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
Generous Donation to Arafmi
Thank you Naina and Kamal Shah, Manju and Jagdish Vekaria and Dina and Yogesh Shah for your donation of $1,100 for Arafmi's SMILES program. On hand were Arafmi President Patrick Hardwick, ED Mike Seward, SMILES' team members Courtney and Dani and Arafmi Exec Manager - Corporate Services - Debbie Childs.
Peer Work Framework
An Arafmi team headed by Executive Director Mike Seward attended the WA Association for Mental Health-facilitated mental health and drug and alcohol Peer Work Strategic Framework Consultation. Mike reports that peer work is gaining welcome traction in WA. See News
Suicides: New Figures. Action Needed.
The latest Aust Bureau of Statistics report on Causes of Death in Australia reveals more than 2,500 people died by suicide in 2012 – the highest number for the past 10 years. News
Suicide Prevention: New One Life Website
Mental Health Minister Helen Morton has announced an information hub for suicide prevention: http://www.onelifewa.com.au
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
Next Arafmi Walking Support Group is on Tuesday 26th August at 7.15am at Pickled Fig café, South Beach, 21 Ocean Drive, Sth Fremantle.
Meet at the café entrance. If raining we can just have coffee in the café, otherwise we will go for a beach walk then have coffee.
COPMI Training Perth, Broome
WA COPMI (Children Of Parents with a Mental Illness) Education and Awareness Strategy free training by COPMI National.
Broome: July 29, 30. Perth: July 31.
http://www.copmi.net.au/. 9427 7100.
October 4-10: Mental Health Week
Make a Move Towards Better Mental Health
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
"You are not alone"