Launch of website to raise awareness

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29 Aug 2012

Care Aware is a national communications initiative that aims to raise awareness, recognition, support and appreciation of the 2.6 million Australians who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends.

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News Archive

17 May 2016 Farewell for Julien McDonald Julien McDonald retires as Executive Director of Tandem
13 May 2016 Tandem seeks a new CEO Tandem is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and well-qualified person to lead the organisation
05 May 2016 MHA Response to 2016 Federal Budget Mental Health Australia has released a summary of provisions of the Federal Budget relating to mental health together with a statement of concerns.
04 May 2016 Media Release from Tandem - response to Federal Budget Federal Budget does not shift the burden of ‘Caring’. Tandem implores the federal government NOT TO PUNISH carers of people with a mental Illness.
03 May 2016 Carer Participation Training held in April The Carer Advisory Group from Breakthru in Melbourne's west received a day's training at Tandem on 21 April.
03 May 2016 Latest issue of the Tandem E-News Tandem E - News now available, including information from the Australian BPD Foundation
02 May 2016 BPD Information Evening at Bouverie Centre The Victorian Branch of the Australian BPD Foundation is holding an information session at the Bouverie Centre on 17 May.  The evening will involve a conversation led by Rose Cuff, of the FaPMI program, and author and parent, Hannah Dee, about children w
02 May 2016 Celebrating LGBTI Carers in the West Wednesday 18 May 6.00 - 8:00pm.  Williamstown Town Hall (The Chamber)  104 Ferguson St Williamstown
29 April 2016 Our Choice Expo On 7 June, the Victorian League for People with a Disability [ VALID ] are holding an expo ' Our Choice'. TANDEM will be there to answer any questions from mental health carers.
18 April 2016 Housing & Support in the NDIS - Wednesday 20 April, Darebin Arts Centre An information session about innovative housing models which could be utilized within the framework of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. People with a disability, their family, friends and carers are invited to attend.
04 April 2016 Participate in a study about mental health carers UQ mental health carers survey
01 April 2016 Eastern Peer Support Network - Information session for peer workers Wednesday 27th April 2-16 in Ringwood, hosted by the Eastern PHN
23 March 2016 Funding for Commonwealth Resource COPMI (Children where Parents have a mental illness) discontinued Register your support to continue the important COPMI program, which provides resources for young people and children who are carers.
22 March 2016 ILC Consultation - Thursday 24th March Tandem is holding a forum for members and partners this Thursday morning, 24th March. The forum is a chance to provide response and comment to the ILC draft framework.
22 March 2016 Launch of the Practical Guide for Carers of People with a mental illness Today, MIND Australia and partners launched the Practical Guide for Carers of People with a mental illness
11 March 2016 Tandem E-news March 11th Latest edition of Tandem fortnightly update
04 March 2016 NDIS Phasing Schedule forum 11 March On Friday 11 March 2016 the Department of Health & Human Services will host a forum for the sector to outline the phasing schedule for the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in North East Melbourne Area.
04 March 2016 ILC Commissioning Framework - call for comments The NDIA is seeking feedback on key elements of the commissioning framework from people with a disability, families and carers and service providers.
03 March 2016 NDIS Information session, hosted by Eating Disorders Victoria EDV will be holding two information sessions and one training session to help consumers, carers, staff and other community partners increase knowledge and confidence in preparation for the NDIS
25 February 2016 DHHS Announcement of Restructure The Departement of Health and Human Services have announced a re-structure, effective from 1st march 2016
10 February 2016 NDIS Information Sessions Sessions in Hume Moreland, Banyule, Greater Dandenong
21 January 2016 Farewell for Karen Fraser After 4 and a half years at Tandem, Karen Fraser finished up today - good wishes from Tandem go with her for the future
06 January 2016 Its OK to Complain NDIS -A useful guide to the complaints process developed by DSC and MHCC
05 January 2016 Extension of grants for PHaMS and MHR:CS Disability Services Victoria announce an extension of grants for Personal Helpers and Mentors & Mental Health Respite: Carer Support
16 December 2015 Finnish Open Dialogue Open Dialogue supports the value of including families and carers from first meeting
15 December 2015 MHA - tenders - carer/consumer NDIS engagement workshops Tenders invited to develop training that builds capacity for carers and consumers to engage with NDIS
14 December 2015 Carer Gateway Launched Today New National Website for Carers is Launched Today
07 December 2015 Triangle of Care Carers Included: A Guide to Best Practice in Mental Health Care in England
04 December 2015 Cert IV Mental Health Peer Work begins Feb 2016 VICSERV have announced Feb 2016 delivery of Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
04 December 2015 Latest ENews now available Tandem December 4th ENews is now available to download and read
04 December 2015 A new blueprint for mental health services Turnbull Government releases its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programme and Services
03 December 2015 National Carer Gateway Service providers prepare for launch of the National Carer Gateway
27 November 2015 10 Year Mental Health Plan released by Minister Foley Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley launched Victoria’s 10 Year Mental Health Plan today
27 November 2015 DHHS release the Review of Mental Health Community Support Services and Drug Treatment Services The Minister said: "“This independent review confirms many of the concerns that the sector has shared with us in regards to this rushed, botched recommissioning. We must fix this before more people fall through the cracks.”
