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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Upcoming 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

If you’d like to attend one or more of our carer workshops, please call us on 07 3254 1881 or email us at

Aug 05
05 August 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carer Consultation – Queensland Health’s New Plan for Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs (Online)
Online, Brisbane Australia

Carer Consultation: Do you have lived experience with, or cared for someone with a mental health illness? This is an opportunity for you to share your feedback and participate in a new plan for Queensland Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Future Planning. You can be involved in one of four ways: face-to-face workshop, online workshop, online survey (opening on 19 July) or a one-on-one consultation. Please follow this link for more information and to register your interest.

Aug 10
10 August 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Workshop: Essential Skills for Carers (Online)
Online, Brisbane Australia

Workshop: Essential Skills for Carers is designed to explore what skills a carer needs, how to develop these skills and confidence and has practical information and tips to assist you in your role.

October 2021
Oct 07
07 October 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Info Session: Medication Information for Carers
Carer Hub, 24 Chermside St
Teneriffe, QLD 4005 Australia

Info Session: Medication Information for Carers Join an experienced community pharmacist, over lunch. This session will provide you with general information about medicines and how to safely use them, links […]

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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Workshops Topics

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

  • Caring Skills
  • Practical Tools for Carers
  • Connecting with Community Supports
  • Effective Communication
  • Creating and Maintaining Healthy Professional Boundaries
  • Understanding and Supporting Recovery
  • Developing Resilience
  • Understanding Mental Illness
  • Let’s Talk About Suicide
  • Dual Diagnosis

If you’d like to attend one or more of our carer workshops, please call us on 07 3254 1881 or email us at

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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.