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nashy
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// Online Event // Our rights as mental health carers - with Mental Health Carers NSW // Tues, Oct 27th 7-8.30pm AEDT

Hey there to all the wonderful Carer's  πŸ‘‹πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚️

 

Come and join us as we have a text-based chat with our friends at Mental Health Carers NSW about our basic rights as Carer's. We will break down some of the jargon, and share strategies with one another on some of the resources available to us as Carer's working alongside our Carer's rights. You can read more about Carer Rights here β€οΈ

 

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Join us right here in this thread for a 1.5 hour text-based discussion. 

 

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Re: POSTPONED// Online Event // Our rights as mental health carers - with Mental Health Carers NSW //

@Shaz51 @Schitzo We wanted to let you know that due to unforeseen circumstances, we will have to postpone tonight's event Smiley Sad We will let you know of the new date/time as soon as possible. Thank you Heart

Re: // Online Event // Our rights as mental health carers - with Mental Health Carers NSW // Tues, Oct 27th 7-8.30pm AEDT

Heya @Dadcaringalone @Schitzo and @Shaz51 Smiley Very Happy Hope you are all well!

 

I am dropping a line to let you know this event alongside our friends @JH_MHCN from Mental Health Carers NSW has been rescheduled to next Tuesday!

Re: // Online Event // Our rights as mental health carers - with Mental Health Carers NSW // Tues, Oct 27th 7-8.30pm AEDT

😎😎 Looking forward to this one tomorrow @Dadcaringalone @Schitzo @Shaz51 πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜Ž

Re: // Online Event // Our rights as mental health carers - with Mental Health Carers NSW // Tues, Oct 27th 7-8.30pm AEDT

Hi

Re: // Online Event // Our rights as mental health carers - with Mental Health Carers NSW // Tues, Oct 27th 7-8.30pm AEDT

Smiley Happy

Re: // Online Event // Our rights as mental health carers - with Mental Health Carers NSW // Tues, Oct 27th 7-8.30pm AEDT

Good evening wonderful carers πŸ‘‹ Hello to anyone who is online Smiley Very Happy

 

Welcome to tonight's text based carer event-thread! Myself and our friend @JH_MHCN from Mental Health Carers NSW will be discussing carers rights for mental health carers.

 

I would like to extend a huge warm welcome to @Dadcaringalone @Schitzo and @Shaz51 who wanted a reminder of tonights event πŸŽ‰

 

Without further anticipation, I am going to let @JH_MHCN from Mental Health Carers NSW introduce himself... Smiley Very Happy

Re: // Online Event // Our rights as mental health carers - with Mental Health Carers NSW // Tues, Oct 27th 7-8.30pm AEDT

Hi, my name is Jonathan Harms and I am CEO of Mental Health Carers NSW, (MHCN).

I have been CEO of MHCN since 2012.

β€’ In NSW Mental Health Carers NSW (β€˜MHCN’) is the peak body for mental health carers for NSW Health’s Mental Health Branch and the NSW Mental Health Commission. MHCN is a member of Mental Health Carers Australia.
β€’ MHCN is a community based, non-government organization that provides capacity development, information and systemic advocacy for the carers, family and friends of those experiencing mental illness.
β€’ There are 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia.
β€’ Over 850,000 are primary carers providing the majority of care to someone living with disability of some kind.
β€’ Around 240,000 are estimated to be mental health carers of whom 54,000 people are primary carers.
β€’ The Australian Government would have to spend over $1 billion per week on formal health and social care services to replace the work of carers.
β€’ Carers are Mums and Dad’s, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, partners and friends.
β€’ But most importantly, Carers are partners in care and recovery!

Re: // Online Event // Our rights as mental health carers - with Mental Health Carers NSW // Tues, Oct 27th 7-8.30pm AEDT

hello nashy and @JH_MHCN 

i like these discussions

looking forward to learning about this

Re: // Online Event // Our rights as mental health carers - with Mental Health Carers NSW // Tues, Oct 27th 7-8.30pm AEDT

Looks like we are a bit quiet tonight on the carers side, so I shall kick off with the first Question now Smiley Happy 

 

As a carer, has there ever been a time where the mental health sector (hospital, doctor etc) has left you feeling restricted in your role?

How did you manage this experience? @JH_MHCN  @Former-Member 

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