Upcoming Events

Our support group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Multi Purpose Room at Betty Day Centre, 67 Argyle Street, St Kilda.  Argyle Street runs off Chapel Street.  Alternative parking is available in Bath Street, enter via Inkerman Street.


13 February: Two eminent speakers will share their knowledge from different perspectives and update us with the latest information on the NDIS, Simon Jones Manager, NDIS Engagement, Tandem and Melinda Jones Human Rights Lawyer and Advocate for the Rights of People with a Disabiity.

13 March:  Justine Copley-Smith, Care Coordinator – Mental Health Integrated Complex Care (MHICC) Service and colleague from Star Health

10 April:  Dr Sudeep Saraf, Head, Community Psychiatry, Alfred Health will speak on the topic: Transitions, Navigations and New Innovations at Alfred Psychiatry.

8 May:  Malitha Perera from the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Local Area Coordinator (LAC) will speak on local and current issues relating the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

12 June:  Kylie Armstrong Community Engagement Coordinator, Fran Lyons, Community Support Officer, Wellways Australia – NDIS & other services, including services for carers.

10 July:  AGM

14 August: 

11 September: 

9 October:

13 November:  

11 December:  End of the Year Dinner




The Bouverie Centre, Latrobe University
For details of the Professional Development Calendar for  2018 see https://www.bouverie.org.au/images/uploads/Bouverie_Center_Calendar_WEB.pdf

Contact details are:
The Bouverie Centre
Victoria’s Family Institute

8 Gardiner Street
Brunswick VIC 3056
Phone (03) 9385 5100
Fax (03) 9381 0336 bouverie.centre@latrobe.edu.au

For information about Mind call Mind Carer Helpline 1300 554 660, or Mind Connect 1300 286 463.  For information about courses offered by Mind Recovery College see the link below.

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) Community Education Seminar Series 2018
For information contact MHF on 9826 1422, Carer Helpline 1300 643 287

Mental Health Foundation Australia
Suite J, 450 Chapel Street
South Yarra, Victoria, 3141
(Enter via Wilson Street)
(Parkings is available at Jam Factory – 500 Chapel Street)
1300 643 287(1300 MHF AUS)

Wellways Australia Limited
Building a Future, Building a Future Snapshot, Duo and Duo Snapshot,
For information about these programs contact Wellways Australia Family Services on 1300 111 400 or email , https://www.wellways.org/







Our contact details:

Inner South Family and Friends
c/o Waiora Clinic
Level 2, 435 Malvern Road
Telephone 03 9076 4713
Email isfaf@alfred.org.au
Website www.ispaf.org







Recent Posts

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:


  1. Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 8 June 2018 Leave a reply
  2. CEO Update 8 June 2018 – Mental Health Australia Leave a reply
  3. NDIS Newsletter 8 June 2018 Leave a reply
  4. Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 8 June 2018 Leave a reply
  5. ISFAF Mini Newsletter for June and July Functions Leave a reply
  6. TheMHS Conference 28-31 August 2018 Leave a reply
  7. Tandem eNews 30 May 2018 Leave a reply
  8. Carers Australia Newsletter June 2018 Leave a reply
  9. SANE Stigma Watch Leave a reply