More specialist mental health and addiction services
|The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorians seeking treatment for mental health concerns and substance addiction better access to support, partnering with expert providers for the new Statewide Specialist Service. Minister for Mental Health Gabrielle Williams and Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that Eastern Health, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Western Health and Austin Health (in partnership with Goulburn Valley Health) will run four initial hubs to open across Victoria. A key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – the Labor Government’s $21.5 million investment in the Specialist Statewide Service will ensure people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use issues receive the care they need earlier and closer to home.
I Survived the Psych Ward Party
- Presented by: Schizy Inc
- Produced by: Heidi Everett
- Created and Performed by: Artists with Lived/Living Experience
A party where words and rebellious ideas will flow as sparkly rivers full of life and love! Spoken word performance artists from the Schizy Inc wider survivor community slam poetry, mish-mash theatre and proclaim rights of reply at ‘I Survived the Psych Ward Party’. Fully Lived/Living Experience event, all mental health system survivors, friends, family and allies welcome.
“We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams; —
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems”
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Sensory Friendly Performance
- Age suitability: M
- Event warnings: This event has mild coarse language, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction, potentially triggering content or themes, including Mental Health.
- Full: $20.00
- Concession: $5.00
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Minds Matter art exhibition
Next date: Friday, 24 September 2022 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Gigi Popovic Artwork
‘Minds Matter’ is a great modern art exhibition focusing on mental health in the community.
Art is a great leveler, there is no judgement when in an art gallery because everything is open to discussion and interpretation. I want to share my creative mind with others, to start discussion on the mental health of young people. I also feel that an art environment breaks down many barriers.
This exhibition will have 2 guest speakers. Jess Reid and Stan Rodski, a neuroscientist. Both are avid art lovers and very invested in the concerns of mental health in our community.
10% of all sales will be donated to Headspace in Melbourne.
Thursday, 22 September 2022 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Friday, 23 September 2022 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Saturday, 24 September 2022 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Sunday, 25 September 2022 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
M.A.S GALLERY. Malvern. Artist Society, 1297-1299 High street Malvern Road, Malvern 3144
Look after your mental health, Australia!
In 2022, the focus of our annual World Mental Health Day initiative is Awareness, Belonging and Connection.
This October, encourage your stakeholders and audiences to sign up for mindful habits for mental health and follow our campaign calendar.
Victorian-First Mental Health Residential Service
The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a new healing-focused mental health and wellbeing service designed for and delivered by people with lived experience of mental illness.
Because nobody knows our mental health system better than the people who’ve experienced it firsthand. Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system is being reformed from the ground up with lived experience at the heart of new programs and initiatives.
Once open, the residential service will be independently evaluated to ensure it is best serving Victorians in distress, and guide the future expansion of peer-led services across the state.
Awareness. Belonging. Connection.
Mental ill health is a growing problem in Australia – one that has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking after your mental health and wellbeing, and knowing how to support others, has never been more important.
Good mental health is when we can cope with the stressors of our daily lives, participate in loving relationships, contribute to our community, and work towards our goals. Everyone has mental health. And we can all benefit from looking after our own mental health and the mental health of our communities.
This World Mental Health Day – October 10 – the message is simple: “Look after your mental health, Australia.”
To find out more, and to share your own tips on how to look after your wellbeing and mental health, follow #LookAfterYourMentalHealthAustralia and #WMHD2022 on social media.
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Psychological Model of Addiction, by Dr. Eli Kotler
Dr Eli Kotler is the Director of Medicine at Malvern Private Hospital. He gave this talk to the residents of the detox program. The voices of the residents have been edited out.
Come along to the
Wellbeing & Mental Health Expo
Explore a range of family friendly resources and fun activities to support mental wellbeing in all walks of life.
Where: Derrimut Weelam Gathering Place
199 Beach Rd, Mordialloc
When: Wednesday, 28th September 2022
This is a free community event for all ages – save the date in your calendar!
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Come together to enjoy some of these wonderful activities together:
- Welcome to Country (Bunarong Land Council)
Join a guided walk along the Bay Trail and learn about indigenous culture
2 Yadaki (didgeridoo) led meditation sessions
Arts activitiesFood from Mabu MabuCome and say hi to a range of stalls and activities from Kingston Council’s community partners:
- Central Bayside Community Health
- Uniting – Cheltenham Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub and RESTART
Alfred Health Carer Services
Brotherhood of St Laurence NDIS
South East Suicide Prevention Network
Pathway for Carers
Representation from Neighbourhood Houses
A Path to Follow
City of Kingston’s Social Development team
Team Sports 4 All
Kingston Youth Services
Shoot some hoops with Victoria Police
Chill out zone
We recognise the impact that COVID-19 has had on our community, and know that connection through community groups, sporting clubs and support services, is important to maintain positive mental health, especially in times of need.
Enews special edition #181
August 30th 2022
Dear members and supporters,
Our Reform conference is now one week away! We are pleased to announce that the conference will also be including a live stream. So if you missed out on an in-person ticket to the event, this is the perfect opportunity to attend the conference from home.
Tandem are giving away free online tickets to members. Email: email@example.com if you would like to tune in. We will reply with instructions on how to secure your ticket and access the conference online on the day.
Our Reform will be a landmark, sector-wide event. The program is finalised and includes an address from The Hon Gabrielle Williams MP Minister for Mental Health, a Q&A with the Collaborative Centre, a Q&A with the Independent Review Panel, a Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing forum, breakout rooms, an imaginarium room, and so much more.
Tandem will give a 30 minute presentation; Why lived and living experience-led reform matters: Tandem’s work on the Family and Carer-led Centres. Our presentation will take you through all of the work that Tandem has done to codesign the Family and Carer-led Centres, including our travel around regional Victoria holding workshops with families, carers and supporters.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference, either in the room or online.
Breaking the Taboo: Giving a voice to the topic of suicide
Discovery College is hosting an online course on suicide. The course will explore how to have open and honest conversations about suicide and how we can support others who have been affected by suicide.
This is a good course for anyone who wants to hear different perspectives from people who have been impacted including friends, families, health professionals, and the broader community.
The course runs from 10:30am – 12:00pm on 22 September, so enrol before spots fill up.
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