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
2014 Arafmi annual report
The Carer Centre
182 Lord Street,
Perth WA 6000
Freecall: 1800 811 747
New Leadership at Arafmi
Debbie Childs has been appointed as Executive Director after an extensive selection process by the Arafmi WA Board.
Mental Health 10-Year Plan
The Plan Fact Sheet Feedback Information
Workshop on National Disability Insurance
Mental Health Australia has been funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency to work with the mental health sector and build capacity for mental health consumers, families, carers and service providers to participate in the NDIS. A workshop will be held at Canberra’s Novotel on January 29. To be involved, contact Arafmi on 9427 7100.
Arafmi will be seeking feedback from carers, families and consumers on WA's mental health 10-year blueprint soon.
Agencies Stand Up for Mental Health
Arafmi is closely following developments on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. News
Poorer Treatment for Mental Health
Mental health patients are dying from preventable physical illnesses at the “appalling” estimated rate of 9000 excess deaths a year. Report
Coming - Carers' Guide
A consortium of mental health organisations, including Arafmi, is developing a practical guide for working with carers of people with a mental illness. The guide will be released next October, promoting that carers are equal partners in care.
Best Wishes for the Season from Arafmi's Board, management and staff.
Arafmi offices close mid-day on December 24 and reopen January 5.
SMILES for Clarkson and Midland
Arafmi is offering a free SMILES program for young carers, 8 to 12 years to be held in Clarkson and Midland. The program is designed to increase coping skills/knowledge of mental illness, reduce feelings of isolation, increase self-esteem/coping skills and develop a new freedom for self-expression. This is achieved through artwork, music, peer support, interactive exercises, games and problem solving. The Clarkson workshop runs over 2 days, January 8 & 9, from 9:30am to 3:30pm at Clarkson Youth Centre. The SMILES workshop in Midland will be on January 6 & 7. SMILES (CALD) will be on January 29 & 30. Bookings to 9427 7100. E: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Forum. For families, friends and other carers of someone living with mental illness. Safe, anonymous, online. Share stories, help each other. Saneforums are designed and delivered by SANE Australia. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under “Teleweb” program.
Arafmi’s January School Holiday Program for Young Mental Health Carers aged 8-12 and 13-17. See application forms
For Young People
What is depression?
What can I do to help my friend?
Q&A prepared by Arafmi for schools, More...
Family Mental Health Support Service for the City of Swan Go to Support and Counselling
Where to Find Us
"You are not alone"