Category Archives: Recreation

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 28 September 2018

Wellways Australia is looking for carers
Wellways has been contracted to design, pilot and evaluate a new online coaching and peer support service for carers as part of a new Australian Government initiative. They are looking for carers of people living with mental health issues or various disabilities to join them as a part of the co production, as a community convener or grassroot supporter of this new and exciting project.
N.B. The Application date to be involved has been extended to Tuesday 2 October.
Read more details here

Wild at Heart Community Arts …WORKSHOPS & GIGS
Wild At Heart has some fantastic workshops and gigs coming up. Please get in touch for more info and to register.
See flyer for details

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

https://mailchi.mp/54c4dfda3b67/friday-extra-20-july-2882933?e=b98a72

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

Inner South Family and Friends Events – Mental Health Week 7-13 October 2018

Bookings are essential for these events
Please phone 9076 4713 or email: isfaf@alfred.org,au   and advise which events you wish to attend.

 Join us on Saturday 13 October to celebrate Mental Health Week

The Hope Song – A play by Janet Brown

https://www.courthouse.org.au/ticket/thehopesong/

In this honest and moving new play, souls are bared by seven actors who take us on a journey that attests to the enduring power of hope and offers fascinating insights into the people whose portraits make up The Hope Song. The play has returned because it was so well received and comes highly recommended by one of our members who saw it earlier this year at La Mama in Carlton.

The Courthouse Theatre is near Geelong Station.  We plan to take the train departing from Southern Cross Station at 10.30 am, enjoy a picnic lunch together and see ‘Song of Hope’ at 2.30 pm.

We thank Alfred Health Carer Services for fully funding our theatre tickets.

Join us on Sunday 21 October at approximately 10 am to see ‘Ladies in Black’ at the Palace Cinema Como, corner Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra followed by lunch at La Porchetta, Toorak Road, South Yarra.
A slight twist on previous film afternoons – this year it’s a film morning, food to follow with unlimited time to chat.
Cost is $5 with Pension Card or $10
Lunch at La Porchetta: $5 with Pension Card or $10
Exact time of film to be advised.
From Academy Award® nominated director Bruce Beresford comes the comedy drama Ladies in Black, based on Madeleine St John’s best-selling novel, The Women in Black.

Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, Lisa, aged sixteen, takes a holiday job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. There she meets the “ladies in black”, when she is assigned to assist sales ladies Patty and Fay.

Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion boutique Model Gowns, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As she grows from a bookish schoolgirl into a glamorous and positive young woman, the impact they have on each other will change all their lives.

Starring: Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Ryan Corr, Shane Jacobson, Susie Porter, Alison McGirr, Noni Hazlehurst and Vincent Perez

We thank Carers Victoria for subsidising our Carers Week film event.

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 7 September 2018

Monash Health – Celebrating 10 years of Art in Mental Health …We need your vote! Pick my Project – Voting is open now!
Pick My Project is a community grants initiative, with $30 million available to fund local projects.
Monash Health have come up with a project idea…Celebrating 10 years of Art in Mental Health. They are asking you to vote for them and two of your other favourites to make your community an even better place to live. Voting closes at 5 p.m. on 15 September.
See project flyer here
See the Pick my Project voting website here

NDIS Information

Upcoming in September and October FREE NDIS information sessions in Narre Warren, Officer, Springvale, Dandenong, Cranbourne, Pakenham
To support the roll out of the NDIS in the south eastern area of Melbourne, the NDIA are offering “Getting Ready for Your Planning Conversation” sessions as well as commencing their “Plan Implementation” information sessions. People can register to attend sessions via this Eventbrite  link  but there is an open door policy to anyone who would like to attend. If attendees require interpreters, have accessibility requirements or questions about the sessions please email VICEAST@NDIS.GOV.AU.
See a full list of sessions here
See an example of “Getting Ready for Your Planning Conversation” session flyer here
See an example of “Plan Implementation” session flyer here

FREE NDIS information sessions from Alfred Health Carer Services…Getting ready for the NDIS
These sessions will help carers better understand the NDIS, how to prepare to transition to the NDIS and build confidence within the new disability system. See details, including RSVP,  for the following sessions:
18 September in Frankston
20 September in Caulfield
25 September in Dandenong
13 November in Frankston
15 November in Dandenong
20 November in Caulfield

2nd Annual NDIS & Mental Health Conference 2018 – Early Bird rates extended until 21 September!!
This National Conference is hosted by Mental Health Victoria and Community Mental Health Australia from 31 October to 1 November 2018, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
See details here

NDIS Readiness Bulletin # 15 ..Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)
Read here

For Carer Support Groups and Service Providers – Arrange your own carers’ group information session about the NDIS
To support Carers in their preparation for the NDIS, Uniting’s Carer Support Team are offering NDIS Information Sessions for carers living in Casey, Cardinia or Greater Dandenong and who support someone with a mental illness, autism and/or intellectual disability. If you would like to arrange an information session at your specific time and location, please contact their Carer Support Team.
See flyer for details

More NDIS sessions and support in Casey, Cardinia and Greater Dandenong
Uniting is offering NDIS information sessions for carers living in the City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong and the Shire of Cardinia as the NDIS will commence in those areas in September 2018. The sessions will be held at the at Dandenong Neighbourhood House as well as in Springvale at the Uniting Church.
See Dandenong details here
See Springvale details here

You can access more information from the  Friday Extra via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/fc4a57df2c03/friday-extra-8-june-2018?e=b98a7291db

Sanctuary by schizy inc

Sunday 14th October 2018 1pm – late Warrandyte (Vic)

Replenish your heart and spirit in the beautiful private parklands of Longridge Park, Warrandyte this mental health week. Forget about all the worries and rhetoric. This is your time.

This 24 hour art and nature retreat (overnight camping optional) is for all mental health lived experience advocates, people on the recovery journey, peers, our friends, family and mental health allies.

Come and enjoy artist-led workshops including plein-air art, bush-craft, trail walks, yoga and even bring your inflatable boats to paddle around in the cool waters of the higher reaches of the Yarra river. Our own private beach!

Non-powered camping is permitted for anyone who wants to give it a go. But if sleeping in a tent isn’t quite your thing, definitely stay around for the divine evening campfire experience at night.

Book your ticket now!

Carparking on site.

Bus 906 from city, alight at Warrandyte High School stop. Longridge Park is 1.5 km down Alexander Rd (best to arrange pick up)

No dogs at the event due to the presence of many native animals in the park (accredited Assistance Animals welcome)

Book now! Spaces are limited.

You must book for this event. Booking at the Eventbrite website is free, but a $10 ticket fee (per adult) will be collected on the day.

BOOK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sanctuary-tickets-48774022414

de Castella Run 2018

DE CASTELLA RUN Sunday 26th August!
Perfectly placed between 29 July Run Melbourne and 14 Oct Melbourne Marathon the de Castella Run offers 5, 10 and 15km events on a scenic rolling hilly course all for a good cause. Hold something back to get you up our own “Heartbreak Hill” on Walmer St in the last kilometre to the finish line.

Proudly Supporting Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF)
A health promotion charity that uses running to celebrate Indigenous resilience and achievement, and create inspirational Indigenous leaders.

Learn more here …

 https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/RegistrationType.aspx?E=29889

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council Awards Night 12 October 2018

VMIAC Consumer Awards, October 12 @ 6:00 pm9:30 pm Free

In 2016 VMIAC, as the peak body for consumers in Victoria sponsored the inaugural Consumer Awards. These awards recognised the significant contribution that consumer workers have made to Victoria over the previous 20 years. More than one hundred and twenty people attended and had significant media coverage.
We are enclosing these 2 attachments for Nominations and also a flyer about the awards as it is a ticketed event, so please don’t miss out.

The VMIAC Awards this year will be held on Friday 12th of October 2018
Please email nomination form and supporting documents to liz.leveridge@vmiac.org.au
Nominations close 24th August 2018

Please see attached nomination form and flyer for our Awards event

For tickets to the awards https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vmiac-awards-2018-tickets-46433423620

Download the VMIAC Awards Nomination Form Here

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 15 June 2018

FREE Carer Lunch and Wellbeing afternoon at Dandenong Neighbourhood House on Tuesday 19 June
This event is the first step of a project Uniting lifeAssist has embarked upon with Dandenong Neighbourhood House to build Carer awareness in the Dandenong community. If you have any queries, please be in touch on Ph: 9239 2500.
See flyer for details

MHCSS Intake – Last day for referring for Outreach Support will be 31 August 2018
As per the DHHS Update attached here, referrals for MHCSS (Mental Health Community Support Services) Individual Support (OUTREACH) will close on Friday 31 August 2018  for all metro areas. There are currently a number of people already waiting for support (on the Needs Register), so referrals will be moving over to ‘NDIS transition support’ rather than being allocated to MHCSS.

To read further information from Friday Extra please click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/0f40cba7de0a/friday-extra-15-june-2018?e=b98a7291db

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 8 June 2018

FREE Carers’ Day Out… High Tea + The Wizard of Oz
Alfred Health Carer Services invites carers who live in the Southern metro region of Melbourne to register your interest to attend one of the dates on offer (either Saturday 30 June OR Saturday 7 July) to enjoy high tea at The Hotel Windsor plus the theatre performance of the Wizard of Oz. Places are limited so check your availability, preferred date and REGISTER NOW!
See flyer for all details

Invitation to Carers – Counselling Workshop in beautiful bush setting
Carers Victoria Counsellors will host a one day counselling workshop on 18 July reflecting on carer well-being and self-care. A small group of carers will connect with two counsellors who will facilitate a day of gentle reflection, rest and time out.
Expressions of interest close Wednesday 4 July 2018. Limited places available so call early.
See here for details

To view the complete newsletter click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/fc4a57df2c03/friday-extra-8-june-2018?e=a2d63ca51a