Mental Health Sector Information Day
Information for Carers, Family Members & Service Providers
Thursday 30 May 2013
Level 2 Launceston General Hospital Lecture Theatre
10am - 2pm
Public Trustee - How to set up enduring powers of attorney & trusts and what these mean.
Aspire Rehabilitation and Recovery Team - What psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery actually means.
Northside MH Clinic - The inpatient process, common medications used in the treatment of mental illness and issues that arise for families with loved ones who are unwell.
Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre - The different types of respite & support available to you, how they can be accessed and how often.
Centrelink - Basic entitlements including how to apply and information on practical assistance available during this process and the Community Engagement Team.
Advocacy Tasmania - Advice and representation information available for you and your loved ones and information regarding mental health tribunals.
Legal Aid Commission - Guardianship Board applications, considerations made by the Board and alternatives.
Please register your attendance by Friday 24th May 2013, by contacting John Edwards Manager Aspire, Carers Program 6333 3111 / 0439 357 902
Light lunch will be provided
Living Well in Clarence Event
Healthy Mind and Body Expo
Saturday 2nd November 2013
9.30am – 12.30pm
The "Living Well in Clarence" Partnership is holding an expo on Saturday the 2nd of November focusing on healthy minds and living well. (The Living Well in Clarence Partnership is made up of representatives from the Neighbourhood Houses in Clarence, Council, Rosny LINC, and DHHS Community Health Centres and Health Promotion.) This expo will be designed to promote ways for members of the Clarence community to keep their minds healthy as well as providing information about mental health supports and services. The expo will be held at the Rosny LINC during their regular Saturday opening hours of 9:30-12:30.
Various groups from the community are being invited to come along to this expo including the following: volunteering, gardening, music, healthy eating, social support, activities and fun, social supports, and mental health services. Being an expo, we are hoping for it to be as interactive as possible! We will also have an information table for those services unable to come along with an interactive display.
If you would like to be involved, and you can let us know what you’re able to do on the day, what you can provide, and what you need to be provided for you. I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any queries, please contact:
Clarence and Eastern Districts Adult Community Mental Health
6282 0711 / 6282 0700
Training & Workshops
Recovery for Wellness
Managing Stress/Building Resilience
Over 2.6 million Australians support a family member, friend or colleague. Although challenging, the need to take on this role can lead to personal growth and a sense of empowerment and an awareness of an individual’s own untapped resources.
Mental Health Carers Tasmania are running FREE courses across Tasmania in 2013 that aim to increase knowledge (especially of recovery principles) and develop skills for those providing support. The focus is on maintaining your wellness and building resilience. Currently a series of 3 workshops are planned at the following locations:
Location & Venue
Managing Stress / Building Resilience
190 Charles St
10.30 – 1.00 / 1.30- 4.00
Off Car Park Lane
10.30 – 1.00 /1.30 – 4.00
For further information or to book a place
Phone: 03 6228 7448 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with Richmond Fellowship and The Hobart Clinic
Partners in Depression
A six-session education and support group program for people who love, live with or care for someone experiencing depression. Partners in Depression is an initiative of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health (HIMH): a not-for-profit business unit of Hunter New England Local Health District. The Institute is a national organisation and provides a range of services for the improvement of mental health, prevention of mental illness and suicide prevention.
Depression will affect about one in six Australians at some stage in their lifetime and research has shown that people who love, care for or support a person with depression can experience significant stress and are at greater risk of developing mental health problems themselves. However, prior to Partners in Depression few services existed to specifically address the needs of carers of people with depression.
Partners in Depression focuses on developing knowledge about depression, its treatment options, self-care strategies and where and how to access services. To date Partners in Depression has been attended by over 1,500 participants, 98% of which stated they would recommend it to others. Evaluation results show that carers that attended the program experienced a statistically significant decrease in psychological distress.
For further information Link
Tasmanian Partners in Depression Groups
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.
The aim of ACT is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT (which is pronounced as the word 'act', not as the initials) does this by:
a) teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively - in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you (these are known as mindfulness skills).
b) helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you - i.e. your values - then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better. More Information
Two-Day Advanced Workshop (ACT Training: Part 2):
Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th December
Presenter: Russ Harris
Salamanca Inn, 10 Gladstone Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Lunch is not provided, but there are many cafes and food outlets nearby.
Workshops will run from 9am to 4.30pm day 1, 9am to 4.00pm day 2.
Link to Registration
and Homelessness Symposium
inaugural Mental Health and Homelessness Symposium
was a huge success.
200 delegates attended the two day event.
came from both the housing and mental health sectors
and a large proportion were members from the community
as having a lived experience of mental illness and/or
homelessness, and family members......................... Report