Education has proven to be an effective way of reducing the risk of mental illness and promoting good mental health. HelpingMinds provides educational programs for young people, youth and adults.
SMILES – SIMPLIFYING MENTAL ILLNESS & LIFE ENHANCEMENT SKILLS EDUCATION PROGRAM
SMILES is a free program for young carers 8 to 12yrs living in the Perth metro area and funded regional areas of WA.Young carers get to participate in artwork, music, peer support, interactive exercises, games and problem solving which helps to:
CHANGING MINDS PROGRAM
This is a free innovative school education program aimed at secondary school students in the Perth metro and greater Bunbury area. The main aim of the Changing Minds program is to address the stigma of mental illness, however some schools have certain issues they face and we can then cater for those needs such as depression and eating disorders.
This program helps:
For more information or to make a booking for your school please phone 1800 811 747 or email info (@) helpingminds.org.au
HelpingMinds are inviting young people aged 13-18 years to attend a new interactive group, the Koping Adolescent Program.
Koping is a psycho-educative peer-support program for young people who have a family member affected by a mental health problem.
The program explores connecting with peers and learning about mental illness, stress in the family, resilience, and identifying and exploring different ways of coping with stress.
Koping aims to provide participants with:
HelpingMind’s Youth Worker is available to support young carers with practical supports and advocacy.
The youth worker can help young carers:
COPMI WA is a network of families, professionals and organisations committed to raising awareness of the needs of children and families where a parent has a mental illness and improving their access to information, resources and support services.
For more information email info (@) helpingminds.org.au or visit http://www.copmiwa.com.au/
Peer to peer support groups were the topic of discussion at yesterday's 'Alternatives to Suicide' forum. Here are the presenters, Lisa and Caroline. HelpingMinds and Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) sponsored an afternoon session just for consumers and carers/family members. Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences. It was a powerful day. ... See MoreSee Less
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F: +61 08 9427 7119
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Hillarys, Mandurah, Midland, Midvale
Carnarvon, South Hedland
Email : info (@) helpingminds.org.au
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