Coober Pedy News

No 28                                           April 4, 2003

Archived copy




Search words: carer's forum - (back: judy riley, barbara dreschler, stan soya. Middle: mary fear, shirley leibhardt, merrilyn fisher, val soya, harry adams, natalie slovachevsky, gary atkins. Front: linda price, colleen bently, margaret lawrence, joyce reddall, marj malkog.) chaired by val soya from the port augusta office of the northern country carers, professionals and consumers heard about aspects of the role of caring. (carers are usually family members who provide support to children or adults who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged.) (coober pedy GROW group: harry adams, linda price, marjorie malkog. Web page: resources available in coober pedy Your general practitioner may be a good place to start. He can assist with your physical health and refer you to other services to assist with other issues. The well-being social worker is available for counselling at the coober pedy community health centre. This Is a free service and appointments can be made by ringing 86789230 or 0417813593. A psychiatrist visits coober pedy on a monthly basis. A doctor's referral is required. The cost of this service is covered by medicare. A worker from the child adolescent mental health service visits coober pedy on a monthly basis. This is a free service for under 18 year olds and their families. Appointments can be made by ringing 1800819089 A GROW group meets every Thursday from 1-3 in the activity room of the community health building. GROW is a self-help group which works on a tried and provea program of personal growth and rebuilding peoples lives. Speak to the workers at the coober pedy health centre. Or there are a number of tapes and books on topics including bipolar disease, trauma, loss and grief, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder which you can borrow. Contact the well-being social worker on 86789230. The coober pedy community library has a number of books available to borrow, which deal with topics about child rearing, dealing with adolescents and personal growth. A mental health nurse visits coober pedy on a monthly basis. This is a free service and appointments can be made through the well-being social worker on 86789230 or direct on 86422044. Telephone rural and remote 24 hour crisis and emergency assistance on 131465 - cost of a local call. Telephone lifeline on 131114 - cost of a local call. Kids helpline - freecall 1800 55 1800 or visit the website: stan soya and medic six years ago stan was attending grow meetings and loving them, but he felt the need for a structure run from consumers, that could invite professionals in when required. He started MEDIC, the Mood and Emotional Disorder Information Centre. Stans sense of humour led him to present to the forum (held in the coober pedy mud hut motel), a printout of which is reproduced below: 'answering service' this is a transcript of the new answering service recently installed at the mental health institute. 'hello and welcome to the mental health hotline' *if you are obsessive-compulsive: press 1 repeatedly. If you are co-dependant: ask someone to press 2 for you. If you have multiple personalities: press 3, 4, 5 and 6 If you are paraniod: we know who you are and what you want, stay on the line so we can trace your call. If you are delusional: press 7 and your call will be transferred to the mother ship. If you are schizophrenic: listen carefully and a small voice will tell you which number to press. On the lighter side A couple had been married for 40 years and also celebrated their 60th birthdays. During the celebration, a fairy godmother appeared and said that because they had been such a loving couple all those years, she would give them one wish each. Being the faithful loving spouse for all these years, naturally the wife wanted for her and her husband to have a romantic vacation together, so she wished for them to travel around the world. The fairy godmother waved her wand and boom! She had the tickets in her hand. Next it was the husbands turn and the fairy godmother assured him he could have any wish he wanted, all he needed to do was ask for his hearts desire. He paused for a moment, then said, 'well, honestly, I'd like to have a woman 30 years younger than me.' The fairy godmother picked up her wand and boom! He was 90!! optus tower the dccp approved a development application by optus to construct a 45 metre high telecommunications tower at lot 454 on the corner of hutchison st and malliots Bvde. answering service If your manic depressive: it doesn’t matter what number you press - no one will answer. If you are dislexic: press 6969696969696969 If you have a nervous disorder; please fidget with the hash key until a representative comes on the line. If you have amnesia; press 8 and state your name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number and your mothers maiden name. If you have short term memory loss: press nine. If you have short term memory loss: press nine. If you have short term memory loss: press nine. If you have low self esteem: please hang up. All our operators are too busy to talk to you. 2003 council elections as there have been more nominations received than vacancies to be filled, there will be an election held for the mayor of the dccp, and for the positions of the 8 councillors. The names in the order as they will appear on the ballot paper are: For the 8 councillors: tina doulgeris Mike maylin Ian quartermaine Harry blobel Paul athanasiadis Roanna wardle robin walker rose temple, boro rapaic. For mayor: steve baines Eric malliotis