Tandem eNews 18 January 2022

eNews special edition #158 January 18th 2022

Dear members and supporters,

Happy New Year to you all!While eNews will not be back officially until next month, Tandem Time returns this Thursday and we don’t want you to miss our first opportunity to come together for the year! Our first Tandem Time for the year is planned for Thursday 20 January 10am-11am. Our guest speaker is Ellisa Scott from Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) to discuss the Self-Advocacy for the NDIS workbook that was developed in partnership with Tandem and VMIAC some time ago.IMHA are now developing a Self-Advocacy for the NDIS web application that will hopefully support prospective participants and their families to self-advocate to the NDIS at various stages of the process, from application to review.Family, friends, carers and supporters are key to supporting participants/prospective participants to access the web application. IMHA is interested in hearing from you. Project coordinator, Ellisa Scott,  will provide information on this initiative and hopes to gain your valuable insights on how to best support people to access this web application. We hope to see you there!

  • Day: Thursday 20 January
  • Time: 10am-11am
  • Where: online via Zoom.

In this eNews edition

  • Introduction/January Tandem Time
  • Tandem is hiring!
  • Do you support a child or young person who has used or tried to access a mental health service?
  • Satellite Foundation Youth Pathways Program
  • Free and immediate mental health support: Victoria’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs
  • Supporting children through school transitions during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Banyule’s 2022 Carer Support Programs
  • Lived Experience Workforce Grants Program
  • Lived Experience Peer Cadet Program applications open soon
  • Food support during lockdown
  • Tandem Support & Referral Line
  • Other Mental Health Helplines and Webchats
  • Join the Tandem Family

    Satellite Foundation Youth Pathways Program
    Re-emerging: How to set gentle intentions

    The Satellite Foundation’s first Youth Pathways Workshop for 2022, ‘Re-emerging: How To Set Gentle Intentions’ will run on February 7 from 6.30-8pm via Zoom.

    Youth Pathways is an exciting program for young people aged 18 and over, which offers learning and development workshops, volunteer and mentoring opportunities, and the chance to get involved in the co-design of Satellite resources.

    The start of a year can be a great time for both reflection and forward thinking, particularly if you’re starting uni or a new job, or just after just being in lockdown for the last two years! However, the tradition of creating resolutions can mean we feel pressure to succeed in something before we have even begun the journey.

    This workshop explores the practice of setting intentions, so you can approach your goals, dreams or ideas with more compassion for yourself.

    If you would like to join a Youth Pathways Workshop, register your interest on the Satellite Foundation website.

    Food support
    If you or your family need food support, there are over 700 organisations across Victoria who are providing food relief and other support.

    Find one near you at askizzy.org.au.

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    Tandem eNews 18 January 2022