17 November 2015 Tandem November 17th ENews now available Download the latest Tandem publication filled with Mental Health Carer and Sector news and opportunities
17 November 2015 DHHS NDIS Roadshow - Darebin Minister Foley and senior NDIS representatives deliver presentation at Darebin
13 November 2015 Newparadigm - spring edition now available Download the latest newparadigm journal
13 November 2015 Office of Public Advocate Report Violence in inpatient services and SRS homes in the spotlight
13 November 2015 C4C - Caring for Carers Survey Results International Carer Survey Results Now Available
05 November 2015 Tandem 2015 AGM Tandem Annual Report Well Received And Minister Foley Guest Speaker
29 October 2015 Dual Diagnosis Discharge and Treatment Planning Resource for Carers Carers can ask: Nexus carer resource now available to download
29 October 2015 NDIS Community Forums - Nov 4th to Dec 5th - Book now Book online for the NDIS Community Forums
28 October 2015 Mental Health Complaints Commission First Annual Report MHCSS first annual report table in Parliament Oct 7th. The Report and 2 Spotlight reports now available
28 October 2015 ENews for October 19th now available Tandem Enews bulletin for Oct 19th now available here
20 October 2015 Tandem ENews 19th October Read the latest edition of the Tandem ENews
07 October 2015 ReachOut can help young carer's though year 12 exams Great resources for those entering year 12 exams from ReachOut
06 October 2015 Tandem Presentation at MHFA Launch of Mental Health Week Minister Foley hears from Tandem on important issues
06 October 2015 MHA Research on Mental Health MHA have released research that tracks mental health and well-being activity, and 10 tips for mental health.
06 October 2015 New Book for Young Children of Parents with a Mental Illness You cant hide the elephant is a picture book written for young children who have a parent with a mental illness
05 October 2015 Mental Health Week Oct 4th to 10th Mental Health week begins this week with many events and programs scheduled across the country
01 October 2015 Invitation Tandem October 8th Members Meeting on the NDIA NDIA presentation to be provided at the October 8th Tandem Member's meeting
23 September 2015 Denmark: Caring for carers (Infographic) Denmark website reports on the experience of mental health carers
23 September 2015 Tandem ENews Sept 23rd Read the latest edition of the Tandem ENews
22 September 2015 Tandem Submission To The 10 Year Strategy Now Available To Read Tandem has now delivered our Submission for the 10 Year Mental Health Strategy Plan for Consideration to DHHS
17 September 2015 NDIS Bilateral Agreement Signed Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews joined Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for the signing of the NDIS bilateral agreement
16 September 2015 SURVEY: Impacts of the NDIS on carers of people recovering from mental illness Barwon NDIS carers and families are invited to contribute to a survey on the impacts of the NDIS on carers of people recovering from mental illness
15 September 2015 Australians For Mental Health Campaign For too long, Australians living with mental ill health have been neglected by successive governments. The situation is dire. We need to act now to solve this crisis.
09 September 2015 Tandem ENews September 9th The September 9th edition of the Tandem ENews is now available online
03 September 2015 Tandem 2015 AGM Nov 5th SAVE THE DATE: Tandem AGM Nov 5th
27 August 2015 Mental Health Community Support Services Review Arrangements - Tandem's Contribution Tandem has provided a paper to Aspex Consulting, who are conducting a Review of the arrangements that were put in place in 2014 for the Mental Health Community Support Services.
