Monthly Archives: October 2015

Carers an ‘unrecognised army’, Carers Victoria CEO says 

Source: The Weekly TimesDate: 19th October 2015 “ISOLATED, difficult, frustrating” — that’s how Vivian Viglietti described what it’s like to be a primary carer for her father who has Alzheimer’s.   “It’s hard work 24 hours a day,” she said. Vivian … Continue reading

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Why carers are disadvantaged even when their responsibilities end 

Recognition of carers and their vital role in society has never been greater. However, despite being the subject of a series of policy initiatives over the past 30 years – the Care Act 2014 being the latest – carers continue … Continue reading

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Coping with the challenges of caring

Not alone: Peninsula Health’s carer consultant Judy Anderson.EVERY carer has a story. Those caring for a loved one with a mental illness – and coping with the changes to their own lives – can be unsure how, or where, to … Continue reading

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New Zealand launches national guidelines

In New Zealand they have recently launched  ‘Supporting parents with mental illness and/or addiction and their children: A guideline for mental health and addiction services’  by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.These guidelines provide all New Zealand mental health and … Continue reading

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​Recognising grandparent carers

Australia’s national day dedicated to grandparents is the perfect time to consider grandparent carers and celebrate the role they have in their families and in the wider community.Access supportive resources for grandparent carers where their grandkids have a parent with … Continue reading

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New ‘pathways of care’ resource for professionals

The COPMI national initiative has developed the ‘pathways of care’ resource for professionals working with parents who experience mental illness and their families.The resource offers the opportunity to map out services within a community that families are connected with (or … Continue reading

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New GP templates include parenting and child needs

The COPMI national initiative has partnered with the General Practitioners Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) to incorporate parenting and child needs into Mental Health Treatment Plan templates.Learn more about the changes and access the new templates.Read more​

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Mental health carers guide to the NDIS

Carers Australia and Mental Health Australia have released new resources to assist carers support the person they care for to engage with the NDIS. Click here for more information.

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Carers NSW module for healthcare staff

Carers NSW invites healthcare staff to participate in a free trial of their module Working with Carers in a Health Setting. Click here for more information.

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