Monthly Archives: April 2015

Arafmi NSW Special Editions e-news

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Arafmi WA News Alert 

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Training and Education from Adults Surviving Child Abuse 

ASCA delivers professional development training in both trauma-informed service delivery and clinical practice for working with adult survivors of complex trauma. Join us at one of our upcoming workshops. Click here to register (http://www.asca.org.au/Education-and-Training/Calendar-of-Events.aspx)

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Ice Help Line to support families and treatment for users

The Andrews Labor Government has established a new Ice Help Line as part of a $45.5 million Ice Action Plan to support families and ice users, Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced this week. The Help Line – 1800 … Continue reading

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Consumers and carers must be included in mental health reforms

The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) is calling for the views of people with a lived experience of mental illness and those who care for them to be included in the proposed working groups following the release … Continue reading

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Survey Reminder: Young, queer and caring – what workers need to know

This is a reminder that the Young, Queer and Caring confidential online survey closes on 30 April 2015. Please share this link with your networks. Carers Victoria is keen to hear from young carers aged 14-25 who identify as lesbian, … Continue reading

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Your experience is sort: The concept of partnership: How is it experienced between professionals and parents?

Australian Government mental health policies state that partnership with families and carers is an essential aspect to providing effective treatment. However parents and professionals have widely varying views and experiences of what this partnership means. For both parents and professionals, … Continue reading

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NDIS News

NDIS news from COAG  A communiqué regarding the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (the Council) meeting in Melbourne last week has been released. Extracts from the communiqué are below.  Transition to Full Scheme : Governments confirmed the transition … Continue reading

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Want to help design better therapy spaces?

Melb Uni PhD candidate Stephanie Liddicoat is conducting research into designing better therapeutic spaces in MH organisations.   I am a PhD student at Melbourne University examining the role of the built environment in therapy. My research will examine how … Continue reading

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Carer Online Training

eheadspace tries to offer as many young people as possible, high quality mental health support and information, and the eheadspace live info session is another way to ask a professional some questions in a totally anonymous environment. Sometimes it’s hard … Continue reading

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