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Alfred Health Carer Services Carer e-News 28 September 2020

Free Online Events for Carers

We are pleased to present Alfred Health Carer Services online events program for September to November. The program includes a variety of workshops and activities you can do right in the comfort of your home. You will need a smart phone or computer with internet to access these classes.

Please note: Some RSVP dates for events are today! 

If you do not have this technology, please contact the Events team on 9076 6644 to find out how you can be involved.

Download events program

Express your interest online

Express your interest to the events team on 9076 6644.
See the events program for more information.

https://mailchi.mp/b0fe7d909911/free-online-events-for-carers-6453892?e=8f7e3a8626

theMHS Learning Network invitation to join a free interactive webinar

Featuring Patrick McGorry and hosted by ABC science journalist Natasha Mitchell (founding presenter and producer of All in the Mind, now of Science Friction).

Join us for a constructive conversation following the recent ‘ABC Four Corners’ programme about the system’s current approach to those with complex mental health issues.

In this free, interactive webinar expect the consumer and carer voices to be at the forefront of a conversation that challenges our current models of care.

Featuring, Patrick McGorry AO, Paula Hanlon, Lisa Sweeney and Simon Stafrace, this webinar brings together perspectives from lived experience, an evidence-based approach, and service development and provision.

Be part of this conversation!

REGISTER

Send in your questions to Natasha and the panel during this dynamic webinar!

Tandem eNews 1 September 2020

eNews edition 110
1 September 2020

Dear Tandem members and supporters,

Thank you to everyone who attended the third Tandem Members Meeting with Commissioners from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System held last Wednesday 26 August. Over 80 of you joined us to hear directly from Tandem members about what supports are most needed for family and friends in their own right, supporting someone with mental health challenges, in a future Victorian mental health system.

After an acknowledgement of country and welcome by CEO Marie Piu, we had an introduction from Commissioners Professor Allan Fels AO and Professor Bernadette McSherry. The Tandem Board Chair Dr Melissa Petrakis then facilitated a comprehensive series of presentations by seven Tandem members who spoke eloquently of their experiences and of what needs to change to better support families. This was followed by comments and discussion with  the Commissioners. The topics addressed by members included:

  • Better access to information for carers
  • Financial supports & the value of the Carer Support Fund
  • Employment
  • Whole of family support /relational recovery
  • Peer support & role of carer support workers
  • Mental health & wellbeing support for carers, respite
  • Psychoeducation for carers (online & face-to-face)
  • Final questions/comments from Commissioners

The Commissioners indicated they look forward to joining Tandem members again at some stage if possible before the release of the final report and comprehensive list of recommendations.

We will share a video of Professor Allan Fels’ address and a detailed summary of key points discussed in the meeting in our next edition of eNews.

We hope you can also join us this Thursday 3 September at 10am for Tandem Time.

    • Tandem Awards 2020 nominations now open
    • Tandem Time this Thursday 10am
    • Tandem live guided meditations every Thursday 12pm
    • Victorian government news
    • Online school holidays program for Young Carers
    • Alfred Health school holidays program for Young Carers
    • Free online support program for Young Carers
    • Free online education and support program for family and friends
    • New online wellbeing hub for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • Videos: the Living Library
    • Tandem C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
    • Tandem Support & Referral Line
    • Mental health helplines
    • Other COVID-19 supports
    • Join the Tandem familyTandem Time This Thursday 10am

TandemTime is our regular twice monthly online/phone meet-up for Tandem members and staff to connect with each other, ask questions and stay in touch. Our next Tandem Time session will be this Thursday 3 September at 10am.

Join us this Thursday for updates from the team, guided meditation and featuring a special musical guest! We hope you can join us for a chance to unwind and connect.

When you register to attend you will be sent a link that will enable you to login to the meeting at the allotted time and telephone numbers if you prefer to dial in using a telephone.

    • Day: Thursday 3 September
    • Time: 10am – 11am
    • Where: online via Zoom or telephone

If you have any feedback, reflections or questions you would like to ask, please send them to info@tandemcarers.org.au
Register for Tandem Time

Click on the link below to access the complete newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/2cc4cd8a1278/dfxn4oqrm0-3915440?e=34088e3417

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 8 September 2020


SPEAKER
:    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SIMON STAFRACE, CHIEF ADVISER OF MENTAL HEALTH REFORM VICTORIA
TOPIC:   ‘MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN VICTORIA – LOOKING AHEAD’

