Carer South Newsletter September 2019

New Carer Gateway and Alfred Health Carer Services

There’s a new Federal Government initiative to support carers; it’s called Carer Gateway. We are happy to announce that Alfred Health is part of a group of support providers led by Merri Health, who will continue to deliver carer services across Victoria. The new model of delivery is designed by carers and will improve and expand services. For more information read the recent Federal Government announcement.

  • At this point, there are no changes to how you receive services from us.
  • If you need respite or support you will still call Alfred Health Carer Services on 1800 052 222.
  • We will continue to provide support to carers across the Southern region.

To explain the new Carer Gateway Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS) Carers Victoria are running an information roadshows around Victoria. These are the events within the Southern region:-

Dandenong:   Monday 16th September: 10.30am – 11.30am
Rosebud:       Monday 16th September: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Frankston:     Wednesday 18th September: 10.30am – 11.30am
Clayton:         Thursday 19th September: 10.30am – 11.30am

September What’s On

There are still some great seats available for these September events.

  • Moksha Yoga
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ – Cinema screening, Frankston

More details here
Call 9076 6644 to book your place

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 30 August 2019

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 30 August 2019

Healthy Boundaries in Caring – 1 October in Caulfield South
Reduce the risk of Compassion Fatigue and create well-being by identifying and establishing healthy boundaries in your caring role. This is a one off interactive workshop by physiologist Joanna Aquila on this valuable topic for those caring for a loved one. Don’t miss out places are limited.
Register here

The Emotional Roller Coaster – 3 September
Grow invites carers to this workshop focused on applying the principles of First Aid (ABC-DR) to develop a personal plan for responding to your loved one to reduce risk and secure well-being.
Register here

Healthy Boundaries in Caring – 1 October in Caulfield South
Reduce the risk of Compassion Fatigue and create well-being by identifying and establishing healthy boundaries in your caring role. This is a one off interactive workshop by physiologist Joanna Aquila on this valuable topic for those caring for a loved one. Don’t miss out places are limited.
Register here

Join Us at the Movies!
A Dogs Journey – 3 September in Brighton
Downton Abbey – 24 September in Frankston
You and the person you care for are invited to join us for a free evening at the movies. See the flyers for details and call us to reserve your spot.
3 September in Brighton
24 September in Frankston

Melbourne Star Trip – 26 September
This month we take a trip to the iconic Melbourne Star. Enjoy a ride on the wheel, take in the picturesque views of Melbourne city, lunch at The Pancake Parlor and explore all that the Docklands has to offer. The fun doesn’t stop there, all kids will be given a voucher to play at the nearby arcade before returning home.
See the flyer for details

Moksha Yoga – Meditation and Mindfulness Classes – continuing throughout August and September in Bentleigh – Places still available 
Meditation and mindfulness is the gateway that leads you beyond the endless noise into an expanse of clarity and awareness, connecting you to the source of true wisdom that resides within us all. So take a calming breath, step back from the interference of the mind and tune into the deep peace of experiencing reality in its purest essence.
Assistance with in-home respite, transport and interpreters can be arranged; please make a request when booking.
See the flyer for details

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Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 10 September 2019

 

You are invited to join us at our monthly support group meeting to hear our guest speaker Belinda Scarlata, Carer Resource Worker, Mental Health (Acting), Alfred Health Carer Services (AHCS). Belinda will give an UPDATE ON CURRENT SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES FOR CARERS IN THE SOUTHERN REGION

Venue: Uniting (formerly Prahran Mission),
211 Chapel Street Prahran.
(between High Street and Prahran Town Hall)

Tandem eNews 20 August 2019

Personality Disorder Funding

Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley has announced almost $10 million in funding for the Personality Disorder Initiative, which is now being delivered at six Victorian health services including Alfred, Monash, Melbourne, Barwon and Goulburn Valley Health Services and Forensicare.

The program will help these services assess, treat and support people with severe personality disorders at high risk of suicide, self-harm and or challenging behaviours.

Find out more here

Stonnington Carers Forum

5 September, 2019, Melbourne
This interactive session will provide encouragement and support for those caring for an older person, a person with a complex mental health issue or disability of any age. More info

The Emotional Roller Coaster 

5 September 7:15pm – 9:30pm
Located at the Grow Community Centre in Caulfield south, this workshop applies principles of First Aid (ABC-DR) to develop a personal plan for responding to your loved one reducing risk and securing wellbeing. Find out more here

Breaking Down Stigma in Mental Health

12 September 5:30pm – 7pm
What can we do to eradicate cultural, social and gender barriers? PsychTalks: the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences forum for ideas and discussion is a discussion led by experts and consumers on the latest in stigma research and interventions and how we can translate this research into real outcomes for our society. Find out more here

The Carers Grief Journey

3 October 7:15pm – 9:30pm
Uncover the hidden grief, unique to the caring role. This is a one off interactive workshop by psychologist Joanna Aquila on this valuable topic for those caring for a loved one. Located at the Mind Recovery College in Nunawading. Find out more here

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 16 August 2019

Week ending 16 August 2019
Just for Carers
New:
Building a Future – 5 & 12 October in Frankston
Mental Health Education and Support for Carers
Wellways Building a Future Snapshot is a 2 session mental health education and support program for families, friends and carers of someone experiencing mental health issues. Attendees will gain knowledge and skills relating to mental health and recovery, and have the opportunity to connect with others in a supportive learning environment.
The program is led by peers – trained people who have their own lived experience as a family member, friend or carer.
Learn more herePreviously listed:
The Emotional Roller Coaster – 3 September
Grow invites carers to this workshop focused on applying the principles of First Aid (ABC-DR) to develop a personal plan for responding to your loved one to reduce risk and secure well-being.
Register here

