Archive | mental health

New Service Addressing Social Isolation

Many of the people that need housing and homelessness support lack social supports or links to community and this impacts on people’s overall health and well-being. In acknowledgement of this issue Friends for Good have developed a service to provide people with the opportunity to connect with others through telephone or online chats with volunteers. The […]

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Thinking About a Submission to the Royal Commission into Mental Health? CHP is here to help.

Council to Homeless Persons has developed a messaging guide for those seeking to make a submission the Royal Commission into Mental Health, entitled Housing, Homelessness and Mental Health. The upcoming Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will see submissions from a range of health and human service organisations. Individuals and organisations may want to […]

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Make Sure Your Clients Don’t Risk an Electoral Fine

The Victorian Electoral Commission has released the following notice for SHS workers: Victorians who did not vote in the 2018 State election last November may receive an Apparent Failure to Vote Notice next week asking for an explanation. Homelessness, incarceration or serious mental illness are sufficient reasons for not voting. If any of your clients […]

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Mental Health Royal Commission Announced

The Victorian Government have announced that they will be conducting a Royal Commission into mental health. At this initial stage, you, your co-workers and clients to contribute to the  Terms of Reference Consultation either by completing the online survey or in writing. After this initial consultation there will be other opportunities for shaping the future of […]

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