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Carer Workshops & Information Sessions

Arafmi frequently delivers workshops and information sessions to carers and families of people with a psychosocial disability. These sessions provide an opportunity to learn and practice the many skills used in providing care to another person. Topics include: Effective Communication, Coping Skills for Carers, Personal Boundaries, Dual Diagnosis, Supporting Recovery and many more. These sessions are available online and face-to-face.

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Workshops & Information Sessions

The interactive sessions are designed to help carers understand the impact of mental illness on their loved one; how to improve their relationship; how to develop caring skills, and how carers can keep themselves well emotionally in the long run.

There’s also an opportunity to connect with other carers who may be experiencing similar issues and learn from each other. The carer workshops usually go for 2 hours with a short break and are available online and face-to-face.


Workshops & Information Sessions Topics

The workshops and information sessions cover a range of topics in response to needs identified by carers.  Some of the topics that are regularly covered include:


  • Understanding the NDIS – Carer Coach Module 1 & 2
  • Creating and Maintaining Healthy Personal Boundaries
  • Understanding and Supporting Recovery
  • Connecting with Community Supports for you and your family
  • Practical Tools for Carers
  • Communication Skills for Carers
  • Family Connections

Information Sessions:

  • Developing a Carer Statement for NDIS applications
  • Developing a Stay Well Committee
  • Financial Information for Carers
  • Developing a safety plan
  • Developing a portable summary

You can find all upcoming workshops and Informations sessions on our Events Calendar with registration options. 

Who are the sessions for?

Arafmi Carer Workshops and Information Sessions are for people who care for, or about, someone with mental illness/es. This can include siblings, parents, partners, relatives and friends.

If you’re unsure whether the workshops are relevant to you and the person you care for, please get in touch with us so we can discuss your needs.

If you are a mental health professional and interested in attending a workshop for your professional development, please contact us. Arafmi can discuss alternative training opportunities with you that are specifically for mental health professionals.

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Over the past 40 years, Arafmi has grown and continues to strive for better services for carers and to do so, we rely on our long-standing relationships with our members who are an integral part of our journey.

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