Category Archives: Recreation

Alfred Health Carer Support Services Friday Extra 10 May 2019

Carer Event – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Ballet at the Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday 19 June
Uniting is offering this “lunch plus a show” event to carers living in the Eastern Metropolitan region or in the council areas of Casey, Cardinia or Greater Dandenong and who are caring for a person with mental illness, autism or intellectual disability. The event is FREE for non-NDIS carers.
See flyer for details

Increased access to Specialist Disability Accommodation for NDIS participants
Changes to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rules are set to improve people’s access to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the $22 billion scheme.
Read the Media Release the here

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Carers Victoria News Magazine Edition 1, 2019

What you’ll find in this edition:

•    Meet the Minister for Carers
•    Carer Gateway – what you need to know
•    Changing Places campaign 
•    Federal election voting 
•    Carer Story – A delicate balance
•    Social media savvy 

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 12 April 2019

 

Carer’s Weekend Getaway – 24-26 May in Daylesford
The Wellways Carer’s Weekend Getaway is a great way for carers to relax and unwind in the tranquil Victorian town of Daylesford. Places are limited – book now!
See the flyer for details

Mind Australia – South East Family and Carer Services
Currently open to receive new referrals for carers requesting support whom care recipients are not in receipt of the NDIS package. Area Bayside, Dandenong, Casey, Cardinia, Frankston and Mornington Peninsula we are available to take new referrals.
Also open to provide respite support to consumers whom are not in receipt of the NDIS package.
Learn more here

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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

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Inner South Family and Friends Dining Group 6.30pm Wednesday 27 March 2019

You are welcome to join us at The Vincent Hotel 111 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park (corner of Page Street).  Happy hour is until 7pm with $5 drinks, including basic spirits, wine and a range of beers.  Wednesday is Parma Night, chicken or veal, priced at $12 or choose from an extensive menu.  Bookings essential on isfaf@alfred.org.au or 9076 4722.

See website for more details: https://thevincent.com.au

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

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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.
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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


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Mad Pride Comedy Festival 4-5 April 2019 at 8pm


Mad Pride
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
Tickets:  $25/$30

Ticket link

or copy/paste this link into your browser:
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2019/shows/mad-pride-melbourne-international-comedy-festival

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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

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