Author Archives: Inner South

SANE Newsletter 24 May 2023

More than 24 million people worldwide live with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. But despite this statistic, community awareness around the condition is still low and stigma still remains.
This week, we are sharing stories from people with lived experiences of schizophrenia, like Hanna, one of SANE’s peer ambassadors, to encourage people to take a moment to ‘walk in another person’s shoes’ and challenge the stereotypes that still exist.
We are encouraging other people in our network to share their stories and find ways to raise awareness.
Click here to read more about Hannah’s story

Click here to read the complete SANE newsletter:

Excerpts from Mental Health Australia Weekly Update 26 May 2023

Carers Victoria has partnered with Live Life Foods

Carers Victoria has partnered with Live Life Foods, Victoria’s newest home meal delivery service.

Live Life Foods prepares restaurant quality meals with choice and flexibility to ensure that portion sizes are in line with nutritional requirements. The meals are developed with Nutrition Professionals Australia (NPA) to meet the daily nutritional needs of Victoria’s seniors. Starting today, members of Carers Victoria will be provided a discount code that can be used to gain access to exclusive deals and discounts with Live Life Foods. Register with Live Life Foods to obtain your Carers Victoria discount code.
Register now


There’s more…
To celebrate this amazing partnership, we are launching with a competition.Enter into the draw to WIN a month of sumptuous two-course dinner.

Enter now

Mental Health Integrated Complex Care Program in Dandenong

Taking Referrals: Mental Health Integrated Complex Care Program in Dandenong

The Mental Health Integrated Complex Care (MHICC) program provides care coordination and extended support for people living with severe mental illness and complex needs.

Our Dandenong service, run by MIND Australia, now has a Dual Diagnosis Practitioner. If you have patients experiencing a mental illness and ongoing difficulties with drugs or alcohol misuse, you can refer them to the MHICC Dandenong program.

To refer a patient or check their eligibility, please contact the SEMPHN Access & Referral team (8.30am – 4.30pm weekdays) on 1800 862 363.

Excerpt from Alfred Health Carer Services Carer e-News May2023


AHCS updated May 2023 events

We’ve added new events to our May offerings.

To view the Updated May Program click HERE
Remember all our events are FREE!

This program covers events scheduled for May. In the program you will find all the information you need to know about the events, and how to join in.

Lots of our events have availability, but some of our events have limited places.  Where places are limited, please register to express your interest and we will email you if we are able to offer you a place.   As a subscriber to our e-Newsletter you can find out about new events, updates or changes to the events program.

Make sure you also keep an eye on the What’s On section of our website for any updates to the calendar (changes to the program or added events). If you have any further questions call us on 03 9076 6644.

To view the updated program or to register your interest, click here

Click on the link below read the complete newsletter:
Carer e-news May 2023


Performance of Beautiful Highness 21 May at Chapel off Chapel



Seats are limited. Bookings are essential.
To Book:

  1. For bank details contact Eleni at
  2. make sure your deposit shows your name
  3. email  with proof of booking
  4. your ticket will be emailed to you. If you don’t receive your ticket by Wednesday 17 May please email

Beautiful Highness a new Australian black comedy by Chelsea Plumley.

Shelley – a spunky, wise-cracking battler – lives with a soundscape of non-stop ‘Voices’ plaguing her every waking minute. The only relief comes from weekly visits to see her kids who live with their Nana, daily phone calls to her siblings, and really, really loud music.

Based on a true story, Beautiful Highness centres around one family’s incredible grit and determination dealing with mental ill-health. Unsentimental, heartwarming and gently humorous, the play crystallises just how important a sense of belonging and connection is for all of us. Beautiful Highness is an empathy recharge for those living with or supporting someone with a diagnosis; the family members, carers and practitioners.

Written by musical theatre and cabaret star, Chelsea Plumley, and featuring music and sound design by ARIA and APRA winner, James Roche (Bachelor Girl).

Cast: Michelle Stayner (Blue Heelers, Halifix F.P., Carson’s Law), Petra Glieson (Metro Sexual, It’s A Date, The Dr Blake Mysteries), Tanya Schneider (Harrow, Metro Sexual, Heist), Angela Kennedy (Come From Away, Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Sons and Daughters), Anthony Scundi (Unsolicited Male, Nine – the Musical, Hurlyburly), Jessica Faulkner (The Inbestigators, Glitch, Mustangs FC), and child actors Jasper McDonald Parsons and Alistair Herbert.

Supported by City of Stonnington, the Cybec Foundation & ANZACATA

Painting by Richard McLean

Excerpt from Tandem eNews 2 May 2023

Dear members and supporters,

Welcome to this edition of eNews, and a big thank you to all who attended our recent members meeting.  Some of the Tandem team took a road trip to Traralgon to hold our April members meeting at Gippsland Conference Centre – it was great to see so many of our members in the room as well as online.

With us were our friends from Satellite and Wellways to speak briefly on their involvement with the Family and Carer-led Centres. ACSO came by in the afternoon to give us a presentation on the wonderful work they are doing, as well as formally accept the Tandem Service Community Award they received in 2019.

We also launched the opening of the Tandem Awards nominations for 2023! The nomination form is now live on our website, and you can submit a nomination in a variety of ways including audio or video recording. Do you know a person or service you would like to nominate for a Tandem Award? Head to our website, login to your account and start nominating.

A special thanks to Melina Bath MP the member for Eastern Victoria (pictured below with our Director of Policy and Advocacy, Melinda Lucas) who came and listened to the work Tandem does, including the work of family, carers and supporters in Victoria. It was a wonderful opportunity for our members to meet some new faces and network with other organisations in the area.

You can read the complete enews via the link below:

Tandem eNews May2023


Excerpt from Weekly Update – Mental Health Australia April 2023