Category Archives: Education

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

Alfred Health Carer News Friday Extra 31 August 2018

LAST CHANCE for Early Bird rates: 2nd Annual NDIS & Mental Health Conference 2018
This National Conference is hosted by Mental Health Victoria and Community Mental Health Australia from 31 October to 01 November 2018, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
See details here

BipolarLife – August Newsletter
Includes: Bipolar Carers Group; Lithium Treatment; Looking for new ways of living well with bipolar?; What self-management strategies do you use for bipolar II disorder?
Read here

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences – News and Events
Includes: FREE Public Lectures: e.g. Designing Care for People with Mixed Mental-physical Multimorbidity on 3 September
Read here

VTMH Seminar – September 2018… ‘Working Together to Fight the Rise of Racism’
The guest speaker at this Victorian Transcultural Mental Health seminar on 19 September will be Commissioner Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) and will discuss #AfricanGangs and racism in Victoria.
See flyer for details

You can access the complete Friday Extra by clicking on the link below:
https://mailchi.mp/2e4cb6ad4572/friday-extra-20-july-2866193?e=b98a7291db

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 17 August 2018

Tandem Advocacy Campaign for the Victorian Election is now live – please consider signing the petition and sharing our messages
Tandem would like to encourage all carers and carer peer workforce members to consider signing the petition to send a message about the importance of improving the mental health system to the voters of Victoria. The campaign is featured on the Tandem home page or click here to access the campaign messages directly. You can contribute to the petition 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

Click on the link below to read the complete newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/8d7d41fc924d/friday-extra-20-july-2859029?e=

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 10 August 2018

Alfred Health Carer Services Event: Managing Carer Fatigue
Join us for a series of three workshops designed to help you learn techniques to relax, take care of yourself and practice self-compassion.
Click here for session information commencing Thursday 23 August and subsequently on Thursday 30 August and Thursday 6 September 2018

Alfred Health Carer Services Event: Self-care through Tai Chi and mindfulness
Join us for a series of three workshops to explore how the gentle movements of Tai Chi and the practice of mindfulness can sustain you in your caring role.
Click here for session information commencing on Tuesday 11 September and subsequently on Tuesday 18 September and Tuesday 25 September 2018

Resource: Coming Home with Bipolar: Information for Families & Carers
This resource offers information to families about bipolar disorder and available treatments, as well as advice on how to support a loved one living with bipolar while also practicing self-care. It particularly emphasises the importance of open communication in families affected by the condition.
Read here
Click on the link below to read this very informative newsletter from Alfred Health Carer Services:

https://mailchi.mp/822bf9364fcd/friday-extra-20-july-2855973?e=b98a7291db

VMIAC Election Platform and Tandem Comments on Victorian Carer Strategy

 

We’re the peak Victorian non-government organisation for people with lived experience of mental health or emotional issues.

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 14 August 2018

Our group has been very fortunate in having speakers from two very important organisations present a summary of their election platform and the Victorian Carer Strategy.  Maggie Toko CEO and Indigo Daya Human Rights Advisor from Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) spoke of specific issues of concern for consumers and Marie Piu CEO Tandem spoke on the Victorian Carer Strategy and issues of concern for carers and consumers.  “Tandem particularly welcomed commitments that will affect families and friends of people with mental health issues. “

Click on the link below to access VMIAC election platform:

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council: https://www.vmiac.org.au/election-18/

You can read the Victorian Carer Strategy via the following link:

Tandem: http://www.tandemcarers.org.au/carer-strategy.php

Victorian Carer Strategy 2018–22

Fixing the NDIS Forum 3-4 September 2018

NDIS Reform Campaign

Fixing NDIS
National Conference

 
3-4 September 2018 | Melbourne

Trevor Carroll, Sally Richards and Ann Greer invite your
participation in the Fixing NDIS National Conference.

Trevor, Sally and Ann are national spokespersons
for the Campaign to Reform NDIS.

Preliminary Program available here.

CLICK HERE to register for the Conference.

CLICK HERE to participate in the Campaign.

Tandem eNews 8 August 2018

Mental Health Victoria

Training Calendar
July – December 2018
Registrations are now open online for all courses to the end of the year. A number of new short courses are offered, including: ‘Basic counselling skills for creating solution focussed conversations’ and ‘Mental Health Awareness’; ‘Communicating your lived experience’. Courses can also be delivered at your service, with or without any additional customisation. You can view the training calendar here. For more information please call 9519 7000 or email learning@mhvic.org.au

Please click on the following link to access the complete Tandem Newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/ea05d8ee5047/dfxn4oqrm0-1287933?e=c99745d1df

Carers Voice September 2018

Launch of Victorian Government Carer Strategy 2018-22

At Parliament House today, Martin Foley, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing; Mental Health; Equality; Creative Industries and Gabrielle Williams, Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers launched a whole of Victorian Government Carer Strategy 2018-22 recognising and supporting Victoria’s carers.

Carers Victoria has played a pivotal consultancy role in the development of the strategy which aims to improve supports and recognise carers for their important role in the community.

Carers Victoria CEO Scott Walker highlighted the significance of the milestone.  “A whole-of-Government-Carer-Strategy is essential in ensuring carers are respected, valued and supported, while having the same rights, choices and opportunities as other members of the community”, he said.

“Today’s Victorian Carer Strategy wonderfully reflects the diversity of Victoria’s 736,000 carers – recognising what we have in common without eliminating the important differences. The Victorian Carer Strategy highlights that carers come from all walks of life. Carers are represented in all genders, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, localities, employment and age.

Carers Victoria is really pleased to see these widespread carers concerns have been picked up in each of the five priorities announced today – recognition, acknowledgement and respect; health and wellbeing; participation in the workforce, schooling and study; access to support and services and financial security.

Carers Victoria welcomes the Andrews Government’s commitment to continue to consult with carers, service providers and peak agencies about the progress of the Strategy’s implementation,” said Mr Walker.

For further information about the Strategy refer to the Carers Victoria website.

Please access the link below to read the Carers Victoria Voice:

https://mailchi.mp/170e3492e872/carers-victoria-voice-september-edition-460217?e=a09af54e6b