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Changes to ISFAF Walk ‘n Chat August to September 2020

To comply with lockdown we will each have to walk separately within 5 km of our homes.  As in Melbourne’s first  lockdown – join us via  Zoom at 2.45pm 

 Jot down: Meeting ID: 787 536 696      Passcode: 681213and click on the link below.

Or phone 7018 2005 or 02 8015 6011 or 731 853 730

The above Zoom details apply to all Walk ‘n Chat events throughout 2020

6 August and 20 August

3 September and 17 September

Tandem Time this Thursday 6 August 2020 at 10am

Tandem Time this Thursday at 10am

Dear Tandem members and supporters,

On Thursday at 10am we will be hosting our next Tandem Time session with special guest Kaling Yeung from Neami who will chat to us about their Partners in Wellbeing program. Learn more about the program in this flyer.

Tandem Time is our regular twice monthly online/phone meet-up for Tandem members and staff to connect with each other, ask questions and stay in touch. Our next Tandem Time session will be next Thursday 6 August at 10am.

When you register to attend you will be sent a link that will enable you to login to the meeting at the allotted time and telephone numbers if you prefer to dial in using a telephone.

  • Day: Thursday 6 August
  • Time: 10am – 11am
  • Where: online via Zoom or telephone

If you have any feedback, reflections or questions you would like to ask, please send them to

You can access more information via the link below:

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 11 August 2020

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Join Zoom meetings from a warm, comfortable spot at home, with some healthy nibbles
A pen and some paper might also be handy to jot down notes.
You can join via internet or phone line (even land line)
A chat session will commence at 7.15pm, so please join early as speaker will start at 7.30pm.

To join the Zoom meeting: 1. Jot down: Meeting ID: 788 139 680 Passcode: 096604 2. and click on the link below:

or alternatively, phone any of the following numbers – You can participate even from a land-line. 731 853 730 or 7018 2005 or 02 8015 6011 or 861 193 900 or 08 7150 1149. If you are having trouble, phone 0425 723 746 or 9528 2820

If unable to walk at Brighton – join us via Zoom at 2.45pm Jot down: Meeting ID: 787 536 696 Passcode: 681213 and click on the link below.
To comply with lock down we will have to walk close to our homes, however individuals living close to our usual meeting place, please join Molly and me – MEET at 1.30 pm outside North Point Cafe, end of North Road  Brighton Beach for some exercise (while chatting) followed by a drink and chat. Please mask and keep 1.5m distancing throughout.

Or phone 7018 2005 or 02 8015 6011 or 731 853 730

Walk ‘n Chat 1st and3rd Thursday of each month – 1.30pm to walk and 2.45pm to chat over a coffee. Feel free to join us at 1.30 or 2.45. Family members (including canines) very welcome.

During lock down, if you live nearby – meet at Brighton Beach at end of North Rd, outside Northpoint Cafe? or walk in your own area. Group chat via Zoom at 2.45pm.  Keep details of Zoom meeting for Walk ‘n Chat as shown above as this has been set up with Zoom as a recurring meeting and access details remain the same.

Thursday 6 August and 20 August
Thursday 3 September and 17 September
Thursday 1 October and 15 October
Thursday 5 November and 19 November
Thursday 3 December 17 December

Monthly Meetings 7.30 pm on second Tuesday of each month

8 September:   Associate Prof.essor Simon Stafrace, Chief Advisor, Mental Health Reform Victoria, Chair, RANZCP Community Collaboration Committee,

13 October:  Guest Speaker: Rohani Bixler, Estate Planning Lawyer
Legal Issues, focussing on how to look after your loved ones when you no longer can’

10 November:  Annual General Meeting. Due to the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic and our trust that by November we will be able to hold a well-attended AGM, we have deferred our AGM to November. Guest Speaker: Dr Sudeep Saraf, Programme Director, Alfred Mental and Addiction Health ‘Innovations, New Developments at AMAH during the Pandemic and Beyond’,

8 December:  End-of-Year Dinner (subsidised)

ISFAF office is not attended during ‘The Time of Corona’, but please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 0425 723 746 if you have difficulty in accessing any meetings or would like information or just need to chat to someone.

We all need to work together.

Individuals who don’t have internet won’t have received this flier. They are likely to be the folk who have suffered the greatest isolation, so if you know someone who does not have internet,
please contact them, and/or let me have their details if you would like ISFAF to contact them. Many are not aware that they can participate in Zoom meetings without internet.

Please spread the message because those without internet are often the most lonely in our community. And finally – the same old message – please keep an eye on our website:

As soon as the need for physical distancing is eased, ISFAF will have lots of fun things planned for us to share.

Article from The Age 27 July 2020

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Hotel stays for 2000 homeless extended until April under $150m package

More than 2000 homeless Victorians who have been put up in hotels during the pandemic will get to stay until at least April next year while they are helped to find long-term housing, thanks to a $150 million state government relief package. Bevan Warner (pictured), the chief executive of Launch Housing, said the “very positive” package demonstrated that homelessness was solvable.


Local Women Leading Change Saturday 15 August 2020

LWLC Online x WHISE: South East Bumper Session

Free online workshop for women considering running for local government. Hosted in collaboration with Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE).

An exciting opportunity to engage women in our community, who might be considering running for local government in the elections in October.

