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The Chronic Disease Self-Management Special Interest Group presents: 

 

Horticultural Therapy: Gardening and connecting with nature as therapy

Join Humanscape consultant Rani Blake and Horticultural Therapist Mel Holmes from Kevin Heinze GROW for a presentation on the therapeutic benefits of gardening for people with chronic health conditions and disabilities. This is a useful strategy in working with people with chronic pain, depression and those needing to re-align their lives following a diagnosis of an illness.

Thursday 3 May 2018
Kevin Heinze GROW
39 Wetherby Road Doncaster
Please RSVP by Monday 30 April

to

cwalker@chronicillness.org.au

Dr Tim Woodruff supports the basic income guarantee (BIG) to end the demeaning welfare system that punishes people when illness means they are unable to work. Read about it here!

Check out the stunning work of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance Community Advisory Group presented at the International Safety and Quality in Health Conference  London 2017

CAG IsQuA 2017 poster 04.09.2017

NPS Medicinewise is supporting the global campaign on antibiotic awareness. The toolkit is available here!

New Version in 2016! Best Practice Framework In Peer Support

Our new evaluation tool in peer support.

This new tool is set up to let you survey your support group members and the way your group functions.  It will work with all groups, whether face to face or online. You will receive a score and see the areas where your group does well or where it can make improvements.  Click here to try it out!

Ageing Well: Maintaining health as we age

This on-line course allows you to assess your healthy activities and find relevant resources if you need them.

Peer Support

 

Chronic Illness Alliance Peer Supporters’ Network

The Peer Supporters’ Network (PSN) is a forum for people who work in peer support to share information and knowledge, network, support each other, and strengthen peer support programs.

The network is made up of a broad cross-section of organisations across Victoria who support people with a primary diagnosis of a chronic health condition, and aims to raise awareness amongst health professionals in Victoria about appropriate peer support groups and pathways to access them.

The PSN meets four times a year covering a range of topics including guest speakers on peer support programs, current research, and workshops on various issues encountered in peer support programs. for more information contact denise@chronicillness.org.au