Weekly Mental Health News - Friday EXTRA

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Week ending 19 January 2018 

Pathways for Carers Walk – this Saturday 20 January in Ringwood
These walks offer carers of people with a disability or mental health issue, an opportunity to share walks with other carers and learn more about news, services and supports available to carers. For any carer who has not attended please see this 2 minute promo of the Pathways for Carers program  so you can get a feel for the walks.
See flyer for details 

NDIS Information Workshops in Glen Eira from January - March 2018
Glen Eira City Council has partnered with several organisations to deliver National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) readiness workshops for Glen Eira residents. These free information sessions are designed to help develop your understanding of the NDIS.
See details here

Space 4 Us group 2018 in Mornington
‘Space 4 Us’ is an 8 week peer support group for 13-18 year olds living in the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council region and have a parent with a mental illness. Please see attached information about the upcoming group to be run at The Corner in Mornington from 7 March this year. Closing date for referrals is 9 February.
See flyer         See extra information for referring services
See extra information for parents 

Women's Talk Group – ERMHA run Program starts on 6 February
This group is a women’s only mental health support group. It is offered as another form of support for women within the Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia area who want to increase their social supports and offer peer support to one another.
See flyer for details 

Parents of Gender Diverse Children & Proud 2 Play Gala Night!
Proud 2 Play and Parents of Gender Diverse Children are celebrating their second birthdays, with a Variety Gala at the Malvern Town Hall on Friday 16 February at 7pm.
See flyer for details 

Need a Break?...Respite Option: Carers Cottage - Change in Eligibility and New Promotional Rate - Pay 2 Nights, Get A Third Night Free
Carers Victoria have set up the Carers Cottage in Officer as an opportunity for carers to get away from their normal caring responsibilities as well as the possibility of having a change in environment at such an amazing location, with the people they care for.
See details here                        View cottage on website here

Respite & Recreation EXPO 2018 in Lynbrook on 2 March
MOIRA is organising this EXPO to help you find out more about recreation and respite opportunities for people living with a disability, with a large variety of stalls, shopping and speakers.
See flyer for details

NDIS information sessions from the Association for Children with a Disability (ACD)
ACD is the leading advocacy and information service for families of children with any type of disability living in Victoria.
See here a list of upcoming NDIS sessions

BOOK IN NOW!...Only a couple of spaces left...2 x FREE NDIS Courses specifically for carers of someone with a mental health issue/psychosocial disability
1. For carers living in Glen Eira, Stonnington, Port Phillip, Bayside and Kingston… to be presented in February 2018 by Carers Victoria in the Ashley Ricketson Centre, Caulfield Hospital. The course consists of four, consecutive, weekly sessions and aims to build carers’ knowledge and confidence to engage with the NDIS if appropriate to their situation e.g. the potential NDIS participant has a psychosocial disability and is under 65 years of age. 
RSVP quickly to Ph: 9076 6150 as places available are limited. See flyer for details

2. For carers living in Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia… to be presented in March 2018 by Carers Victoria in the Ermha offices (Dandenong South). The course consists of four, consecutive, weekly sessions and aims to build carers’ knowledge and confidence to engage with the NDIS if appropriate to their situation e.g. the potential NDIS participant has a psychosocial disability and is under 65 years of age.
RSVP quickly to Ph: 9212 3000 as places available are limited. See flyer for details 

Mind Discovery College – upcoming short and long sessions

  • Taking the edge off: let’s talk about drugs and alcohol...A collaboration with Taskforce at Bentleigh and YSAS at Frankston. Safe learning space opening the conversation up about drugs, alcohol, addiction and mental health.
  • Managing the Ripple Effect of mental health challenges...A new course co-facilitated by Lindy Chaleyer and Paul Denborough exploring strategies for friends, family and the health care team.
  • Taking charge of your own health...examining the idea of well-being from different perspectives
  • What is it about medication?...Co-facilitated by Campbell Thorpe and Bek Beddoe, an open dialogue about the role of medication in mental health. An important course not just for people using medication, but family, friends and health care teams working with people using medication.
  • Mindfulness...Four weeks. Highly engaging and practical. A gentle introduction to Mindfulness.
  • In someone else’s shoes: different ways of understanding Exploring and considering different frameworks of understanding mental health, in particular, your own framework of understanding.

