For more information about Leadership Wimmera Programs, Network and/or Events contact Sue Boddi 5381 6507

Some items of interest


International Women's Day Horsham Event

You are invited to attend the #PledgeforParity International Women's Day event at the Horsham Town Hall on Tuesday 8th March 2016, from 12 noon sharp to 1.15pm. Horsham Rural City Council, Women's Health Grampians and Rotary International promise dynamic local speakers with lunch included   Details

Seeking community input into drought funding

The Victorian Government believes that the communities affected by drought are best placed to inform how the $10 million Drought Response Fund should be allocated.

Community input to the fund is being captured in a number of ways, including three survey options:

A)        Public participation in an on-line forum at has been strong with 47 ideas posted to date receiving 3,186 votes and 110 comments. The on-line forum remains open until 31 January.

B)        People wanting to provide comment anonymously can go to

C)        A hard copy survey here can be filled in, scanned and emailed to OR printed two-sided, folded and posted using the Reply Paid address on the reverse of the form.

Women on Farms Gathering

Initial registrations for the Annual Victorian Women on Farms Gathering to be held in Hopetoun in March are coming in from every region in Victoria. The event is attracting interest from farming women, women from rural communities, women working in the agribusiness service sector as well as people interested in specific program highlights.
The 2016 event, the 27th WOFG for Victoria, will commence on Friday evening, 18 March and conclude at lunchtime on Sunday, 20 March.
Organising Committee Chair Cr Helen Ballentine said that registrations, which opened in mid-January were steadily flowing in. Approximately 300 people are expected to register by the end of February.
People may register for a day, the whole weekend or for any particular activity. The program for the weekend is available on the website or by contacting Cr Ballentine on 0429 006 016. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website or you can register online.


PCP 2016 Mental Health First Aid Courses

Horsham – February 23rd & 24thYouth MHFA  Edenhope – March 8th & 9th – MHFA
Nhill – March 22nd & 23rd Youth MHFA                Warracknabeal – April 5th & 6thYouth MHFA
Horsham – April 19th & 20th – MHFA                         Kaniva – May 3rd & 4th – Youth MHFA
Rainbow/Jeparit – May 17th & 18th – MHFA          Hopetoun – May 31st & June 1st - MHFA
Venues will be finalised soon – please book your place for ALL of the above dates by emailing Kellie @ Wimmera PCP as soon as possible.  Limited places available – free course but a ‘no show’ fee of $50 will be charged to registered people that don’t attend.
THE 12-HOUR STANDARD MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE:  this course teaches adults how to assist other adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID:  Same as the standard MHFA course but tailored at youth.
What is Mental Health First Aid?  Mental health first aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.


Sue Boddi
Leadership Wimmera Coordinator

Leadership Wimmera
62 Darlot Street, Horsham VIC 3400
Phone: (03) 5381 6507