Inner South Family and Friends End of Year Dinner


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 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 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

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

Venue and menu to be advised.

Tandem eNews 25 October 2023

Excerpts from Tandem’s October eNews

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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 .

Tandem’s AGM

The Tandem AGM is coming up Thursday 9 November, for any of our members who would like to attend in-person or online. For the agenda and minutes from last year’s AGM, please head to our .

When: 10:00am – 11:00am Thursday 9 November
Where: The Tandem office, 70 Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford. Or online.
Online details:

Meeting ID: 810 8404 6170


Spectrum’s 2023 Annual Online Research Forum

This FREE, online event will showcase Spectrum’s innovative and translational research & evaluation program. Spectrum’s clinicians, researchers and lead investigators from collaborating organisations will present a range of cutting-edge projects related to personality disorder and complex trauma.

The day will feature keynote presentations by Professor Andrew Chanen, the Chief of Clinical Practice and Head of Personality Disorder Research at Orygen in Melbourne, Australia, as well as a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne. Andrew will be presenting on ‘The Soft Bigotory of Low Expectations for People Living with Personality Disorder’. 

The second keynote speaker will be Professor Sharon Lawn, the Chair and Executive Director of Lived Experience Australia, a nationally awarded mental health consumer/carer advocacy organisation. Sharon will be presenting on ‘BPD, Stigma and Human Rights at the Interface of Mental Health Care: What Progress Have We Made?‘.

See below information about just two of the nine interesting rapid-fire presentations, who will be presenting from 1:00pm – 2:30pm:

Mental Health Australia Weekly Update 20 October 2023

Excerpt from Mental Health Australia Weekly Update

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