Title: Changing the Services Landscape: Choice, Control and Possibilities for Consumers, Carers and Service Providers
Dates: Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 June 2014
Venue: Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra, University Dr S, Bruce ACT 2617
For more information visit www.mhccactconference.com.au.
I hope you all have a sensational weekend!
1. Alcohol and Other Drugs Forum for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
2. Community Conversation on Supported Decision Making
3. ed-space seminar: Talking with Young People
4. Sweet ChariTEA - The Market
5. Seminar: Intersectionality & the incidence of violence against women with disabilities
6. Mindscapes Festival - Move – Speak - Act
1. MHCC ACT Inc Presents Peter Gianfrancesco
The Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT is pleased to announce the return of internationally recognised mental health expert Peter Gianfrancesco for a full day workshop to help organisations prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
We invite you to join us for this unique international insight into psychosocial disability care and what it means for the ACT Mental Health Sector.
When: Monday, 19 May, 9.00–4.30pm,
Where: Room 6, Level 1, Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City
This workshop will explore the opportunities and issues arising for providers from this change, and draws on successful experiences of adapting to personalisation in the United Kingdom.
The workshop will also cover:
- Making the business case for change,
- Marketing Basics,
- Consumer Engagement
- Supply, Costing and Workforce Demands.
RSVP: by Friday 9 May to email@example.com or 6249 7756
Cost: There will be a small charge of $25 for catering and room hire. Please provide an email address for invoicing purposes when RSVP’ing.
2. Alcohol and Other Drugs Forum for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
ACT Mental Health Consumer Network and Carers ACT are hosting a forum that aims to provide consumers and carers with information on the range of alcohol and other drug (AOD) services in the ACT, the different treatment responses to AOD issues, and the supports available for people with mental health issues and their families.
Panel members from the following organisations will talk about their service approaches, harm minimisation strategies, and issues relating to mental illness and alcohol and illicit drug use:
- Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA)
- Directions ACT
- Karralika Programs Inc.
- Salvation Army
- Ted Noffs Foundation
- Toora Women Inc.
The forum will be facilitated by Ben Matthews, Chair of the ACT Mental Health Consumer Network and consumer who has lived experience of comorbidity.
Date: Wednesday 21 May 2014
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, Level 2, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City
Cost: FREE, morning tea will be provided (please let us know of any dietary requirements)
RSVP: By Monday 19 May 2014 to the Network on 6230 5796 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Carers ACT, on 6296 9936/9952 or email@example.com
3. Community Conversation on Supported Decision Making
Make your own decisions
Would you like to make more decisions for yourself?
Would you like to learn to support a person to decide?
In the NDIS you will be able to make decisions over your supports and services.
Come to this community conversation to find out about
- How to make more of your own decisions
- Supports you can use to make decisions
- How to support a person to decide
When - 6 pm – 9 pm Tuesday 27 May 2014
Where -Hellenic Club Woden
Who - People living with disability and their supporters
Tea and coffee will be available.
You need to tell us you are coming.
Call Lisa 6205 2122 TTY 6205 0888 (use this if you find it hard to hear on the phone)
More information - Call Kate at ADACAS on 6242 5060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4. ed-space seminar: Talking with Young People
ed-space seminar on the topic of: Talking with Young People
headspace ACT runs free information and education seminars for parents, carers and other interested people about mental health and well being for young people (ed-space).
Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.
When: Tuesday May 27th at 5.30pm for 6pm start (till 7pm)
Where: Lecture Theatre- 12 B 50, headspace ACT, University of Canberra, Bruce.
Please visit www.headspace.org.au/act for more information.
Please RSVP via phone (6201 5343) or email (headspaceACT@canberra.edu.au)
5. Sweet ChariTEA - The Market
Come and support our generous local businesses in this product showcase market.
Shop til you drop, enjoy Devonshire Tea or a yummy BBQ lunch!
Find some treasures from our unique vendors like sweet treats, fashion, homewares, flowers, childrens wear, jewellery and accessories, shoes, vintage collectables and more!
When: Saturday 17 May
Where: Lakeview Ballroom, Tuggeranong Community Centre, Cowlishaw ST, Greenway ACT
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/279196725582129/?fref=ts
6. Seminar: Intersectionality & the incidence of violence against women with disabilities
WWDACT and the ACT Office for Women invite you to a workshop-seminar to examine the effects of the intersection of gender and disability discrimination on the incidence and nature of violence against women with disabilities, and asks how we can improve our understanding and our responses.
This seminar continues the conversation on Intersectionality started at the WWDACT Hypothetical held at the National Library in November 2013.
When: Tuesday 24 June, from 2pm to 4pm
Where: INSPIRE Centre, Building 25, University of Canberra
RSVP (for catering purposes): Monday 16 June 2014, email@example.com, Ph: 62050515
Please let us know your participation requirements when you RSVP - Captioning is provided. Parking spaces are at a premium - allow time or plan to car pool, taxi or bus.
7. Red Cross Refugee Week 2014 Event
Red Cross would like to invite you to the Migration Support Program ACT & SE NSW Refugee Week Event 2014.
Seeking Humanity: Asylum Seeker Stories
Join us to hear the inspiring stories of asylum seekers and refugees as part of Refugee Week 2014. The program will include speakers and music, followed by light refreshments.
Date: Thursday 19 June 2014
Where: National Library of Australia, Conference Room,
Please RSVP to Kate MacLennan at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 June 2014. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information.
8. Mindscapes Festival - Move – Speak - Act
Move – Speak - Act is an acting course for people who have experienced mental illness or care for someone who experiences mental illness. Move - Speak - Act will culminate in a public performance in October as part of the annual Mindscapes Festival.
We will look at movement, voice and different styles of acting, devise our own scenes, and play with scenes written by different playwrights. The group is open to ideas from participants about what you want to get out of it. No previous acting experience is necessary, and all levels of fitness are welcome.
Move - Speak - Act workshops will be held on Thursday afternoons from 1.30 pm to 4.00pm in the Belconnen Arts Centre Dance Studio. There will be a short break with light refreshments provided. Workshops will run weekly starting on June 5 until the performance on Saturday October 18, with a 3 week break from July 10-24.
You’re welcome to come along and ‘try it out’, but if you want to keep coming, we encourage you to come along to all workshops. You will need to commit to coming to all workshops from August 1 if you wish to be in the final performance.
Please note that this is a theatre group, not a therapeutic group. The content of the scenes we create or rehearse will not be about mental illness, unless participants want them to be.
Move – Speak – Act will be led by Robin Davidson, artistic director of Changing Places, Dramatic Recovery, Out Of Our Minds, and Imperfectly Sane and Imperfectly Sane Too. It is a part of the Mindscapes Festival, and is supported by the Belconnen Arts Centre through the Community Cultural Inclusion Program.
Registrations essential. To register, contact Ann McMahon at the Belconnen Arts Centre on 6173 3320 or email@example.com.
9. Canberra International Aids Candlelight Memoria
The AIDS Action Council of the ACT is proud to bring you Canberra’s 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.
A space to remember those who have gone too soon and recommit to continuing more than 30 years of international HIV activism, so the grief and stigma faced in the past is not something we must face in the future.
When: Sunday 18th May 2014
Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm with supper to follow
Where: The Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT
Hosted by 666 ABC’s Genevieve Jacobs, the event will also feature songs by Canberra’s acclaimed Gay & Lesbian Qwire and Johnathan Davis, personal tributes and a candle lighting ceremony. Guest speakers include US Ambassador to Australia John Berry and local Community Advocate Sally Richards.
More information available at http://aidsaction.org.au/event/candlelight2014/