Category Archives: Education

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 30 November 2018

Carer Support Group Facilitator Training
Carer Victoria offer this one day comprehensive workshop suitable for new facilitators; those wanting to start up a Carer Support Group and current facilitators who want to refresh. The next training workshop will be held on 19 February 2019 in Footscray.
See details here

Assistance with NDIS Appeals and Advocacy Agencies
See this link to the agencies in Victoria who are funded to provide assistance with ‘NDIS Appeals’.
All Victoria disability advocacy agencies (that work on a range of issues) can be found on the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit website here

You can access the completed Friday Extra by clicking on the link below:
https://mailchi.mp/c01242156d92/friday-extra-20-july-2923933?e=a2d63ca51a

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 16 November 2018


Wellways Social Outings & Group Programs – for carers and people with mental health issues
Wellways South Eastern Melbourne social outings and group programs including some fun activities like pub lunches, dinner and a movie, tenpin bowling, concerts and more.
See program booklet here
See registration of interest form here

Integrated Carer Support Service web updates
Updates have been made to the Department of Social Services – ICSS Implementation Updates and Information web page.
See details here
See more details here

To access the complete newsletter click on the link below

https://mailchi.mp/49a32fbc2906/friday-extra-20-july-2915001?e=a2d63ca51a

Alfred Health Carers Service Friday Extra 26 October 2018

Tandem Awards 2018 for Exceptional Service to Family and Friends in Mental Health
Congratulations to the all the Awards’ winners but especially to the wonderful Southern region winners, Peter McDonald, Judy Anderson and Violeta Peterson who are passionate champions of carers of people with mental illness and real community heroes!
Read here

Mental Health NDIS Access Support…A new way to get help accessing NDIS services
The Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) Intake Services run by Neami and Each are assisting people with a mental illness to access the NDIS. They will work collaboratively with other services to help people to understand, engage in and complete the NDIS access process. Neami & EACH Mental Health NDIS Access Support offer a range of assistance including:
Help to gather supporting evidence and complete the Access Request form
Liaison with health services and general practitioners/private psychiatrists
Acting as a contact person for NDIS queries, at the client’s request
Collection of additional evidence and follow-up with the NDIS, to ensure timely completion of the access process
See flyer for details

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:
https://mailchi.mp/d22b60dfd034/friday-extra-20-july-2901525?e=a2d63ca51a

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 13 November 2018 and End of Year Dinner 11 December 2018

Our guest speaker Dr Simon Stafrace Program Director, Alfred Mental & Addiction Health (AMAH), formerly known as Alfred Psychiatry, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Monash University will update us on

“News, Improvements, Transitions, Innovations and Changes at Alfred Mental & Addiction Health”

We look forward to you joining us at the Dining Room Betty Day Centre, 67 Argyle Street St Kilda

End of Year Dinner 11 December 2018 at 6.30 pm at PLUS 39, 517 Malvern Road Toorak

http://www.plus39.com.au/

For more information on both these events click on the link below:

Support Group Meeting 13 November 2018

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 19 October 2018

Just for Carers

Carers Victoria Voice – A special National Carers Week 2018 edition
Welcome to National Carers Week! This year, Carers Victoria is asking carers to Tell Us Why You Care and the general public to Tell Us Why You Care About Carers.
Read more here

Carers Victoria – Launch of #CarersCountToo State election campaign
Carers Victoria has launched its #CarersCountToo campaign with a new election platform to keep you informed as they lobby for carers’ needs in the lead up to the State election on 24 November.
Read more here

To read the complete newsletter click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/6867210439ee/friday-extra-20-july-2896121?e=b98a7291db

NDIS Newsletter 20 October 2018

In this edition, read about:

NDIS Q&A

Our Q&A answers questions asked by the community about the NDIS.
This time we find out about the role of an LAC:

Local Area Coordinator (LAC)

  • What is a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) and what do they do?
  • What is the difference between a LAC and NDIA Planner?
  • Can you explain when an LAC would provide support to help me implement my plan and when the NDIA might fund support coordination to help me implement my plan?
  • What are the organisations working with the NDIA as LAC’s?
  • Where can I find information about my nearest LAC?
  • My LAC helped with my access request form, can they tell me if my access to the NDIS is approved?
  • If I’m unsure about the NDIS, can I take my 5 year old to an LAC?
  • How can an LAC help me if I’m not a participant in the NDIS?

