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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 15 February 2019

Business as usual at Alfred Health Carer Services
We have recently received enquiries from carers seeking clarification about the services we provide, in light of changes in the service system over the past 12 months. We wish to reassure you that our services remain available to all carers in Melbourne’s Southern Metro Region, and we continue to offer:
• 24-hour phone support
• Useful information, emotional support and advocacy
• Education, events and peer support
• Referral and linkage to services, helping you put the right supports in place
• Services for carers who support someone with an approved NDIS plan
If you would like to find out more about the supports available to you or the carers you support, please call us on 1800 052 222 or visit www.carersouth.org.au.

Please click on the link below to read the complete newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/792eda072cf7/friday-extra-20-july-2968869?e=a2d63ca51a

Inner South Family and Friends 7.30pm Tuesday 12 February 2019

You are invited to join us for our first meeting of the year in the Dining Room at Betty Day Centre 67 Argyle Street St Kilda. The Dining Room adjoins the Multi Purpose Room where we have been meeting during the year. Entry via Bath Street or Argyle Street. There is ample parking in Bath Street.  See details below:

ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH FOR CARERS AND CONSUMERS

Federal elections are just three months away,
Consumers, carers and the general community need to work together in one voice. Voter numbers count so please join us at this meeting. Bring your family and friends so that our local candidate can see that we are a large group of voters
which needs to be considered when policies are made.
Politicians need to hear our voice. Letting politicians know our needs is important

This meeting provides you with an opportunity to meet and discuss issues of importance with Steph Hodgins-May who may be your local member of parliament after the May elections.

We look forward to you joining us at Betty Day Centre, 67 Argyle Street, St Kilda

All welcome, no need to book Light supper available from 7.15 pm. No charge, but a small donation towards supper is always appreciated

No need to RSVP but please come early, especially if coming for the first time

GUEST SPEAKER: STEPH HODGINS-MAY

Greens Candidate for the Federal Seat of Macnamara (formerly known as Melbourne Ports, held by Michael Danby)

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 18 January 2019

FREE Self- care through Tai Chi and Mindfulness – a series of 3 workshops for carers
Alfred Health Carer Services invites carers living in the southern region to explore how the gentle movements of Tai Chi and the practice of mindfulness can sustain you in your caring role. The 3 weekly  sessions will be held in Springvale and commence on 13 February 2019. Bookings are essential so get in quickly if interested.
See flyer for details

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/50c47c498f86/friday-extra-20-july-2951161?e=b98a7291db

Wellways eNews December 2018

Wellways Helpline

Our free and confidential Helpline provides mental health information, support and referral advice by trained volunteers who have personal experience of mental health issues.

Helpline Christmas/New Year hours:

  • Monday 24 December 9am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 25 December to Tuesday 1 January: CLOSED
  • Normal hours from Wednesday 2 January, 9am – 9pm

Phone 1300 111 500 or email any time: help@wellways.org

For assistance outside of these hours, contact:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
  • Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636

In an emergency, dial Triple Zero, 000.

You can access the Wellways newletter via the link below:

https://wellways.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/j/E37F85BF1586F7C92540EF23F30FEDED/0E6E45855A384311907C5D7C792C0FF8

Tandem eNews 21 November 2018

Tandem would like to welcome all new and continuing Board members, and express our gratitude to the retiring Board members for their huge contribution over the past years.

Tandem 2019 Board members: Simon Stafrace, Belinda Horton, Melissa Petrakis, Michelle Swann, Jacqui Hill, Katrina Clarke and Peter McKenzie. (Absent: Lisa Sweeney, Maurice Sheehan, Cathy Spencer, Margarett Leggatt and Violeta Peterson)


Christmas Toyshop Drive

Uniting Prahran and Stonnington Working Together Network are hosting a combined Christmas Toyshop Drive for 2018. The Toyshop gives parents, carers and legal guardians the opportunity to choose a free Christmas present for their children aged from birth to 15 years. More info

You can access the complete newsetter by clicking on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/a2e9dda0fb48/dfxn4oqrm0-1312737?e=34088e3417

Alfred Health Carers Service Friday Extra 26 October 2018

Tandem Awards 2018 for Exceptional Service to Family and Friends in Mental Health
Congratulations to the all the Awards’ winners but especially to the wonderful Southern region winners, Peter McDonald, Judy Anderson and Violeta Peterson who are passionate champions of carers of people with mental illness and real community heroes!
Read here

Mental Health NDIS Access Support…A new way to get help accessing NDIS services
The Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) Intake Services run by Neami and Each are assisting people with a mental illness to access the NDIS. They will work collaboratively with other services to help people to understand, engage in and complete the NDIS access process. Neami & EACH Mental Health NDIS Access Support offer a range of assistance including:
Help to gather supporting evidence and complete the Access Request form
Liaison with health services and general practitioners/private psychiatrists
Acting as a contact person for NDIS queries, at the client’s request
Collection of additional evidence and follow-up with the NDIS, to ensure timely completion of the access process
See flyer for details

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:
https://mailchi.mp/d22b60dfd034/friday-extra-20-july-2901525?e=a2d63ca51a

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 5 October 2018

Wellways News – Carer Coaching Service and an In-Person Peer Support Service
Wellways has been contracted to design, pilot and evaluate a new coaching and peer support service for carers as part of a new Australian Government initiative. The new service will offer online, face to face and group support for carers to sustain their caring role. Wellways has invited carers, from all backgrounds and perspectives to apply via an expression of interest which closed on 2 October, to work with Wellways to co-produce, evaluate and develop the Carer Coaching Model and In Person Peer Support Groups.
See flyer for more details
See further information here

You can access the newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/f7a6e8ab520c/friday-extra-20-july-2887133?e=b98a7291db

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 21 September 2018

FREE Carers Lunch on 16 October in Frankston to celebrate Carers Week … registration open to all carers
Alfred Health Carers Services invites all carers who live in the southern metropolitan region to our Carers Week Luncheon… this event is open to any carer irrespective of the current NDIS status of the person they support. As well a lovely lunch, there is terrific entertainment on offer with professional musicians and artists, including our MC, the ever-engaging Rod Quantock…should be a fun outing for everyone!
Free transport assistance via shuttle buses to the lunch is also available from bases in Caulfield, Dandenong and Rosebud so carers from anywhere in our region can join in.
If you are a carer, RSVP NOW! Service providers…please promote this outing opportunity to any of your families/carers and encourage them to register very soon as numbers are limited!
See flyer for details including RSVP

You can access the complete Friday Extra by selecting the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/4df29c4d7ac2/friday-extra-20-july-2878717?e=3adb6c3745

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 14 September 2018

Just for Carers

FREE Carers Family Day at Melbourne Zoo on 4 October – registrations open to all carers
Join Alfred Health Carer Services at Melbourne Zoo for a Carers Family Day celebration! Get up close with the animals, enjoy a special performance from X Factor finalists Brentwood, other fun activities and a tasty BBQ lunch. This event is open to all carers (including young carers) and immediate family, including grandparents, who live in the Southern Metropolitan Region. Numbers are limited so book now!
See flyer for details

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/d1fdaa268dea/friday-extra-20-july-2873845?e=b98a7291db