INNER SOUTH FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Our support group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, Level 4, 549 St Kilda Road Melbourne (Spotless Building). Parking is available in St Kilda Road or Moubray Street. Please contact Judi on 0425 723 746, 9528 2820 or Eleni on 0412 018 722 if you have any queries, or for Zoom link details. Booking is not required, however, if restrictions change we will resume meeting by Zoom.
ISFAF MEETING DATES FOR 2021
9 February: GUEST SPEAKER Tanya Curlis, Grad. Cert. BA (Exec.) MSW MAASW, Clinical Director Clarable will speak on ‘Finding and connecting to the right support that you and your family need’. https://clarable.com.au/
9 March: GUEST SPEAKER Christine Culhane Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service Alfred Health, Pharmacy Department will speak on ‘The Latest on Psychotropic Medication’. AH_PDAS Consumer Brochure_Jan2021 Approved
13 April: GUEST SPEAKER Andrew Foster, Discovery College Coordinator, Alfred Mental and Addiction Health will speak on ‘Courses about Mental Health and Wellbeing (designed and delivered for you, by you and with you)
11 May: GUEST SPEAKER Melanie Hill, Acting Manager Alfred Health Carer Service will speak on ‘How Alfred Health Carer Services can help you‘
8 June: GUEST SPEAKER Helen Carr, Carer and Community Educator will speak on ‘How Carers Victoria can help you’
13 July: Annual General Meeting 12.15pm and ISFAF 30th Birthday Luncheon 12.30pm. Venue: Level 4, Uniting Prahran, 211 Chapel Street Prahran. GUEST SPEAKER is Robyn Humphries co-founder of ISFAF, Director Clinical Operations (Mental Health), formerly Project Director, Mental Health Branch DHHS, Manager Northern Area Mental Health.
14 December: End of Year Dinner
Walk ‘n Chat Dates for 2021
We can now walk together again, family members and canines are very welcome. Meet at 1.30pm outside North Point Cafe Brighton, at the end of North Road. Non walkers can meet walkers for a chat at 2.45pm. Beach walks are on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
1 and 15 July
5 and 19 August
2 and 16 September
7 and 21 October
4 and 18 November
2 and 16 December
Social Events for 2021
Monday 19 April: Bus trip to Peninsula Hot Springs, bookings essential. For details email email@example.com or phone Judi on 0425 723 746
Rescheduled Social Events
Sunday 1 August: Film Day at Palace Cinema Como to see In The Heights. Meet at approximately 10am in the foyer of Palace Como, corner Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra. Donation $10 pensioners, $20 non pensioners. The film will be followed by lunch at Zen Charcoal BBQ , 306 Toorak Road South Yarra. Bookings are essential, email Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Judi on 0425 723 746
Friday 15 to Tuesday 18 October: Four day retreat at Presentation Family Centre, Balnarring. Bookings are essential. For details email email@example.com or phone Judi on 0425 723 746
ISFAF MEETING DATES FOR 2020
11 February: GUEST SPEAKER PETER SELIGMAN, Executive Manager, Clinical Practice and Outcomes, Relationship Matters, Counselling and Mediation
10 March: GUEST SPEAKER LISA O’DRISCOLL, Manager Advance Care Planning, Executive Officer for Improving End of Life Care Committee, Alfred Health. Topic is ‘Advanced Care Planning for Carers of Individuals with Mental Health Challenges’
14 April: GUEST SPEAKER MELANIE CARSON, Mental Health NDIS Project Officer from Alfred Health will speak on the topic ‘NDIS Trick and Tips’. This meeting will now be held via ZOOM. See Home Page for ZOOM details.
12 May: GUEST SPEAKERS Sergeant Ingrid Ebert, Prahran Proactive Policing Unit, Southern Metro Division 1 Victoria Police and Angela Gallagher, Team Leader, Crisis Assessment Team, Alfred Mental and Addiction Health AMAH will speak on Police, Ambulance and Clinical Response Team (PACER). See Home Page for ZOOM details.
9 June: GUEST SPEAKER Robbert Roos, Carer Advocate, Tandem will speak on Common Legal Problems for Carers. Meeting will be via Zoom. See Home Page for ZOOM Details.
14 July: GUEST SPEAKER Kent Burgess, Acting CEO, Star Health will speak on Star Health in 2020 and Beyond – Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health Programs in a Changing System. Meeting will be via Zoom. See Home Page for ZOOM details.
11 August: GUEST SPEAKER Tetyana Rocks PhD APD, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Translation and Education, Food & Mood Centre, IMPACT institute, Deakin University will speak on Nutritional Psychiatry – Food for Brain Health. See Home Page for ZOOM details.
8 September: GUEST SPEAKER Associate Professor Simon Stafrace, Chief Advisor, Mental Health Reform Victoria, Chair, RANZCP Community Collaboration Committee
13 October: GUEST SPEAKER Rohani Bixler, Estate Planning Lawyer will speak on Legal issues, focussing on how to look after your loved ones when you no longer can.
10 November: Annual General Meeting. Due to exceptional circumstances we have deferred our AGM to November. GUEST SPEAKER Dr Sudeep Saraf, Programme Director, Alfred Mental and Addiction Health will speak on Innovations, New Developments at AMAH during the Pandemic and Beyond. See Home Page for ZOOM details.
8 December: End of the Year Dinner (will be subsidised) 6.30pm at The Camden Hotel, 414 Hawthorn Road Caulfield South. Cost is $10 for those with a pension card, $20 for others. Bookings by Wednesday 2 December. Email to Eleni by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile on 0412 018 722.
Social Outings and other activities
Walk ‘n Chat: First and third Thursday of the month from 6 February through to 3 December 2020
THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER – WALK ‘n CHAT DURING LOCK DOWN
Dates for the rest of 2020
We can now walk together again, family members and canines are very welcome. Meet at 1.30pm outside Northpoint Cafe Brighton, at the end of North Road. Non walkers can meet walkers for a chat at 2.45pm.
Thursday 5 November and 19 November
Thursday 3 December 17 December
Inner South Family and Friends
c/o Alfred Mental and Addiction Health (Spotless Building)
Level 4, 549 St Kilda Road
Please phone Judi on 0425 723 746