Monthly Archives: September 2015

Carers and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

What does it mean for Carers/Families? ​Why is working with Carers/families important and what would that looklike? Examining the type of supports available for theperson with a Disability and/or Mental Ill health.What we will do: An open panel discussion with a … Continue reading

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Research invitation for families and friends

Do you support a person (aged 21 or over) diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder who has Alcohol and/or Drug Problems? Help develop an understanding of the experiences of family members, partners and friends who are a primary source of support for a loved one with both bipolar and substance use disorders (alcohol orother drug problems). Your stories can help increase awareness of the needs of carers, and what may help them to:• Understand & deal both with the person’s bipolar disorder and their alcohol or other drug problems.• Support the person effectively• Enhance their own wellbeing• Maintain positive relationships A greater awareness of the experiences and needs of carers of people who have both bipolar disordersand alcohol or  other drug problems could potentially assist in developing or improving  information and support available to carers in the future. Click here to read more.

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​Mental health peer worker conference

11th & 12th November 2015The Greek Club, Brisbane, QLDThis conference is for people employed in a mental health peer work role which requires them to use their lived experience of recovery actively in their work. Conference organisers want to invite … Continue reading

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Centre of Excellence in Peer Support E-zine

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Arafmi NSW E-news- The Mindreader

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Carer Info Graphic (US)

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OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE NAME AND LOGO FOR THE NATIONAL CARER GATEWAY

As you may be aware, announced in the 2015-16 Budget, the Commonwealth Government made a commitment to deliver a national  carer gateway as part of an Integrated Plan for Carer Support Services. Stage one of the Plan, commencing in December … Continue reading

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Reforming Mental Health: Breaking the Stalemate in Reform

Call for Reform Proposals  Online Consultation and National Conference  22 March 2016  MelbourneAn Invitation to ParticipateAustralia’s mental health system is in urgent need of reform. Despite reviews and enquiries from the Burdekin Report in 1993, the mental health service system has … Continue reading

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Disability Employment Taskforce – Consultation Report 

As you are aware, the Disability Employment Taskforce consultation process commenced on 25 May 2015 when the Taskforce launched a national round of public forums to inform the development of the new Framework. The consultation forums asked about the strengths … Continue reading

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Indigenous Suicide Prevention / Babana Mens Group / October 9th 

 A special invitation to those in the mental health community to join Australia’s leading Indigenous men’s group, Babana, to attend a special event on being held on October 9th dealing specifically with Indigenous Suicide Prevention. Being held during mental health … Continue reading

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