Contact info@discovery.college for more details 

Mind Recovery College - Self-care workshop on Wednesday 24 January
Taking care of yourself and nurturing your holistic wellbeing is an important skill to learn in life.
See flyer for details 

Respite South Newsletter 15 January 2018
Respite South is a fortnightly newsletter for families who care for a person with a disability in Melbourne's southern region; providing news and NDIS updates; and information about recreational activities and events.
Read here

Media: a selection of Articles from The Conversation
The Inner South Family & Friends (ISF&F) Carer Support Group have compiled a selection of articles (as of 15 January) from The Conversation which may be of interest to you.
Read here 

Peer Worker Consultation -  Thursday 15 February 2018
If you are a peer worker or if you work in mental health with peer workers, the Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) would like to hear from you at a consultation.
See flyer for details 

Survey: Pathways of Alcohol Change
Have you recovered from an alcohol addiction? If so, a team of researchers at the University of New South Wales would like to hear from you.
Read details here

Professional Development: Working with families when a parent has a mental illness forum
This two day forum (1 & 2 March 2018) will explore and showcase the work being done to support families where a parent has a mental illness (FaPMI). The 'Best Practice/Next Practice' forum is designed to present local Victorian and international research and practice perspectives in the FaPMI field, including preliminary findings from the Victorian Mental Illness Research Fund 'Let's Talk About Children' trial.
See flyer for details 

Professional Development: Indigenous Psychological Services - Dr Tracy Westerman's 2018 Workshops - limited number in 2018
See here for details 

Professional Development:  Professional development opportunities for workers with an interest in BPD from Spectrum, the Personality Disorder Service for Victoria
See details here of upcoming workshops

Professional Development: SMART Facilitator Training February, March and April
This training covers various theoretical and practical elements including SMART Recovery 4-Point Program; SMART Tools and how to apply them in a group setting; Practical application of CBT, MI and Stages of Change (SOC) techniques and more
See details here

Professional Development: SEMPHN – SEMaphore & Network News
SEMaphore includes: API providers to start services soon in Bayside and Cardinia; Understand Mental Health Stepped Care in three minutes
Network News includes: Referrals open: new mental health services  

REMINDERS:

Inner South Family and Friends (ISF&F) - January Newsletter and next Suport Group meeting Tuesday 13 February 2018
ISF&F's latest newsletter is packed with information to keep you up to date with mental health and NDIS issues. Read here.
See attached flyer  with details of ISF&F’s first meeting for 2018.  Two speakers, Simon Jones (from Tandem) and Melinda Jones (Human Rights Lawyer and Advocate) will speak on the National Disability Insurance Scheme which will be rolled out in Bayside area from 1 April 2018.  

Uniting lifeAssist – Carer Hubs in Hampton Park, Pakenham and Narre Warren
In 2018, Uniting lifeAssist will be offering three Carer Hubs in the Southern Region, for people that are caring for someone with a mental illness, autism or intellectual disability, and who are living in the Council areas of Casey, Cardinia and Greater Dandenong.
The Hampton Park  and Pakenham Carer Hubs are spaces for carers to gather with other carers and participate in capacity building, self-care and relaxing activities. The Narre Warren Carer Hub will offer NDIS workshops on a weekly basis, that aim to prepare the carer for their care-recipients’ NDIS planning meeting. There will also be opportunity for one-to-one NDIS support offered after the workshops (by appointment) and as part of lifeAssist’s Carer Support program.
See attached flyers for details here 

Carer Education: Understanding and Supporting Behaviour Workshop
Uniting lifeAssist is offering this workshop to carers of someone with a mental illness, autism or intellectual disability, living in the Casey, Cardinia or Greater Dandenong. This two-day workshop aims to build your skills and knowledge of behaviours relating to Autism and other neurodiverse needs, to help you support these behaviours.
See flyer for more details  

CHAMPS Peer Support Program - for children who have a parent / adult family member with a mental illness…commencing Tuesday 13 February in South Yarra
The group program is for children aged 8 to 12 years old (primary school age) including children who do not live with their parents. It offers the children an opportunity to learn more about mental illness, share their own experiences and have lots of fun with other children/young people who have had similar experiences.
See flyer here                          See Referral form here 

FREE …Fully Funded Mental Health First Aid Training for Carers in March 2018 in Narre Warren
In partnership with headspace Narre Warren & headspace Dandenong, Uniting lifeAssist is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training to carers on two consecutive Saturdays (17 and 24 March).
See flyer for details. Limited places are available so please register quickly.

