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Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 14 September 2021 – Change of details

ISFAF MONTHLY MEETING 7.30 PM TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2021

INTRODUCING: Brendan Murphy, RecLink
We are very privileged to have Brendon Murphy, Sports Share Coordinator
of Reclink Australia joining us to tell us about Reclink.
Reclink is Brendon’s wonderful brainchild. Reclink provides sport
and recreation opportunities nationally online throughout
weekdays. A wide variety of groups ranging from A to Z- AFL
discussion, fitness, pilates, yoga, zumba and many more help to
alleviate loneliness while improving physical and mental health.
GUEST SPEAKER: Hayden Fricke, M.A.Psych (Monash),
Manager Director, STEOPLE
TOPIC:  ‘Practical uses of CBT for you and your loved ones
and insights into mental health in the workplace’
VENUE: Regrettably ZOOM only, NOTE THE NEW ACCESS DETAILS
Join the Zoom meeting from a warm, comfortable spot at home, with some healthy nibbles
A pen and some paper might also be handy to jot down notes.
You can also join via internet or phone line (even land line)
A chat session will commence at 7.15pm, so please join early as the meeting will start at 7.30 pm.
– To join the Zoom meeting: – click on the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83035685743?pwd=aHcwREFUVW5DRm1heHZRMUpncEc2UT09
Meeting ID: 830 3568 5743 Passcode: ISFAF
Or dial 03 7018 2005 or 07 3185 3730 or 08 6119 3900 or 02 8015 6011
If via phone – Meeting ID: 830 3568 5743 and Passcode: 873287
If you are having trouble, please phone: Eleni on 0412 018 722 or Judi on 0425 723 746

Have your say on the design of new Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

Have your say on the design of new Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

Victorians are invited to have their say about new local mental health and wellbeing services.

The development of new Local Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Services is a key part of the Victorian Government’s mental health reform, following recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

The services will focus on prevention and early intervention for adults who are experiencing mental illness or psychological distress as well as treatment for alcohol and drug addiction.

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System recommended 50 to 60 new Local Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Services be established across Victoria by the end of 2026.

Victorians are invited to share their thoughts on local services and the design of the treatment, care and support through the Engage Victoria website by 20 September 2021.

Your Wellbeing during COVID-19 Webinar Series September-October 2021

 

Upcoming Webinar Series
September 14 and 18, October 12, 2021

Hello there,

With many of us living in or affected by lockdowns amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been thinking about how to take care of ourselves and each other, with a focus on wellbeing.

Our solution? A three-part wellbeing webinar series with researchers, health and wellbeing specialists and people with lived experience to share their tips, ideas and suggestions with you, so you or an older person you know can support their physical, mental and emotional health as the pandemic unfolds.

Explore the series below, register for the webinars that interest you and join us online!
If you register but can’t make it on the day, don’t worry, we’ll send you a replay link, or you can watch the webinars back here.

Register Now

Travel without the Hassle – Online Walking Group for Families and Carers

Jan Holt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Travel without the Hassle – Online Walking Group for Families and Carers

        Every week on Thursday

        Sep 9, 2021 06:00 PM

        Sep 16, 2021 06:00 PM

        Sep 23, 2021 06:00 PM

        Sep 30, 2021 06:00 PM

        Oct 7, 2021 06:00 PM

       Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93056483394?pwd=Q0ttK2ZPMjVXaFhMNFdoZ0tVakhFZz09

Meeting ID: 930 5648 3394

Passcode: 400443
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aek0S4owns

Jan Holt (she/her)
Carer Consultant
Aged and Liaison Psychiatry
Caulfield Hospital
240 Kooyong Rd
Caulfield, VIC 3162

Family Drug Support Stepping Forward Online Series Saturday, 9 October 2021 10 am – 12 pm

Is someone in your family taking drugs and/or alcohol? Are you looking for practical down to earth information and support? Family Drug Support presents the ‘Stepping Forward’ series providing

Clear & practical information sessions
A safe place to share & to feel supported

Families Stages of Change

The stages of change for
people who use drugs.
The stages of change for families.
Tightrope walker metaphor.
 

Saturday, 9 October 2021
10 am 12 pm
Online via Zoom
Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/victoriasteppingforwardstickets169236606245
 
Each session is designed so that you will have something of value to take
away to help you on your journey. Everyone is welcome to attend this session.

