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Alfred Health Carer Services Newsletter 11 February 2020

Meditation and Mindfulness Classes
Moksha Yoga, Bentleigh
Tuesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm
Join like minded carers and practice some important self care. Book direct with Moksha Yoga on 9557 5885. Classes are for carers registered with Alfred Health Carer Services.

Learn a new skill online or in a class
Be Connected is a website resource provided by the eSafety Commissioner and the Department of Social Services. It provides free courses to older Australians who need support to participate online. Choose from online topics or find a location to attend a class. Learn more from Be Connected.

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Tandem eNews 11 February 2020

International Women’s Day Breakfast

Celebrate International Women’s Day with an intimate breakfast followed by a panel discussion with the authors Sandy Jeffs OAM and Dr Margaret Leggatt AM, hosted by Tandem Chair Dr Melissa Petrakis and including special guests.

‘Out of the Madhouse: From Asylums to Caring Community?’ takes us into the heart of Larundel through the voices of former inmates and staff, exposing the best and worst aspects of the mental institutions of the times.

The book shows the shifts in psychiatric treatments, the social forces at play, and changes driving mental health policy. It explores what de-institutionalisation and ‘care in the community’ actually meant for those suffering mental illness, as well as for those treating, and caring for them.

Books will be available for purchase at the event for $34.95 cash only

When: Tuesday 10 March
Where: Orygen Youth Health, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville Colonial Foundation Innovation Room Time: 9:30am to 11:00am
Cost: $20
Parking: Limited paid parking available onsite. Paid parking is also available across the road at RMH Royal Park Campus or at the Melbourne Zoo.
Public Transport: The closest public transport options to get to Parkville are the Royal Park train station (Upfield train line) and the Number 58 Tram (stop 27).
Catering: breakfast is included, gluten free and vegan options available. Please email info@tandemcarers.org.au for any specific dietary requirements.

Limited spots available, so book early here

Please note this event will be filmed.

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Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 11 February 2020

ISFAF MONTHLY MEETING 7.30  PM TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2020  PLEASE NOTE ‘NEW’ VENUE :   Spotless Building, Level 4, 549 St Kilda Road Melbourne

SPEAKER:    Peter Seligman, Executive  Manager Clinical Practice and Outcomes,
TOPIC:    Relationships Matter
Relationships Matter (a Not-for Profit Group)

https://relationshipmatters.com.au/
All welcome, no need to book.  Light refreshments available from 7.15 pm                                   No charge, but a donation towards supper is always appreciated.   Please come early, especially if coming for the first time.  There will be a doorman to let you in to the building 7.00 pm to 7.45  pm.  If arriving outside these times, please phone 0425 723 746 or 0401 350 188 to gain access.

Our office is attended only part time, but please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 0425 723 746 if you have any questions or difficulty with transport

 

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 10 January 2020

Not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme?
Ermha and Launch Housing assist people with mental illness to participate in their community, manage daily tasks, secure stable employment and housing, and connect with family and friends.
Learn more here.

Assisting a person living with a mental health problem?
Family, Friends and Carers, here are some tips for you.

 

Dolittle the movie advertisement
DOLITTLE the movie and lunch
For Young Carer ages 7-13

Wednesday 22 January, 9.45am-4.45pm

Enjoy DOLITTLE the movie at Hoyts Cinema Melbourne Central then off to lunch at Grill’d. Meet the Little Dreamers Bus at South Melbourne Community Centre at 9:45am. Tickets $10. Buy tickets here.
Enquiries info@littledreamersonline.com or
9973 9078.

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/e3809d18372e/carer-services-mh-friday-extra-3150333?e=b98a7291db

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 11 February 2020

ISFAF MONTHLY MEETING 7.30 PM TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2020 GUEST SPEAKER: PETER SELIGMAN, Executive Manager, Clinical Practice and Outcomes, Relationship Matters, Counselling and Mediation

https://relationshipmatters.com.au/team/peter-seligman/

Venue: Level 4, 549 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Light supper from 7.15pm.  No charge, donations welcome.  If you know you are going to be late, please call 0425 723 746 to arrange access.  For questions / issues with transport Phone 0425 723 746

Alfred Health Carer Services What’s On November 2019

Pot-Pourri present “From Figaro to Phantom”

Be transported by the glorious voices and theatrical skills of four of Australia’s finest singer/actors and a brilliant pianist, gorgeous harmonies and glamorous costumes. Pot-Pourri create magical Opera, belt out Broadway, seduce with song and dance up a storm. Great morning entertainment!
A ballot process will be used to allocate places for this event.

