Author Archives: Inner South

Alfred Health Carers Service Friday Extra 26 October 2018

Tandem Awards 2018 for Exceptional Service to Family and Friends in Mental Health
Congratulations to the all the Awards’ winners but especially to the wonderful Southern region winners, Peter McDonald, Judy Anderson and Violeta Peterson who are passionate champions of carers of people with mental illness and real community heroes!
Read here

Mental Health NDIS Access Support…A new way to get help accessing NDIS services
The Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) Intake Services run by Neami and Each are assisting people with a mental illness to access the NDIS. They will work collaboratively with other services to help people to understand, engage in and complete the NDIS access process. Neami & EACH Mental Health NDIS Access Support offer a range of assistance including:
Help to gather supporting evidence and complete the Access Request form
Liaison with health services and general practitioners/private psychiatrists
Acting as a contact person for NDIS queries, at the client’s request
Collection of additional evidence and follow-up with the NDIS, to ensure timely completion of the access process
See flyer for details

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:
https://mailchi.mp/d22b60dfd034/friday-extra-20-july-2901525?e=a2d63ca51a

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 13 November 2018 and End of Year Dinner 11 December 2018

Our guest speaker Dr Simon Stafrace Program Director, Alfred Mental & Addiction Health (AMAH), formerly known as Alfred Psychiatry, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Monash University will update us on

“News, Improvements, Transitions, Innovations and Changes at Alfred Mental & Addiction Health”

We look forward to you joining us at the Dining Room Betty Day Centre, 67 Argyle Street St Kilda

End of Year Dinner 11 December 2018 at 6.30 pm at PLUS 39, 517 Malvern Road Toorak

http://www.plus39.com.au/

For more information on both these events click on the link below:

Support Group Meeting 13 November 2018

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 19 October 2018

Just for Carers

Carers Victoria Voice – A special National Carers Week 2018 edition
Welcome to National Carers Week! This year, Carers Victoria is asking carers to Tell Us Why You Care and the general public to Tell Us Why You Care About Carers.
Read more here

Carers Victoria – Launch of #CarersCountToo State election campaign
Carers Victoria has launched its #CarersCountToo campaign with a new election platform to keep you informed as they lobby for carers’ needs in the lead up to the State election on 24 November.
Read more here

To read the complete newsletter click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/6867210439ee/friday-extra-20-july-2896121?e=b98a7291db

NDIS Newsletter 20 October 2018

In this edition, read about:

NDIS Q&A

Our Q&A answers questions asked by the community about the NDIS.
This time we find out about the role of an LAC:

Local Area Coordinator (LAC)

  • What is a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) and what do they do?
  • What is the difference between a LAC and NDIA Planner?
  • Can you explain when an LAC would provide support to help me implement my plan and when the NDIA might fund support coordination to help me implement my plan?
  • What are the organisations working with the NDIA as LAC’s?
  • Where can I find information about my nearest LAC?
  • My LAC helped with my access request form, can they tell me if my access to the NDIS is approved?
  • If I’m unsure about the NDIS, can I take my 5 year old to an LAC?
  • How can an LAC help me if I’m not a participant in the NDIS?

For all the answers to these questions visit the Q&A page

Keep the questions coming via #ndisqanda

To read the complete newsletter click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/subscribendis/jan-259389?e=88b89fb306

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 5 October 2018

Wellways News – Carer Coaching Service and an In-Person Peer Support Service
Wellways has been contracted to design, pilot and evaluate a new coaching and peer support service for carers as part of a new Australian Government initiative. The new service will offer online, face to face and group support for carers to sustain their caring role. Wellways has invited carers, from all backgrounds and perspectives to apply via an expression of interest which closed on 2 October, to work with Wellways to co-produce, evaluate and develop the Carer Coaching Model and In Person Peer Support Groups.
See flyer for more details
See further information here

You can access the newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/f7a6e8ab520c/friday-extra-20-july-2887133?e=b98a7291db

Australian Borderline Personality Disorder Foundation Bulletin October 2018

 

No Feeling is Final
TRIGGER WARNING: This post, & the podcast it refers to, contain talk about suicidal thoughts, & other mental health challenges.
This ABC Podcast series by Honor Eastly is a show for anyone who’s ever wondered if life is worth living. And for anyone trying to better understand their friend, partner, or kid who’s wrestled with these feelings themselves.  No Feeling Is Final is a story of difference, identity, and why we should stay alive. Listen

