Category Archives: Carers

Victoria’s story

Authored by COMPI and published on their website at http://www.copmi.net.au/parents-and-families/parents/personal-stories/victorias-story An adult reflects on her experience of growing up with mental illness  Victoria is an adult who grew up with a mother who experienced mental illness. Now in her 40s … Continue reading

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I’m a child carer

Lili shops, cooks, cleans and helps to look after her disabled mother, and her younger brother and sister. Kate Hilpern meets a bright, creative eight-year-old girl, who is one of thousands of Britain’s young carer. Read more.

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No longer access for all- MHCAA Media Release

23 May 2014Mental Health Carers Arafmi Australia is concerned that families and others voluntarily caring for people with mental illness will be adversely affected by the new budget.Carers and families supporting a loved one with mental illness already have difficulties … Continue reading

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The Federal Budget – what it means for carers

Carers Australia has published a further resource on the changes made in the Federal Budget 2014 -’15.This document details those changes and goes on to outline what they mean, providing context on how they affect carers.You can download the full … Continue reading

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Carers face a tougher future under Budget changes

Date: May 13thSource: Carers Australia Downgrading the indexation of the Carer Payment from Average Male Weekly Earnings to CPI will significantly eat into the real value of income support received by carers of people with a significant disability, chronic condition, … Continue reading

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Family and carer involvement in mental health services

The Victorian Department of Health has released a progress report on the participation of families and carers in public mental health services in Victoria. Click here to view the report.

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Volunteer Carers Wanted

Arafmi WA is seeking to talk to carers interested in using their own lived experience as a mental health carer to provide telephone support to other carers. Volunteers would be trained and supported by Arafmi. If you are considering returning … Continue reading

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Young carer discussion paper

Carers Victoria has recently released a discussion paper, Unfinished Business: Public policy and children in families with a person with a disability or mental illness. This project was initiated due to growing awareness about the needs and difficulties faced by young … Continue reading

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Young Carer Scholarship program

Applications for the Carers Victoria Young Carer Scholarship program 2014 are now open. Young Carer Scholarships give young carers in secondary school in Victoria the opportunity to participate in school or community based activities that enhance their skills, educational achievement … Continue reading

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Caring for someone with a mental illness

Source: ABC 621Date: 16 March 2014 , 1:07 PM Author: Sally Rope When someone you love is diagnoied with a mental illness, it can be devastating. Once you get over the initial shock, there a million things you might have … Continue reading

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