painting, balloon modelling and more!

 

Monday, 16 October

Active in the Park Classes start. Check out the timetable and get summer ready.
 

Tuesday, 17 October

Boosting Mood and Mind in Seniors

Time: 9.30am to 12noon

Conference room, City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon

Facilitated by Lisa Brown; Occupational Therapist and Mental Health Professional from Kind Mindology this is a positive, interactive and informative workshop all about what the research says about positive ageing and provides suggestions for how to get the most out of your older years! Boosting Mood and Mind includes discussion and exploration of aspects that contribute to good mental health; including regular physical activity, strong support networks; good nutrition, managing medications and falls; pain management strategies; the value of positive activities; and a discussion regarding the power of mindfulness and gratitude and its' helpful role in emotional and physical well-being. Throughout the session participants are encouraged to discuss the suggestions and ideas for how they might like to integrate them into their own lives.

RSVP essential - Reserve your place online or 1300 635 845.

Wednesday, 19 October

Protective Behaviours - Meerlinga

9.30am to 11.30am

Blue Gum Community Centre – 33 Moolyeen Road, Brentwood

A free safety awareness and resilience building programme to help children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe.

It explores practical ways to keep safe and identifies support networks.

RSVP essential:  Kim Allard - kim.allard@meerilinga.org.au - 08 9331 2211.   


Friday 20 October

NHW Coffee Morning

07.30am to 11.30am

Little Stove Café, Shop 97, 103 Harris Street Bicton                                                                          

Grab a coffee, meet your local NHW volunteers, get to know your neighbours and pick up information on safety and crime prevention. Limited vouchers for a free coffee available on the day.

Free Pass at LeisureFit Centres

Pick up a free pass when attending our Safer Melville events above!  For more information and services check out our LeisureFit page.

Get Connected – Be Informed

Connected communities are safe communities!

  •  Join ewatch -connect with your local police and the City to find out what’s happening in your community
  • Be a great neighbour – get to know, look out for and help yours
  • Be a part of Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) – it’s easy
  • Swap contact details with your neighbours
  • Look out and report suspicious behaviour to police on 131 444
  • For more information visit www.nhw.wa.gov.au or to register your interest call NHW WA on 9222 1513.

Complete our home safety checklist

Don’t make it easy for criminals to get into your home. Deter crime and complete our home safety checklist.

Donate items to Zonta House Refuge Association

Donations will help support women who are in Zonta’s crises centre, transitional housing and women who have moved into their own safe and stable accommodation. 

They are currently in need of these items.

NEW ITEMS

NEW AND/OR USED ITEMS

Slippers

Dressing Gowns

PJ’s (all sizes)

Suitcases

Bed socks

Notebooks/pens

Water bottles

Purses

Hats

USB’s

Bras (all sizes)

Phone chargers

Thongs

Photo frames

Headphones

 

 

Donations boxes will be placed around the City of Melville from 16 to 29 October.  Watch this space for more information on where the donation boxes will be placed. 

DateLocationBox number
16-22 OctoberWillagee IGA1
16-22 OctoberBull Creek Shopping Centre2
16-22 OctoberCivic Square Library3
23-29 OctoberWillagee IGA1
23-29 OctoberBlue Gum Community Centre2
23-29 OctoberCivic Centre - Main Building3

Domestic and family violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour in an intimate relationship or family relationship where one person assumes a position of power over another and causes fear.  Statistics show that domestic and family violence is most likely to be committed by men against women.

Visit https://www.1800respect.org.au/ or call 1800 737 732 for information and support about sexual assault or domestic and family violence.