Events and Training

Mental Health Carers Voice Events

Mental Health Carers Voice events are designed to encourage social engagement, networking and consultation between mental health carers. Carers Voice’s aim for these events is to give a place for mental health carers to have a voice on the many serious issues that are of importance to them. These events provide mental health carer representatives with an opportunity to meet and canvass their constituency’s views on particular issues related to their representation. As well, these events provide mental health carers with opportunities to meet their representatives, and bring to their notice issues that need to be raised within their committee and working groups.

CIT Skills for Carers

Canberra Institute of Technology conduct a great range of courses and programs for family carers. Click here to read what's on offer in Summer   

Integrated Carer Service System (ICSS)
Share your thoughts on a draft model for a future carer services and supports system

We are hosting an information session for carers to learn about the new model, understand how the model may change service delivery for carers and ask any questions you may have. This will also be an opportunity for you to give direct feedback on the ICSS. 

Date // Monday 12 December 2016 
Time // 6:00pm
Venue // Carers ACT, 2/80 Beaurepaire Cres., Holt
RSVP // Please email RSVP@carersact.org.au

Carers ACT Events and Training

Carers ACT also holds social and educational events for all carers. As well, there are both general and mental health carer Support Groups. Information on these can be found on the Carers ACT website: www.carersact.org.au; specifically http://www.carersact.org.au/news-events/events for events and information on support groups.

Deciphering the Law

Presented by Carol Benda from Legal Aid. This training will assist you in understanding the processes that go into creating policy, gain insight into deciphering legal language and terminology and better understand mental health documents. People interacting with the mental health system can often be confused by how the law impacts health treatment including various treatment orders, the rights of carers and consumers and supported decision making tools.

Date // Friday 16 June
Time // 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue // Griffin Centre, Canberra Civic
Cost // Free
RSVP // Click here for the Eventbrite page, click the green register button and follow the prompts.

Mental Health Carer Advocate Media Training

Presented by Greg Turnball, this is a hands on training designed to encourage confidence in carers when speaking to the media or in a public forum about advocacy issues. You will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare for speaking in a public situation and learn skills regarding answering questions about your story. This training shall introduce you to the Mental Health Carer's Voice program, provide the skills to fell comfortable talking to media and groups from a carer perspective and provide the skills and knowledge to become a carer advocate.

Date // Saturday 17 June
Time // 11.00am - 2.00pm
Venue // Griffin Centre, Canberra Civic
Cost // Free
RSVP // Click here for the Eventbrite page, click the green register button and follow the prompts.

Navigating the Mental Health System in the ACT

Presented by Alexandra Scetrine, this training will outline the big picture perspective of mental health supports and services. We will show you what a 'stepped model of care' looks like and put in local examples. In Australia there are mental health services that are federally funded and state/territory funded. There are differences between mental health treatment in the hospital setting, the community setting and the disability setting. Knowing where to go and how the whole system fits together can be very complicated. By the end of the training you will:

Date // Monday 19 June
Time // 10.00am - 1.00pm
Venue // Griffin Centre, Canberra Civic
Cost // Free
RSVP // Click here for the Eventbrite page, click the green register button and follow the prompts.

Mental Health Carer Support Groups

For carers who look after someone living with mental health issues


Southside

Date //     Wednesday 28 June
Time //     6.00pm
Venue //   6 Easty Street, Woden ACT 2606
Cost //     Free
RSVP //    Email RSVP@carersact.org.au or 1800 242 636

Conferences, Events and Training

This page will keep readers up to date with information on conferences and events across the ACT related to mental health. If you would like to advertise an event through the Mental Health Carers Voice website please email mhcarers@carersact.org.au

New MI Fellowship Peer Led Hotline

MI Fellowship, in partnership with Capital Health Network, launched the ACT Peer Led Helpline on 15/06/2016. The Helpline is staffed by volunteers with lived experience of Mental Illness. Volunteers will provide emotional support, information and referrals. The ACT Helpline currently operates Monday to Friday between 5.00pm and 9.00pm. Click here for the flyer.

 

 

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