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Tandem eNews 24 November 2020

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Final Tandem Members Meeting for 2020 on 10 Dec

It has certainly been a challenging year for all. To celebrate and reflect on the year that was 2020, please join us for a virtual celebration on Thursday 10 December from 10am-12pm.

If you register for the Members Meeting by 3rd December, you will receive a $20 e-vouchert or purchase your own refreshments or nibbles to help celebrate. If you register after 3rd December, you will be reimbursed up to $20 for the refreshments or nibbles you purchased upon the presentation of your receipt(s).

We are also planning a fun activity! We look forward to seeing you there.

When you register to attend you will be sent a link that will enable you to login to the meeting online at its scheduled time and telephone numbers if you prefer to dial in using a telephone. If you have any feedback, reflections or questions you would like to ask, please contact us.

If you’re not yet a formal Tandem member, please join at the Tandem website to be able to attend. 

Register for Members Meeting

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/e947222e6c34/dfxn4oqrm0-3942372?e=34088e3417

Inner South Family and Friends End of Year Dinner Tuesday 8 December 2020

CELEBRATE NEWLY FOUND FREEDOM AMONG FRIENDS AT ISFAF END OF YEAR DINNER

6.30 pm Tuesday 8 December 2020 at The Camden Hotel, 414 Hawthorn Road Caulfield South
https://www.thecamden.com.au/

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Places are very strictly limited.  Bookings will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. To secure your place, you must book by noon Wednesday 2 December 2020

To book: Email elenikontos@icloud.com or mobile 0412018722.
In your email or phone message, please include:

  1. your phone number
  2. the names of all the people in your party
  3. the phone numbers of all the people in your party
  4. the choice of main course for each member in your party
  5. the choice of dessert for each member in your party
    Cost: $10 for pensioners with pension card, $20 if no pension card on the night.   Cost covers – three courses, coffee or tea but all other drinks to be paid individually immediately upon receipt.
    That is drinks other than water, tea and coffee are not included.

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CHOICES FOR MAIN COURSE

  • Fish of the Day (grilled or battered)
  • Seafood Linguini
  • Moroccan Chicken Warm Salad
  • Vegetarian Lasagna
  • Chicken Parmigiana

CHOICES FOR DESSERT

  • Chocolate Fondant or
  • Lemon Tart

 Dietary needs such as gluten free dishes will be catered for. Please advise of special needs when booking to assist in finding a suitable meal that pleases you.  Suggestions welcome.

There is no need to choose an entrée as the antipasto and salt and pepper calamari will be shared.

MORE NEWS FROM ISFAF

Walk ‘n Chat  Thursday 19 November:
Walk starts: 1.30pm at Brighton Beach at end of North Rd outside Northpoint Cafe.  Chat continues on our return at 2.45pm to Northpoint Café
Please feel free to join at 1.30 or at 2.45, Family and Friends welcome, including canines

Walk ‘n Chats are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month:

Thursday 3 and 17 December 2020

Thursday 7 and 21 January 2021

Thursday 4 and 18 February 2021

During the holiday season, Walk ‘n Chats will proceed, but please check on the ISFAF website http://ispaf.org/ or phone Judi on 0425 723 74 on the morning of the walk to check. Inclement weather has not stopped us to date.

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) AGM Wednesday 4pm-6pm 18 November 2020

An important message from Maggie Toko, VMIAC CEO 
10th November 2020

Dear VMIAC members,
Please find enclosed the nominations for the VMIAC Committee of Management.  The nominees have provided a statement regarding why they wish to join the COM.  Please peruse and have the notice ready on the afternoon of the AGM so that you know who you are going to vote for.

NOMINEES:
Chair: Kathy Wilson
Deputy Chair: Chris Maylea
Secretary: Tom Wood
Treasurer: Ali Pain

Ordinary Member:
You will be asked to vote for one of the following – there are 3 positions
James Horton
Elvis Martin
Hamilton Kennedy
Rebecca Egan
Zoe Mithen

Please remember that you received a prior notice with the Eventbrite invitation which you will need to register for to VOTE. Please note that this is not a postal vote. If you are unable to attend the event, please ensure that you have returned your previously enclosed proxy nomination form. Any issues you may have, please contact us on 9380 3900.

Warm regards

Maggie Toko
CEO VMIA

Nominees:
click the following links to view nominees
Executive Committee of Management Nominations.
Ordinary Member Nominations.

If you are yet to register for the AGM, click here
For additional information head over to our website by clicking here.

