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 - Go to About Us/strategic plan
The Carer Centre
182 Lord Street,
Perth WA 6000
Freecall: 1800 811 747
As part of the proposed WA youth, carer and family participation framework for youth mental health, two surveys have been developed.
Mental Health Youth Surveys - See News
Have Your Say on Criminal Law
Arafmi is urgently seeking your responses to the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act by November 24. These will be forwarded to WAAMH for a united submission to the Attorney General. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Monthly Social Group
Arafmi will be running a monthly social group, free, each month for those aged 17–24 who have a family member or friend with a mental health issue. Next: December 11 at 5pm–6.30pm. Join us at Sizzler Innaloo, Event Cinema Complex, Liege St, Woodlands. Meal and drinks provided and assistance with transport costs. RSVP by December 8. Courtney 9427 7100 E: email@example.com
Changes Sought on Criminal Law
WA Association for Mental Health president Alison Xamon said politicians needed to be removed from the decision-making process of the Act. WA Attorney-General Michael Mischin is seeking comments on the operation of the Act. Deadline is December 12.
Arafmi Christmas Events:
Arafmi members' Christmas events. Ensure you are on our invitation lists. Phone Jennifer Fee on 9427 7100.
CHANGE OF DATE
Perth evening support group was Dec 18 - now December 11. Please contact 9427 7100 to discuss further.
SMILES for Clarkson in January
Arafmi is offering a free SMILES program for young carers, 8 to 12 years to be held in Clarkson. 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 workshop runs over 2 days on January 8 and 9 from 9:30am to 3:30pm, Clarkson Youth Centre. 9427 7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Coming next year - 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 released in October 2015; promoting that carers are equal partners in care.
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.
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
"You are not alone"