The Centre for U and AMAZE have formed a strategic partnership to increase awareness of autism and provide ETU members and their families access to educational support services.
AMAZE and The Centre for U will offer three major forums in 2020, including:
- Employment and Autism: Webinar 22nd of May 2020
- Raising Autistic Girls Workshop: Webinar 10th of June 2020
- Parents Pamper day at the CFU: Date to be confirmed
Amaze is a charity, non-profit organisation and the peak body for autistic people and their families in Victoria. It commenced operations in 1967 (as the Victorian Autistic Children’s and Adults Association), formed by a group of parents struggling to find resources.
Today Amaze works to create inclusive communities that give voice and opportunity to autistic people and their families. The social impact we wish to make is for a society that respects the dignity of every person on the autism spectrum and offers each of them real opportunities to participate and contribute.
The Centre for U and PANDA have formed a formal partnership to deliver a campaign that will coincide with Men’s Health Week in 2020 to encourage male members of the ETU who are expecting and new dads to ‘mind their mental health’.
The campaign is aimed at maintaining mental health while expecting a child and/or in the early years of their child’s life. It will encourage men to seek support if they are experiencing vulnerability on their journey to becoming a parent and will address the specific challenges faced by many expecting and new fathers in the current situation of lockdown and isolation due to the coronavirus. It will also connect those who are struggling to other self-help and support platforms across Australia.
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia is the national peak body supporting and representing expecting and new parents to understand and recover from perinatal anxiety and depression, a serious and potentially devastating illness that affects around 100,000 Australian families every year.
PANDA operates Australia’s only National Helpline that supports expecting and new parents affected by perinatal mental illness, supporting approximately 12,000 contacts with callers, their families and supports each year. We also provide two websites with crucial information and advice for expecting and new parents, including a website targeted specifically at fathers www.howisdadgoing.org.au
PANDA also works to raise awareness in the community and encourage people affected by perinatal mental illness to seek help through the media, community education and a range of print and digital health promotion resources.
To learn more contact us today