The latest Friday Extra has excellent coverage of news and events for carers in southern and bayside region.
Bookings are essential as there are only 20 places available for these free NDIS information courses for carers of people with mental health issues. See details below.
The City of Port Phillip and Glen Eira are presenting free information sessions on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, in partnership with other organisations, for carers and consumers. Registration is essential and early booking is advised. Please see details below.
You are invited to join us for our first meeting of the new year on Tuesday 13 February 2018 at Betty Day Centre 67 Argyle Street, St Kilda. Please find details in the flyer below:
You can access Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra with information on NDIS sessions for carers here: http://mailchi.mp/e5646f179afb/friday-extra?e=a2d63ca51a
Wellways News has information on the Doorway Program and NDIS https://www.vision6.com.au/v/13219/1778861095/email.html?k=yFjALCL10jq8nksHM_cJ8hOloXyjmq6TSHT_IWzWaro
Tandem eNews lists a number of conferences coming up in 2018
End of Year Dinner
7.30 pm Tuesday 12 December 2017 at Tacco and Tosca
251 Richardson Street Middle Park
Tacco & Tosca’s photo
Bookings are essential. Phone 9076 4713 (leave message if no-one present) or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please book as seating is limited. Cost: $10 with pension card, $15
BYO (with corkage) or purchase at own expense
You are invited to join us at our November meeting to hear Associate Professor Simon Stafrace, Director Alfred Psychiatry provide an “Update on mental health issues, with emphasis on Alfred Psychiatry”
For more details see 2017-11-14 Melissa Morris -Grow-Stafrace–docx
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
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.