WELCOME TO OCTOBER – MENTAL HEALTH MONTH AND CARERS WEEK 2022
Alfred Health Carer Services has a wide range of wonderful programmes to celebrate Mental Health Month. https://www.alfredhealthcarers.org.au/
Carers Victoria https://www.carersvictoria.org.au/ has a wide range of wonderful programmes to celebrate Carers Week 2022 – Sunday October 16 to Saturday October 22
These are two organisations that we should all join. Each provides support, education, activities and events targeted at us. They advocate for us and need as many members as possible. The more members they have, the greater their power to advocate for us. Membership is free. If you are not yet a member, please join to benefit you, your loved ones and the mental health and carer community.
INNER SOUTH FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday 10 October 2022, 12.30pm-2pm – ISFAF Event for World Mental Health Day
There IS such a thing as a free lunch. Please join ISFAF and AMAH staff at ground level 549 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
This location has been chosen as we have invited staff of AMAH, most of whom work nearby.
Your contributions – fiscal or nutritional – are welcome, but not required.
For catering purposes, kindly respond to email@example.com by 5pm Monday 3 October
Tuesday 11 October 2022 , 7.30pm – ISFAF Monthly Meeting
Topic: Psychosis, Psychedelics and Mental Health
Guest Speaker: John Watkins, Psychologist, Educator, Writer and Researcher
John has written many books. He has specifically referred us to read his book ‘Únshrinking Psychosis’, especially chapter 7 which discusses psychedelics. ISFAF library has a copy which is currently on loan. It is a great reference book well worth owning. However if you cannot buy one in time, borrow from your local library and encourage the library to buy extra copies.
Venue: Level Four, Spotless Building, 549 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Tuesday 8 November 2022 – ISFAF Monthly Meeting
Do you have lived experience as a carer?
Do you want to be heard?
Is the system not working for you?
Are you frustrated at times?
Let’s Brainstorm with Sue Belmore, Senior Consumer Consultant in Quality Governance AMAH and Jaqueline Rozario, Carer Consultant AMAH to workshop how to make the system work better for us as carers and subsequently for our loved ones. Come armed with your feedback and ideas. All feedback and suggestions welcome. Violeta Peterson who is returning to AMAH as Director of Lived Experience plans to join us.
Venue: Level Four, Spotless Building, 549 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. The “Spotless / Downer Building’ is a little to the city side of Wesley College and has white umbrellas in the forecourt. At night there is lots of free parking in the centre lanes of St Kilda Road, but beware, parking during the day is expensive and difficult. Prahran Station is 1km away and St Kilda Road trams stop at the door. If you are having trouble with transport/seek further information or just need a chat, please phone Judi on 0425 723 746
For all meetings, please come early to enjoy post lockdown return to our customary snack and chat. For evening meetings, a light supper is available from 7.10pm. 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.
PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM 18 OCTOBER TO 8 NOVEMBER 2022
Sunday 6 November 2022 – ISFAF Film and Lunch
Exact times to be advised after confirmation of your booking at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please phone Eleni on 0412 018 722 or judi on 0425 723 746.
Film: Mrs Harris Goes to Paris (approximately 10am) at Como Palace Cinema, corner Chapel Street and Toorak Road South Yarra. See it with ISFAF and enjoy a delicious lunch across the road at Blossom Thai immediately after.
Lunch at Blossom Thai (approximately 12.45pm) 37 Cunningham Street, South Yarra.
Bookings are essential by Monday 31 October
Pensioners $12 Non-pensioners $24
Contact Eleni or Judi for bank account details
and send confirmation of payment to email@example.com
Please include name(s) of individuals attending and
phone number(s) of all attending (preferably mobile).