Lifeline reminds Australians that suicide doesn’t discriminate
In the lead up to this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day (Sunday, 10th September), Lifeline is reminding Australians that suicide can affect everyone and encouraging anyone who is doing it tough to reach out for help through the organisation’s 24/7 phone and digital crisis support services.https://www.lifeline.org.au/resources/news-and-media-releases/media-releases/
Caring for the carers of vulnerable Victorians
More than 60,000 Victorians care for a loved one living with mental illness, and the Andrews Labor Government is giving them the support they need – with new Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect Centres in seven regions now officially open. Delivering on a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, these services are the first of their kind in Australia, supporting the mental health and quality of life of caregivers when supporting someone with mental health challenges, illness, psychological distress or addiction.
EVENTS FOR YOU TO DIARISE
ISFAF Monthly Meetings second Tuesday of the month.
Speakers who are experts in their field on topics of local and current importance.
Oct 10: World Mental Health Day. A free lunch at 549 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. A busy day for us all. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join ISFAF and AMAH staff for a free lunch AND no need to book to join us again in the evening for our monthly meeting with a treat tba
Nov 14: Associate Professor Simon Stafrace, Programme Director, AMAH Current innovations in mental health
Dec 12: Annual End-of-Year Dinner, venue tba
Film and lunch in honour of Carers Week details tba
Please review our website regularly for details and updates. https://ispaf.org/
Working together helps everyone
If you have friends who:
are caring for a loved one with serious mental illness and need support, introduce them to ISFAF / ask them to leave a message on 9076 4722 or email email@example.com or contact Judi directly on 0425 723 746 / firstname.lastname@example.org,
are members of ISFAF but do not receive email and might be interested in our current news, please contact them and pass this message on to them.
We wish to thank:
- the Victorian Government via Alfred Health Carer Services for their generosity funding the concierge for our monthly meetings and a drink for participants of our Walk and Chats.
- Alfred Mental and Addiction Health for their continued generous support, including funding functions and providing us with office and facilities and venue for our meetings.
ISFAF MONTHLY MEETING 7.30PM TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2023
Speaker: Anne-Marie Skegg, Senior Mental Health Clinician, Emergency Psychiatry , AMA
Topic: Tricks on Getting Help for you and your Loved One
Venue: Level Four, Spotless Building, AMAH, 549 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
a little to the city side of Wesley College, 549 is easily recognizable by white umbrellas in the forecourt.
Lots of free parking in the centre lanes of St Kilda Road, with many trams stopping at the door.
If you are having trouble with transport, seek further information or just need a chat, about ISFAF and/or issues faced by carers please phone: Judi M: 0425 723 746 or Eleni M: 0412 018 722
Please come early to chat and to enjoy delicious food which will be available from 7.10 pm
Due to security needs, we are required to pay a concierge at the door of the building.