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Have your say on a new Integrated Carer Support Service

2 June 2016

The Australian Government is developing an Integrated Plan for Carer Support Services to better support and sustain the work of unpaid carers. A draft concept has been developed though research, co-design workshops with carers, and input from subject matter experts and the Carer Gateway Advisory group. The government want to hear your views on the draft service concept. You can make a written submission here.

The discussion paper is available here.

Published submissions can be viewed here.

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

22-28 May 2016

One in seven Australians over 50 show some evidence of macular degeneration. Macular Degeneration Awareness Week is an initiative of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia to raise awareness of this chronic disease and encourage all Australian over age 50 to have an eye test and macula check. For further information, or to order a free Macular Degeneration information click here.

Transforming Health Update 17 May 2016

The latest Blog video from Clinical Ambassador Dorothy Keefe P.S.M is now available. The video provides updated on two new clinical pathways, a new Clinician in Training Forum and the Introduction of Nursing and Midwifery Deputy Clinical Ambassadors. You can view the video here

Drug and Alcohol Services SA - Survey

Wednesday 8 June 2016

DASSA is seeking feedback from consumers who have experience using their services. DASSA is a state-wide health service that offers a range of prevention, treatment and education services for all South Australians. If you have sought information through one or more DASSA service channels, such as the Alcohol and Drug information Service (ADIS), Library and Resource Service, our Clinical Services, or through the SA Health website we would like you to complete a survey. Your responses will guide the work of the community and staff representative panel to improve DASSA services. Reponses will remain anonymous.

You can take the survey here. The full flyer is available below.

DASSA Survey Flyer

Community Partnership Program May 2016 communique

Drugs Alcohol Services SA (DASSA) Community Partnership Program has release the May 2016 Communique. The Communique can be viewed below.

Community Partnership Program May Communique

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Introduction to Consumer Advocacy Training

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Our Introduction to Consumer Advocacy Training session will give you information on the role, challenges and benefits of being a consumer advocate. The sessions are interactive and based on adult-learning principles. Participants receive reference materials and a certificate of attendance. To register and find out more information visit here.

Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) – Annual Patient Seminar on Supportive Care in Cancer

22 June 2016, 2pm – 6pm

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel

The MASCC is the world’s premier society for supportive care in cancer. Patients, carers and survivors are invited to listen and interact with clinical experts in supportive care. Short talks will be given by clinicians, cancer survivors, and clinicians who are also cancer survivors. There is no charge for attendance and you can register here. The full flyer is available below.

MASCC – Annual Patient Seminar Flyer

Mental illness health Fellowship of SA (MIFSA) Family & Carers Program

Tuesday, 5 July – 16 August 2016

MIFSA are running a program for family and carers to gain knowledge about mental illness, treatment and recovery. Participants will learn about health services for people with mental illness and their families. The full flyer including registration details can be found below.

MIFSA Family and Carers Flyer

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference 2016

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) is running a conference to observe this year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The program has been developed with an emphasis on aged care organisations working together, every day, to respond effectively and appropriately to elder abuse in order to ensure a positive outcome for older people experiencing abuse. You can find our more and register here.


Mental Illness fellowship of South Australia (MIFSA) – Partner Program

7 July – 28 July 2016

This 4 week course is for couples wanting to maintain, strengthen or restore their relationship when mental illness is present. Bookings are essential. Full flyer is available here.

MIFSA Partner Program - Flyer

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