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.


14 February: Guests are Heidi Everett, speaker on lived experience, mental health recovery, musician and artist, and Robbie Berman pianist and composer

14 March:  De Backman-Hoyle will discuss promoting how consumers and carers can use their voices and work collaboratively to design educational materials for use by clinicians.  For information regarding De Backman-Hoyle see  https://cresp.edu.au/people/ms-de-backman-hoyle

11 April:  Mel Hill and Lindy Alcorn will talk about the various types of support Alfred Health offer specifically for carers (living in the southern region of Melbourne) of people who are experiencing mental health issues.

9 May:  Hayley Peckham, mental health nurse, neuroscientist, freelance trainer and consultant with lived experience of complex trauma will speak on neuroplasticity  and how our brains are shaped by our lived experiences.

13 June:  Lynda Jordan will discuss the role of the Forensic Clinical Specialist and how it benefits consumers, families, MHCSS workers and clinicians.

11 July:  Jenifer Lee will speak on The Law and You. Jenifer has extensive experience in Elder Law and Community Education including Wills, Powers of Attorney and End of Life Medical Decision Making.

8 August: The Honourable Emma Kealy MP, Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Shadow Minister for Senior Victorians, Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs.

12 September:  Associate Professor Michael McGartland, Principal Clinical Psychologist in the Alfred Psychiatry Community Program will speak on ‘Psychological therapy: what it is and where to find it’.

10 October:  AGM Professor Jayashri Kulkarni Director Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)

14 November:  Associate Professor Simon Stafrace Director Alfred Psychiatric Services will speak on the service, current changes and plans for future improvement.

12 December:  End of the Year Dinner will be held at Tacco and Tosca, 251 Richardson Street Middle Park, bookings are essential.




The Bouverie Centre, Latrobe University
For details of the Professional Development Calendar for 2017 see http://www.bouverie.org.au/images/uploads/Bouverie_Center_Calender_Program_Final.pdf

The Bouverie Centre is located at 8 Gardiner Street, Brunswick Victoria 3056, telephone 9385 5100, email bouverie.training@latrobe.edu.au

 Mind Australia Family Services Carers Education Calendar 2017
For information call Mind Carer Helpline 1300 554 660, or Mind Connect 1300 286 463 communication@mindaustralia.org.au, https://www.mindaustralia.org.au

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) Community Education Seminar Series 2017
For information contact MHF on 9826 1422 email admin(at)mentalhealthvic.org.au, http://www.mentalhealthvic.org.au/

MIFellowship now called Wellways Australia Limited
Well Ways Building a Future, Well Ways Snapshot, Well Ways Duo
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







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Inner South Family and Friends end of year Dinner 12 December 2017

End of Year Dinner

7.30 pm Tuesday 12 December 2017 at Tacco and Tosca

251 Richardson Street Middle Park

Tacco & Tosca’s photo


Bookings are essential. Phone 9076 4713 (leave message if no-one present) or send email to isfaf@alfred.org.au


Please book as seating is limited.  Cost: $10 with pension card, $15

BYO (with corkage) or purchase at own expense



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