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 

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.


Near the corner of South Road, 4 minutes’ walk from Brighton Beach station.

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 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 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

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.