 Join Zoom meetings from a warm, comfortable spot at home, with some healthy nibbles
Family and friends are especially welcome (as always).
A pen and some paper might also be handy to jot down notes.
You can join via internet or phone line (even land line)
A chat session will commence at 7.15pm, so please join early as our speaker will start at 7.30pm.
To join the Zoom meeting:
1. Note the Meeting ID: 788 139 680 and Passcode: 096604
2.  and click on the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/788139680?pwd=ZjhWRTM3L0dTUURSVStxVy9yQ1V6dz09
or alternatively, phone any of the following numbers – you can participate even from a land-line.
731 853 730 or 7018 2005 or 02 8015 6011 or 861 193 900  or  08 7150 1149.
If you are having trouble, please phone Eleni on 0412 018 722 or Judi on 0425 723 746 or 9528 2820 

You can access more details via the link below:

Tandem Time this Thursday 6 August 2020 at 10am

Tandem Time this Thursday at 10am

Dear Tandem members and supporters,

On Thursday at 10am we will be hosting our next Tandem Time session with special guest Kaling Yeung from Neami who will chat to us about their Partners in Wellbeing program. Learn more about the program in this flyer.

Tandem Time is our regular twice monthly online/phone meet-up for Tandem members and staff to connect with each other, ask questions and stay in touch. Our next Tandem Time session will be next Thursday 6 August at 10am.

When you register to attend you will be sent a link that will enable you to login to the meeting at the allotted time and telephone numbers if you prefer to dial in using a telephone.

  • Day: Thursday 6 August
  • Time: 10am – 11am
  • Where: online via Zoom or telephone

If you have any feedback, reflections or questions you would like to ask, please send them to info@tandemcarers.org.au

You can access more information via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/2618ac270de3/dfxn4oqrm0-3907072?e=34088e3417

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 11 August 2020

SPEAKER: TETYANA ROCKS PhD APD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Translation and Education
Food & Mood Centre,
IMPACT Institute, Deakin University

TOPIC:  NUTRITIONAL PSYCHIATRY – FOOD FOR BRAIN HEALTH

Join Zoom meetings from a warm, comfortable spot at home, with some healthy nibbles
A pen and some paper might also be handy to jot down notes.
You can join via internet or phone line (even land line)
A chat session will commence at 7.15pm, so please join early as speaker will start at 7.30pm.

To join the Zoom meeting: 1. Jot down: Meeting ID: 788 139 680 Passcode: 096604 2. and click on the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/788139680?pwd=ZjhWRTM3L0dTUURSVStxVy9yQ1V6dz09

or alternatively, phone any of the following numbers – You can participate even from a land-line. 731 853 730 or 7018 2005 or 02 8015 6011 or 861 193 900 or 08 7150 1149. If you are having trouble, phone 0425 723 746 or 9528 2820

THURSDAY 6 AUGUST – WALK ‘n CHAT DURING LOCK DOWN
If unable to walk at Brighton – join us via Zoom at 2.45pm Jot down: Meeting ID: 787 536 696 Passcode: 681213 and click on the link below.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/787536696?pwd=S3ZPWDdkb0xXZDJlOE9oYm1sNXJ4QT09
To comply with lock down we will have to walk close to our homes, however individuals living close to our usual meeting place, please join Molly and me – MEET at 1.30 pm outside North Point Cafe, end of North Road  Brighton Beach for some exercise (while chatting) followed by a drink and chat. Please mask and keep 1.5m distancing throughout.

Or phone 7018 2005 or 02 8015 6011 or 731 853 730

ISFAF DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Walk ‘n Chat 1st and3rd Thursday of each month – 1.30pm to walk and 2.45pm to chat over a coffee. Feel free to join us at 1.30 or 2.45. Family members (including canines) very welcome.

During lock down, if you live nearby – meet at Brighton Beach at end of North Rd, outside Northpoint Cafe? or walk in your own area. Group chat via Zoom at 2.45pm.  Keep details of Zoom meeting for Walk ‘n Chat as shown above as this has been set up with Zoom as a recurring meeting and access details remain the same.

Thursday 6 August and 20 August
Thursday 3 September and 17 September
Thursday 1 October and 15 October
Thursday 5 November and 19 November
Thursday 3 December 17 December

Monthly Meetings 7.30 pm on second Tuesday of each month

8 September:   Associate Prof.essor Simon Stafrace, Chief Advisor, Mental Health Reform Victoria, Chair, RANZCP Community Collaboration Committee,

13 October:  Guest Speaker: Rohani Bixler, Estate Planning Lawyer
Legal Issues, focussing on how to look after your loved ones when you no longer can’

10 November:  Annual General Meeting. Due to the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic and our trust that by November we will be able to hold a well-attended AGM, we have deferred our AGM to November. Guest Speaker: Dr Sudeep Saraf, Programme Director, Alfred Mental and Addiction Health ‘Innovations, New Developments at AMAH during the Pandemic and Beyond’,

8 December:  End-of-Year Dinner (subsidised)

ISFAF office is not attended during ‘The Time of Corona’, but please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 0425 723 746 if you have difficulty in accessing any meetings or would like information or just need to chat to someone.