BPD Community - January email update
Includes: new Family & Friends Group commencing in Dandenong on 21 March; Information Night about the NDIS on 20 February.
Read here 


Week ending 12 January 2018

A new program ‘Welcome to the Game’
"Welcome to the Game" aims to support young people from refugee, asylum seeker and migrant backgrounds living with disabilities, to engage in sport and recreational activities.
Read program information here              See program poster
See referral form 

Tandem eNews 10 January 2018
Includes: Happy New Year 2018; Tandem Mental Health Carer Register; First Tandem Member Meeting for 2018
Read more here

Update: Emerging Minds
Emerging Minds welcomes National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health funding extension.
Read here

Professional Development: VICSERV Factsline 11 January
Read here

Professional Development: VICSERV Cert IV Mental Health Peer Work 2018 - Registrations closing soon
The Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work is a nationally recognised qualification developed in conjunction with a steering committee of peer workers and organisations in the mental health field. Applications close 2 February.
Read here

Professional Development:  Mind's 5 Day Peer Support Training 5 - 9 February 2018 in Heidelberg
A peer support worker is a worker who has a declared lived experience (of mental distress, traumatic life events, or as a carer) which they use in their work to support others. This course will equip individuals with the basic skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to undertake peer support work.
See details here 

Professional Development: For OTs – Action over Inertia approach – a workshop
This one-day training workshop on 15 February 2018 will be delivered for occupational therapists by Professor Terry Krupa. This workshop is a collaborative initiative between LAMPS and Monash University Department of Occupational Therapy.
See here

Professional Development: SEMPHN – Network News
Includes: 2017 National Report on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention ; Do you know someone with a lived experience of suicide in the Frankston Mornington Peninsula?
Read here

Employment: Monash Health - Family /Carer Peer Worker Team Leader position
This is a new position that will work alongside a Consumer Peer Worker Team Leader (also currently being advertised) and will be responsible for setting up and managing a Enhanced Post Discharge Support Initiative peer worker service. Applications close on 30 January 2018.
See details here

Employment: Alfred Health: Clinician - Alcohol & Other Drugs
See details here

Employment: SHARCs Peer Projects are looking for a Peer Worker to join their team!
Applications close on 22 January 2018.
See details here


Week ending 5 January 2018

FREE NDIS Support for Carers 2018
Uniting lifeAssist invites carers of someone with a mental illness, autism or intellectual disability, living in the Casey, Cardinia or Greater Dandenong to join them at their Carer Hub in Narre Warren on Thursdays (during the school terms in 2018). Be supported in your preparation for an NDIS planning meeting. 
See details here 

Service Update and Happy Holidays from Neami National, Southern Region.
See attached letter about the NDIS and upcoming changes at Neami Frankston. 

Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS) – MetroAccess update – 22 December 2017
See news from Virginia Richardson (MPS MetroAccess worker) including MPS Disability Action Plan; local events; NDIS workshops and updates.
Read here

SANE Express - Season's Greetings
Includes: SANE forums and Help Centre; Guide to OCD; SANE Blog
Read here 

National Mental Health Commission - December Newsletter
Includes: newly released report…2017 National Report on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention; Key outcomes for 2017
Read here

Professional Development: LAMPS Training Calendar
See here

Professional Development:  Speaker Series – The depressed patient’s perspective in achieving remission
Read summary of a recent speaker event from the 30th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress in Paris. The talk featured Dr Koen Demyttenaere, Academic Chair at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Leuven, Belgium and Professor Malcolm Hopwood, Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne. 

Professional Development: Caraniche Training Calendar - February and March 2018
See details here

Professional Development: Turning Point Training for 2018
Professional Development Workshops hosted by Turning Point are designed to be of interest primarily to those working in the AOD sector. However, interested professionals from outside the AOD sector are welcome to attend.
See details here 

Professional Development: Monash University/Turning Point Graduate Courses in Addictive Behaviours
Applications Close 2nd February 2018.
See details here

Professional Development: Uniting ReGen/Wesley Lifeforce**INVITATION** FREE Suicide Prevention training for Counsellors
This training will occur on Thursday 8 February from 10 am – 2 pm in Mill Park.
See details here 

Professional Development: SEMPHN – News… Flinders Street incident - services and resources
Includes: Helplines; Trauma factsheets
Read here 

 

Week ending 22 December 2017

Relaxed Performance special offer: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The relaxed performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is being held at the Playhouse on Thursday 25 January at 1.00pm.  Tickets are discounted to just $35 for this performance, and a variety of supportive resources are available to help prepare for the experience.  Further information can be found here:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Relaxed Performance Resources
See flyer here. Please note – this production is recommended for young people or adults, and is not suitable for young children.

