Net­work of­fers well­be­ing ad­vice and sup­port

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

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.

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