Category Archives: Research

Tandem eNews 12 June 2019

Reminder – Tandem Member Meeting – Thursday, 13 June 2019

We look forward to seeing you from 10am – 1.30pm tomorrow to ensure that the message of priorities and concerns of Tandem members towards a comprehensively reformed compassionate mental health service includes your voice.

Location
Orange & Red Rooms, Level 1, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Date & time
Thursday 13 June
10am – 1.30pm (Morning tea & lunch provided)

Enquiries
For more information please contact us at info@tandemcarers.org.au or on 8803 5555.If you are not already a Tandem member, please join here

In the Royal Commission Terms of Reference, the Commissioners have been charged to find out ‘How to best support the needs of family members and carers of people living with mental illness’. The day will be dedicated to discussing and preparing Tandem’s Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

You can access the Tandem newsletter via the link below.
https://mailchi.mp/41eec747d692/dfxn4oqrm0-1358941?e=34088e3417

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

Emerging Minds eNews June 2018

Invitation to participate: help evaluate the program

The National Workforce Centre would like to invite you to participate in an evaluation project to help assess the effectiveness and quality of the Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health (NWCCMH) and improve the learning experience of users.

The aim of this evaluation is to learn more about the NWCCMH and how it might be helping practitioners address mental health difficulties in children (or not). Findings from the research will be used to guide and improve activities of the Centre.

To participate simply register or login to the Emerging Minds online learning centre, and opt-in to the evaluation project when prompted. Participation will involve completing a short survey upon opting-in and then again at regular intervals across the next few months. There is also a short three-question survey at the end of each online course. Participation will be completely anonymous and opting-out is available at any time.

Further information can be found in the Information Statement and Consent Form.

This research has been approved by the Parenting Research Centre Human Research Ethics Committee (Melbourne).

http://emergingminds-use.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/j/CDA085A4AEB339572540EF23F30FEDED/AE114B7447C109052018F019E6F15D33

Mental Health Victoria Publications: Saving Lives. Saving Money and Mind the Gap

Saving Lives. Saving Money: The case for better investment in Victorian mental health

The Saving Lives. Saving Money report maps out the economic case for investing in Victoria’s mental health, backed by data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and independent investment analysis. It brings together not only mental health service providers, but police, unions, and clinicians who all agree that, without proper funding, Victoria will see increased demand and pressure on ambulance call-outs, police and criminal justice, emergency departments and public hospitals, and crisis services. The document is available here.

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Mind the Gap

Mental Health Victoria and SalvoConnect engaged the University of Sydney to produce a Victorian focussed policy research paper on the mental health landscape post NDIS transition. The report covers the gaps for those both eligible and ineligle for the NDIS, people who are eligible but don’t apply and the gaps in the systems interfaces.The document is available here.

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https://www.mhvic.org.au/policy-publications/mhv-publications

Wellways eNews NDIS failing the most vulnerable 20 May 2018

‘The Flinders study found the NDIS worked best for participants and families who could “strongly advocate for themselves”, and left people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities as well as older carers with health issues, at a disadvantage.’ from Wellways eNews

https://www.wellways.org/news/scheme-failing-most-vulnerable?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Wellways%20enews%20May%202018&utm_content=Wellways%20enews%20May%202018+CID_3de4e470a6bfb6b41361608b95ed0667&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software%20campaign%20monitor&utm_term=Keep%20reading

Inner South Family and Friends AGM Tuesday 10 October 2017

You are invited to our Annual General Meeting at Betty Day Centre on Tuesday 10

October 2017 to hear our guest Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

speak on ‘Research at MAPrc’

 

The research at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) is recognized internationally as ground
-breaking.  Professor Kulkarni, Director of MAPrc
is internationally recognized as a leader in the area of women’s mental health.

For more information see flyer here AGM Professor Jayashi Kulkarni

Carer Statement and Consultations

Tandem Inc.
Level 1, 37 Mollison Street Abbotsford Victoria 3067
P 8803 5555 F 8803 5599
E info@tandemcarers.org.au
www.tandemcarers.org.au

Carer Statement Consultation on 13 April
The Victorian Government is preparing to release a Carer Statement in Carers’ Week this year, and has commissioned Carers Victoria to conduct consultations and an online survey to ensure that there is an opportunity for a broad range of carers to have their say. You can read more about the Carer Statement and consultations here.

https://www.carersvictoria.org.au/victorian-carer-statement/

To contribute, and to make sure that the specific experience of mental health caring is incorporated in the document, Tandem will host a specialist consultation at the 13 April Monthly Members’ Meeting. After a short ordinary meeting, the consultation will commence at 10.30am. The consultation will be capped at 35 carers, so please RSVP when meeting papers are sent out.

You can also help to ensure that the voices of mental health carers are heard by completing the online survey.

Housing and Homelessness Consultation

From the Friday Extra Friday 31 March 2017

Update: National Mental Health Commission – Be a part of their consultation on Housing, Homelessness and Mental Health
The National Mental Health Commission is calling on consumers, carers, families and support people to share housing and homelessness experiences in relation to mental health through their online consultation until 24 April. The survey will be promoted through established networks and social media.  It would be great if you could please participate and/or promote through your connections.
Read here Housing and Homelessness Consultation

de Castella Run 2 Mend Minds

img_0642Penny and Judith jogging around the oval to the finish line

Penny, Judith, Judi and Molly (her dog) completed the 5km walk to raise funds for Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) on Sunday 28 August.  We were spurred on with an enthusiastic pep talk by Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Director of MAPrc who is very fit and competes in the 10km run.

The competitors are a mix of very serious, fit athletes and those who enter for fun in fancy dress, with parents, children and babies in pushers.  We hope next year to encourage more ISFAF members to join us.  It’s a great atmosphere and you don’t have to be young and fit to do the 5km walk around the scenic Kew Boulevard course.

Donations to MAPrc can be made via website de Castella Run 2016 for Mental Health