Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 15 June 2018

FREE Carer Lunch and Wellbeing afternoon at Dandenong Neighbourhood House on Tuesday 19 June
This event is the first step of a project Uniting lifeAssist has embarked upon with Dandenong Neighbourhood House to build Carer awareness in the Dandenong community. If you have any queries, please be in touch on Ph: 9239 2500.
See flyer for details

MHCSS Intake – Last day for referring for Outreach Support will be 31 August 2018
As per the DHHS Update attached here, referrals for MHCSS (Mental Health Community Support Services) Individual Support (OUTREACH) will close on Friday 31 August 2018  for all metro areas. There are currently a number of people already waiting for support (on the Needs Register), so referrals will be moving over to ‘NDIS transition support’ rather than being allocated to MHCSS.

To read further information from Friday Extra please click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/0f40cba7de0a/friday-extra-15-june-2018?e=b98a7291db

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 8 June 2018

FREE Carers’ Day Out… High Tea + The Wizard of Oz
Alfred Health Carer Services invites carers who live in the Southern metro region of Melbourne to register your interest to attend one of the dates on offer (either Saturday 30 June OR Saturday 7 July) to enjoy high tea at The Hotel Windsor plus the theatre performance of the Wizard of Oz. Places are limited so check your availability, preferred date and REGISTER NOW!
See flyer for all details

Invitation to Carers – Counselling Workshop in beautiful bush setting
Carers Victoria Counsellors will host a one day counselling workshop on 18 July reflecting on carer well-being and self-care. A small group of carers will connect with two counsellors who will facilitate a day of gentle reflection, rest and time out.
Expressions of interest close Wednesday 4 July 2018. Limited places available so call early.
See here for details

To view the complete newsletter click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/fc4a57df2c03/friday-extra-8-june-2018?e=a2d63ca51a

CEO Update 8 June 2018 – Mental Health Australia

Design of a pathway for NDIS participants with psychosocial disability

Mental Health Australia has provided a final report to the NDIA with recommendations on the design of a tailored NDIS pathway for people with psychosocial disability. Mental Health Australia held five consultation workshops across Australia with NDIS participants, carers, service providers, peak bodies, government officials and health professionals. The two overarching themes of the recommendations are:

  • The NDIS must have arrangements in place to interact with people with psychosocial disability to inform them about the NDIS and prepare them for accessing the Scheme,
  • A psychosocial disability strategy should be developed to ensure the NDIA and the Scheme’s response to people with psychosocial disability is appropriate to their needs, as well as the needs of carers and families.

The final report will be published on the Mental Health Australia website in the coming weeks.

For more information click on the link below:

https://mhaustralia.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=919

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 8 June 2018

This is an important issue to read as it details NDIS issues relating to Mental Health.  Also details  of carer social activities in the inner south area.  Please see the link below for more details:  https://mailchi.mp/fc4a57df2c03/friday-extra-8-june-2018?e=b

FREE Carers’ Day Out… High Tea + The Wizard of Oz
Alfred Health Carer Services invites carers who live in the Southern metro region of Melbourne to register your interest to attend one of the dates on offer (either Saturday 30 June OR Saturday 7 July) to enjoy high tea at The Hotel Windsor plus the theatre performance of the Wizard of Oz. Places are limited so check your availability, preferred date and REGISTER NOW!
See flyer for all details

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (MHFA) – Peer Support Groups…looking for a Facilitator
MHFA offers a number of Peer Support Groups including OCD Support Group; Mood Disorder Support Group; Domestic Violence Support Group and a Grief Support Group. See their list of Peer Support Groups here. MHFA is seeking the services of a support group facilitator to coordinate a “Bipolar Carers Support Group”, a 90 minute session – one evening a month. Some negotiation as to the day the group will run may be possible and also that there may be some remuneration available for this position. Please contact Jim Goodin (MHFA Chairperson) on Ph: 9826 1422 or Mob: 0409 904 022 if you are interested to discuss this role.

NDIS Information

NDIA have released Mental Health Access Snapshots
The snapshots provide specific, detailed information to people with psychosocial disability, their supporters, and service providers. They aim to assist people to understand the requirements of the NDIS access process in relation to psychosocial disability, and demystify the access process. The snapshots are as follows:

  1. General information about how the NDIS can support your mental health
  2. Impairment and mental health in the NDIS
  3. Recovery and the NDIS
  4. Functional capacity and mental health issues
  5. NDIS and other services supporting your mental health

FREE Port Phillip NDIS Expo on 19 July
Come and explore the range of services available to people living with disability in the City of Port Phillip.
See flyer for details

 

 

Tandem eNews 30 May 2018

Disability pensioner living in ‘scandalous’ conditions while NDIS funding goes unspent

ABC Online News reported on the case of a Bendigo man who has received an NDIS package but lacks the support of case management and other services currently unavailable in his regional area. Warwick, who is living with mental health issues and is on the autism spectrum, has received NDIS funding of $188,000 but is not receiving adequate support because of the NDIS market and provision of services (especially in regional areas) is still in its infancy.

‘For many people having direct access to their funds via NDIS, allowing them to choose their own providers, is a preferable option but for those with more complex needs and challenging behaviours it has proved problematic.’

National Disability Services (NDS) Victorian State Manager David Moody says, ‘in some parts of Australia merely because you have significant funding for significant supports doesn’t mean that in all instances you will get it.’ Read the full article here.

https://mailchi.mp/7b78af543566/dfxn4oqrm0-1273409?e=c99745d1df

Article from Tandem eNews 30 May 2018

Black Dog Institute’s Exercise your Mood Campaign

Next week, from 30 April – 6 May, Black Dog Institute is challenging all Australians to spend 1 hour per week improving their mental fitness and wellbeing through exercise with the annual Exercise Your Mood campaign. Research shows that just 1 hour of exercise a week can have a positive protective effect against depression. For tips, tricks and a list of public events, visit www.exerciseyourmood.org.au.

Article from Mental Health Australia – CEO Update April 2018

Carers Victoria Voice 26 April 2018

26 April 2018

April has been a whirlwind of activity with the continuation of our Mingle events across Victoria. In this edition we share the magic of the Burwood event, with over 100 carers enjoying great company, food and entertainment, it was certainly a day to remember.

Also in this edition you can ready our latest Pre-Budget Submission, explore the current workshops and community events around the state and learn about a Melbourne University study into the impact of signing on dementia. 

We hope you enjoy this issue.

The Carers Victoria Team

From Carers Victoria Voice

https://mailchi.mp/60cad48668ed/carers-victoria-voice-september-edition-459917?e=a09af54e6b