Tandem eNews 3 October 2017

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In this issue

•  World Mental Health Day
•  Make a mental health promise
•  Tandem Annual General Meeting
•  Tandem Mental Health Carer Register
•  Annual Issues and Opportunities Workshop
•  Ready, Steady, NDIS
•  Support Decision-Making Project Report
•  Odd Socks Day
•  Blue Knot Day
•  Drop the Jargon Day

Mental Health Week 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture Wednesday 11 October 2017

Wellways Australia is delighted to announce that one of the nation’s most respected and enduring actors, Jack Charles, will deliver the 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture at Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday 11 October 2017.

The Woodcock Lecture, taking place for the first time during National Mental Health Week (8–14 October), is one of the most anticipated events on the annual mental health calendar.

This year’s lecture, themed ‘Sharing stories, changing lives’, will focus on the power of sharing personal stories to create hope and possibility for individuals, families and communities. It is about how storytelling can change hearts and minds.

Uncle Jack Charles, as he is widely known, is a member of Australia’s stolen generation. Removed from his mother as a baby, he knew nothing of his Indigenous heritage as a child.

Despite his own struggles in life, Uncle Jack co-founded Australia’s first Indigenous theatre group, Nindethana, in 1971 and forged an illustrious career as both a theatre and film actor. A respected Aboriginal elder, activist and entertainer, Uncle Jack is considered a national treasure. He will bring his remarkable storytelling talents to this year’s Woodcock Lecture, delving into his own life story and experiences to illustrate how positive change can be achieved in our communities.

Following the lecture, Uncle Jack will join a discussion panel of mental health experts including Neil Thomas, Associate Professor of Psychology, Swinburne University of Technology – Centre for Mental Health; Laura Collister, Wellways Director of Mental Health Services, Research and Development, and Ben Matthews, Wellways Peer Services Manager.

The Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture is supported by Frank and Patricia Woodcock in memory of their son. Past guest speakers have included national and international leaders in mental health recovery, housing and community inclusion.

Reserve your place for the 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture.

Mental Health Week Official Launch Monday 9 October 2017

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mental-health-week-2017-official-launch-tickets-37021772117

 

Celebrate with us the official launch of Mental Health Week 2017!

Bookings are essential – Refreshments Provided

FREE EVENT!

Mental Health Week 2017 – Official Launch

Monday, October 9, 2017 from 5:00 PM7:30 PM
We welcome you to join the Mental Health Foundation Australia 32nd annual Mental Health Week launch, as part of an international conversation. This community event is held in partnership with the Victorian State Government. It is aimed at encouraging us to influence and celebrate how Aussie workplaces can contribute positively to mental health and wellbeing of all community members in their working environments. Given 45.5% of the population will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime, workplaces have a critical role to play. Prior to the formalities commencing at 5.00pm, for a 5.30pm start, there will be a public, community and industry information expo from 3.00pm.                                                                 Program includes Keynote speaker Keith Schleiger – Ch 9’s, “The Block” foreman, with great appreciation to “DATS Environmental Services”. Dr David Gillespie – The Hon. Federal Assistant to Health,  Ms Jackie Crowe – National Mental Health Commissioner George Donekian as MC And more Live performance by Wild At Heart, Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir and Heidi Everett Plus Awards to Artist of the MHW 2017 Community Poster, people’s choice award Awards to winners of the creative writing school student’s competition  Please join us for an afternoon and early evening catered for function by The Streat.  We can’t wait to see you, your family, friends, work colleagues, team leaders, managers, employers, CEO’s, board directors. Everyone is welcome!
Copyright © 2017 Mental Health Foundation Australia, All rights reserved.

 

Inner South Family and Friends AGM Tuesday 10 October 2017

You are invited to our Annual General Meeting at Betty Day Centre on Tuesday 10

October 2017 to hear our guest Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

speak on ‘Research at MAPrc’

 

The research at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) is recognized internationally as ground
-breaking.  Professor Kulkarni, Director of MAPrc
is internationally recognized as a leader in the area of women’s mental health.

For more information see flyer here AGM Professor Jayashi Kulkarni

Inner South Family and Friends Carers Week Film Day Saturday 21 October 2017

You are invited to join Inner South Family and Friends for our Carers Week Film Afternoon on Saturday 21 October at the Palace Como Cinema, corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, South Yarra to enjoy the film Victoria & Abdul.

Victoria and Abdul

Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Victoria and Abdul is directed by veteran filmmaker Stephen Frears, of High Fidelity, Dirty Pretty Things, The Queen, Tamara Drewe, Philomena, The Program, and Florence Foster Jenkins previously. The screenplay is written by Lee Hall; based on the book by Shrabani Basu.

We acknowledge the support of Carers Victoria in subsidising this event to celebrate National Carers Week 2017

 Bookings are essential by phone on 9076 4713 or email isfaf@alfred.org.au
Time:  to be advised; approximately 1pm for lunch in the foyer with film to follow.
Cost:  is to be advised subject to subsidy.

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 8 August 2017

You are invited to join us for this month’s meeting to hear our guest speaker The Hon Emma Kealy MP, Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Shadow Minister for Senior Victorians, Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs to speak from her background at the coalface of health care.  She is keen to hear your views and concerns about the challenges of being a carer and the challenges associated with mental health care.  For more information see 2017-08-08 Emma KealyMp, Vic Shadow Min MH-docx