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Welcome to the Tandem ENews Bulletin 25 July 2016.
This issue is filled with information for mental health carers and the carer peer workforce, for carer workers and mental health staff, and those with an interest in this area.  If you are not already subscribed, you can 
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Join Tandem - because mental health involves everyone

Tandem advocates on behalf of mental health carers for:
  • Involvement in planning and care
  • Participation in system change
  • Support for families and carers
To do this, we need your voice. There is strength in numbers and your story, your experience and your recommendations count. You can join Tandem now by downloading the membership form for organisations or individuals here. For more information and to lodge your form, please call our office during business hours on P: 03 8803 5555

Tandem News 

Marie Piu, Tandem CEO, will be delivering the keynote address at the Care Connect Mental Health Carers Forum on July 27 at Clocktower Centre Moonee Ponds.
There will be stalls for people to learn about services on offer.  The theme of the day is  Planting Seeds for Change.  We look forward to seeing you there.

The next monthly meeting of members is on August 11 at the Tandem office.  If you would like to join us at this meeting, email us a membership application before the date.  We look forward to welcoming new members at the meeting.

SANE Carer Forum for June

Carers forum:
Topic Tuesday:  26 July, 7pm – 9pm AEST // "Recovering our families" - with partner guest Helping Minds (WA).

What is the difference between individual recovery and family recovery? Join our #TopicTuesday live chat as we're joined by Mel, a carer and peer support worker with HelpingMinds, who will talk about recovering as a family and building relationships with your loved one while they are unwell. We look forward to you joining us for this online discussion.  

The SANE blog also has some great information from MIFQ: https://www.sane.org/media-centre/the-sane-blog/1786-interview-with-mifq-s-alison-jansen 

General Practice Update - Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre
North Western PHN & Eastern PHN
welcome general practiitioners to attend an NDIS update.
Tuesday 26 July 7:00 - 9:00 pm Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre.  An evening meal will be provided.
For enquiries contact Maggie Arnold (consumer Directed Care) 03 9347 1188 | maggie.arnold@mpcn.org.au

Ready, Steady NDIS Tandem website information & links -  supporting the families/carers of people with a psycho-social disability as they move to the NDIS, and keeping carers informed on NDIS developments, information sessions, and useful resources. More

MIND Australia - Carer Education workshops
Building Carer Resilience,
 Saturday 6 August  at the MIND office at. Rosanna.
Challenging Behaviours, Saturday 20 August, Rosanna
Recovery & Hope, Saturday 27 August, Rosanna.
see the full calendar of workshops here.

Mental Health Foundation of Australia, Community Education Seminar Series 2016

Professor Bruce Tonge  Youth Depression: Treatment & Recovery
Tuesday 2 August 2016 7:00 - 8:30 pm Melbourne Clinic, Isaac Schweitzer Room, 130 Church St, Richmond
contact Mental Health Foundation of Australia to book 9826 1422 | admin@mentalhealthvic.org.au

Latrobe Valley Suicide Prevention Network: Mental Health First Aid Training
Course participants learn abut the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, and more.  
Dates:  Tuesday 9, 16, 23, 30 August from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm.  Participants must attend all 4 sessions
Location:  Lifeline Gippsland 2 - 8 Fleming St, Morwell
Cost:  $50 OR $20 concession
To register contact  5136 3500  | reception@llg.org.au

WELLWAYS Snapshot:
Wellways Snapshot is a brief 2-session education program designed to assist family members, carers and friends to increase their knowledge of mental illness and access to ongoing support.  
Saturday 13 August 2016 10:00 am  - 4:00 pm Box Hill Town Hall, Boyland Room, Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
More information contact Suzi Tsopanas  8873 2509 | Catherine Vine 8873 2510
Wellways full schedule for July - December is available at the Wellways (formerly Mental Illness Fellowship) website

Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria:
OCD & Anxiety Disorders Week Community Education Seminar
Saturday 6 August 2016 morning & afternoon sessions Marriott Hotel, Cnr Exhibition and Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Bookings essential. For further information or to register, visit www.arcvic.org.au or call ARCVic office on 9830 0566.

is offering a range of regional workshops to assist the implementation of the Ice Training Package for Frontline Workers.  The workshops will be held around the state throughout July, August and September.  The workshops run from 10:00 - 1:30 pm, and are targeted at representatives of community managed mental health services. Visit www.vicserv.org.au to register online.

