Inner South Parents and Friends Carer Support Group Meeting 8 May 2018


7.30 pm Tuesday 8 May 2018




Brotherhood of St Lawrence,

Our NDIS Local Area Co-ordinator (LAC)



Manager, NDIS Engagement, Tandem

Multipurpose room, Betty Day Centre,

67 Argyle St, St Kilda

(access via Bath St car park, off Inkerman St)

No need to book, no charge,

but gold coin donation appreciated.

Light supper from 7.15 pm

NDIS Training Sessions for Carers

Alfred Health Carer Services – new NDIS workshops for carers (see attached flyers for details)
* NDIS 1 Basics and Access
Tuesday 22 May from 10 – 11:30am in Dandenong
* NDIS 2 Pre planning
Monday 14 May from 10 – 12 noon in Caulfield
Wednesday 16 May from 10 – 12 noon in Frankston
Tuesday 5 June from 10 – 12 noon in Dandenong



NDIS Information Sessions in City of Port Phillip and Glen Eira

The City of Port Phillip and Glen Eira are presenting free information sessions on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, in partnership with other organisations, for carers and consumers.  Registration is essential and early booking is advised.  Please see details below.

CoPP NDIS Readiness Workshops_Feb to March 2018

Glen Eira NDIS Readiness Workshops Flyer_final

Mental Health Week 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture Wednesday 11 October 2017

Wellways Australia is delighted to announce that one of the nation’s most respected and enduring actors, Jack Charles, will deliver the 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture at Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday 11 October 2017.

The Woodcock Lecture, taking place for the first time during National Mental Health Week (8–14 October), is one of the most anticipated events on the annual mental health calendar.

This year’s lecture, themed ‘Sharing stories, changing lives’, will focus on the power of sharing personal stories to create hope and possibility for individuals, families and communities. It is about how storytelling can change hearts and minds.

Uncle Jack Charles, as he is widely known, is a member of Australia’s stolen generation. Removed from his mother as a baby, he knew nothing of his Indigenous heritage as a child.

Despite his own struggles in life, Uncle Jack co-founded Australia’s first Indigenous theatre group, Nindethana, in 1971 and forged an illustrious career as both a theatre and film actor. A respected Aboriginal elder, activist and entertainer, Uncle Jack is considered a national treasure. He will bring his remarkable storytelling talents to this year’s Woodcock Lecture, delving into his own life story and experiences to illustrate how positive change can be achieved in our communities.

Following the lecture, Uncle Jack will join a discussion panel of mental health experts including Neil Thomas, Associate Professor of Psychology, Swinburne University of Technology – Centre for Mental Health; Laura Collister, Wellways Director of Mental Health Services, Research and Development, and Ben Matthews, Wellways Peer Services Manager.

The Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture is supported by Frank and Patricia Woodcock in memory of their son. Past guest speakers have included national and international leaders in mental health recovery, housing and community inclusion.

Reserve your place for the 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture.