Category Archives: Recreation

Tandem eNews 20 August 2019

Personality Disorder Funding

Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley has announced almost $10 million in funding for the Personality Disorder Initiative, which is now being delivered at six Victorian health services including Alfred, Monash, Melbourne, Barwon and Goulburn Valley Health Services and Forensicare.

The program will help these services assess, treat and support people with severe personality disorders at high risk of suicide, self-harm and or challenging behaviours.

Find out more here

Stonnington Carers Forum

5 September, 2019, Melbourne
This interactive session will provide encouragement and support for those caring for an older person, a person with a complex mental health issue or disability of any age. More info

The Emotional Roller Coaster 

5 September 7:15pm – 9:30pm
Located at the Grow Community Centre in Caulfield south, this workshop applies principles of First Aid (ABC-DR) to develop a personal plan for responding to your loved one reducing risk and securing wellbeing. Find out more here

Breaking Down Stigma in Mental Health

12 September 5:30pm – 7pm
What can we do to eradicate cultural, social and gender barriers? PsychTalks: the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences forum for ideas and discussion is a discussion led by experts and consumers on the latest in stigma research and interventions and how we can translate this research into real outcomes for our society. Find out more here

The Carers Grief Journey

3 October 7:15pm – 9:30pm
Uncover the hidden grief, unique to the caring role. This is a one off interactive workshop by psychologist Joanna Aquila on this valuable topic for those caring for a loved one. Located at the Mind Recovery College in Nunawading. Find out more here

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 16 August 2019

Week ending 16 August 2019
Just for Carers
New:
Building a Future – 5 & 12 October in Frankston
Mental Health Education and Support for Carers
Wellways Building a Future Snapshot is a 2 session mental health education and support program for families, friends and carers of someone experiencing mental health issues. Attendees will gain knowledge and skills relating to mental health and recovery, and have the opportunity to connect with others in a supportive learning environment.
The program is led by peers – trained people who have their own lived experience as a family member, friend or carer.
Learn more herePreviously listed:
The Emotional Roller Coaster – 3 September
Grow invites carers to this workshop focused on applying the principles of First Aid (ABC-DR) to develop a personal plan for responding to your loved one to reduce risk and secure well-being.
Register here

Healthy Boundaries in Caring – 1 October in Caulfield South
Reduce the risk of Compassion Fatigue and create well-being by identifying and establishing healthy boundaries in your caring role. This is a one off interactive workshop by physiologist Joanna Aquila on this valuable topic for those caring for a loved one. Don’t miss out places are limited.
Register here

Alfred Health Carer Services Events
A Day at the Museum – 21 August
Join us for a day at Melbourne Museum! This event offers a fun day for both you and the person you care for to spend time together in a social environment visiting the Revolutions: Records and Rebels exhibition.
See the flyer for details and call to secure your spot.
Join Us at the Movies!
The Lion King – 27 August in Frankston
A Dogs Journey – 3 September in Brighton
Downton Abbey – 24 September in Frankston
You and the person you care for are invited to join us for a free evening at the movies. See the flyers for details and call us to reserve your spot.
27 August in Frankston
3 September in Brighton
24 September in Frankston

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Theatre and High Tea outing – 5 September
Step inside a world of pure imagination with this Theatre and High Tea trip. We will enjoy a lovely
high tea with delicious scones, desserts and more, before watching the new musical Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory – only 30 tix so get in quick!
See the flyer for details

Melbourne Star Trip – 26 September
This month we take a trip to the iconic Melbourne Star. Enjoy a ride on the wheel, take in the picturesque views of Melbourne city, lunch at The Pancake Parlor and explore all that the Docklands has to offer. The fun doesn’t stop there, all kids will be given a voucher to play at the nearby arcade before returning home.
See the flyer for details

Moksha Yoga – Meditation and Mindfulness Classes – continuing throughout August and September in Bentleigh – Places still available 
Meditation and mindfulness is the gateway that leads you beyond the endless noise into an expanse of clarity and awareness, connecting you to the source of true wisdom that resides within us all. So take a calming breath, step back from the interference of the mind and tune into the deep peace of experiencing reality in its purest essence.
Assistance with in-home respite, transport and interpreters can be arranged; please make a request when booking.
See the flyer for details

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 26 July 2019

 

Just for Carers

Join Us at the Movies!
The Lion King – 6 August in Brighton
Film to be advised – 27 August in Frankston

You and the person you care for are invited to join us for a free evening at the movies. See the flyers for details and call us to reserve your spot.
6 August in Brighton
27 August in Frankston

A Day at the Museum – 21 August
Join us for a day at Melbourne Museum! This event offers a fun day for both you and the person you care for to spend time together in a social environment visiting the Revolutions: Records and Rebels exhibition.
See the flyer for details and call to secure your spot.

Supporting Carers Locally – grants program
Supporting carers locally grants are available to assist with local activities that strengthen the health and wellbeing of carers and help them connect with other carers.
Grants of up to $20,000 for groups of carers are available over 12 months, to support opportunities for:
– carers to be physically and mentally healthy and socially connected to family, friends, other carers and their local community.
– accessible peer support and grassroots community support programs, resources and tools for carers.
Applications close 19 August
Learn more and apply here

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 5 July 2019

Moksha Yoga – Meditation and Mindfulness Classes – commencing 23 July in Bentleigh
Meditation and mindfulness is the gateway that leads you beyond the endless noise into an expanse of clarity and awareness, connecting you to the source of true wisdom that resides within us all. So take a calming breath, step back from the interference of the mind and tune into the deep peace of experiencing reality in its purest essence.
Assistance with in-home respite, transport and interpreters can be arranged; please make a request when booking.
See the flyer for details

3 Day Sanctuary – a Carers Victoria three day intensive group counselling program for carers
The stay-away Sanctuary provides focussed opportunity to express and explore your caring role, aiming to improve your own personal health and well being.
Topics may include:
• Expressing your feelings and experiences
• Strengths and resources
• Caring for yourself
• Finding a balance
See the flyer for more information

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 21 June 2019

Neami National’s NDIS Access Project has been extended until 31st December 2019
Neami National in conjunction with ACSO and EACH, are undertaking a Victorian DHHS NDIS access project targeting vulnerable individuals experiencing significant social and economic disadvantage to access the NDIS and receive the support they deserve. The project has a psychosocial/mental health focus and currently has capacity to take on new referrals. Support includes a comprehensive assessment, completing Access Request Forms, obtaining consent to liaise with the NDIA, G.P, Psychiatrists from allied health, writing comprehensive psychosocial reports, submitting signed reports to the NDIA, and where possible attendance of NDIS planning meetings.
Learn more here

Getting ready for the NDIS – a FREE information session on 24 July in Brighton for people with a mental illness and those who support them
Alfred Health Carer Services invites people with a mental illness and those who support them to attend this session to help you better understand the NDIS, how to prepare to transition to the NDIS and build confidence within the new disability system.
See flyer for details

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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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