FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT (FMHSS)
This program is for families who reside in the city of Swan, with children (0-18yrs) who are affected or at risk of developing a mental illness.
For more information phone 1800 811 747.
TALK IT OUT
Talk It Out is a program for families who reside in the city of Swan with children or young people (0-17yrs) who are affected by, or at risk of developing a mental illness.
For more information phone 1800 811 747 or email info (@) talkitout.org.au
YOUNG MINDS – FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT (FMHSS)
This program is for families who live in the Midwest, Gascoyne and the Kimberley with children (0-18yrs) who are experiencing emotional difficulties in their lives or are at risk of developing a mental illness.
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 phone 1800 811 747.
Recovering Our Families is an innovative online support program designed to support the recovery of mental health challenges. The program is specifically designed to aid families struggling with emotional pain, whether that is a result of psychiatric diagnosis, undiagnosed extreme emotional distress, or addiction issues.
Recovering Our Families provides coping skills and tools to aid participants through their challenges.
“This course builds families confidence in playing an active part in a family member’s recovery process. It introduces the importance of love and hope and challenges the myths, stigma and existing traditional approaches to mental illness giving hope to families that, despite how bad or how long they’ve been impacted by family mental health issues, recovery is possible“
– 47 year old professional woman, wife & mother – Perth, Western Australia.
“The program helped me to move from survival mode to a new ‘normal’.
During my crisis, I had put all my energy into surviving that period and that had been the right thing to do but I had lost my own balance and I was being less effective in supporting and caring.
My own extreme stress had led me to a state of significant anxiety, and I was feeling helpless and losing hope.
Recovering Our Families provided me with hope for a life beyond the crisis. Helped me to be better at looking after myself and to be a better support. It significantly improved our communication. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
– 52 year old Husband – Bondi, NSW Australia.
Classes are currently offered every second month beginning on the 15th of the month.
For more information or to register your interest visit http://recoveringourfamilies.com/
Or call HelpingMinds on 9427 7100 or 1800 811 747
Family support available in metro areas:
Family support available in regional areas:
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
182 Lord Street
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
We respectfully acknowledge that we work on Aboriginal land and pay our respects to community members and elders, past and present.
Individuals pictured are models and are used for illustrative purposes only.