Tandem partnership with Merri Health to deliver COVID-19 mental health carer packages
Packages are targeted to carers who are not eligible for support through the Area Mental Health Services Carer Support Fund and who are not receiving carer services from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Victorian Support for Carers Program.
These packages can assist with emergency relief for food, fuel, or assist with accessing equipment, such as laptops.
All COVID-19 Mental Health Packages are linked to the Carer Gateway and we will make a referral to the Carer Gateway on your behalf.
For more information or to make a referral, please contact us at the Tandem Support and Referral Line on 1800 314 325.
You can read the complete newsletter by clicking on the link below:
SPEAKER: TANIA CURLIS, Grad. Cert. BA (Exec.) MSW MAASW, Clinical Director, Clarable https://clarable.com.au
TOPIC: ‘Finding and connecting to the right support that you and your family need’
VENUE: Level 4, 549 St Kilda Rd Melbourne and/or ZOOM
Please note: The current situation enables us to meet as ‘in the good old days’
From 7.15pm we will enjoy refreshments provided by our hard working committee while chatting and sharing our experiences
You can also join via internet or phone line (even land line)
Join Zoom meetings from a warm, comfortable spot at home, with some healthy nibbles
A pen and some paper might also be handy to jot down notes. A chat session will commence at 7.15pm, so please join early as Christine will start at 7.30pm.
Please phone Eleni on 0412 018 722 or Judi on 0425 723 746 or 9528 2820 for Zoom link details.
You can access more information via this link: https://www.themhs.org/conference-registration/
SPEAKER: Christine Culhane, Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service (brochure attached)
AH_PDAS Consumer Brochure_Jan2021 Approved
TOPIC: The Latest on Psychotropic Medication
Alfred Health, Pharmacy Department
VENUE: Level 4, 549 St Kilda Road Melbourne and/or ZOOM
Please note If restrictions change, presentation will be via Zoom only, but current situation enables us to meet as ‘in the good old days’ to catch up with friends, chat, share our experiences and from 7.15pm to enjoy refreshments provided by our hard working committee.
Kindly check the website on the day to check for any changes. You can also join via internet or phone line (even land line) Join Zoom meetings from a warm, comfortable spot at home, with some healthy nibbles. A pen and some paper might also be handy to jot down notes. A chat session will commence at 7.15pm, so please join early as Christine will start at 7.30pm.
To join the Zoom meeting jot down Meeting ID: 788 139 680 Passcode: 096604 and click on the link below:
or alternatively, phone any of the following numbers – you can participate even from a land-line. 731 853 730 or 7018 2005 or 02 8015 6011 or 861 193 900 or 08 7150 1149
If you are having trouble, please phone Eleni on 0412 018 722 or Judi on 0425 723 746 or 9528 2820
Tuesday 9 March Guest Speaker: Tanya Curlis, Grad. Cert. BA (Exec.) MSW MAASW, Clinical Director, Clarable https://clarable.com.au/
Beach Walk ‘n Chat on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Walk from Northpoint Cafe Brighton at 1.30pm family members, including canines very welcome.
ISFAF office is not yet attended but please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling Eleni on 0412 018 722 or Judi on 0425 723 746 or 9528 2820 if you have difficulty in accessing any meetings
or would like information or just need to chat to someone.
Individuals who don’t have internet won’t have received this flier. They are likely to be the folk who have suffered the greatest isolation, so if you know someone who does not have internet,
please contact them, and/or let Eleni or Judi have their details if you would like ISFAF to contact them. Many individuals are unaware that they can participate in Zoom meetings without internet.
ISFAF committee is planning fun things for us to share
We are already planning a revised outdoor event and our 30th birthday celebration. If you have suggestions for venue / ideas for events please let Eleni or Judi know asap.
In this edition:
- Have your say on changes to the NDIS
- Participant Spotlight
- Beach Accessibility
- Request for Tender: Participant Engagement Panel
- Participant Spotlight
Have your say on changes to the NDIS
We recently released four consultation papers about how we plan to improve access, planning and plan flexibility, and how we support young children and their families.
We invite you to have your say on these changes to make sure the NDIS works for everyone.
The consultation papers are:
- Access and eligibility policy for independent assessments
- Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility
- Supporting young children and their families early, to reach their full potential
- Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Implementation Reset- Project Consultation Report
Visit the Have your say page on the NDIS website to find more information, copies of the papers (including Easy Read versions).
There are a number of ways you can give feedback:
- Submit a response to the paper
- Attend an online event. Search ‘have your say’ and click on the event to register.
Feedback closes at 10.00am ADST Tuesday 23 February 2021.
Walk ‘n Chat 1st and 3rd of every month
During January, please phone 0425 723 746 to check whether we are meeting.
We meet at the beach end of North Road Brighton at 1.30pm for our beach walk
or at 2.45pm to chat in Northpoint Cafe on the following dates:
Thursday 7 and 21 January
Thursday 4 and 18 February
Thursday 4 and 18 March
A short message to update you and inform as we approach the end of this year of madness!
I encourage you all to consider the Carers Victoria survey for Support Group facilitators in anticipation of establishing a community of practice in 2021.
Also, I can now share that my role has been extended at Council for a further 12 months. A component of my work plan is continuing to support Council in its’ response to the Carer Recognition Act. One of the actions of this year has been to create the Carer Information Hub webpage on Council’s website. Please let me know if you have any feedback to consider on improving this page.
Best wishes for a peaceful and joyous festive season to you personally and to all in your networks.
I work Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Metro Access Project Officer Community Building and Inclusion
0421 583 773
St Kilda Town Hall | 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Victoria 3182