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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 14 June2019

Hi Everyone,
As many of you would be aware, Lindy Alcorn has retired from her role as Carer Resource Worker – Mental Health after 20 years of providing support to families affected by mental illness. I have stepped in to fill the role in a part time capacity until a permanent appointment is made in the coming months. Lindy was a wonderful networker and has left some big shoes to fill; I will be doing my best to clomp around in them! Please feel free to call me with any questions relating to Friday Extra & supporting carers of loved ones with mental health support needs and I’ll do my best to help you connect with the support you need.

I’ll be working Wednesdays and Thursdays and the occasional Friday – if you need a response outside of these times please call 1800 052 222. As always, if you or are carer you are supporting requires respite please call 1800 052 222.

My contact details are   Ph: 9076 6204   Mob: 0418 506 112   Email: b.scarlata@alfred.org.au

Integrated Carer Support Services
The Department of Social Services has published a range of information on the upcoming Integrated Carer Support Services model, set to become the chief means by which unpaid carers can receive federally funded services and supports. New online supports will be available as well as a new phone-based counselling service from July, with carer-specific supports and services available from September via a network of Carer Gateway service providers who can work with you to plan and access tailored services.
These changes do not affect other carer services delivered through My Aged Care, the National Disability Insurance Scheme or state and territory governments.
For more information, see this Factsheet

You can access the complete Friday Extra via the link below:
https://mailchi.mp/c832735e40e9/friday-extra-20-july-3035765?e=b98a7291db

Tandem eNews 12 June 2019

Reminder – Tandem Member Meeting – Thursday, 13 June 2019

We look forward to seeing you from 10am – 1.30pm tomorrow to ensure that the message of priorities and concerns of Tandem members towards a comprehensively reformed compassionate mental health service includes your voice.

Location
Orange & Red Rooms, Level 1, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Date & time
Thursday 13 June
10am – 1.30pm (Morning tea & lunch provided)

Enquiries
For more information please contact us at info@tandemcarers.org.au or on 8803 5555.If you are not already a Tandem member, please join here

In the Royal Commission Terms of Reference, the Commissioners have been charged to find out ‘How to best support the needs of family members and carers of people living with mental illness’. The day will be dedicated to discussing and preparing Tandem’s Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

You can access the Tandem newsletter via the link below.
https://mailchi.mp/41eec747d692/dfxn4oqrm0-1358941?e=34088e3417

INNER SOUTH FAMILY AND FRIENDS 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7.00PM TUESDAY 9 JULY 2019

will be held at Uniting (formerly Prahran Mission) 211 Chapel Street Prahran, between High St and Prahran Town Hall
Free parking in Chapel Street or carpark behind JB Hi-Fi­­­­. Refreshments will be available from 6.45pm

The AGM will be immediately followed by ISFAF Monthly Support Group meeting  at 7.30pm

Our guest speaker is  THE HON MARTIN FOLEY, MINISTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH,
MINISTER FOR EQUALITY, MINISTER FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 11 June 2019

MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING 7.30pm TUESDAY 11 JUNE 2019

Guest Speaker is Kent Burgess, General Manager, Healthy Communities, Star Health

‘STAR HEALTH: MENTAL HEALTH AND OTHER SUPPORTS IN OUR CHANGING LANDSCAPE’

 Star Health is a leading provider of Primary Health Services, including GP Services, Community Connections Programme, Counselling, Bayside Alcohol and Other Drugs (BAODS), Dental Services, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Dietetics and Diabetes Education https://www.starhealth.org.au/

at Uniting (formerly Prahran Mission) 211 Chapel Street Prahran (between High St and Prahran Town Hall)

Free parking – Chapel Street or carpark behind JB Hi

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 31 May 2019

Male suicide: Men’s mental health research reveals extent of problem
Groundbreaking new research shows Australia’s male suicide epidemic is worse than previously thought, with at-risk behaviour among blokes up to three times higher than current estimates indicate. Mental health organisation Beyond Blue has released a world-first study investigating ambulance call-outs to men experiencing acute mental health issues, self-harm and suicidal instances.
See weblink here for full article

