Arafmi is the one-stop-shop for mental health carers in Western Australia.
Our support staff are able to listen to your concerns to provide and guide you to the appropriate support for you at that time.
You may need someone to support you through a first or recent episode of mental illness or perhaps you require information on a mental illness or service or need advice as to where to get help for the person you love.
Arafmi is the only call that you need to make. We will provide you with the support you need or find someone who can.
Our membership and services are free.
We are proud members of national Mental Health Carers Arafmi Australia
The Carer Centre
182 Lord Street,
Perth WA 6000
Freecall: 1800 811 747
Arafmi Announces National Guide
Arafmi WA President, Patrick Hardwick, has announced that funding has been finalised for a national project to develop a ‘best practice’ nationally-consistent Practical Guide for Working with Carers of People with a Mental Illness in Australia.
Arafmi Holiday Activities Arafmi’s school holiday program for next month is full. The next program will be during the Christmas school holiday period. For more information please contact Arafmi on 9427 7100.
NEW: The Carers Forum. A service for families, friends and other carers of someone living with mental illness. A safe, anonymous online space for us to share our stories and help each other. “Saneforums” have been designed and delivered by SANE Australia and made available to not-for-profit partner organisations including Arafmi. Funded by the Australian Government Dept of Health under the “Teleweb” program.
New National Voice for Carers
Mental Health Carers Arafmi Australia has launched Our National Voice, a website devoted to telling the personal stories of mental health carers. Go to www.ournationalvoice.com
COPMI Reference Group
If you have been affected by parental mental illness you can be part of the COPMI Reference Group. To register your interest call Arafmi on 9427 7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Week – Join in
Mental Health Week is just a month away. Among state-wide activities on October 4-10,
Arafmi staff will operate information stalls and be available to chat with you. Arafmi will be at Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre on October
5 for Mental Week opening (noon-4pm), at Curtin University on October 6 (11am-2pm), Graylands Hospital on October 8 (10am-2pm) and World Mental Health Day, October 10 at Murray St Mall (8am-2pm). Be part of Mental Health Week and help combat mental health stigma.
Couples Counselling Pilot
Arafmi is running a pilot program for couples who are seeking counselling. The couple is made up of the carer and their partner who is experiencing mental health issues. The aim of couples counselling is to support the couple in their relationship journey where mental health issues have affected them. This is a free service available in the Perth, Fremantle, Whitfords and Mandurah offices. Please contact Arafmi’s Perth Head office on 9427 7100 if you have further queries or would like to make an appointment.
Arafmi - Acting Executive Director
Debbie Childs has been appointed acting Executive Director of Arafmi following the resignation of Mike Seward. The Board will be working over the next few months to find a replacement.
October 4-10: Mental Health Week
Make a Move Towards Better Mental Health
For Young People
What is depression? What can I do to help my friend? Q&A prepared by Arafmi for schools, click
Family Mental Health Support Service for the City of Swan Go to Support and Counselling
* Shoalwater respite house
* Geraldton respite house (Port Denison)
9427 7100. E: email@example.com
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