Tandem eNews 3 October 2017


In this issue

•  World Mental Health Day
•  Make a mental health promise
•  Tandem Annual General Meeting
•  Tandem Mental Health Carer Register
•  Annual Issues and Opportunities Workshop
•  Ready, Steady, NDIS
•  Support Decision-Making Project Report
•  Odd Socks Day
•  Blue Knot Day
•  Drop the Jargon Day

Inner South Family and Friends AGM Tuesday 10 October 2017

You are invited to our Annual General Meeting at Betty Day Centre on Tuesday 10

October 2017 to hear our guest Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

speak on ‘Research at MAPrc’


The research at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) is recognized internationally as ground
-breaking.  Professor Kulkarni, Director of MAPrc
is internationally recognized as a leader in the area of women’s mental health.

For more information see flyer here AGM Professor Jayashi Kulkarni

A Group Photo of ISFAF Members with Minister Martin Foley 8 November 2016

Our last meeting for the year attracted a large attendance and Minister Foley covered many topics of interest to our members including the National Disability Insurance Scheme, public housing and social housing, including the Labor Government’s housing register initiative.  See more details at  housing.vic.gov.au/victorianhousingregister

2016-11-08-isfaf-monthly-meeting-img_4726Violeta Peterson, Carer Consultant, Judi Burstyner, Convenor ISFAF, Penny Lewisohn, Minister Martin Foley, Liz Grieb, Judith Rafferty, John Lawrence, Board Member Abbeyfield Australia

Armadale Family Connections TM

The Family Connections program is designed to provide parents, spouses, adult children and siblings the knowledge and skills that will be helpful to them for their own wellbeing in living with a relative with borderline personality disorder (BPD).  The program also helps those relatives build a support network with other individuals with a relative with BPD.
See details here BPD FLYER ARMADALE.

Mind Recovery College Bang the Drum for Carers – Mind Tour

Mind Recovery College invite you to attend an event in your area for the Bang the Drum for Carers – Mind tour

After two years of intensive research and development, Mind is releasing a range of new materials and resources to support their work with families and carers.  They are also showcasing local initiatives and raising the profile of carers.  It is expected that all staff will attend one of the events across the tour.  Families and carers are also most welcome.


Mind Recovery College Cheltenham event is on 24 February 2016, contact number is Christine Wille (03) 8640 5622.