“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
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.
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.
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
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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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