26 August 2015 Tandem ENews August 26th A comprehensive edition of our ENews is now available
25 August 2015 Mental Health Plan Online Survey Now open Your insights and ideas are needed to develop a new 10 year mental health strategy
25 August 2015 Peninsula Support Service name change Peninsula Support Service has changed its name to Mentis Assist
11 August 2015 Online survey for feedback from Carers - last week The online survey for feedback from Carers about the new arrangements for provision of Mental Health Community Support Services, particularly the Centralised Intake Assessment will close at the end of this week.
10 August 2015 Victoria next 10-year mental health strategy - Discussion paper The Department of Health & Human Services has released a discussion paper to inform conversations that will happen this month to develop Victoria next 10 year plan for mental health.
06 August 2015 New arrangements in DHHS, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Social Capital & Ageing Division DHHS has sent a letter to all stakeholders on July 31st informing us of the changes to the senior management of the Division.
06 August 2015 Professor Allan Fels AO Chair National Mental Health Commission addresses the National Press Club The National Press Club Address yesterday was presented by Professor Allan Fels, AO, Chair of the National Mental Health Commission, Professor Fels spoke about the need for radical changes in the delivery of early intervention and community support.
05 August 2015 National Carer Awards 2015 Life Without Barriers and Carers Australia are proud to announce the National Carer Awards 2015 are open and accepting nominations
05 August 2015 MHCSS and AOD Review Consultations dates Consultation dates in Metro and Rural areas for Independent review of new arrangements for the delivery of Mental Health Community Support and Drug Treatment Services
04 August 2015 Tandem ENews July 30th now available Tandem July 30th ENews bumper edition is now available
04 August 2015 REMINDER: Registrations open for DHHS 10 year plan consultations DHSS invite carers, consumers and mental health professionals to attend consultations across Melbourne and regional Victoria during August
03 August 2015 Carer Survey on AOD and MHCSS You are invited to provide feedback to an independent review by Aspex Consulting, on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, about new arrangements to improve services.
28 July 2015 Tandem ENews for July 28th is now available A Tandem ENews bulletin is now available with updates on Tandem news and dates for consultations with carers and consumers around the state in the next couple of weeks
27 July 2015 Forum in Moe: August 19th AOD & Mental Health The Gippsland Mental Health Alliance and Tandem are hosting a forum in Moe on August 19th for people with an interest in Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug problems.
27 July 2015 Aspex Consultations - Independent Review of new arrangements for delivery of MHCSS Aspex Consulting has been retained by DHHS to conduct an independent review of new arrangements for the delivery of Mental Health Community Support & Drug Treatment Services
22 July 2015 Mental Health Tribunal: Consumer and Carer Forum Mental Health Tribunal Consumer and Carer Forum 1pm-4pm, Tuesday 11 August 2015 Swanston Hall, Melbourne Town Hall
20 July 2015 Tandem ENews for July 23rd is now available Our ENews for July contains important information on recent Carers' events, the NDIS, Education and training opportunities and other items of interest.
16 July 2015 NDIS Information forum to be held in Geelong, 10th August Navigating the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS Newcomb Community Health Centre (multi-purpose room), 104-108 Bellarine Highway Newcomb, Monday 10 August
14 July 2015 Tandem presents to Minister Foley at the Partnership Dialogue Meeting July 14th The Exec Director of Tandem, Julien McDonald addressed the Partnership Dialogue Meeting this morning at a meeting attended by the Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley, in which Carers gave input into the Mental Health Carers strategy being developed c
09 July 2015 Message from the Minister for Mental Health, July 9th 2015 Letter regarding a review of new arrangements for delivery of MH Community Support Services and Alcohol & Drug Treatment Services
03 July 2015 Summary of Partnership Dialogue May 2015 DHHS has summarised the Carer input during the Partnership Dialogue that was held at Mental Health & Drugs Division of the the Department of Health and Human Services on 7th May 2015
30 June 2015 Deloitte Report regarding the Mental Health Consumer and Carer support program The long awaited executive summary of the Deloitte report regarding the Mental Health Consumer and Carer support program review is now available.
