Carer News 2019 Edition 3

What you’ll find in this edition:


•    Updates to Public Transport Concessions for Victorian Carers
•    Support for Carers Program
•    National Carers Week 2019
•   The Power of Connection
•    Web of Information

…and so much more!

If you have any feedback about this edition, or suggestions on how we can improve in the future, please contact ebulletin@carersvictoria.org.au.

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/4b3c72adfdb5/carers-news-magazine-2019edition2-461281?e=96654e123f

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 10 January 2020

Not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme?
Ermha and Launch Housing assist people with mental illness to participate in their community, manage daily tasks, secure stable employment and housing, and connect with family and friends.
Learn more here.

Assisting a person living with a mental health problem?
Family, Friends and Carers, here are some tips for you.

 

Dolittle the movie advertisement
DOLITTLE the movie and lunch
For Young Carer ages 7-13

Wednesday 22 January, 9.45am-4.45pm

Enjoy DOLITTLE the movie at Hoyts Cinema Melbourne Central then off to lunch at Grill’d. Meet the Little Dreamers Bus at South Melbourne Community Centre at 9:45am. Tickets $10. Buy tickets here.
Enquiries info@littledreamersonline.com or
9973 9078.

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/e3809d18372e/carer-services-mh-friday-extra-3150333?e=b98a7291db

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 11 February 2020

ISFAF MONTHLY MEETING 7.30 PM TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2020 GUEST SPEAKER: PETER SELIGMAN, Executive Manager, Clinical Practice and Outcomes, Relationship Matters, Counselling and Mediation

https://relationshipmatters.com.au/team/peter-seligman/

Venue: Level 4, 549 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Light supper from 7.15pm.  No charge, donations welcome.  If you know you are going to be late, please call 0425 723 746 to arrange access.  For questions / issues with transport Phone 0425 723 746

Alfred Health Carer Services Newsletter 11 December 2019

The Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care was handed to the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 31 October 2019, and tabled in Parliament that day. Here is a link to the Interim Report. The Prime Minister released a statement in response to the Interim Report. The statement lists key priorities including; Increasing the number of Home Care packages; Better medication management and dementia training; Younger people in residential aged care; Building on longer term reforms and simplifying the system for consumers.

Three commandments for reducing holiday stress

  1. Thou shalt not be perfect or even try
  2. Thou shalt leave undone things that ought to be done
  3. Thou shalt make time for thyself

No idea how to make time for yourself?  Give Alfred Health Carer Services a call! We can talk with you about opportunities in your local area to look after your wellbeing. We have lots of ideas about how to gently introduce respite when the person you care for says ‘NO’.  Ph: AHCS 1800 052 222. For more ideas about building carer resilience click here.

$1 Hoyts movies for carers

The Hoyts Carers Offer gives an adult movie ticket for the price of one dollar (maximum of one ticket per day) to carer members of Carers Victoria.
To receive a $1 Hoyts Cinema ticket carers must:
•         Be a current carer
•         Present their Carers Victoria membership card when purchasing their ticket
•         Be accompanied by the person they care for (that person will still need to buy their ticket)
The Hoyts movie deal is on offer until December 2020. See Carer Victoria website for  more details.

Click on the link below to access the complete newsletter.

https://mailchi.mp/eba0706599dd/carer-services-end-of-year-enews?e=8f7e3a8626

Alfred Health Carer Services

CARER HIGH TEA AT RIPPON LEA ESTATE
Wednesday 11th December, 2019
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Rippon Lea Estate Ballroom and Gardens, Elsternwick
Alfred Health Carer Services invites you to express your interest in our end of year carer event. There will be tours of historic Rippon Lea homestead, activities, entertainment and a delicious high tea. This event will be popular so please contact us early to go into the ballot.

Phone our events team on 9076 6644 or click here.
The ballot will close at 4:00pm, 2nd December.

This is a carer only event.
Respite can be arranged for the person you care for.
Bus transport to and from the event departs from
Frankston, Dandenong and Caulfield.

Register your interest to attend the Carer High Tea

https://mailchi.mp/9b9a1f2d2cca/dont-miss-our-last-events-for-2019?e=8f7e3a8626

Inner South Family and Friends Walk ‘n Chat Group

Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 aimed to highlight the link between physical and mental health.  We marked World Mental Health Day, with a Walk ‘n Chat which we all enjoyed so much that we decided to repeat the walk on the first Wednesday of the month.

