HelpingMinds offers a range of free, professional and confidential counselling and support programs to children and youth aged 8-18 years who have a friend or family member that is affected by mental illness or are at risk of developing a mental illness themselves.
Our programs and support services include:
CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES COUNSELLING PROGRAM
This program is for children & youth aged 8-18yrs, residing in the Perth metro area who have a family member or friend with a mental illness. They must have the ability to meet at a HelpingMinds office or school within the catchment area and provide a completed parent & client consent form.
− Education on mental illness
− Advocacy and referrals if required
− Liaison with school and parents/guardians
− Counselling and support
− Development of healthy coping strategies
− Development of positive self –image, self-esteem and confidence
− Safety plans (what to do in an emergency, or if someone is unwell)
− Provision of information on services available
− Referral to HelpingMinds school holiday programs for respite
For more information phone 1800 811 747.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY YOUTH RESPITE CAMPS
HelpingMinds welcomes young carers (9-14yrs) to apply for our free overnight youth camps. A fun and safe environment to encourage positive attitudes, enhance communication and problem solving skills, confidence, resilience and positive peer relationships. For more information phone 1800 811 747.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
HelpingMinds invites young carers (8-12 years and 13-17 years) to join our school holiday program. These activities provide a safe, fun environment to encourage positive attitudes. They assist in enhancing communication and problem solving skills, confidence, resilience and promotes positive peer relationships. All activities are age specific and include outing such as go karting, movies, ice skating, bowling and scouting activities. Free and all snacks, lunch and drinks are provided.
Carer advocates give you confidence, information and support to navigate the mental health system. They will listen to you with a view to providing assistance to help you take action.
This is a free service for people providing support to a family member or friend living with a mental health issue.
Carers have a right to be informed of treatment decisions that impact on them in their caring role. Carers also have a right to make a complaint about a health, disability or mental health service that does not acknowledge the rights of the carer.
HelpingMinds advocates can be contacted via phone and can then arrange to meet with you or, if requested, can accompany you to meetings related to your situation as a family member caring for a person with mental health issues.
For more information info (@) helpingminds.org.au or call 1800 811 747
Child & youth support available in metro areas:
Child & youth support available in regional areas:
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Ph: +61 08 9427 7100
F: +61 08 9427 7119
Armadale, Cockburn, Fremantle
Hillarys, Mandurah, Midland, Midvale
Carnarvon, South Hedland
Email : info (@) helpingminds.org.au
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