30 June 2015 Martin Foley, Minister for Mental Health Message to the mental health sector The Victorian Minister for Mental Health has issued a message to the sector on 28th June 2015
30 June 2015 Mental Health Complaints Commissioner at Bouverie Centre On July 15th at 6:30pm, the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner will speak at the Bouverie Centre at an event hosted by the Victorian branch of the Australian BPD Foundation
30 June 2015 Tandem ENews for June is now available Our ENews for June contains important information on the Tandem 2015 Carer Forum, MHCSS funding, NDIS, Education and training opportunities and other items of interest.
25 June 2015 VICSERV Breakfast Meeting with Minister Foley re Mental Health Community Support Services On June 16th, Minister Foley spoke at a breakfast meeting to which VICSERV invited VMIAC and Tandem to give presentations to the Minister.
20 April 2015 Mental Health Commission releases review of services The Mental Health Commission review of mental health services and programmes has been released
09 April 2015 Tandem Carer Forum: Caring Counts - May 19th Caring Counts: registration opens 10th April - flyer available to download
07 April 2015 Mental Health Peer Work Qualification Development Project Pilot of materials: The Certificate IV has been developed alongside training resources that will support its teaching.
07 April 2015 April 2nd ENews now available Tandems ENews for April 2nd is now available
23 February 2015 Mental Health Program Funding extended Abbott Government extends PHaMs and Respite Program funding until June 30th 2016
16 February 2015 Advanced Statements - Carers & Consumers Guide Victorian Government information sheets on MH Act 2014 Advance Statements
16 February 2015 MHA - NDIS resources for Consumers & Carers Resources that will help consumers and carers become ready to engage with the NDIS
08 January 2015 MIND 2015 Carer Education Program MIND 2015 Carer Education Program available online
19 December 2014 NDIS Rights - Facts Sheets Listen to and read a variety of fact sheets developed by NDIS Rights
19 December 2014 New E-Flyers For MHCSS Intake MHCSS Intake has release information flyers in 15 languages
02 December 2014 CSF Administrator Position vacant Tandem is seeking a CSF Administrator
28 November 2014 Pre-Election Petition Delivered Lifting the Lid on Mental Health Alliance Pre-Election Petition Delivered to MPs
18 November 2014 Tandem ENews November 18th Read our latest jam-packed publication
14 November 2014 Annual Report & Life Membership Awards The Tandem Annual Report now available to download and read
12 November 2014 Ministerial Communique Mutual Support and Self-Help & Peer Support Program Funding
10 November 2014 Migrant & Refugee Carer Stories Powerful DVD converys stories of migrant and refugee mental health carers
07 November 2014 Lifting the Lid - VMIAC & Tandem Speeches Much heralded consumer and carer speeches available to download
07 November 2014 Important Video Alert on NDIS Gaps Victorians affected by mental illness are missing out under the NDIS trial
17 October 2014 Tandem AGM November 13th Amora Walk Hotel Tandem AGM ~ November 13th ~ 2014
15 October 2014 PETITION _Prevent thousands falling through the gaps 855 signatures strong and WE NEED MORE!!
15 October 2014 Lifting the Lid Poem by Barry Dickins Read Barry Dickins' poem ' We're the Not To Be Forgotten Ones so Please Don't Forget Us
26 September 2014 Petition - Prevent thousands falling through the gaps ADD YOUR VOICE to the Lifting the Lid on Mental Health Pre-Election Petition
24 September 2014 BPD Conference October 2nd Melbourne 4th Annual National Borderline Personality Disorder Conference - Darebin Arts Center, Melbourne - October 2nd
25 August 2014 September 10th ~ Lifting the Lid on Mental Health 2014 Pre-Election Forum Tandem and VMIAC, in collaboration with 15 mental heatlh peaks and community organisations, will present a mental heatlh pre-election forum at the Melbourne Town Hall
11 August 2014 Tandem Carer Forum Information DVDs Information DVDs on The Mental Health Act 2014, Nominated Persons and Advance Statements, and the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner are available to view on our website
21 July 2014 Good Medical Practice A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia
30 June 2014 Tandem Inc. launched June 5th The Carers Network has become Tandem. The VMHCN's new name and logo was launched on June 5th by Mrs Patti Newton and Ms Georgie Crozier, State Parliamentary Secretary.
