Older Person Mental Health First Aid Training now available. This 2 day course is open to everyone – community members, volunteers, family members and professionals.
Courses being held in Brunswick Heads in March and May, 2020. Brochure and course flyer attached.
All course participants receive a copy of the Older Person’s Mental Health First Aid manual and can complete a short, online exam to become accredited.
Places are limited so get in early!
Contact Jane Conway on 0429 898 200 / [email protected]
Click here to down your Mental Health First Aid Brochure
Social Futures free Dementia Care Information Sessions will help carers build new coping strategies, share experiences and problem solve with other family carers.
Mullumbimby – WHEN: Thursday 27 February 10am-12.30pm WHERE: Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club, 58 Dalley Street
Maclean – WHEN: Thursday 12 March 10am-12.30pm WHERE: Maclean Services Club, 38 River Street
Contact linda.wirf[email protected] for more information or to register.
We are happy to run a session with your regular Carers group – email for more information.
Funded by the Australian Government and developed by Elder Abuse Action Australia, COMPASS – Guiding Action on Elder Abuse is a national online resource incorporating the best resources the sector has to offer in relation to understanding and taking action on elder abuse. It was developed by content experts and tested with users. The launch of COMPASS is an important action for the Australian Government meeting its commitment under The National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (Elder Abuse) 2019-2023.
You are encouraged to provide feedback through the appropriate links on the site and share the site with your colleagues and stakeholders. The more feedback received the better the site will reflect the needs of the sector and communities it seeks to support. This is just the first step in developing a site that reflects the needs of the community and sector, and COMPASS will be regularly expanded and updated, with greater functionality and service sector resources available from mid-2020.
Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert MP has announced the following information for NDIS participants affected by bushfires.
Anyone who needs assistance with their NDIS supports should call 1800 800 110.
This number will be operational from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday this week.
Bushfire affected NDIS participants will be prioritised to ensure they can continue to receive their disability-related supports, including any additional supports that may be required such as replacing equipment, additional care or therapies.
For further information please follow the below links:
NDIS office closures and support
Disaster Recovery Allowance A Disaster Recovery Allowance can be accessed for those who have lost income or have been adversely affected as a direct result of the bushfires. Visit the Department of Human Services website or call 180 22 66.
Emergency Accommodation Hosts offering free accessible accommodation for displaced people with disability can be found at Accessible Accommodation
IDEAS Disability Information – Call 1800 029 904 IDEAS are open today until 8pm and can be contacted on 1800 029 904. Their Info Officers have the latest bushfire info and can help with emergency payments and accessible accommodation.
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