Alfred Health Carer Services eNews 3 July 2020

Finding it hard to get the basics?

Across Melbourne’s southern metro area there are different services offering emergency relief such as meals, food, other basic groceries and financial assistance.
Find out what’s available in your local area:

Greater Dandenong
Glen Eria
Mornington Peninsula
Port Phillip

OR  visit CISVic, who provide local services to people experiencing personal and financial difficulties.

Face to Face Meditation and Gentle Yoga classes are back!

We are excited to reinstate our face to face gentle yoga and meditation and mindfulness classes.

Moksha Yoga Bentleigh has resumed their Meditation and Mindfulness classes for carers every Tuesday from 11:30am-12:30pm

Call Moksha Yoga on 9557 5885 to book your place.Body Yoga Berwick will begin face to face Gentle Chair Yoga July 14, 11:15am-12:15pm and Carer Meditation & Mindfulness classes from 12:30pm-1:15pm

Call Body Yoga on 0402 072 677 to book your place

Places may be limited and bookings before the classes are strictly required to ensure social distancing.

Helping all women get active at home.

This Girl Can have released their Get Active at Home videos.

This collection of online workouts on features women of all ages, fitness levels, shapes and sizes and abilities getting active and feeling good. More than 7000 people have visited it since it launched in May.

Click here to see more.

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Alfred Health Carer Services Carer eNews June 2020

National Carer Survey

Have your say for your chance to win an iPad 32GB WiFi

Victorian carers are invited to have their say by completing the first-ever
National Carer Survey here!

Findings from the 2020 National Carer Survey will play a major role in improving our understanding of caring and carers’ lives.

New ways to interact with others

Connecting Couches is Give a Care’s new initiative which delivers a range of online activities, to provide people of all abilities with the opportunity to try out new hobbies from the comfort of their own home. These free sessions include drumming, dance and art classes.

Visit their website to find out more information.

You can access the complete Alfred Health Carers Newsletter via the link below:

Alfred Health Carer Services 18 June 2020

Meditation & Mindfulness Classes

Moksha Yoga is back! 

Offering weekly face to face meditation and mindfulness classes.
You must book in for this class by calling Moksha Yoga on 9557 5885

Every Tuesday from 23rd June
11:30am – 12:30pm

Event type: Carer Only
Only 10 people maximum per class to maintain social distancing.

Tandem eNewsletter 17 June 2020

Caring Fairly campaign to increase the Carer’s payment

Tandem is proud to be part of the coalition of organisations participating in the Caring Fairly campaign led by Mind Australia. The campaign calls on the federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Anne Ruston, to increase the Carer Payment like other income support payments have been during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please sign the petition to make your voice heard and demand the compassion that family and friends in mental health deserve.

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Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 7.15pm Tuesday 14 July 2020

You are invited to join our 14 July ISFAF Support Group meeting via Zoom


In July we will still meet via Zoom, but perhaps by August we will actually be able to meet face to face, so please check our website for information.

Join Zoom meetings from a comfortable spot at home, with some nibbles and a nice warm blanket.   A pen and some paper might also be handy to jot down notes.

You can join via internet or phone line (even land line).

A chat session will commence at 7.15 pm, followed by our guest speaker at 7.30 pm.

If you are accessing the meeting via internet click on the following link­ and follow the instructions you receive:  

Meeting ID: 788 139 680
Password: 096604

Occasionally I’ve received messages such as ‘host is in another meeting’. If you receive any such strange  messages, click on ‘close the meeting’ at your end, wait a few minutes and then try again.
Alternatively dial any of the following numbers to participate in the session via audio only:  +61 2 8015 6011 or  +61 3 7018 2005  or   +61 731 853 730 or  +61 861 193 900  or  +61 8 7150 1149
Meeting ID: 788 139 680
Password: 096604

If you are having trouble, phone 0425 723 746.

Inner South Family and Friends Walk ‘n Chat June to December 2020

Walk ‘n Chat on the 1st  and 3rd  Thursday of each month – 1.30pm to walk ‘n chat and 2.45pm to chat over coffee.  Family members (including  canines) very welcome.

Meet at Brighton Beach at the end of North Road, outside Northpoint Café.

Thursday 18 June

Thursday 2 July  and 16 July

Thursday 6 August and 20 August

Thursday 3 September and 17 September

Thursday 1 October and 15 October

Thursday 5 November and 19 November

Thursday 3 December 17 December

Alfred Health Carer Services News 4 June 2020

Call us for carer support and respite on 1800 51 21 21
Monday to Friday 8.30-5.00 pm

  • Alfred Health Carer Services provides Carer Gateway services in the southern metropolitan region of Victoria
  • Carer Gateway is available across Australia
  • Carers can call the Carer Gateway to access urgent respite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 422 737
  • Access online services: chat forums, coaching, counselling and skills courses at
  • Call the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737, Monday to Friday 8:00am-6:00pm

We will link you in with the right services, including services available for carers through the Carer Gateway.

Free online peer support

Sometimes a little extra support, hope and understanding is needed. That’s why eFriend is here.

eFriend Online Peer Support connects you to a community of trained, specialist eFriend Peers via video call or phone call. Their service is free and for anyone in need, visit their website to find out more information.

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Tandem eNews 4 June 2020

Mental Health Carers Australia survey

Tandem is pleased to be the Victorian member of  Mental Health Carers Australia (MHCA) who are talking regularly with the National Disability Insurance Agency and other government departments about the COVID-19 pandemic. MHCA is running a short survey to find out directly from families and carers about the impacts of the pandemic to help with these discussions.

We know that families and carers are currently stretched and stressed and have been asked to complete a number of surveys. We appreciate that you may be surveyed-out!

This survey being run by MHCA is really important as we don’t often get the chance to talk with government departments at a national level.

The survey is accessible here

It is estimated that it will take no longer than ten minutes to complete.
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Inner South Family and Friends Walk ‘n Chat Thursday 4 June 2020

For help with transport problems or further details, phone 0425 723 746

All welcome – bring family members, especially well behaved canines.

IF PLANNING TO WALK – meet at 1.30pm outside North Point Cafe (end of North Rd at Brighton Beach) for some exercise (while chatting) followed by a drink and chat

IF NOT PLANNING TO WALK – meet at 2.45pm inside North Point Cafe

Next Walk ‘n Chat is 1.30pm Thursday 18 June 2020