GUEST SPEAKER: Andrew Foster
Discovery College Co-ordinator,
Alfred Mental and Addiction Health
TOPIC: Courses about Mental Health and Wellbeing – (designed and delivered for you, by you and with you)
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 enable 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 always check the website http://ispaf.org/ 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 paper might also be handy to jot down notes.
A chat session will commence at 7.15pm, so please join early as Andrew will start at 7.30pm.
To join the Zoom meeting please phone: Eleni on 0412 018 722 or
Judi on 0425 723 746 or 9528 2820 for details
Hear from well-known speakers who will bring the research, clinical, and lived experience perspectives under one ‘umbrella’ – enabling sector-wide access to the best available, current evidence and sharing of information. All integrated with expert commentary, including implications for those with lived experience.
You can access more information via the link below:
‘We’re people, not numbers’: Disability groups plea with MPs to halt new assessment model
An unprecedented alliance of disability representatives, providers and advocates are urging their elected representatives to press pause on plans which would undermine the integrity of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Under the planned changes: all future NDIS participants must undergo an assessment with an unknown assessor rather than their health professional; they will then be given a score, and an algorithm will then determine the level of support they receive based on this score; there will be no way for participants to appeal the decision.
Disability sector statement on the Australian Government’s planned reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
People with disability, their families and the organisations that represent them are all worried about changes the Australian Government wants to make to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Health promotion foundation VicHealth has welcomed the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. VicHealth applauds the leadership of courageous Victorians with lived experience whose contribution resulted in crucial recommendations to help rebuild Victoria’s mental health system.
Read: The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System Final Report.
The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System has now concluded. If you have any questions about the Commission’s work or its website, please contact the Department of Health by emailing MentalHealth@dhhs.vic.gov.au
Healthy Money Mindset Program – last chance to be part of this program
Are you in control of your finances?
Could you meet an unexpected expense of $2000 if it arose tomorrow?
Are you a carer with financial stressors?
Is your income reduced due to your caring role?
Alfred Health Carer Services and Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand has partnered to provide an innovative pilot project to support carers with their finances.
We can connect you to a qualified Financial Capability Coach for a one on one conversation.
This service is free of charge to eligible carers. See here for more information.
The project will end on March 31st so act now.
Contact Alfred Health Carer Services on 1800 512 121 to find out more.
Job Ready Workshops for unpaid carers thinking about returning to the workforce
When: Wednesday 24 February, Wednesday 3 March, Wednesday 10 March, Wednesday 17 March
Time: 10am – 11am
These online sessions will cover topics such as career planning, how to create a CV and cover letter, job search strategies, and adapting to an online workforce.
Interview Techniques and Strategies
Brought to you by MOIRA Financial Plan Management, an exclusive Masterclass with Caroline Guthrie that will set you up to nail that interview. This is an additional free session for MOIRA Financial Plan Management carers.