We all need to work together.

Individuals who don’t have internet won’t have received this flier. They are likely to be the folk who have suffered the greatest isolation, so if you know someone who does not have internet,
please contact them, and/or let me have their details if you would like ISFAF to contact them. Many are not aware that they can participate in Zoom meetings without internet.

Please spread the message because those without internet are often the most lonely in our community. And finally – the same old message – please keep an eye on our website: http://ispaf.org/

As soon as the need for physical distancing is eased, ISFAF will have lots of fun things planned for us to share.

Local Women Leading Change Saturday 15 August 2020

LWLC Online x WHISE: South East Bumper Session

Free online workshop for women considering running for local government. Hosted in collaboration with Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE).

An exciting opportunity to engage women in our community, who might be considering running for local government in the elections in October.

On Saturday 15th August, Women’s Health In South East (WHISE) are proud to be co-hosting a free online training with VLGA, called Local Women Leading Change.  We need your help to promote this training to women in your community. WHISE and VLGA wish to engage women from all communities, especially those who for too long, have been under represented in local government.

As a partner to the Preventing Violence Together (PVT) strategy, can we ask that you forward this email or its content, to your communications team, for promotion on Council social media platforms, newsletters, newspapers etc?  Please also share with other Council teams and your community organisations where possible, particularly those groups or organisations who engage with women from migrant backgrounds, youth, Aboriginal community groups/ agencies, faith organisations etc.

Please use the attached PDF flyer and social media tile, as well as the registration and Facebook links below.

Registration link to 15th August session:

http://bit.ly/vlga-whise

Please share the link on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/whisewomen/photos/a.252582754809814/3088253941242667/?type=3

Suggested blurb for Twitter post:

Our partner organisation@whisewomen are proud to be co-hosting a free online event with @_VLGA, for women in the south east who are considering running for local government elections in October. Register for Local Women Leading Change training on Saturday 15 August:

http://bit.ly/vlga-whise

Social Media handles/ hashtags to use in posts

@whisewomen (Twitter)

@whisewomen (Facebook) pages and tag the following organisations in your posts @whisewomen (Twitter/Facebook) and @_VLGA (Twitter) @VicLGA (Facebook)

suggested hashtag #WomenLeadingChange

Your Community, Country and Council

It’s really important to note that the VLGA is running 3 online forums called ‘Your Community, Country and Council’ for Aboriginal Victorians, please see the links below for details and registrations. Please promote widely in your communications and if you have any questions about these sessions, please kindly email Liddy Clark – liddy@vlga.org.au

https://www.vlga.org.au/civicrm/event/info?id=291&reset=1

https://www.vlga.org.au/%2Fcivicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo%3Fid%3D292%26reset%3D1

https://www.vlga.org.au/%2Fcivicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo%3Fid%3D293%26reset%3D1

Having more women in our community, in positions of leadership and decision-making is of course, a crucial step towards achieving gender equality.  Thank you in advance for supporting this important work,

Kind regards,

Zoe Francis 
Health Promotion Coordinator – Prevention of Violence Against Women
Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE)
Level 1, 70 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda 3182

E: zfrancis@whise.org.au

W: www.whise.org.au

Phone: (03) 9794 8677

 

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Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 14 July 2020

You are invited to join our Zoom Meeting this Tuesday at 7.30pm.  See details below:
KENT BURGESS, ACTING CEO, STAR HEALTH will speak on STAR HEALTH IN 2020 AND BEYOND  –  ALCOHOL, DRUG AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS IN A CHANGING SYSTEM

Join Zoom meetings from a comfortable spot at home, with some nibbles and a nice warm blanket.  A pen and some paper might also be handy to jot down notes.

You can join via internet or phone line (even land line).  A social chat session will commence at 7.15 pm, so please join early.  Speaker will start at 7.30 pm.

To join the Meeting  jot down the password and meeting ID. You may (or may not) be asked for it, but it may be useful to have it handy.  Meeting ID: 788 139 680 Password: 096604

If you are accessing the meeting via computer or lap-top or smart phone
click on the following link­ and follow the instructions you receive via:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/788139680?pwd=ZjhWRTM3L0dTUURSVStxVy9yQ1V6dz09  

Occasionally I’ve received messages such as ‘host is in another meeting’.  If you receive any such strange  messages, click on ‘close the meeting’ at your end, wait a few minutes and then try again.

Alternatively dial any of the following numbers to participate in the session via audio only
+61 2 8015 6011or +61 3 7018 2005 or +61 731 853 730 or +61 861 193 900 or +61 8 7150 1149

If you are having trouble, phone 0425 723 746