Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019
Comedy gets its own back on mental health!
Thursday 4th April : Friday 5th April
Featuring Aussie comedians with lived experience:
Sandy Jeffs; Ben Pobjie (The Age; ABC); Maggie Toko (VMIAC);
Heidi Everett; Keir Saltmarsh; Wendy Little; Sharon Andrews;
Jude Perl; Jacci Pillar: Michelle Janssen: Zara Swindells-Grose;
Jay Wymarra: Ben Gaylard; Yvonne Fein; Frederick Rowan.
PLUS two amazing Aussie icons of comedy!!
Thursday 4th April – MC Brian Nankervis
Friday 5th April – Guest Felicity Ward
Fyrefly Room. Newmarket Hotel.
34 Inkerman St. St Kilda.
Show start 8pm
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Callout: filmmakers with schizophrenia.
Star at the 3rd Annual Mojo Film Festival.
Melbourne Town Hall on World Schizophrenia Day
Friday 24 May 2019.
2019 theme ‘The Hero’s Journey‘
Filmmakers with other mental health realities also welcome.
For more details please access the link below:
A movie screening…On Richards Side
On 4 July, Little Dreamers is screening On Richards Side, a movie 30 years in the making, with a special guest appearance from Andrew Wiseman, the Director & Producer of the feature. The movie offers a piercing insight into the everyday trials and joys of living with and caring for someone with a severe disability – as well as shining a much-needed light on the conditions faced by Australia’s 2.8 million carers. See the movie trailer here.
When: Wednesday 4 July from 6 pm
Where: Como Cinema, Level 1, Cnr Toorak Rd & Chapel St, South Yarra, Victoria.
(All proceeds go to Little Dreamers Australia).
Tickets: $10 (Click here to purchase)
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Wellways Australia is delighted to announce that one of the nation’s most respected and enduring actors, Jack Charles, will deliver the 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture at Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday 11 October 2017.
The Woodcock Lecture, taking place for the first time during National Mental Health Week (8–14 October), is one of the most anticipated events on the annual mental health calendar.
This year’s lecture, themed ‘Sharing stories, changing lives’, will focus on the power of sharing personal stories to create hope and possibility for individuals, families and communities. It is about how storytelling can change hearts and minds.
Uncle Jack Charles, as he is widely known, is a member of Australia’s stolen generation. Removed from his mother as a baby, he knew nothing of his Indigenous heritage as a child.
Despite his own struggles in life, Uncle Jack co-founded Australia’s first Indigenous theatre group, Nindethana, in 1971 and forged an illustrious career as both a theatre and film actor. A respected Aboriginal elder, activist and entertainer, Uncle Jack is considered a national treasure. He will bring his remarkable storytelling talents to this year’s Woodcock Lecture, delving into his own life story and experiences to illustrate how positive change can be achieved in our communities.
Following the lecture, Uncle Jack will join a discussion panel of mental health experts including Neil Thomas, Associate Professor of Psychology, Swinburne University of Technology – Centre for Mental Health; Laura Collister, Wellways Director of Mental Health Services, Research and Development, and Ben Matthews, Wellways Peer Services Manager.
The Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture is supported by Frank and Patricia Woodcock in memory of their son. Past guest speakers have included national and international leaders in mental health recovery, housing and community inclusion.
Reserve your place for the 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture.
Convenor Emeritus, Inner South Family and Friends mental health carer support group
Mental Health Carer Support Worker, Alfred Health Carer Services
For further information on the conference and award winners see Tandem Newsletter http://mailchi.mp/1933cabd7603/dfxn4oqrm0-1202833?e=34088e3417
For information about the many and varied events over the week go to:
Carers Week 2015 – Alfred Health Carer Services
National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation. It will be celebrated Australia-wide from 11-17 October. Come and join us! Carers in Melbourne’s south and southeast are invited to join us for morning tea and a light lunch at either the Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club in Frankston or The International, Bay Street, Brighton. Bookings essential and places are limited. See full details here.
For Carers Victoria listings see: http://www.carersvictoria.org.au/search?q=Carers+Week&x=12&y=14
For Alfred Health Carer Services listings on Friday Extra see:
EVENTS for MENTAL HEALTH WEEK and CARERS WEEK…Please RSVP to these ASAP if you’re interested…
Come along to this community mental health event and wear FLURO, to make the invisible, visible. It is promising to be a fun day out with a BBQ, and fun activities, like walking, beach yoga, and much more! See the flyer here.
When: Friday 9 October, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Where: Mordialloc Life Saving Club, Beach Road, Mordialloc
Caring for yourself – A workshop for carers on 7 October from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Jewish Care has teamed up with Carers Victoria to offer this free workshop for carers in honour of Mental Health Week. In this 2-hour workshop, you will explore why your health and wellbeing are important, and discuss and share strategies to help you look after yourself. A light afternoon tea will be provided. Places are limited, so please remember to RSVP to ensure you don’t miss out.
See flyer for details Caring for Yourself Workshop – Jewish Care Victoria
For Carers living in the Cities of Glen Eira and Port Phillip
FREE Film event on Monday 12 October to celebrate Carers Week
See flyer Carers Week Film Session
Carers Day(s) on the Peninsula
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 10:30 AM until Thursday, October 15, 2015 6:30 PM
Carers Day acknowledges the thousands of carers on the Mornington Peninsula who look after people with disabilities, people who are frail aged, people with mental illness and people who are unwell. It is a small way of saying thank you and giving carers an opportunity to enjoy some quality “me time”. Enjoy a guided tour of the Salon des Refuses exhibition at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery with morning or afternoon tea provided. For more details please call Ph: 5950 1685.
2015 Young Carers Festival
Come along to the Young Carers Festival, with many attractions likes soccer, petting zoo, photo booth, face painting, silent disco, nail art, video games and more!
When: Saturday 17 October 11am-4pm
Where: St Kilda Town Hall
See invitation here. young carers festival – A3 V2
Inner South Family and Friends Film Afternoon Sunday 18 October 2015
To celebrate Carers Week 2015 we are inviting you to join us to see ‘The Intern’ at the Classic Cinema, 9 Gordon Street, Elsternwick on Sunday 18 October; cost is $5 concession, $10 non concession. Refreshments will be available in the foyer at 1.15pm, the film will commence at about 2pm. Please RSVP by 14 October 2015 to ISFAF on 03 9076 4713, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marlene on 03 9690 7789, mobile 0422 536 241.