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Date:2008-12; Dated: Jul.-Dec. 2008




Mental Health Services -- Australia, Central -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Mental Health -- Periodicals

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Mental Health Association of Central Australia

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Alice Springs


no. 18

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22 Consumer Action ... Consumer Get-Togethers Consumers meet twice a month: at an evening Consumer Forum and a day-time Consumer Action Group (CAG). We have our evening Consumer Forum on the fourth Tuesday of the month and have shared fish and chips and pizza for the last two meetings. We have been consistently getting new members and the crowd has been between 9 to 12 people in attendance. Its great to see! The last two CAGsheld on the second Tuesday of every month at lunch timehave been held at the Todd Tavern and Watertank Caf, and were attended by 16 and 8 people respectively. Consumer Code of Conduct At the Consumer Forum we have reviewed the Consumer Code of Conduct so that it can be made into a poster-board to be hung up at the Drop-In Centre. The Code of Conductsee next pageoutlines the general expectations of behaviour held by the Consumer Forum of all consumers when attending MHACA, the Drop-In Centre and D2DL activities. This document will be given to new consumers at MHACA when they meet with staff so that they know what will be expected of them. The Code of Conduct has been reviewed and endorsed by the MHACA Committee. Consumer Representatives Consumer representatives have been nominated: 1) to represent D2DL to allied services and reference groups 2) to work on a Policy for Supervision and Safety of Children Attending MHACA 3) to give a presentation at the 2008 TheMHS conference in New Zealand, and 4) to do a speech and song at the Mental Health Week Dinner with Jonathon Welch and MHACA AGM. Long Camp A sub-committee is working on the idea of a camp to Darwin in March next year, for a week to a fortnight long. All consumers are most welcome to join the groupplease ask Gwvynyth for details. Actions that have been taken as a result of the Consumer Forum ... Left: Kate and Gwvynyth (right), accompanied by David and Lily Roennfeldt, were invited to sing at the opening of the MHACA AGM on 5 November Above: Glenise speaking at the MHACA Information Sharing Session on 12 November about the presentation she gave with Claudia and Gwvynyth at the 2008 TheMHS Conference in New Zealand upd ate Christmas Dinner On Wednesday, 17 December 6.00-9.00pm at The Golden Inn, 9 Undoolya Rd, Alice Springs. Staff, carers, consumers and family are all invited - cost $20 Please RSVP to Em on 8950 4600 to RSVP by 10 December Drop In & Drop Offs The Consumer Forum has requested approval for MHACA to provide a drop-off service for clients who attend the Drop-In and D2DL program, especially in times of extreme weather. It is envisaged MHACA will be able to provide a daily drop-off time at 3.30pm from the premises directly home for those who require a lift. This will be trialled in December as the weather becomes hotter. It will just require people to register their names at the front desk prior to 3.00pm so we know the size of vehicle we require.

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