Mental Health NDIS Program: Carers, Families & the NDIS

Mental Health NDIS Program: Carers, Families & the NDIS

FREE, bookings essential
Thursdays 10am to 12pm

Are you caring for a person with a mental illness?  Do you want to know more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?  The program covers information the carer will need to be prepared for the NDIS with a mental health perspective.

Yarra Ranges Council and Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) in partnership with Carers Victoria are offering a four-part program for carers which aims to assist you to prepare for the NDIS.

When: Thursdays from 22 February 2018, 10am to 2pm (refreshments provided)
Where: Mount Evelyn Community House
             50 Wray Crescent, Mount Evelyn

Session 1: Understanding the NDIS (Thursday 22 February 2018)
Carers will gain an understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the necessary steps to engage in the NDIS.

Session 2: Starting on the NDIS plan (Thursday 1 March 2018)
Carers will explore and build the necessary skills and knowledge which will help with pre-planning and to learn options of managing the plan with a person centred approach.

Session 3: Effectively engaging with the NDIS (Thursday 15 March 2018)
This session will explore supports options for a person with mental illness and the carer and learn about plan management options.

Session 4: Making your voice heard (Thursday 22 March 2018)
This session will provide carers with an overview of their prevailing rights and the rights of the person you care for, ways to advocate, and strategies to communicate effectively with professionals in the service sector.

RSVP by Monday 12 February 2018

Phone: VMCH - 1300 971 720
Email: hspcommunityengagement.easternmetro@vmch.com.au


Course Conditions

Course confirmation
All courses are confirmed prior to commencement. If a course doesn't go ahead you will receive a refund or you can transfer to another course.
Payment
Where the activity attracts a cost, payment is required before commencement of the activity. Payment can be in-person at the Community House or via EFT directly into the bank account. Your participation is important to us. If the cost of a course is stopping you from becoming involved, please talk to us.