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Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 12 February 2019

You are invited to join us for our first meeting of the year in the Dining Room at Betty Day Centre 67 Argyle Street St Kilda. The Dining Room adjoins the Multi Purpose Room where we have been meeting during the year. Entry via Bath Street or Argyle Street. There is ample parking in Bath Street.  See details below:

ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH FOR CARERS AND CONSUMERS

Federal elections are just three months away,
Consumers, carers and the general community need to work together in one voice. Voter numbers count so please join us at this meeting. Bring your family and friends so that our local candidate can see that we are a large group of voters
which needs to be considered when policies are made.
Politicians need to hear our voice. Letting politicians know our needs is important

This meeting provides you with an opportunity to meet and discuss issues of importance with Steph Hodgins-May who may be your local member of parliament after the May elections.

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

All welcome, no need to book Light supper 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

GUEST SPEAKER: STEPH HODGINS-MAY

Greens Candidate for the Federal Seat of Macnamara (formerly known as Melbourne Ports, held by Michael Danby)

 

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 25 January 2019

Would you like the NDIA attend your local community group or organisation
The NDIS is now supporting nearly 250,000 Australians, with almost 80,000 people who are now receiving support for the very first time. In Victoria over 50,000 active participants have an approved plan and there is the expectation to see the Victorian NDIS participant numbers grow to more than 105,000. If you would like to express your interest in having an NDIS representative to connect in/speak to or attend a local community group please feel free to get in contact to discuss the opportunity with Sharna Goulding (Mob: 0436 673 970) and Geoff Deacon (Ph: 9294 4259) or fill out the attached speaker request and send it in to engagement@ndis.gov.au

Upcoming group for bereaved carers on offer from Carers Victoria in April/May 2019
This specialist three-day program is for bereaved carers and is facilitated by a Carers Victoria counsellor. It offers an opportunity to explore issues of loss and grief in a safe and supportive environment.
See flyer for details

Please click on the link below to access the complete newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/866da1977e76/friday-extra-20-july-2955105?e=b98a72

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 18 January 2019

FREE Self- care through Tai Chi and Mindfulness – a series of 3 workshops for carers
Alfred Health Carer Services invites carers living in the southern region to explore how the gentle movements of Tai Chi and the practice of mindfulness can sustain you in your caring role. The 3 weekly  sessions will be held in Springvale and commence on 13 February 2019. Bookings are essential so get in quickly if interested.
See flyer for details

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/50c47c498f86/friday-extra-20-july-2951161?e=b98a7291db

Wellways eNews December 2018

Wellways Helpline

Our free and confidential Helpline provides mental health information, support and referral advice by trained volunteers who have personal experience of mental health issues.

Helpline Christmas/New Year hours:

  • Monday 24 December 9am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 25 December to Tuesday 1 January: CLOSED
  • Normal hours from Wednesday 2 January, 9am – 9pm

Phone 1300 111 500 or email any time: help@wellways.org

For assistance outside of these hours, contact:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
  • Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636

In an emergency, dial Triple Zero, 000.

You can access the Wellways newletter via the link below:

https://wellways.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/j/E37F85BF1586F7C92540EF23F30FEDED/0E6E45855A384311907C5D7C792C0FF8

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 7 December 2018

New online education resources for carers
The Department of Social Services has contracted Carers Australia to create five online education modules on the Carer Gateway portal. Topics include Dealing with Stress, Effective Communications Techniques, Taking a Break, Legal Issues, and Personal Health and Wellbeing. The first resource, Dealing with Stress, is now available online and as an interactive PDF.
See more details on the Carer Gateway portal here

Assistance with NDIS Appeals and Advocacy Agencies
See this link to the agencies in Victoria who are funded to provide assistance with ‘NDIS Appeals’.
All Victoria disability advocacy agencies (that work on a range of issues) can be found on the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit website here

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

https://mailchi.mp/d731c3bfcd1c/friday-extra-20-july-2928605?e=a2d63ca51a

Sane Express December 2018

Launch of the Anne Deveson Research Centre

On 22 November, SANE Patron-in-Chief the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO launched the Anne Deveson Research Centre (ADRC). This new SANE Australia initiative is dedicated to carrying out practical research which will drive policy change to improve the lives of Australians affected by complex mental illness.

Visit the ADRC site

The SANE Blog

Featuring interviews, tips and personal stories on issues important to people affected by complex mental illness.

Recent highlights on the blog include:

Nine great books about living with mental illness

What is the DSM? Your questions answered

The importance of remaining curious as an online advocate

How to connect when you feel alone

You can access the complete Sane Newsletter by clicking on the link below:

https://saneaustralia.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/4E4CFC76DA4BD3FB2540EF23F30FEDED/31A1B7545938D4A9C9C291422E3DE149

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 30 November 2018

Carer Support Group Facilitator Training
Carer Victoria offer this one day comprehensive workshop suitable for new facilitators; those wanting to start up a Carer Support Group and current facilitators who want to refresh. The next training workshop will be held on 19 February 2019 in Footscray.
See details here

Assistance with NDIS Appeals and Advocacy Agencies
See this link to the agencies in Victoria who are funded to provide assistance with ‘NDIS Appeals’.
All Victoria disability advocacy agencies (that work on a range of issues) can be found on the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit website here

You can access the completed Friday Extra by clicking on the link below:
https://mailchi.mp/c01242156d92/friday-extra-20-july-2923933?e=a2d63ca51a

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 16 November 2018


Wellways Social Outings & Group Programs – for carers and people with mental health issues
Wellways South Eastern Melbourne social outings and group programs including some fun activities like pub lunches, dinner and a movie, tenpin bowling, concerts and more.
See program booklet here
See registration of interest form here

Integrated Carer Support Service web updates
Updates have been made to the Department of Social Services – ICSS Implementation Updates and Information web page.
See details here
See more details here

To access the complete newsletter click on the link below

https://mailchi.mp/49a32fbc2906/friday-extra-20-july-2915001?e=a2d63ca51a