Wild at Heart Community Arts – update
Extraordinary stories and songs - Wild At Heart end of year gigs…
See here 

Respite South Newsletter 18 December 2017
Respite South is a fortnightly newsletter for families who care for a person with a disability in Melbourne's southern region; providing news and NDIS updates; and information about recreational activities and events.
Read here

Carers Victoria Voice - December edition
Includes: Launch of a new free NDIS Carer Advisory Service; Carers Victoria Education Workshops; Community Events and more
Read here

Carers Australia - Carers National News - December 2017
Includes: View the 7th International Carers Conference keynote films
Read here

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Peer Training @ Mind - new course dates 2018
See details re MHFA courses as follows…

Mind is also offering a 5 Day Peer Training course (see flyer here). Some peer work career path information is attached here for any carers who are employed as, studying in or looking to move into a Carer Peer Practitioner Role. Mind will also be holding several one day introductory workshops on Becoming a Mental Health Peer Worker during 2018. This workshop is aimed at carers who would like to find out more information about the role and the career pathway. Contact Mind for details via learning@mindaustralia.org.au or 1300 286 463 

Resource: What you may not know about Antipsychotics?
The National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum (NMHCCF) was concerned that many consumers and family members were unaware of the direct, adverse effects associated with medications and the inconclusive, and at times contradictory, nature of the evidence underpinning their use.
Read NMHCCF Communique here
See Critical Literature Review here
See booklet guide for consumers and carers here 

Tandem eNews 15 December 2017
Includes: Tandem December Member Meeting; We're taking a break; Ready, Steady, NDIS; Mental health an important issue for young people; CAREinMIND™ Wellbeing Support Service; National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health launches
Read here

Mental Health Australia (MHA) CEO Updates:
Frank Quinlan (MHA CEO) is “Speaking Frankly…”
Read his Christmas statement here

Emerging Minds Newsletter December 2017
Includes: Happy holidays from Emerging Minds; Supporting Infants and Toddlers online course; Story creation workshop; STOP Domestic Violence Conference; Visit our national web hub; Find us on Facebook!
Read here

Australian BPD Foundation – Summer 2018 Newsletter
Includes: BPD Conference Wrap-up
Read here 

Health Issues Centre (HIC) – the past 12 months and Happy Holidays
Read here

Professional Development:  Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN) – final edition of  MHPN Connect for 2017
Read here 

Professional Development: VICSERV NDIS Bulletin - NDIS & Mental Health
Read here

Professional Development: Redrawing Complex Trauma
Redrawing Complex Trauma is an art therapy training facilitated by the Alcohol and Drug team at Access Health & Community.
Read more here

Professional Development: Access Health & Community presents “Internal Family Systems for the AOD sector”
Four out of five individuals accessing Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services report a history of trauma. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an innovative and emerging way of working with trauma in therapeutic settings.
See details here

Professional Development: Connect & Learn – new webinar series for AOD clinicians
To start this series of 10 case-based webinars, there are two webinars scheduled in February 2018 as follows…(1) The role of clinical neuropsychology in AOD settings and (2) The dark side of the rainbow - AOD issues for LGBTIQ.
See details here

Professional Development: Clinical skills workshops for Victorian AOD workers
This clinical skills series of workshops are designed to up skill the AOD workforce in current best practice in Intake and Assessment, Counselling Skills, Group Skills, Recovery Oriented Practice, Co-occurring Disorders and Current Issues in AOD.
See details here

Professional Development: SEMPHN – Network News and Special Edition: Codeine Changes
Includes: Support for those affected by drug and alcohol use
Read here
Read Special Edition: Codeine Changes here

Employment: Taskforce: Care & Recovery Coordinator (Bentleigh)
Taskforce's core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports. Applications close on 12 January 2018.
See details here


