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Tandem eNews 3 April 2019

Tandem support

Tandem will keep you regularly updated on Royal Commission news. If you would like to be involved in the Royal Commission there are several ways to contact us:

  • Email us at info@tandemcarers.org.au
  • Call on 1800 314 325
  • Tell us your experiences with the mental health system on the Share your story page on our website here.

We look forward to assisting you to prepare your own submissions about both your experience with the Victorian mental health system and what you believe support provided by the system would include.

Please click on the link below to read the complete Tandem eNews:

https://mailchi.mp/402cb87b0adb/dfxn4oqrm0-1344313?e=34088e3417

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 9 April 2019

 

LEARN ABOUT THE NEW PLANS FOR ALFRED MENTAL AND ADDICTION HEALTH (AMAH)(formerly known as Alfred Psychiatry)

­­Speakers SIMON STAFRACE, Director AMAH, PHILLIPA THOMAS, Manager, service planning & development, AMAH and RACHEL YOUNG, Communications Consultant

NOTE OUR NEW HOME FOR MEETINGS IN 2019:  PRAHRAN MISSION, 211 CHAPEL ST PRAHRAN (between High St and Prahran Town Hall)
Plenty of free parking in Chapel St, or carpark just behind JB Hi-Fi­­­­

For more details see the link below:

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 8 March 2019

Communicating your lived experience – 1 & 2 April in Elsternwick
Mental Health Victoria presents this 2 day interactive workshop to support you safely communicating your lived experience in a range of settings for a range of purposes using ethical frameworks.
Register here

You can access the complete Friday Extra via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/804a2fde0fdb/friday-extra-20-july-2981625?e=b98a7291db

Sane Express March 2019

Treatment Decisions in the Context of Schizophrenia survey launches

Do you live with, or support someone living with schizophrenia? We would love to hear about your experiences and opinions regarding treatment decisions, access and preferences.

So let us know what you think. Participation in this online survey should take 10-20 minutes, and you can go in the draw to win a $100 voucher.

Click here to go to the survey.

To make sure you don’t miss out on other opportunities to get involved with important research projects, sign up for our research newsletter here.

Schizophrenia research project

To access the complete Sane Express click on the link below:

https://saneaustralia.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/t/356DBAC7D8DB59352540EF23F30FEDED/31A1B7545938D4A9C9C291422E3DE149

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 1 March 2019

Seminar: Understanding mental illness in children and adolescents – 5 March
When Words Don’t Work – presented by Dr Alberto Veloso is a Child Psychiatrist and General Pediatrician, with fellowships from the Royal Australian College of Psychiatrists and Royal Australian College of Physicians.
Register here

You can access the complete Friday Extra via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/591ed7df2744/friday-extra-20-july-2977609?e=3adb6c3745

Tandem eNews 20 February 2019

DHHS Review of Sub-acute Mental Health Services

Last week Tandem hosted the team from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) review of sub-acute mental health services at the bi-monthly Member Meeting. The review is intended to achieve improved access to sub-acute services, recovery orientated services, and opportunities for clinical staff to deliver evidenced-based interventions. More info

Tandem members provided feedback on strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement to community care units (CCU), prevention and recovery care (PARC) services, and secure extended care units (SECU). The review team are keen to hear from everyone who would wish to talk to them. Tandem will collate and forward all additional contributions. Particularly, the review needs to know:

  1. Who are the consumers of PARC/CCU/SECU services, and their families and carers? What are their needs? Have these changed over time?
  2. What is the model of care for PARC/CCU/SECU? Is it recovery-orientated? How well does it work for consumers and their families and carers?
  3. What are the strengths of the PARC/CCU/SECU models or the PARC/CCU/SECU services you are familiar with?
  4. What would you change about these services?

Responses can be emailed to Anne Finch at Tandem. If you have any enquiries, please call us on 8803 5555.


Join consumer, carer and guest speakers at the Tandem offices on Friday 8 March to discuss what the Royal Commission into Mental Health means to women, and how you think we will know if the process has been successful.

Register your attendance via Eventbrite here.
You can access the complete newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/4b1aeac5efdc/dfxn4oqrm0-1334753?e=34088e3417https://mailchi.mp/4b1aeac5efdc/dfxn4oqrm0-1334753?e=34088e3417

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 22 February 2019

Carers Get Frustrated Too – 5 March
Caring for a family member or friend can be demanding and tiring, causing frustration at times. It is common and normal to feel this way. This workshop will support you to explore:
•    Why we get frustrated and angry, and what we can learn from it
•    How to safely manage these feelings
•    How to use them to motivate us to make positive changes
See the flyer for details


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

https://mailchi.mp/def9c0b01f11/friday-extra-20-july-2973377?e=b98a7291db

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 Support Group Meeting 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