Friday Extra 11 May 2018

Mental Health Access Snapshot Series …Snapshot 1 – General information about how the NDIS can support your mental health
This snapshot series has been developed to provide information, in a written format, for people requiring more detailed and technical information about how the NDIS access requirements work in a mental health context. The snapshots can be used to inform conversations with potential participants about how NDIS works with other government systems to support people who experience mental health issues, whether to request NDIS access, and what is involved with the application process.
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Black Dog Institute’s Exercise your Mood Campaign

Next week, from 30 April – 6 May, Black Dog Institute is challenging all Australians to spend 1 hour per week improving their mental fitness and wellbeing through exercise with the annual Exercise Your Mood campaign. Research shows that just 1 hour of exercise a week can have a positive protective effect against depression. For tips, tricks and a list of public events, visit

Article from Mental Health Australia – CEO Update April 2018

Carers Victoria Voice 26 April 2018

26 April 2018

April has been a whirlwind of activity with the continuation of our Mingle events across Victoria. In this edition we share the magic of the Burwood event, with over 100 carers enjoying great company, food and entertainment, it was certainly a day to remember.

Also in this edition you can ready our latest Pre-Budget Submission, explore the current workshops and community events around the state and learn about a Melbourne University study into the impact of signing on dementia. 

We hope you enjoy this issue.

The Carers Victoria Team

From Carers Victoria Voice

TheMHS Conference in Adelaide 28-31 April 2018

TheMHS Conference 2018: Consumer Bursaries

TheMHS would like to support consumers to attend the annual conference by offering a number of bursaries to the upcoming TheMHS Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, 28-31 August 2018.
Successful applicants will have their airfares paid and receive complimentary conference registration for 4 days.


Inner South Parents and Friends Carer Support Group Meeting 8 May 2018

7.30 pm Tuesday 8 May 2018, two guest speakers
Brotherhood of St Lawrence, our NDIS Local Area Co-ordinator (LAC) and
SIMON JONES Manager, NDIS Engagement, Tandem
Multipurpose room, Betty Day Centre,
67 Argyle St, St Kilda, access via Bath St car park, off Inkerman Street
No need to book, but gold coin donation is appreciated.
A light supper is provided.