HelpingMinds Services cover a lot of areas, below you will find all of our services broken down into the following categories
We are unable to provide direct counselling support for anyone in crisis but a list of providers that can provide this support can be found here
Professional counselling is available to help informal carers 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.
Our no cost one-and-a-half-hour Raising Resilient Children workshop for parents equips them with the knowledge and tools to recognise if their child is experiencing mental health problems, what to do about it and how to raise resilient children. For more information click here.
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.
When you are supporting someone through their journey of mental illness and recovery, life 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.
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
“Before I came to HelpingMinds I didn’t know why mum talked to people who are not there. Now I understand that she has schizophrenia. We now talk about it at home and I now have someone I can talk to about how I feel. I don’t feel alone and confused anymore.“
15 year old student
“Sometimes at home I get so stressed being around my mum when she is depressed, especially during the holidays. The holiday programs give both me and mum a break. They are so much fun and you meet people who understand what you are going through.”
12 year old student
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, such as access to mentors and support persons which can support you in day to day tasks as well as times of crisis. Click here for more information.
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. Learn more here.
Young Carer Workshops SMILES (Simplifying Mental Illness & Life Enhancement Skills Education Program) is a free program for young carers aged 8 to 12 years old. Young carers get to participate in artwork, music, peer support, interactive exercises, games and problem solving. Contact us to find out more.
The KOPING program is a free program for young carers aged 13 to 17 years old. Young carers get to participate in artwork, music, peer support, interactive exercises, games and problem solving. Call us to find out more.
Talk It Out and YoungMinds are FREE services for 0-18 yrs old who are experiencing difficulties in their lives or at risk of developing a mental health issue. Talk It Out team offers specialised fun workshops, one on one time with support workers, informal counselling and mentoring. All of the services are designed to support children and young people to identify areas of strengths and concerns in their lives and to ultimately to identify their own goals.
Have a question? Got a problem? Need some advice? Let’s Talk It Out.
HelpingMind’s Youth Worker is available to support young carers with practical supports and advocacy.
HelpingMinds offers free professional counselling, education and support to young people ages 8 -17 years who have a friend or family member with a mental health issue. Counselling appointments operate for 30-60 minutes weekly or fortnightly. Find out more here.
HelpingMinds has developed two Classroom Wellness Programs.
Program 1 – Incorporating Wellbeing into Everyday Routines
Program 2 – Working With Anxiety
These programs assist teachers implement practical tools and processes into their classrooms so Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is integrated into the daily teaching program.
● were developed in consultation with teachers
● are 90 minutes
● are facilitated by mental health professionals who have experience working with young people
● fit within Component 2 of the KidsMatters initiative
Click here for more information.
This is a free innovative school education program aimed at secondary school students in the Perth metro area and 200km from Perth City. The Changing Minds program addresses a wide range of information around mental illness and mental wellbeing. The program is flexible and can be tailored to schools around particular mental health issues. HelpingMinds main aim 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. Find out more here.
A free one hour session which shows young teenagers how to manage stress and pressure.
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A free one hour session which shows pre teens and young teenagers about social media and their mental health
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A free one hour session which provides the general community with an insight into mental health and mental illness
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A free one hour session which provides an insight into managing your own mental wellbeing
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A 14-hour YMHFA course which teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to adolescents. Suitable for teachers, parents or anyone working or living with young people.
Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported. The YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem
Click HERE for more information
Our health promotion team are able to set up stalls for community events which provide information about mental health. They often include games or activities dependent on the audience.
If you are interested in having our team at one of your events please get in touch.
We offer a series of programs to organisations that focus on achieving and maintaining good mental health in the workplace. We deliver sessions covering the full range of mental health topics related to the workplace, and tailor each program according to the client’s focus areas and budget.
Topics offered by our qualified facilitators include:
Our team can also review your policies around leave as it relates to mental health, and give suggestions about incorporating wellness leave in addition to traditional annual and carer leave.
Contact us today to learn more about what HelpingMinds can do to support your organisation’s mental wellness objectives.
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