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‘Not without Us’ Documentary film Not without Us is a documentary about social injustice, recovery, and community and civil rights, created by Sam Avery and the Mental Health Peer Connection. It was produced to empower people with mental illness to break through stigmas and take control of their lives. The film features Dr. Pat Deegan, a clinical psychologist and disability rights activist; Robert Whitaker, an award-winning journalist; and RTP Project Director Dr. Larry Davidson, who talk about the real and pressing needs of people with mental illness and the importance of counting personal insight and experience as valid forms of knowledge. The following link takes you to “Not without Us” the documentary: Beyond the NDIS Invitation to all families caring for people with disabilities     

How will DisabilityCare Australia meet the needs of your family? How will DisabilityCare Australia provide for ageing carers needing housing for their adult offspring? When will the legal standing of parents & carers under the current Guardianship laws be resolved? How can families support each other in testing times? The importance of communities engaging with people who have a disability, their families & carers

Get the facts, ask the questions & join the discussion. Presentations by:      

Caroline Mulcahy, CEO, Carers Victoria Alexandra Gunning, Director, Engagement NDIS, Barwon Launch Transition Agency John Chesterman, Manager, Policy and Education, Office of the Public Advocate Janet Rice Victorian Greens Lead Senate Candidate Rev Steve Terrell, Presbytery Minister – Mission & Education Uniting Church Facilitated by Max Jackson, JacksonRyan Partners

Details: Wednesday 24 July 2013, 9.30am for a 10.00am start Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Chambers Corner of Main St and Queen St, Mornington (Mel. Ref. 104 D10) Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please phone Marie on 5983 8785 To register, click here or telephone 5950 1685 DATE:14/June/2013

VOLUME: 2 VMIAC Bldg 1, 22 Aintree Street, Brunswick East 3057 Tel: 03 3980 3900 Fax: 03 9388 1445 E-mail:


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