The link below will give you access to the BPD Bulletin:

https://mailchi.mp/35d863b77cd5/oct-bpd-news-training-supports-and-more?e=fd2defc810

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 28 September 2018

Wellways Australia is looking for carers
Wellways has been contracted to design, pilot and evaluate a new online coaching and peer support service for carers as part of a new Australian Government initiative. They are looking for carers of people living with mental health issues or various disabilities to join them as a part of the co production, as a community convener or grassroot supporter of this new and exciting project.
N.B. The Application date to be involved has been extended to Tuesday 2 October.
Read more details here

Wild at Heart Community Arts …WORKSHOPS & GIGS
Wild At Heart has some fantastic workshops and gigs coming up. Please get in touch for more info and to register.
See flyer for details

You can access the complete Friday Extra via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/54c4dfda3b67/friday-extra-20-july-2882933?e=b98a72

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 21 September 2018

FREE Carers Lunch on 16 October in Frankston to celebrate Carers Week … registration open to all carers
Alfred Health Carers Services invites all carers who live in the southern metropolitan region to our Carers Week Luncheon… this event is open to any carer irrespective of the current NDIS status of the person they support. As well a lovely lunch, there is terrific entertainment on offer with professional musicians and artists, including our MC, the ever-engaging Rod Quantock…should be a fun outing for everyone!
Free transport assistance via shuttle buses to the lunch is also available from bases in Caulfield, Dandenong and Rosebud so carers from anywhere in our region can join in.
If you are a carer, RSVP NOW! Service providers…please promote this outing opportunity to any of your families/carers and encourage them to register very soon as numbers are limited!
See flyer for details including RSVP

You can access the complete Friday Extra by selecting the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/4df29c4d7ac2/friday-extra-20-july-2878717?e=3adb6c3745

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 14 September 2018

Just for Carers

FREE Carers Family Day at Melbourne Zoo on 4 October – registrations open to all carers
Join Alfred Health Carer Services at Melbourne Zoo for a Carers Family Day celebration! Get up close with the animals, enjoy a special performance from X Factor finalists Brentwood, other fun activities and a tasty BBQ lunch. This event is open to all carers (including young carers) and immediate family, including grandparents, who live in the Southern Metropolitan Region. Numbers are limited so book now!
See flyer for details

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/d1fdaa268dea/friday-extra-20-july-2873845?e=b98a7291db

Inner South Family and Friends Events – Mental Health Week 7-13 October 2018

Bookings are essential for these events
Please phone 9076 4713 or email: isfaf@alfred.org,au   and advise which events you wish to attend.

 Join us on Saturday 13 October to celebrate Mental Health Week

The Hope Song – A play by Janet Brown

https://www.courthouse.org.au/ticket/thehopesong/

In this honest and moving new play, souls are bared by seven actors who take us on a journey that attests to the enduring power of hope and offers fascinating insights into the people whose portraits make up The Hope Song. The play has returned because it was so well received and comes highly recommended by one of our members who saw it earlier this year at La Mama in Carlton.

The Courthouse Theatre is near Geelong Station.  We plan to take the train departing from Southern Cross Station at 10.30 am, enjoy a picnic lunch together and see ‘Song of Hope’ at 2.30 pm.

We thank Alfred Health Carer Services for fully funding our theatre tickets.

Join us on Sunday 21 October at approximately 10 am to see ‘Ladies in Black’ at the Palace Cinema Como, corner Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra followed by lunch at La Porchetta, Toorak Road, South Yarra.
A slight twist on previous film afternoons – this year it’s a film morning, food to follow with unlimited time to chat.
Cost is $5 with Pension Card or $10
Lunch at La Porchetta: $5 with Pension Card or $10
Exact time of film to be advised.
From Academy Award® nominated director Bruce Beresford comes the comedy drama Ladies in Black, based on Madeleine St John’s best-selling novel, The Women in Black.

Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, Lisa, aged sixteen, takes a holiday job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. There she meets the “ladies in black”, when she is assigned to assist sales ladies Patty and Fay.

Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion boutique Model Gowns, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As she grows from a bookish schoolgirl into a glamorous and positive young woman, the impact they have on each other will change all their lives.

Starring: Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Ryan Corr, Shane Jacobson, Susie Porter, Alison McGirr, Noni Hazlehurst and Vincent Perez

We thank Carers Victoria for subsidising our Carers Week film event.