Category Archives: Communication

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 for September to December 2018

MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS AND END OF YEAR DINNER SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2018

Generally held at 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of the month in Multipurpose Room, Betty Day Centre, 67 Argyle St, St Kilda (easiest access is via Bath St car park, off Inkerman Street).

No need to book, free entry, but a small donation is appreciated.  Light supper from 7.15 pm

7.30 pm Tuesday 11 September
Guest speaker Sam Hibbins Member for Prahran (Greens)

 7.30 pm Tuesday 9 October
Guest speaker David Southwick, MLA Member for Caulfield (Liberal)

7.30 pm Tuesday 13 November
Guest speaker Associate Professor Simon Stafrace,
Programme Director, Alfred Mental and Addiction Health (AMAH), (formerly known as Alfred Psychiatry)

 6.30 pm Tuesday 11 December
End-of Year Dinner – Venue: Plus Thirty-Nine Pizzeria, 571 Malvern Road, Toorak
(subsidised event)

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 7 September 2018

Monash Health – Celebrating 10 years of Art in Mental Health …We need your vote! Pick my Project – Voting is open now!
Pick My Project is a community grants initiative, with $30 million available to fund local projects.
Monash Health have come up with a project idea…Celebrating 10 years of Art in Mental Health. They are asking you to vote for them and two of your other favourites to make your community an even better place to live. Voting closes at 5 p.m. on 15 September.
See project flyer here
See the Pick my Project voting website here

NDIS Information

Upcoming in September and October FREE NDIS information sessions in Narre Warren, Officer, Springvale, Dandenong, Cranbourne, Pakenham
To support the roll out of the NDIS in the south eastern area of Melbourne, the NDIA are offering “Getting Ready for Your Planning Conversation” sessions as well as commencing their “Plan Implementation” information sessions. People can register to attend sessions via this Eventbrite  link  but there is an open door policy to anyone who would like to attend. If attendees require interpreters, have accessibility requirements or questions about the sessions please email VICEAST@NDIS.GOV.AU.
See a full list of sessions here
See an example of “Getting Ready for Your Planning Conversation” session flyer here
See an example of “Plan Implementation” session flyer here

FREE NDIS information sessions from Alfred Health Carer Services…Getting ready for the NDIS
These sessions will help carers better understand the NDIS, how to prepare to transition to the NDIS and build confidence within the new disability system. See details, including RSVP,  for the following sessions:
18 September in Frankston
20 September in Caulfield
25 September in Dandenong
13 November in Frankston
15 November in Dandenong
20 November in Caulfield

2nd Annual NDIS & Mental Health Conference 2018 – Early Bird rates extended until 21 September!!
This National Conference is hosted by Mental Health Victoria and Community Mental Health Australia from 31 October to 1 November 2018, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
See details here

NDIS Readiness Bulletin # 15 ..Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)
Read here

For Carer Support Groups and Service Providers – Arrange your own carers’ group information session about the NDIS
To support Carers in their preparation for the NDIS, Uniting’s Carer Support Team are offering NDIS Information Sessions for carers living in Casey, Cardinia or Greater Dandenong and who support someone with a mental illness, autism and/or intellectual disability. If you would like to arrange an information session at your specific time and location, please contact their Carer Support Team.
See flyer for details

More NDIS sessions and support in Casey, Cardinia and Greater Dandenong
Uniting is offering NDIS information sessions for carers living in the City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong and the Shire of Cardinia as the NDIS will commence in those areas in September 2018. The sessions will be held at the at Dandenong Neighbourhood House as well as in Springvale at the Uniting Church.
See Dandenong details here
See Springvale details here

You can access more information from the  Friday Extra via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/fc4a57df2c03/friday-extra-8-june-2018?e=b98a7291db

Mental Health Australia CEO Update 31 August 2018

Mental Health Australia’s submission to the National Disability Agreement review

Mental Health Australia recently provided a submission to the Productivity Commission’s review of the National Disability Agreement (NDA). The submission argues that an NDA is required to ensure all governments in Australia commit to, and are held accountable for addressing the support needs of people with psychosocial disability. The submission points out that there are a large number of people who will need psychosocial services outside of the NDIS and that a revised national agreement should provide clarity around the roles and responsibilities of governments to provide services.

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https://mhaustralia.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=1016

Alfred Health Carer News Friday Extra 31 August 2018

LAST CHANCE for Early Bird rates: 2nd Annual NDIS & Mental Health Conference 2018
This National Conference is hosted by Mental Health Victoria and Community Mental Health Australia from 31 October to 01 November 2018, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
See details here

BipolarLife – August Newsletter
Includes: Bipolar Carers Group; Lithium Treatment; Looking for new ways of living well with bipolar?; What self-management strategies do you use for bipolar II disorder?
Read here

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences – News and Events
Includes: FREE Public Lectures: e.g. Designing Care for People with Mixed Mental-physical Multimorbidity on 3 September
Read here

VTMH Seminar – September 2018… ‘Working Together to Fight the Rise of Racism’
The guest speaker at this Victorian Transcultural Mental Health seminar on 19 September will be Commissioner Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) and will discuss #AfricanGangs and racism in Victoria.
See flyer for details

You can access the complete Friday Extra by clicking on the link below:
https://mailchi.mp/2e4cb6ad4572/friday-extra-20-july-2866193?e=b98a7291db

Mental Health Australia CEO Update 17 August 2018

$200 million for medical research to overcome health challenges

Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, says the Government will invest $200 million in new medical research projects to improve the health of Australian through new treatments and support, tackling areas of obesity, mental health and cardiovascular disease. A total of 320 projects will receive funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) following a competitive process. The NHMRC projects total almost $192 million and will aim to find solutions mental health among a wide range of health challenges.

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