FSSI Link #13

At FSSI, we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities every day. Last week was NAIDOC Week and celebrated the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme of NAIDOC Week in 2020 – Always Was, Always Will Be. – recognised...

FSSI Link #12

Every morning at our FSSI Team check in meetings, one of the Team gives an Acknowledgement of Country. We would like to share with you an Acknowledgement given by Matthew Ledwich, one of FSSI’s Social Work Placement Students. I would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of...

FSSI Link #11

A Focus on Mental Health – Fireside chat on mental health, an appetite for improving mental health services and FSSI input to the Mental Health Royal Commission. We acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation and the other various...

FSSI Link #10

Every morning at our FSSI Team check in meetings, one of the Team gives an Acknowledgement of Country. We would like to share with you an Acknowledgement given by FSSI Senior Learning Designer Neil Grant recently… Before this land was tied by fences and covered by concrete and asphalt, the First...

FSSI Link #9

Here at FSSI, we are committed to working with a broad range of experts to find solutions to real world problems. We use co-design approaches in everything that we do, including developing new educational models to support the growth, quality and adaptation of the social service sector.   A...

FSSI Link #8

Here at FSSI, our commitment to our mission is more important than ever – A strong community supported by a diverse, high quality, responsive and innovative social services sector. To converse is to share ideas and learn from one another in the process. In this edition of FSSI Link we...

FSSI Link #7

Every morning at our FSSI Team check in meetings, one of the Team gives an Acknowledgement of Country. We would like to share with you an Acknowledgement given by FSSI Coordinator Lee Newnham recently… My husband was using a quote last night – “It was the best of times,...

FSSI Link #6

With many Victorians now in lockdown once again, it has been heartening to hear stories of hope and optimism. The voices of RMIT’s Chief Global Officer Layton Pike, traineeship student Taylah Abraham and members of VCOSS’s Empowered Lives community which are featured in this edition of FSSI Link spark feelings of positivity and provide...

FSSI Link #5

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the demand for services across the community sector. The pandemic has also transformed – at least temporarily – the way in which many community service organisations deliver their services. Right now attention is understandably focused on addressing the recent spike...

FSSI Link #4

FSSI stands in solidarity with all those protesting systemic racism. People are now getting glimpses into the lives of communities which have been oppressed, marginalised, ignored and abused for generations.  In the United States disturbing images of the inhumane abuse of black people has seen The Black Lives Matter movement continue to gather support and momentum for change.  There is much that must be done...