23 June 2014 Dual Disability Carer's Forum Dual Disability Carer's Forum at St Vincent's Mental Health, Tuesday 22nd July 6pm-8pm
20 May 2014 The 2014 Carer Forum The 2014 Carer Forum taking place on June 12th 9am-5pm
20 May 2014 The Launch of Carers Network New Name The launch of Tandem new name taking place on Thursday June 5th at Stamford Plaza Hotel from 10am to 12 noon
11 April 2014 Ministerial Comunique on PDRSS Reform Minister Wooldridge has released a comunique for consumers and carers on the PDRSS Reform
11 April 2014 Mental Health Bill is passed On the 8th of April 2014, the Governor of Victoria proclaimed the new Mental Health Act 2014
26 February 2014 New Mental Health Bill introduced to Parliament Last week, the Victorian Government introduced the new Mental Health Bill 2014 to Parliament
21 February 2014 MH ECO Toolkit Marketing and Promotion Officer An exciting opportunity to be involved in the marketing and promotion of a experience-based research tool within the mental health field.
20 November 2013 Family and Carer information flyer for the new MH Act To access a new information flyer based on the Mental Health Act Policy Direction click here
06 November 2013 Tandem Annual General Meeting Come and hear Paul Smith, Executive Director: Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division speak at Tandem AGM
06 November 2013 Tandem e-news October 28th, 2013 To access the latest e-news from Tandem click here
25 March 2013 Tandem e-News 21st March To access the latest e-News click on this item.
25 March 2013 New PDRSS catchment areas The Department of Health have announced new catchment areas for PDRSS. For further details, click on this item
21 March 2013 Tandem e-news March 13th For the latest Tandem e-News click on this item
11 February 2013 Tandem eNews 7th January To access the latest Tandem eNews click on this item
14 November 2012 Tandem eNews update 14th November To find the latest eNews update from Tandem click on this item
02 November 2012 Tandem eNews Update 1st November To find the latest eNews update from Tandem click on this item
29 October 2012 New Carer Recognition Act 2012, Victoria, Website Click here for more information about the Carer Recognition Act 2012, Victoraa
10 October 2012 Carers Week Afternoon Tea Carers week Afternoon Tea on Tuesday 16 October 1:00-3:00pm
05 October 2012 Tandem e-news update October 5th latest information including policy, events and news
27 September 2012 Tandem eNews update Tandem eNews update contains information about systemic advocacy, sector updates and what Tandem has been doing.
25 September 2012 Bouverie FacilitatorTraining Bouverie Centre 2 day facilitator training for 'fostering realistic hope' workshop
07 September 2012 Mini Conference: Caring, Cared for & Carer Bouverie Centre will hold its 10th annual mini conference on Tuesday 9th October, 9:15am - 4:30pm
07 September 2012 One Destination: Different Journeys ADEC will hold a transcultural mental health forum, Wednesday, 17 October, 2012, 8.45am 2.00pm
05 September 2012 Last night's 7:30 Report (ABC), interviews family carers In the lead up to the National Mental Health Commission's report, released later this year, the 7.30 Report interviewed two family carers of people with a mental illness.
29 August 2012 Victorian Auditor's Report into Carer Support Programs The Victorian Auditor General's Office (VAGO) have recently tabled a report to parliament on carer support programs
29 August 2012 Launch of website to raise awareness please click on link to find out more about new carer website to raise awareness
27 July 2012 New Online Mental Health Portals Over the last two weeks there has been the launch of two new Metnal Health e-portals for mental health.
10 July 2012 Tandem response to the PDRSS reform consultation paper For a copy of our response to the Department of Health, PDRSS reform strategy click on this item
06 July 2012 national e-mental health online portal National e-mental health line launched by Minister for Mental Health
31 May 2012 Mental Health Commission Forum The Mental Health Commision is holding a forum in Geelong, June 20th
01 May 2012 National Mental Health Report Card Online survey for National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
01 May 2012 BPD clinical guidelines review National Health and Medical Research Council review of clinical guidelines for BPD
01 May 2012 National Mental Health Recovery Project May 30th the Mental Health Recovery Project will be holding a consultation in Melbourne