NDIS Information

Getting ready for the NDIS – a FREE information session on 24 July in Brighton for people with a mental illness and those who support them
Alfred Health Carer Services invites people with a mental illness and those who support them to attend this session to help you better understand the NDIS, how to prepare to transition to the NDIS and build confidence within the new disability system.
See flyer for details

FREE information sessions in June in Caulfield:  Are You Making the Most of the NDIS?
The City of Glen Eira together with Carer’s Victoria will be running NDIS Information Sessions for participants and/or carers. The topics include: How are you managing?; Working on the Challenges: Preparing for Review.
See flyer for details

Please click on the link below to read the complete Friday Extra:

https://mailchi.mp/cf4d49bf8d95/friday-extra-20-july-3028529?e=564ff7bf1a

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 14 May 2019

You are invited to join us for our May support group meeting to hear guest speaker Dr Katie Allen, Liberal Candidate for the Federal Seat of Higgins.  Dr Allen will speak on “Issues in mental health for carers and consumers: how would a good mental health system operate?”
A light supper is available from 7.15pm.

We now hold our meetings at Prahran Mission, second floor, 211 Chapel Street Prahran, between High Street and Prahran Town Hall.  Parking is available in Chapel Street, or in the carpark behind JB HiFi.   Please contact us on 9076 4722, or ring Judi Burstyner on 0425 723 746 if you have any queries.  Booking is not required.

Alfred Health Carer Support Services Friday Extra 19 April 2019

Mind Australia – South East Family and Carer Services
Currently open to receive new referrals for carers requesting support whom care recipients are not in receipt of the NDIS package. Area Bayside, Dandenong, Casey, Cardinia, Frankston and Mornington Peninsula we are available to take new referrals.
Also open to provide respite support to consumers whom are not in receipt of the NDIS package.
Learn more here

Navigating the NDIS – 1 May in Moorabbin
Alfred Health Carer Services invites people who care for someone with disability to attend a free NDIS information session. The session will help carers better understand the NDIS, how to prepare to transition to the NDIS and build confidence within the new disability system.
See the flyer for details

New NDIS Carers Handbook
Carers Victoria is pleased to release a guide offering practical advice and support on how to achieve the best possible outcomes for both the person being cared for and for carers.

To access the complete newsletter click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/67df83ebace3/friday-extra-20-july-3005393?e=564ff7bf1a

Carers Victoria News Magazine Edition 1, 2019

What you’ll find in this edition:

•    Meet the Minister for Carers
•    Carer Gateway – what you need to know
•    Changing Places campaign 
•    Federal election voting 
•    Carer Story – A delicate balance
•    Social media savvy 

To read the complete magazine click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/ca5e558380e9/carers-news-magazine-2019edition1?e=96654e123f

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 12 April 2019

 

Carer’s Weekend Getaway – 24-26 May in Daylesford
The Wellways Carer’s Weekend Getaway is a great way for carers to relax and unwind in the tranquil Victorian town of Daylesford. Places are limited – book now!
See the flyer for details

Mind Australia – South East Family and Carer Services
Currently open to receive new referrals for carers requesting support whom care recipients are not in receipt of the NDIS package. Area Bayside, Dandenong, Casey, Cardinia, Frankston and Mornington Peninsula we are available to take new referrals.
Also open to provide respite support to consumers whom are not in receipt of the NDIS package.
Learn more here

Click on the link below to access the complete Friday Extra:

https://mailchi.mp/0c3f2805bb0d/friday-extra-20-july-3001889?e=b98a7291db

Tandem eNews 3 April 2019

Tandem support

Tandem will keep you regularly updated on Royal Commission news. If you would like to be involved in the Royal Commission there are several ways to contact us:

  • Email us at info@tandemcarers.org.au
  • Call on 1800 314 325
  • Tell us your experiences with the mental health system on the Share your story page on our website here.

We look forward to assisting you to prepare your own submissions about both your experience with the Victorian mental health system and what you believe support provided by the system would include.

Please click on the link below to read the complete Tandem eNews:

https://mailchi.mp/402cb87b0adb/dfxn4oqrm0-1344313?e=34088e3417