You can access all events by clicking on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/03c4dd3b3b0a/the-weathers-great-and-so-are-these-events-for-carers?e=8f7e3a8626

Community Program Newsletter November 2019

The Doorway Program

The Doorway program is delivered in partnership with the Alfred hospital and Wellways Australia. Doorway is an evidence-based housing and recovery program that supports people experiencing mental health issues who are homeless to secure and sustain a home in the private rental market. Doorway supports participants in building skills to maintain their tenancy, working towards their recovery related goals, finding employment and becoming involved in their local community. It is an 18 month program and participants can remain in their property post this time.Doorway can support up to six participants within the Alfred hospital catchment and accepts referrals from clinicians at St Kilda Road Clinic. Doorway is currently accepting referrals! Please speak to Anna Hayes, Assertive Outreach Housing and Recovery Worker based on level 5 at SKRC. We welcome conversations about potential referrals.

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Community Program Newsletter November 2019

Alfred Health Carer Services Free Three Part Workshop November 2019

A Dementia diagnosis can have an impact on life and relationships. Alfred Health Carer Services is offering this free course to carers wanting to learn skills and techniques to cope with these changes. There are some places available for this three part workshop. Places are limited. Book now to secure your place.
Call our event team now on 9076 6644 and book your place or express your interest here and we will call to confirm if you have a seat.

 

Sane Newsletter October 2019

Have your say: groundbreaking new survey launched TODAY!

Last November, SANE Australia launched the Anne Deveson Research Centre (ADRC). In launching the Research Centre, we had a vision. A deep desire to better understand the experiences of people living with complex mental health issues – not just in terms of their diagnoses, symptoms or labels – but the varied, nuanced and unique aspects of their lives as a whole.

We know that people’s experiences of complex mental health issues do not exist in a vacuum, and impact how they’re treated by those around them. In order for us to be able to passionately advocate for improved social outcomes and support, we needed to have a better understanding of how living with a mental health issue impacts people across key areas like employment, housing and the healthcare system.

I’m so excited to announce that after working closely with incredible lived experience advocates, policymakers, stigma reduction practitioners and dedicated researchers, our vision has finally come to fruition today.

Supported by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Our Turn to Speak is a groundbreaking national survey that seeks to understand the life experiences – both positive and negative – of people living with severe and complex mental health issues in Australia.

The ADRC has worked in partnership with the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences (MSPS) at the University of Melbourne, and is seeking 7,000 survey participants aged 18 and over, who have experienced complex mental health issues in the last 12 months.

CLICK TO TAKE PART »

More than 690,000 Australians aged 18 and over live with complex mental health issues. The findings of Our Turn to Speak will be used to inform SANE’s future advocacy efforts, as we work to make a real difference to all Australian affected by these issues.

To see if you or someone you know is eligible to participate, take a look at the website, ourturntospeak.com.au. If you’d like to share this survey with others, please use the resources in our supporter pack.

I’m so incredibly excited by the potential of this work to catalyse real change for those of us affected by complex mental health issues. It’s Our Turn to Speak.

Best wishes,

Michelle Blanchard Michelle
Dr Michelle Blanchard
Deputy CEO, SANE Australia

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Mental Health Australia CEO Report and Mental Health News October 2019

Member Profile

JobCo. Employment Services Inc. is a community based not-for-profit employment service provider which has been delivering a comprehensive range of employment solutions to employers and jobseekers in the Melbourne and metropolitan region since 1994. JobCo’s mission is to ensure that any person seeking employment services, training, counselling or support is assisted. For all clients they will provide a unique and individual experience of service where people feel listened to and supported in overcoming barriers, achieving equality and meaningful inclusion into their local community. Their values are reflected both in the services they provide and in the investment of staff from a broad range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds.
Website – www.jobco.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/NDISatJobco

You can access the complete report via the link below:

https://mhaustralia.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=1274