For all the answers to these questions visit the Q&A page

Keep the questions coming via #ndisqanda

To read the complete newsletter click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/subscribendis/jan-259389?e=88b89fb306

Australian Borderline Personality Disorder Foundation Bulletin October 2018

 

No Feeling is Final
TRIGGER WARNING: This post, & the podcast it refers to, contain talk about suicidal thoughts, & other mental health challenges.
This ABC Podcast series by Honor Eastly is a show for anyone who’s ever wondered if life is worth living. And for anyone trying to better understand their friend, partner, or kid who’s wrestled with these feelings themselves.  No Feeling Is Final is a story of difference, identity, and why we should stay alive. Listen

The link below will give you access to the BPD Bulletin:

https://mailchi.mp/35d863b77cd5/oct-bpd-news-training-supports-and-more?e=fd2defc810

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 28 September 2018

Wellways Australia is looking for carers
Wellways has been contracted to design, pilot and evaluate a new online coaching and peer support service for carers as part of a new Australian Government initiative. They are looking for carers of people living with mental health issues or various disabilities to join them as a part of the co production, as a community convener or grassroot supporter of this new and exciting project.
N.B. The Application date to be involved has been extended to Tuesday 2 October.
Read more details here

Wild at Heart Community Arts …WORKSHOPS & GIGS
Wild At Heart has some fantastic workshops and gigs coming up. Please get in touch for more info and to register.
See flyer for details

You can access the complete Friday Extra via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/54c4dfda3b67/friday-extra-20-july-2882933?e=b98a72

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 7 September 2018

Monash Health – Celebrating 10 years of Art in Mental Health …We need your vote! Pick my Project – Voting is open now!
Pick My Project is a community grants initiative, with $30 million available to fund local projects.
Monash Health have come up with a project idea…Celebrating 10 years of Art in Mental Health. They are asking you to vote for them and two of your other favourites to make your community an even better place to live. Voting closes at 5 p.m. on 15 September.
See project flyer here
See the Pick my Project voting website here

NDIS Information

Upcoming in September and October FREE NDIS information sessions in Narre Warren, Officer, Springvale, Dandenong, Cranbourne, Pakenham
To support the roll out of the NDIS in the south eastern area of Melbourne, the NDIA are offering “Getting Ready for Your Planning Conversation” sessions as well as commencing their “Plan Implementation” information sessions. People can register to attend sessions via this Eventbrite  link  but there is an open door policy to anyone who would like to attend. If attendees require interpreters, have accessibility requirements or questions about the sessions please email VICEAST@NDIS.GOV.AU.
See a full list of sessions here
See an example of “Getting Ready for Your Planning Conversation” session flyer here
See an example of “Plan Implementation” session flyer here

FREE NDIS information sessions from Alfred Health Carer Services…Getting ready for the NDIS
These sessions will help carers better understand the NDIS, how to prepare to transition to the NDIS and build confidence within the new disability system. See details, including RSVP,  for the following sessions:
18 September in Frankston
20 September in Caulfield
25 September in Dandenong
13 November in Frankston
15 November in Dandenong
20 November in Caulfield

2nd Annual NDIS & Mental Health Conference 2018 – Early Bird rates extended until 21 September!!
This National Conference is hosted by Mental Health Victoria and Community Mental Health Australia from 31 October to 1 November 2018, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
See details here

NDIS Readiness Bulletin # 15 ..Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)
Read here

For Carer Support Groups and Service Providers – Arrange your own carers’ group information session about the NDIS
To support Carers in their preparation for the NDIS, Uniting’s Carer Support Team are offering NDIS Information Sessions for carers living in Casey, Cardinia or Greater Dandenong and who support someone with a mental illness, autism and/or intellectual disability. If you would like to arrange an information session at your specific time and location, please contact their Carer Support Team.
See flyer for details

More NDIS sessions and support in Casey, Cardinia and Greater Dandenong
Uniting is offering NDIS information sessions for carers living in the City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong and the Shire of Cardinia as the NDIS will commence in those areas in September 2018. The sessions will be held at the at Dandenong Neighbourhood House as well as in Springvale at the Uniting Church.
See Dandenong details here
See Springvale details here

You can access more information from the  Friday Extra via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/fc4a57df2c03/friday-extra-8-june-2018?e=b98a7291db