Healthy Boundaries in Caring – 1 October in Caulfield South
Reduce the risk of Compassion Fatigue and create well-being by identifying and establishing healthy boundaries in your caring role. This is a one off interactive workshop by physiologist Joanna Aquila on this valuable topic for those caring for a loved one. Don’t miss out places are limited.
Register here

Alfred Health Carer Services Events
A Day at the Museum – 21 August
Join us for a day at Melbourne Museum! This event offers a fun day for both you and the person you care for to spend time together in a social environment visiting the Revolutions: Records and Rebels exhibition.
See the flyer for details and call to secure your spot.
Join Us at the Movies!
The Lion King – 27 August in Frankston
A Dogs Journey – 3 September in Brighton
Downton Abbey – 24 September in Frankston
You and the person you care for are invited to join us for a free evening at the movies. See the flyers for details and call us to reserve your spot.
27 August in Frankston
3 September in Brighton
24 September in Frankston

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Theatre and High Tea outing – 5 September
Step inside a world of pure imagination with this Theatre and High Tea trip. We will enjoy a lovely
high tea with delicious scones, desserts and more, before watching the new musical Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory – only 30 tix so get in quick!
See the flyer for details

Melbourne Star Trip – 26 September
This month we take a trip to the iconic Melbourne Star. Enjoy a ride on the wheel, take in the picturesque views of Melbourne city, lunch at The Pancake Parlor and explore all that the Docklands has to offer. The fun doesn’t stop there, all kids will be given a voucher to play at the nearby arcade before returning home.
See the flyer for details

Moksha Yoga – Meditation and Mindfulness Classes – continuing throughout August and September in Bentleigh – Places still available 
Meditation and mindfulness is the gateway that leads you beyond the endless noise into an expanse of clarity and awareness, connecting you to the source of true wisdom that resides within us all. So take a calming breath, step back from the interference of the mind and tune into the deep peace of experiencing reality in its purest essence.
Assistance with in-home respite, transport and interpreters can be arranged; please make a request when booking.
See the flyer for details

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Inner South Family Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 13 August 2019

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IMPROVING THE CARER EXPERIENCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH THE NDIS

GUEST SPEAKER:  TANIA CURLIS, NDIS Engagement Consultant, Tandem

Venue: Uniting (formerly Prahran Mission), 211 Chapel St Prahran, (between High St and Prahran Town Hall).   Free parking is available in Chapel St, and in car-park just behind JB Hi-Fi.

Public transport is available nearby, including tram to front door.  All welcome, no need to book  Light refreshments available from 7.15 pm

No charge, but a small donation towards supper is always appreciated

No need to RSVP but please come early, especially if coming for the first time.  Our office is attended only part time, but please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling Judi directly on 0425 723 746 if you have any questions or difficulty with transport

Stonnington Carers Forum 5 September 2019

It’s OK to care for yourself when you’re caring for someone else

Caring for someone can be complex, challenging and even stressful at times.

If you’re a carer for someone close to you, join us at the Stonnington Carers Forum. This interactive session will provide encouragement and support for those caring for an older person, a person with a complex mental health issue or disability of any age.

The forum is an opportunity to learn strategies and gather advice. Hear from key presenters LifeWorks, who will be sharing practical ways to look after yourself and practice self-compassion when the going gets tough, and a range of community support agencies.

  • Thursday 5 September, 10am – 1pm
  • Malvern Town Hall: corner High Street and Glenferrie Road, Malvern (enter via Glenferrie Road)
  • Signage will direct you to the forum.

The forum is free to attend and bookings are essential. For further information or to book, contact 8290 1333 or email access@stonnington.vic.gov.au

When you are registering, please let us know if you require transport or respite services to attend.

Please share this information, or our forum poster with anyone you think may be interested.

Great Expectations : Where is the Good Life? 7 August 2019

Recent changes to funding as well as current and future health reforms present an opportunity for people living with mental illness to create a better life.  There is also an opportunity for new approaches within clinical mental health services.  This conference will explore the concepts of having higher expectations and to define a good life and what everyone’s role is in helping people to get there.

This is a co-designed conference which will be co-produced and co-delivered (Developed by people with lived experience of mental illness or supporting someone with mental illness and people working in clinical mental health services)

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 26 July 2019

 

Just for Carers

Join Us at the Movies!
The Lion King – 6 August in Brighton
Film to be advised – 27 August in Frankston

You and the person you care for are invited to join us for a free evening at the movies. See the flyers for details and call us to reserve your spot.
6 August in Brighton
27 August in Frankston

A Day at the Museum – 21 August
Join us for a day at Melbourne Museum! This event offers a fun day for both you and the person you care for to spend time together in a social environment visiting the Revolutions: Records and Rebels exhibition.
See the flyer for details and call to secure your spot.

Supporting Carers Locally – grants program
Supporting carers locally grants are available to assist with local activities that strengthen the health and wellbeing of carers and help them connect with other carers.
Grants of up to $20,000 for groups of carers are available over 12 months, to support opportunities for:
– carers to be physically and mentally healthy and socially connected to family, friends, other carers and their local community.
– accessible peer support and grassroots community support programs, resources and tools for carers.
Applications close 19 August
Learn more and apply here

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