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Navigating the Mental Health System and the Caring Relationship Three Part...

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Frankston North Community Centre

26 Mahogany Avenue

Frankston, VIC 3200

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A FREE session for carers by Carers Victoria

This is a three-part program designed for people supporting someone with mental health condition.

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Session 1 - Understanding the System
Wednesday 27 November
10.00am – 1.00pm

Session one will increase the carers understanding of the clinical mental health service system and their rights within this system according to the Mental Health Act 2014, Chief Psychiatrist Guidelines and Carers Recognition Act.

Session 2 - Know what the rights of the carer and the person they support
Wednesday 4 December
10.00am – 1.00pm

Session two builds on the carers rights and introduces the rights of the person they support within the system and to better understand what advocacy is, how carers can advocate for themselves and the person they support.

Session 3 - Advocacy skills and caring for yourself
Wednesday 11 December
10.00am – 1.00pm

Session three looks at communication skills and strategies to use when self-advocating and advocating for the person they support. The session will also explore how the carer can take care of themselves when advocating and navigating the system.

Please note The program sessions are three hours in duration. Participants must attend the first session to continue in the program and cannot bring the person they care for.

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