Inner South Family and Friends 29th AGM 10 November 2020 at 7pm

We would be delighted if you would join Inner South Family and Friends for the 29th Annual General Meeting (via Zoom session), 7 pm Tuesday 10 November 2020

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=ZjhWRTM3L0dTUURSVStxVy9yQ1V6dz0

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

Guest Speaker: Dr Sudeep Saraf, Programme Director, Alfred Mental and Addiction Health

Topic: Innovations, New Developments at AMAH during the Pandemic and Beyond

Agenda

  1. Acknowledgement of country
  2. Welcome: Chairperson Judi Burstyner
  1. Apologies:
  2. Confirmation of Minutes of the 28th AGM of 9 July 2019
  3. Business arising from these Minutes
  4. Chairperson’s Report – Judi Burstyner
  5. Treasurer’s Report – Eleni Kontos
  6. General Business
  • Elections for Committee Members
  1. Other Business
  2.  ISFAF Monthly Meeting with guest speaker, Dr Sudeep Saraf

 

Inner South Family and Friends 29th Annual General Meeting 10 November 2020

Inner South Family and Friends 29th Annual General Meeting (Zoom session) 7 pm Tuesday 10 November 2020

 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

Depending on restrictions on group gatherings at the time of the meeting it may be possible to hold our AGM  at
Level 4, 549 St Kilda Road Melbourne

Guest Speaker – Dr. Sudeep Saraf, Programme Director, Alfred Mental and Addiction Health will speak on ‘Innovations, New Developments at AMAH during the Pandemic and Beyond’

 Agenda

Welcome: Chairperson Judi Burstyner

Present: (please sign the attendance sheet)

Apologies:

  1. Confirmation of Minutes of the 28th AGM 9 July 2019
  2. Business arising from these minutes
  3. Chairperson’s Report – Judi Burstyner
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Eleni Kontos
  5. General Business:
  • Elections for the committee
  1. Other Business

 

 

 

Head to Help

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This is not a crisis service. See below for urgent help.
8.30am – 5pm Monday – Friday

Urgent support

LifeLine 13 11 14

MensLine 1300 789 978

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SuicideLine 1300 651 251

Find HeadtoHelp Hub locations
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Tandem eNews 15 September 2020

Tandem Time this Thursday at 10am

At our next Tandem Time session this Thursday 17 September at 10am, we will be joined by guest presenter Jagjit Dhaliwal, Executive Director, Service Development and Reform, North Western Melbourne PHN, who will provide an overview and answer any of your questions regarding the new ‘Head to Help’ mental health clinics.

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.

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 17 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

New ‘HeadtoHelp’ services open

Victorians now have access to additional mental health support with 15 new dedicated mental health clinics opening to the public. The HeadToHelp clinics, which are funded for $26.9 million as part of a package to support Victorians during the COVID-19 pandemic, have been rapidly rolled out across the state. Nine locations in Greater Melbourne are: Berwick, Frankston, Officer, Hawthorn, Yarra Junction, West Heidelberg, Broadmeadows, Wyndham Vale, and Brunswick East. Six locations in Regional Victoria areWarragul, Sale, Bendigo, Wodonga, Sebastopol and Norlane.

HeadtoHelp clinics are a free service and, over the next 12 months, will provide a place within the community for people to access mental health care as early and as conveniently as possible. Multidisciplinary teams will staff the clinics, providing on-site mental health support, as well as connecting people to other services in their region. The clinics will play a key role in supporting GPs, emergency departments and hospitals by providing easily accessible mental health care. The clinics are being delivered by the Commonwealth Government’s Primary Health Networks (PHNs).

An additional $5 million in funding is also being provided to enhance existing digital and phone services for people experiencing significant challenges during COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria.

More information and the address locations can be viewed here. The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt’s press conference with Dr Ruth Vine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health, regarding the clinics can be watched here. You can also visit headtohelp.org.au.

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/84d167f8b2ac/dfxn4oqrm0-3918928?e=34088e3417

Alfred Health Carer Services eNews September 2020

Alfred Health Carer Services
Carers Week 2020

Save the dates 11th-17th October

Featuring “My Mornings Matter”, carers will be encouraged to take some time every morning of Carers Week to enjoy a laughter workshop, Qigong, a singalong and much more.
Keep an eye out out for our email for more information coming soon or keep checking on our website Click here

In home testing for COVID 19 now available

The Department of Health and Human Services is assisting vulnerable Victorians in metropolitan Melbourne to access a COVID-19 test from their own home to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Visit their website here to find out more.

You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/88cbea49160e/carer-south-june-enews-6450180?e=8f7e3a8626