Walkers will meet at 1.30 pm outside North Point Cafe at the end of North Road, Brighton.  You are welcome to bring your dog with you and we will head towards Brighton Beach.  Other walkers may choose to head towards St Kilda and join us at the North Point Cafe at 2.45 pm for afternoon tea and a chat.

If you are not planning to walk you can join us  at 2.45 pm inside North Point Cafe for afternoon tea.

Booking is not required.  If you need transport or would like more information, please phone 0425 723 746

Walk ‘n Chat  dates are: Wednesday 6 November, 4 December 2019, 5 February 2020.

Alfred Health Carer Services What’s On November 2019

Pot-Pourri present “From Figaro to Phantom”

Be transported by the glorious voices and theatrical skills of four of Australia’s finest singer/actors and a brilliant pianist, gorgeous harmonies and glamorous costumes. Pot-Pourri create magical Opera, belt out Broadway, seduce with song and dance up a storm. Great morning entertainment!
A ballot process will be used to allocate places for this event.

You can access all events by clicking on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/03c4dd3b3b0a/the-weathers-great-and-so-are-these-events-for-carers?e=8f7e3a8626

Community Program Newsletter November 2019

The Doorway Program

The Doorway program is delivered in partnership with the Alfred hospital and Wellways Australia. Doorway is an evidence-based housing and recovery program that supports people experiencing mental health issues who are homeless to secure and sustain a home in the private rental market. Doorway supports participants in building skills to maintain their tenancy, working towards their recovery related goals, finding employment and becoming involved in their local community. It is an 18 month program and participants can remain in their property post this time.Doorway can support up to six participants within the Alfred hospital catchment and accepts referrals from clinicians at St Kilda Road Clinic. Doorway is currently accepting referrals! Please speak to Anna Hayes, Assertive Outreach Housing and Recovery Worker based on level 5 at SKRC. We welcome conversations about potential referrals.

To access the complete newsletter click on the link below:

Community Program Newsletter November 2019

Alfred Health Carer Services Free Three Part Workshop November 2019

A Dementia diagnosis can have an impact on life and relationships. Alfred Health Carer Services is offering this free course to carers wanting to learn skills and techniques to cope with these changes. There are some places available for this three part workshop. Places are limited. Book now to secure your place.
Call our event team now on 9076 6644 and book your place or express your interest here and we will call to confirm if you have a seat.

 

Sane Newsletter October 2019

Have your say: groundbreaking new survey launched TODAY!

Last November, SANE Australia launched the Anne Deveson Research Centre (ADRC). In launching the Research Centre, we had a vision. A deep desire to better understand the experiences of people living with complex mental health issues – not just in terms of their diagnoses, symptoms or labels – but the varied, nuanced and unique aspects of their lives as a whole.

We know that people’s experiences of complex mental health issues do not exist in a vacuum, and impact how they’re treated by those around them. In order for us to be able to passionately advocate for improved social outcomes and support, we needed to have a better understanding of how living with a mental health issue impacts people across key areas like employment, housing and the healthcare system.

I’m so excited to announce that after working closely with incredible lived experience advocates, policymakers, stigma reduction practitioners and dedicated researchers, our vision has finally come to fruition today.

Supported by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Our Turn to Speak is a groundbreaking national survey that seeks to understand the life experiences – both positive and negative – of people living with severe and complex mental health issues in Australia.

The ADRC has worked in partnership with the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences (MSPS) at the University of Melbourne, and is seeking 7,000 survey participants aged 18 and over, who have experienced complex mental health issues in the last 12 months.

CLICK TO TAKE PART »

More than 690,000 Australians aged 18 and over live with complex mental health issues. The findings of Our Turn to Speak will be used to inform SANE’s future advocacy efforts, as we work to make a real difference to all Australian affected by these issues.

To see if you or someone you know is eligible to participate, take a look at the website, ourturntospeak.com.au. If you’d like to share this survey with others, please use the resources in our supporter pack.

I’m so incredibly excited by the potential of this work to catalyse real change for those of us affected by complex mental health issues. It’s Our Turn to Speak.

Best wishes,

Michelle Blanchard Michelle
Dr Michelle Blanchard
Deputy CEO, SANE Australia

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