Week ending 15 December 2017
 

Carer South News Summer 2017 Edition
Includes: National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workshops; Young Carer holiday activities; Family Wellbeing weekend in San Remo for people who have Younger Onset Dementia and their families.
Read here

BPD Community - December email update
Includes: Family & Friends Group in South Melbourne on 19 December 2017; a quarterly Information Night in February 2018 focussing on the NDIS from the Carers perspective and a new Family & Friends Group in Dandenong in March 2018
Read here

FREE Mentoring To Employment Program
This FREE youth mentoring program provides young people aged 15-25 with support and mentoring to assist them to find work. The young person needs to commit to four weeks of 2 hour skills training which is based on skills to finding employment and then some meetings with a mentor who will assist them to reach their employment goals.
See flyer 

Step away from the smartphone! …Your guide to a digital detox
The Jean Hailes for Women's Health newsletter included this article flagging research which is revealing some important findings on how spending too much time online may negatively affect mental health.
Read article here

Mentis Assist - December Newsletter
Includes: New FREE Mental Health Services now available with Mentis Assist; Have you recently experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide?
Read here

Mental Health Australia (MHA) CEO Updates 
Frank Quinlan (MHA CEO) is “Speaking Frankly… A moment to be celebrated. And a moment to remind us of who we aspire to be.”
Read here 

Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) News, December 2017
Includes: New workshops for 2018; LGBTIQ-inclusive multicultural and multifaith communities: Consultations commencing soon
Read here

Lifeline Australia...Is there a better gift this Christmas?
Lifeline is requesting donations to support their service for people at risk of suicide.
Read here

KidsMatter Early Childhood - Newsletter
Includes: Review and reflection; Wellbeing in early learning and de-distress during the holiday season
Read here 

Professional Development: VICSERV NDIS & Mental Health: NDIS Bulletin
Read here 

Professional Development:  Uniting ReGen/Wesley Lifeforce**INVITATION** FREE Suicide Prevention training for Counsellors
Counsellors are a key support for people dealing with significant life changes and mental health conditions such as depression.  Stay informed by current thinking.
See details here

Professional Development: Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences – News and Events
Includes: Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme Success; Research Assistant required to assist with a clinical trial in post-traumatic stress disorder
Read here

Professional Development: SEMPHN – Network News 11 December and SEMaphore
Includes: Referrals open into new mental health services - GPs can refer patients with mild-moderate and severe/complex mental health conditions
Read here
Read SEMaphore here


Week ending 8 December 2017
  

Respite South Newsletter 4 December 2017
Respite South is a fortnightly newsletter for families who care for a person with a disability in Melbourne's southern region; providing news and NDIS updates; and information about recreational activities and events.
Read here

Australian BPD Foundation - December BPD news, training, supports and more!
Includes: Christmas 24hr support services; Aust BPD Survey Results; National Suicide Plan released; NDIS and Psychosocial Supports
Read here 

New videos to help you navigate the Victorian health system 
The Health Translations Directory has published new videos about navigating the Victorian Health System. Victoria’s health system offers a vast range of services and support to Victorians across the state. Whether you are seeing a doctor, going to hospital for surgery or in need of emergency or crisis support, these videos outline the services that are available. All the videos have translations in multiple languages.

Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS) – MetroAccess News…What's on and what's not!
Virginia Richardson (MPS MetroAccess Worker) has compiled a huge list of local and wider news and events for families of people with disabilities.
Read here

Media Release: Mental Health Australia welcomes funding announcement and new initiatives from Minister for Health
Speaking at the Grace Groom Memorial Oration in Canberra, Minister Hunt continued his commitment to mental health as a key pillar of health reform.
Read here

Mental Health Australia (MHA) CEO Updates:
Frank Quinlan (MHA CEO) is “Speaking Frankly… What are we doing on Monday to achieve our vision for mental health?”
Read here

SANE Express - December
Could your experience of suicide help save someone's life? Supporting someone who has attempted suicide can be a challenging experience. Help SANE understand the impact of this support.
Read here

VMIAC Christmas Party 2017 for consumers and members.
It’s time to celebrate!! So VMIAC is holding its annual Christmas party on 20 December. Bookings are essential, so please RSVP at reception@vmiac.org.au or phone 9380 3900.
See flyer for details 

