Category Archives: Recreation

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meetings and other Activities

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 7pm for 7.30pm Tuesday 11 June 2024

INTRODUCING CHARMAINE CURTAIN, Carer Peer Worker Women’s Recovery Network, Adult Mental and Addiction Health

GUEST SPEAKER: EMMA WILCOX-DAVIES North West Region Manager, Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
TOPIC: Independent Mental Health Advocacy: Details of non legal opt out advocacy as required by the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act
https://www.imha.vic.gov.au/ 

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Act provides that individuals receiving compulsory mental health treatment have the right to be involved in all decisions about their assessment, treatment and recovery. IMHA supports individuals receiving, or at risk of receiving, compulsory mental health treatment to make decisions and have as much say as possible about their assessment, treatment and recovery. 

VENUE: Level Four, 549 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.  The building is a little to the city side of Wesley College and is easily recognisable by white umbrellas in the forecourt. There is 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 7.05pm.  For security, we are required to pay a concierge at the door of the building. Latecomers may not be able to enter.

SUNDAY 30 JUNE ISFAF ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JUNE /WINTER SOLSTICE / END OF FINANCIAL YEAR LUNCH 12.30PM – BRIGHTON BEACH HOTEL 4 THE ESPLANADE BRIGHTON

Near the corner of South Road, 4 minutes’ walk from Brighton Beach station. https://www.brightonbeachhotel.com.au/menus

Previously this annual lunch has been a ‘pay-your-own get-together’, but with thanks to AMAH, we are able to subsidise it.  A donation to AMAH of $10 for pensioners or $20 for non-pensioners will provide those who book by 5pm Wednesday 26 June with a $30 to spend.  For any amount above $30 per person, there will be ‘honesty jars’ on each table.  The menu is available at the above link.

Bookings are absolutely essential as the bistro always fills to capacity.  Last year, members who failed to book in time were unable to find a seat at the tables.

  1. deposit donation ($10 / $20 ) to Westpac ISFAF Community One A/CBSB 033-169    Account No 258307,
  2. make sure your booking shows your name and the names of others in your booking
  3. email Judi.burstyner@gmail.com with proof of booking
  4. Please double check that your email shows the names of those for whom you have booked,

Confirmation email will be sent by 5pm Thursday 27 June. If you do not receive the confirmation email, but have paid, email judi.burstyner@gmail.com urgently by 5pm Friday 28 June.

If you have questions regarding the bookings or the lunch, please do not hesitate to contact Judi directly on 0425 723 746 or judi.burstyner@gmail.com

ADVANCE NOTICE
Tuesday 9 July Annual General Meeting – please note early start time – 7pm for AGM 6.30pm for refreshments – and as always we have a very special speaker planned. AGM Notices will be sent out shortly.

Inner South Family and Friends Upcoming Meetings and Social Events

 

THURSDAY 2 MAY HIGHLY SUBSIDISED GROUP VISIT TO PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS

Check In and Departure: 9.15 am Dan Murphy Car Park, 823 Dandenong Road, Malvern East (diagonally opposite Monash Caulfield, allow 15 minutes to walk from Caulfield Station)
The bus will leave on time and cannot wait for latecomers.  Bookings are essential as places are limited and must be booked by noon Monday 22 April. 
We are obliged to pay a week ahead and therefore must have bookings in time.
Donation:
    Pensioners $18   Non-pensioners $36
The donation includes bus, entry and final drink. It does not include food/lunch, towels and robes.  You are strongly advised to bring your own lunch, towels and a towelling style robe in a bag to carry with you throughout the day.

To book

  1. deposit donation to Westpac ISFAF Community One Account: BSB 033-169    A/c No: 258307,
  2. make sure your deposit shows your nameand number of individuals in your booking
  3. email burstyner@gmail.comwith proof of booking
  4. confirmatory email will be sent Tuesday 23 April. If you do not receive confirmation and have paid, email burstyner@gmail.com urgently and by Wednesday 24 April.If you have questions regarding the bookings or the outing, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on mobile 0425 723 746 or judi.burstyner@gmail.com

ELWOOD BEACH WALK ‘N CHAT ON THE FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY OF THE  MONTH

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 prior to walk or by 10am on the day of the walk, phone Alexis 0423  939 949.   Meeting place will be advised when you book.

2024 Tuesday Walk ‘n Chat dates to diarise:  May 7 and 21, June 4 and 18, July 2 and 16.

TUESDAY 14 MAY MONTHLY MEETING (7pm for 7.30pm

GUEST SPEAKER  Taff Ruvaro, Co-ordinator, Bicultural Worker Research Project, AMAH/ Star Health
TOPIC  The Bicultural Project, Star Health

 and

GUEST SPEAKER    Professor Lisa Brophy, Professor and Discipline Lead, Social Work & Social Policy, Department of Community & Clinical Health School of Allied Health, Human Services & Sport, Latrobe University

TOPIC  A Psycho-social perspective regarding supporting people experiencing serious mental illness 

Professor Brophy’s research ranges widely across mental health, including using highly participatory methods to evaluate interventions and models of care in areas including loneliness, recovery, social inclusion, residential services, human rights and smoking cessation. Her work is contributing to making a difference for people experiencing mental illness and psychosocial disability.

 SATURDAY 1 JUNE ART GALLERY TOUR AND LUNCH IN GEELONG

Travel to Geelong – Group to meet at Southern Cross Station – approximately 9am, details tba  (or drive yourself)

11am Tour of Special Exhibition:  Cutting Through Time—Cressida Campbell, Margaret Preston, and the Japanese Print

Lunch  ‘Northern Italian Cuisine in the Heart of Geelong’ Caruggi, a short walk from the gallery

Enjoy a ramble around Geelong or revisit the gallery to view their permanent collection, or other special exhibits, including

  • the O’Donohue and Kiss Gift of paper works from a range of prominent artists
  • Dianne Fogwell’s multi-panelled installation, Prescience
  • Future Creativesshowcasing young peoples’ creative talents in art and design

 SUNDAY 30 JUNE CHRISTMAS IN JUNE LUNCH AT BRIGHTON BAY HOTEL – details tba

Inner South Family and Friends End of Year Dinner

VENUE: TACCO AND TOSCA, 130 ERSKINE STREET MIDDLE PARK
DATE AND TIME: TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER 2023 AT 6.30PM

Bookings close 5pm Thursday 7 December.   Ample free parking is available in Erskine St.                        

How to book for dinner

  • Deposit $14 for pensioners or $28 for non-pensioners to Westpac, ISFAF Community Account, BSB 033169   A/c No:  258307  by Thursday 7 December 2023.  Please ensure that your deposit shows your name.
  • Email confirmation to isfaf@alfred.org.au. In this email, please include name and phone number of each individual attending (preferably mobile).
  • Choice of main course for each personChicken scallopini with mushroom sauce
    Ravioli vegetariani alla sorrentina (can have GF $5 extra)
    Pesce del giorno alla Contadina (baked with potatoes, cherry tomatoes, olives – GF, vegetarian)

    If you have any special dietary needs you must also let us know your specific needs in your email.

Tacco and Tosca Restaurant is considered a gourmet restaurant. We thank AMAH for a significant grant which enables this meal to be highly subsidised. Food will be cooked specifically for us on the night.  We are a big group. To assist the chef, we must advise the restaurant of our main course by Friday.  Drinks other than tap water are to be ordered and paid for by individuals.

Confirmation of booking will be emailed to individuals whose deposits show up in ISFAF account and who have emailed isfaf@alfred.org.au with their menu choice.

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting 14 November 2023

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.