On Saturday 15th August, Women’s Health In South East (WHISE) are proud to be co-hosting a free online training with VLGA, called Local Women Leading Change.  We need your help to promote this training to women in your community. WHISE and VLGA wish to engage women from all communities, especially those who for too long, have been under represented in local government.

As a partner to the Preventing Violence Together (PVT) strategy, can we ask that you forward this email or its content, to your communications team, for promotion on Council social media platforms, newsletters, newspapers etc?  Please also share with other Council teams and your community organisations where possible, particularly those groups or organisations who engage with women from migrant backgrounds, youth, Aboriginal community groups/ agencies, faith organisations etc.

Please use the attached PDF flyer and social media tile, as well as the registration and Facebook links below.

Registration link to 15th August session:

Please share the link on Facebook:

Suggested blurb for Twitter post:

Our partner organisation@whisewomen are proud to be co-hosting a free online event with @_VLGA, for women in the south east who are considering running for local government elections in October. Register for Local Women Leading Change training on Saturday 15 August:

Social Media handles/ hashtags to use in posts

@whisewomen (Twitter)

@whisewomen (Facebook) pages and tag the following organisations in your posts @whisewomen (Twitter/Facebook) and @_VLGA (Twitter) @VicLGA (Facebook)

suggested hashtag #WomenLeadingChange

Your Community, Country and Council

It’s really important to note that the VLGA is running 3 online forums called ‘Your Community, Country and Council’ for Aboriginal Victorians, please see the links below for details and registrations. Please promote widely in your communications and if you have any questions about these sessions, please kindly email Liddy Clark –

Having more women in our community, in positions of leadership and decision-making is of course, a crucial step towards achieving gender equality.  Thank you in advance for supporting this important work,

Kind regards,

Zoe Francis 
Health Promotion Coordinator – Prevention of Violence Against Women
Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE)
Level 1, 70 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda 3182



Phone: (03) 9794 8677


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Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 14 July 2020

You are invited to join our Zoom Meeting this Tuesday at 7.30pm.  See details below:

Join Zoom meetings from a comfortable spot at home, with some nibbles and a nice warm blanket.  A pen and some paper might also be handy to jot down notes.

You can join via internet or phone line (even land line).  A social chat session will commence at 7.15 pm, so please join early.  Speaker will start at 7.30 pm.

To join the Meeting  jot down the password and meeting ID. You may (or may not) be asked for it, but it may be useful to have it handy.  Meeting ID: 788 139 680 Password: 096604

If you are accessing the meeting via computer or lap-top or smart phone
click on the following link­ and follow the instructions you receive via:  

Occasionally I’ve received messages such as ‘host is in another meeting’.  If you receive any such strange  messages, click on ‘close the meeting’ at your end, wait a few minutes and then try again.

Alternatively dial any of the following numbers to participate in the session via audio only
+61 2 8015 6011or +61 3 7018 2005 or +61 731 853 730 or +61 861 193 900 or +61 8 7150 1149

If you are having trouble, phone 0425 723 746



ISFAF Walk ‘n Chat 1.30pm Thursday 16 July 2020

NEXT WALK ‘n CHAT IS THIS WEEK THURSDAY – 16 JULY (not 21st as previously sent in error)

All welcome –especially well behaved canines.
IF PLANNING TO WALK – meet at 1.30 pm outside North Point Cafe (end of North Rd at Brighton Beach) for some exercise (while chatting) followed by a drink and chat.
IF NOT PLANNING TO WALK – join us at 1.30 pm

To join by Zoom: Jot down the Meeting ID: 787 536 696 Password: 681213 And click on this link:

or if joining via a phone number, dial on of the following numbers:  7018 2005 or 08 7150 1149 or 02 8015 6011

Dates for the remainder of 2020

6 August 2020, 1pm

20 August 2020, 1pm
3 September 2020, 1pm
17 September 2020, 1pm
1 October 2020, 1pm
15 October 2020, 1pm
5 November 2020, 1pm
19 November 2020, 1pm


Alfred Health Carer Services eNews 3 July 2020

Finding it hard to get the basics?

Across Melbourne’s southern metro area there are different services offering emergency relief such as meals, food, other basic groceries and financial assistance.
Find out what’s available in your local area:

Greater Dandenong
Glen Eria
Mornington Peninsula
Port Phillip

OR  visit CISVic, who provide local services to people experiencing personal and financial difficulties.

Face to Face Meditation and Gentle Yoga classes are back!

We are excited to reinstate our face to face gentle yoga and meditation and mindfulness classes.

Moksha Yoga Bentleigh has resumed their Meditation and Mindfulness classes for carers every Tuesday from 11:30am-12:30pm

Call Moksha Yoga on 9557 5885 to book your place.Body Yoga Berwick will begin face to face Gentle Chair Yoga July 14, 11:15am-12:15pm and Carer Meditation & Mindfulness classes from 12:30pm-1:15pm

Call Body Yoga on 0402 072 677 to book your place

Places may be limited and bookings before the classes are strictly required to ensure social distancing.

Helping all women get active at home.

This Girl Can have released their Get Active at Home videos.

This collection of online workouts on features women of all ages, fitness levels, shapes and sizes and abilities getting active and feeling good. More than 7000 people have visited it since it launched in May.

Click here to see more.

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