Network offers wellbeing advice and support
THE Hearing Voices Network WA helps people to understand that hearing voices is a real experience.
The organisation teaches coping techniques to people who experience distressing voices.
These include, setting limits on the voices, selectively listening to the voices, developing rules of engagement, working to change the relationship with the voices and encouraging people to join a support group.
The Richmond Wellbeing Hearing Voices Network WA supports a number of groups in Perth, which run weekly.
Richmond Wellbeing also offers free information evenings and training for professionals in the hearing voices approach.
For more details visit www. rfwa.org.au or hearingvoiceswa .org.au/support/hearing-voices-groups
The new Richmond Wellbeing
Centre in Cannington. POLICE are reminding all drivers they are targeting people not wearing seatbelts.
Long-range cameras, unmarked motorbikes and local traffic patrols will be on the roads looking for people who are not properly restrained.
Failure to wear seatbelts and proper restraints can attract fines of up to $900 and four demerit points.
Acting Superintendent Ian Clarke said Operation Trevandy is aimed at cutting the road toll.
Research shows that in the past five years, more than 300 people were killed or seriously injured because they were not wearing seatbelts during a crash.
In the first half of this year, failure to wear a seatbelt was a contributing factor in 19 road deaths in WA, while 22 people suffered serious injuries.