The full VicservTraining Calendar May 2016 - February 2017 is available here.

Carers Vic 2016 Education & Workshop overview  click here to see Carer's Vic courses and events for 2016. Carers Victoria, Level 1, 37 Albert Street, Footscray

Support Groups
MIND Australia - Connect - Carer Support Groups
Outing to the Degas Exhibition Friday 12 August, National Gallery Victoria, St Kilda Rd.  More information here.

MIND Australia - Monthly Carer Respite Group
Next meeting is Thursday 28 July at the MIND Nunawading office,  353 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.  More information here

Inner South Family & Friends - Next meeting is Tuesday 9 August at 7:30 pm at the Betty Day Centre 67 Argyle St, St Kilda.

EACH  Carer Support Group at Maroondah Recovery, which is open to carers from the Maroondah & Whitehorse areas.  The group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays in the afternoon. To join the group, or more information, contact Bronwyn Robinson at Recovery Eastern on 88705300 OR Stacey Noble at Recovery Inner East in Box Hill on 88924201.

LifeAssist Pathways for Carers Project offers carers of people with a disability or a mental health issue an opportunity to share walks in Maroondah and Yarra Ranges with other carers and to learn more about news, services and,support available to carers.  The Maroondah Walk is held every second Tuesday of the month, commencing 9:30am, sttarting at the Torrente Cafe in Ringwood.  The Yarra Ranges Walk is held every first Thursday of the month commencing 9:30am.  It starts at the Mount Evelyn Community House.  Further information can be found at :  www.facebook.com/pathwaysforcarers  or phone Felicity Preston on 92392500.

Eating Disorders Victoria - Support Groups 
EDV Support Groups give people who are affected by an eating disorder the opportunity to draw upon the support, experience and skills of others facing similar issues. 
Recovery Support Groups are held in Abbotsford, Camberwell, Dandenong, Footscray, Geelong, Lilydale, Mornington and Ringwood. Family and Friends Support Groups will be held in Abbotsford, Camberwell and Ringwood. 
To book, you can either: 

  1. Send an SMS with your first name, location and date of group to 0481 071 211 by 4.00 pm on the same day of the group, OR
  2. Contact the Helpline on 1300 550 236 Monday-Friday between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm.

Carers Vic - latest issue of VOICE, magazine for carers.  Click here

MI Fellowship - latest edition of MI Voice click here

Centre for excellence in Peer Support - ezine - July edition here

VICServ - latest edition of factsline, magazine for the mental health community support sector
 Click here

latest edition of newparadigm Towards Recovery:  Hope Innovation & Co-design, click here

Conferences and Events

2016 National Suicide Prevention Conference - 'Connecting Culture, Context and Capabilities' . The 2016 National Suicide Prevention Conference will take place 24 - 27 July at Hotel Realm, Canberra. 

2016 OCD & Anxiety Disorders Week - Sunday 7 - Saturday 13 August - a week of events and workshops and activities.  For more details, click here.

2016 TheMHS Conference, Auckland, August 23 - 26, click here

2016 Mental Health Nursing Conference
, Nurses Striving to Tackle Disparity in Health Care, will be held in Adelaide on 25–27 October.
It will look at how disparity in health care impacts on mental health consumers, carers and their families. The conference will offer opportunities for collaboration and partnership within the mental health and nursing sectors.

2016 Calendar

August 11 Tandem Monthly Members Meeting


If you have a new item, event or career opportunity, or other information that would be appropriate for this publication, please forward it to anne.finch@tandemcarers.org.au
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