HelpingMinds offers a range of free, professional and confidential counselling and support programs to adults who have a friend or family member that is affected by mental illness or are at risk of developing a mental illness themselves.
Professional counselling is available to help you work through issues such as the change in your relationship when someone becomes unwell, grief and loss due to the illness, communication and coping skills and what to say and what not to say. Click here for more information.
The Mental Health System in WA is complex. We help you navigate the system and understand your rights. The aim of this service is to work with you to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Being an informal carer can be exhausting. In order to maintain good mental health, it is important to take some time for yourself. We can provide a variety of activities or services that are tailored to suit your needs as an informal carer.
Our carer support groups are available in the Perth metro and WA regional areas. HelpingMinds holds regular meetings for carers and individuals to come together, offer support and share their experiences, coping skills, information on available treatments and relevant agencies. Visit our workshop page.
If you or someone you know is affected by a mental health condition you may be entitled to NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) support. Being eligible for NDIS means that you will have a personalised plan, with access to a range of free supports and services through HelpingMinds, such as access to mentors and support persons which can support you in day to day tasks as well as times of crisis. For more information click here.
Family LINK is a free 6 week program for the whole family to come together once a week, share a meal and have our team teach you tips and tricks to help your family to talk to each other, bring you closer as a family and deal with issues that cause family feuds.
The program will give you tools that will:
– Help you to talk with each other
– Bring you closer together
– Help deal with some of the family disputes
The program is open to families living in the Swan region, who have a family member affected by stress, conflict or mental health challenges.
Find out more here
When you are a Carer supporting someone through their journey of mental illness and recovery can be challenging. When things become difficult it can be hard to know where to seek help or know what help is available. Sometimes talking with someone who has lived through or experienced a similar situation can help ease your fears and concerns. This can help you realise that you are not alone, nor are you the only one. Carer Peer Support Workers are people who care for a friend or family member with a mental health issue and can support you by understanding the challenges you face. Learn more here.
HelpingMinds 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.
HelpingMinds is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. HelpingMinds welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity
HelpingMinds 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.
HelpingMinds is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. Helping Minds welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity