Monthly Archives: January 2013

Recovery for all, including me: carers and recovery

Mental health communicator, Heidi Tweedie, takes a look at some of the issues around recovery facing carers of people with experience of mental ill-health. Click here for the article.

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Report encourages policy to reward unpaid caring

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has released a report that suggests eleven areas of reform that will value unpaid caring in Australia and remove the lifelong disadvantage experienced by many people who care. Launching the Commission’s Investing in care: Recognising … Continue reading

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Arafmi NSW’s Jan Newsletter

Arafmi NSW’s January Newsletter ‘The Mind Reader’ has just been released. Click here to download.

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Would you like to be consulted on policy and service development on behalf of Mental Health Carers?

If you answered yes, then Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW (‘MHC ARAFMI’) is currently recruiting mental health carers to be part of ARAFMI’s NSW’s Carer Peak Advisory Committee (CPAC). Would you like to be an ARAFMI CPAC representative? Click here … Continue reading

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Research Update: Reducing the psychological distress of family caregivers of home-based palliative care patients: short-term effects from a randomised controlled trial

Hudson P, Trauer T, Kelly B, et al. 2013, ‘Reducing the psychological distress of family caregivers of home-based palliative care patients: short-term effects from a randomised controlled trial’, Psychooncology, 2013 Abstract Palliative care is expected to incorporate comprehensive support for … Continue reading

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Research Update: From Assistance to Prevention: Categorizing Young Carer Support Services in Australia, and International Implications

Purcal, Christiane, Hamilton, Myra, et al, 2012, ‘From Assistance to Prevention: Categorizing Young Carer Support Services in Australia, and International Implications’, Social Policy & Administration, 46 (7), pp.788-806 Abstract Young people who provide unpaid care for a relative with chronic … Continue reading

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Get fresh vegies and donate to Arafemi Vic!

ARAFEMI Victoria has signed up as a beneficiary of the Aussie Farmers Direct Community Fundraising Program. Aussie Farmers Direct deliver bread, milk, meat and vegetables to your door. Their community fundraising programs means that when you purchase from them, you … Continue reading

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International News for You!

Click here to download the WHO mhGAP Newsletter

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NDIS Bill – Time for Closer Examination

As more than a thousand submissions have been made to the Senate Inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme legislation, the President of the Victorian Disability Services Board and systemic advocate for inclusive practices, Tricia Malowney puts her magnifying glass … Continue reading

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Over 50s and mental illness

Living with a mental illness can be tough enough, but does getting older exacerbate your symptoms and quality of life? SANE Australia is asking consumers and carers to complete an online survey and share their experience of growing older with … Continue reading

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