For more information
email or call Chloe: chloes@fds.ngo.org.au 0448 177 083

For more details click on the link below;

Family Drug Support – SF October Online 2021

 

The ABC Your Mental Health September 2021

Your Mental Health Banner

Hello! Sana from ABC Radio National’s podcast All in the Mind here.

This week marked RU OK day, and really, are any of us fully OK, this long into the pandemic? The annual event has received a lot of criticism over the years about its perceived tokenism, its utility, and its purpose. Despite that, the original intent remains commendable: making space to talk about mental health. But really, that’s something we should feel OK to discuss every day! So, while the day has passed for this year, let’s keep the conversation going. In this newsletter, we look at why young people in particular are feeling lonelier in lockdown, practical ways to stay on top of your mental health, and why one woman wants to kick the stigma around taking anti-depressant medication. As for me, some days I’m OK — I can accept that life is just weird at the moment, but it won’t be forever —  other days, less so, but I muddle through. Then there are days where I’m totally not OK; panicked I’ll never see my family in Canada again (it’s been two years and counting), worried my friendships will dissolve without regular contact, and anxious my baby will never learn to connect with people who aren’t his parents. Luckily for me, those days are pretty rare. I hope however OK you are or aren’t, you can find some solace in the stories below.

Till next time, Sana

 

Free Webinar – Effective Strategies During COVID

Want to help someone who hoards, but feel like your hands are tied due to COVID restrictions? Join us for a free, live and interactive webinar to learn effective strategies you can use over the phone to help keep a client or loved one safe.

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 to 1:45 pm (including 20 minutes of Q&A)
Where:  Zoom – details will be sent when your registration has been processed.

Register for your free spot now!

Register here
 

We’re on a mission to provide practical, affordable, easily accessible, online training that empowers people to work effectively with confidence and compassion to resolve a hoarding situation. Please share this invitation with others who are committed to helping people who hoard.
Warm Regards

Angela Esnouf & Wendy Hanes
Hoarding Home Solutions

How to get an immunisation history statement

Information on how you can get an immunisation history statement to show proof of your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations in community languages.

English

Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19) – How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations – Services Australia

 Arabic

Get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination – 26052021 – Arabic (servicesaustralia.gov.au)

Chinese

Get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination – 26052021 – Chinese Simplified (servicesaustralia.gov.au)

Greek

Get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination – 26052021 – Greek (servicesaustralia.gov.au)

Hindi

Get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination – 26052021 – Hindi (servicesaustralia.gov.au)

 Italian

Get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination – 26052021 – Italian (servicesaustralia.gov.au)

Polish

Get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination – 26052021 – Polish (servicesaustralia.gov.au)

Russian

Get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination – 26052021- Russian (servicesaustralia.gov.au)

Sinhalese

Get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination – 26052021 – Sinhalese (servicesaustralia.gov.au)

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Monthly Meeting 14 September 2021 at 7.30pm

SPEAKER: Hayden Fricke, MA Psych (Monash)

Manager Director
, STEOPLE

TOPIC:
  Practical uses of CBT for you and your loved ones
and insights into mental health in the workplace

VENUE: Regrettably, ZOOM only

Join the Zoom meeting from a warm, comfortable spot at home, with some healthy nibbles.
A pen and some paper might also be handy to jot down notes.
You can also join via internet or phone line (even landline).
A chat session will commence at 7.15 pm, so please join early as the meeting will start at 7.30pm.
To join the Zoom meeting:
1. Jot down meeting ID: 788 139 680 Passcode: 096604
2. and click on the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/788139680?pwd=ZjhWRTM3L0dTUURSVStxVy9yQ1V6dz09
or alternatively, phone any of the following numbers – you can participate even from a land-line.
731 853 730 or 7018 2005 or 02 8015 6011 or 861 193 900 or 08 7150 1149
If you are having trouble, please phone Eleni on 0412 018 722 or
Judi on 0425 723 746

Information for NDIS partipicants about getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting your COVID-19 vaccine - nationally with a cartoon of vaccine vials
Getting your COVID-19 vaccine – nationally

All NDIS participants aged 12 years and over are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

A vaccination will help protect you and your community. It’s free and voluntary.

Talk to your GP/doctor or visit the Department of Health website to find out how to get a COVID-19 vaccine, or call Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787.

If you need information in a language other than English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.

If you are deaf, or hard of hearing you can call the National Relay Service on 1800 555 660.

Easy Read resources, including on vaccine types, are available on the Department of Health website