KidsMatter Families Newsletter: The importance of belonging
Having a sense of belonging and feeling included contributes significantly to a child's overall wellbeing and positive mental health. 
Read here

Professional Development: VICSERV Factsline 5 December 2017
Read here 

Professional Development:  ECNP 2017 Congress - Conference Review
Includes: Depressive symptomatology may underpin cognitive dysfunction; How useful are endophenotypes in schizophrenia?; Understanding the harms of novel psychoactive substances; Pharmacological options for treatment-resistant depression
Read more here 

Professional Development: SEMPHN – Network News 4 December
Read here


Week ending 1 December 2017
 

Research: Participation Opportunity for those who have a lived experience with mental health problems and alcohol or other drug use
The University of New South Wales is conducting an online survey of individuals who have lived experience with mental health problems and alcohol or other drug use to understand the experiences of individuals and to get feedback on toolkits, which have been designed to assess treatment services.
Read more here

NDIS Newsletter - Inclusion with International Day of People with Disability
Read here

Womens Trauma Recovery Program 2018 - AccessHC & Swinburne Psychology Clinic
The Trauma Recovery Program is a specialised trauma treatment that is designed for women who have experienced interpersonal trauma, such as sexual, physical or emotional abuse or domestic violence.
Read more here

Reconnect program is open for referrals! 
JobCo's Reconnect program assists people to gain access to accredited vocational training, helping you to get real skills that lead to a real career.
See flyer here for details

South East Catalyst Program in Narre Warren is now open for referrals – next program starting on 29 January 2018
Catalyst is an evidence based, non residential rehabilitation program for clients struggling with alcohol or other substance use issues, who are willing to commit to abstinence for the six weeks of the program.
See brochure, referral form and release of information form

Tandem eNews 29 November
Includes: Tandem Conference 2017 Survey Results; National NDIS Mental Health Conference 2017; Ready, Steady, NDIS;  Australian Mental Health Prize; Social Inclusion Week
Read here 

Mental Health Australia (MHA) CEO Updates:
Frank Quinlan (MHA CEO) is “Speaking Frankly… Celebrating our strength and the people who make us strong. This week I received another reminder of how lucky I am to doing the work that I do, alongside some truly inspirational people.”
Read here

Wellways update – Homes for everyone. Housing is a human right. Right?
Wellways wants to add your voice to their call to action for the continued funding of capacity-building housing services such as Doorway.
Read more here

Emerging Minds Newsletter November 2017…Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) national initiative
Includes: The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health is live!; Visit the national web hub; Brand new online courses; New course - Trauma and the Child; Updated course - Let's Talk About Children
Read here 

Health Issues Centre - What's New in Full Circle for November?
Includes: Have Your Say: Advance Care Directive Form; Training and Events
Read here

Media: a selection of Articles from The Conversation
The Inner South Family & Friends (ISF&F) Carer Support Group have compiled a selection of articles (as of 27 November) from The Conversation which may be of interest to you.
Read here

Update: SEMASPHAN South East Metro Aboriginal Suicide Prevention And Healing Network
Read here 

Professional Development: VICSERV NDIS & Mental Health and Training Bulletin 28/11/17
Read VICSERV NDIS Bulletin here
Read Training Bulletin here

Professional Development:  Psychiatry Research Review Issue 45
Includes: Deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression?; Improving sleep benefits mental health; Is psychodynamic therapy as efficacious as other treatments?; Sleep deprivation: a usual tool for depression?; Adjuvant buprenorphine improves OCD symptoms
Read here 

Professional Development: Schizophrenia Research Review Issue 16
Includes: Schizophrenia patients and risk of breast cancer; Medication adherence in schizophrenia; Treatment of depression in schizophrenia; Sixty years of placebo-controlled antipsychotic trials in acute schizophrenia; Mortality and self-harm with clozapine in treatment-resistant schizophrenia
Read here

Professional Development: Addiction Medicine Research Review Issue 4
Includes: Robust PMPs reduce prescription opioid overdose; An attempt to reduce alcohol-related violence in licensed premises; Influence of TV alcohol advertising on adolescents; Collaborative care for opioid and alcohol use disorders in primary care
Read here 

Professional Development: Indigenous Psychological Services 2018 Workshops
See details here 

Professional Development: SEMPHN – Network News
Includes: Do you have clients/patients in Frankston Mornington Peninsula who have a lived experience of suicide?
Read here