and why it matters, presented by Krista Fisher, PhD Candidate Orygen,
Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
I am looking to begin a parent/carer group for those who care for young people with mental health related life challenges in the coming weeks.
This will be a combination of casual meets up with liked minded people, alongside internally and externally facilitated sessions where we provide mental health related education and trial some self-care related activities that are available to community.
If you know of someone who might be interested, please copy and paste the below blurb and email to them. We will follow up all interest personally to ensure the group is a good fit for the person and the person for the group.
Parent/Carer Group Expression of Interest
Are you a parent/carer of a young people with mental health related life challenges?
Do you sometimes feel isolated and alone in navigating their world?
Do you feel you could benefit from sharing time with other people like you?
Are you open to try new strategies and activities to support yourself?
Finally, do you live locally to Bentleigh or would be willing to travel there on a fortnightly basis?
If you answered yes to more than a couple of these questions, it would be great to meet you!! Please feel out a couple of questions for us to get the ball rolling (link below).
Don’t worry too much about the finer details at this stage, like is my child too old at 20 years? I am a nana or a foster carer, do I fit this group? One of our A Path To Follow Peers will be in contact with you to personally discuss your preferences.
A Path To Follow
0478 310 145
Inc. No. A0118403G
APTF Inc. acknowledges, respects and celebrates the diverse living and lived experiences of our Consumer, Carer and Sibling Peers. We recognise our individual and collective experiences of mental ill-health and wellbeing and are determined to use this expertise for the benefit of our future community
For more information, click here
Click on this link to read the complete newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/alfred/october-23-enews-13538418?e=8f7e3a8626
SPEAKER: Associate Professor Simon Stafrace, Programme Director Alfred Mental and Addiction Health (AMAH)
TOPIC: Implementation of the Royal Commission into Mental Health Innovations at AMAH and what it means for you.
VENUE: Level 4, 549 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
A little to the city side of Wesley College, 549 is easily recognizable by white umbrellas in the forecourt. Lots of free parking in the centre lanes of St Kilda Road, with many trams stopping at the door.
If you are having trouble with transport, seek further information or just need a chat, about ISFAF and/or issues faced by carers please phone: Judi on 0425 723 746 or Eleni on 0412 018 722
Please come early to chat and to enjoy delicious snacks which will be available from 7.10 pm. Due to security needs, we are required to pay a concierge at the door of the building.
If you come late you may not be able to enter
BEACH WALK ‘N CHAT ON THE FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
Please note change of day to Tuesday
Bookings by phone / text to the numbers shown are essential – times and starting points may vary. Family members, including canines are very welcome. Walkers generally meet at 1pm, with non-walkers joining us at 2.15pm, for a drink provided by ISFAF.
Please book on the day before the walk or by 10am on day on 0425 723 746
2023 Tuesday Walk ‘n Chat dates: 21 November, 5 and 19 December
ANNUAL END OF YEAR DINNER 6.30PM TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER 2023
Venue and menu to be advised.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Act Resources
Stay up-to-date on the latest information on the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act on our . Resources include videos, fact sheets, web content and links to useful documents on the new Act. We have also developed a poster and a postcard on the Act, which you can download and .
Meeting ID: 810 8404 6170
‘Let’s bring home gambling reforms’ Webinar
Date: Monday 16 October 2023
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm AEDT
Registration: Register here
You can access the complete newsletter by clicking on this link: alfredhealthcarerenews2023
TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2023 – WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY (WMHD)
WMHD is going to be a very busy one for us as it is the day of the ‘Free Lunch’ 12.30pm to 2.00pm to which we have invited staff and at 7.30 pm we will hold our monthly meeting. The lunch is a thank you to staff at AMAH for their support to ISFAF and is a great opportunity for staff and carers to meet and chat in an informal environment.
|TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2023, 7.30PM – ISFAF MONTHLY MEETING
We have several excellent speakers planned and will soon advise our speaker for October.
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER CARERS WEEK FILM AND LUNCH
We look forward to seeing you at 10 am at Palace Como Cinema, corner Toorak Road and Chapel Street South Yarra. Following the film, we will again enjoy a delicious lunch at Blossom Thai, just across the road. Details of film and how to book will be advised in the next few days.
BRIGHTON BEACH WALK ‘N CHAT ON THE 1ST & 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY COMMENCING IN OCTOBER 2023