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Mental Health First Aid (2 days)

Chermside Bowls Club 468 Rode Road, Chermside, QLD, Australia

The workshop provides you with the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker experiencing mental distress or ill-health.This event runs over two days on the 25 & 26 June from 9am - 4:30pm each day at Chermside Bowls Club. Attendees must attend both days. Arrival between 8.30am and 9 am for 9 am start.Around 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Completing an MHFA course gives you the skills and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker. Mental Health First Aid courses are run in over 25 countries and over 3 million people have been trained worldwide. Be part of our growing community of mental health first aidersThis workshop is free for people who care for a friend or family member with mental health needs. Numbers are limited, preference is given to Mental Health Carers and Arafmi Volunteers.

Free
Event Series Create & Connect

Create & Connect

Arafmi Mental Health Carer Hub 315 Harcourt Street, Teneriffe, QLD, Australia

Join us for a morning of art and crafts. Tap into your creative side and join us for a morning of crafting with Arafmi. Each month we will provide a different crafting project, but you’re also welcome to bring along a long-term project and work on it while you enjoy morning tea and much deserved time out.

Free

Understanding the NDIS – Carer Coach Module 1 & 2 (Online)

This session is designed to assist carers to understand what the NDIS is, who is eligible to apply and how to apply for an NDIS package.What is Carer Coach?Carer Coach is a five module training series that Arafmi has developed to help mental health carers and the people they care for navigate the NDIS. It brings together information from a range of quality NDIS resources relevant to mental health carers. This information has been combined with the invaluable knowledge Arafmi’s frontline workers have developed through supporting people through the NDIS process, to provide carers with accurate and easily accessible information.Who is it for?Carer Coach is free for anyone who cares for or about a friend or family member with a psychosocial disability who wants to learn more about the NDIS. It is specifically tailored to the unique needs and challenges of mental health carers and the people they care for.www.carercoach.com.au 

Free
Event Series Gold Coast Carer Support Group

Gold Coast Carer Support Group

Fourth Thursday of each month from 10am. Our Gold Coast Carer Support Group offers a supportive environment where people have the opportunity to talk about their feelings, help explore alternative ways of coping, offer support to other group members, or to simply listen and observe. Support groups are also a valuable means of informing carers of Arafmi services and resources that are available to assist their caring role.

Event Series Toowoomba Carer Support Group

Toowoomba Carer Support Group

Our Toowoomba Carer Support Group offers a supportive environment where people have the opportunity to talk about their feelings, help explore alternative ways of coping, offer support to other group members, or to simply listen and observe. Support groups are also a valuable means of informing carers of Arafmi services and resources that are available to assist their caring role.

Financial Info for Carers (Online)

Financial Info for Carers session is designed specifically for people who care for a friend or family member with mental health needs.This practical Financial Info for Carers session will provide details about a range of financial resources available for carers now and potentially in the future.

Free
Event Series Ipswich Carer Support Group

Ipswich Carer Support Group

4th Friday of the month 10am -12noon. Our Ipswich Carer Support Group offers a supportive environment where people have the opportunity to talk about their feelings, help explore alternative ways of coping, offer support to other group members, or to simply listen and observe. Support groups are also a valuable means of informing carers of Arafmi services and resources that are available to assist their caring role.

Inner Brisbane Carer Support Group

10am last Saturday of each month. Our Inner Brisbane Carer Support Group offers a supportive environment where people have the opportunity to talk about their feelings, help explore alternative ways of coping, offer support to other group members, or to simply listen and observe. Support groups are also a valuable means of informing carers of Arafmi services and resources that are available to assist their caring role.

Creating and Maintaining Healthy Personal Boundaries (Online)

We need boundaries to protect us, put us in charge of our own lives, promote health relationships, independence and reduce stress.In this workshop we will look at what boundaries are and how and when to practice steps to set personal boundaries.This information session is designed specifically for people who care for a friend or family member with mental health needs. 

Free

Communicating with the Person you Support (Online)

The workshop provides carers with communication skills to build a strong and respectful relationship with the person they support.The workshop provides carers with an opportunity to increase their awareness of how people communicate and what skills are needed at different times to build a strong and respectful relationship with the person they support. A range of communication strategies will be explored to build carers confidence and skills and assist them to improve relationships now and in the future. This workshop is based on the L.E.A.P. communication strategy.

Free

Indooroopilly Carer Support Group

Our Indooroopilly Carer Support Group offers a supportive environment where people have the opportunity to talk about their feelings, help explore alternative ways of coping, offer support to other group members, or to simply listen and observe. Support groups are also a valuable means of informing carers of Arafmi services and resources that are available to assist their caring role.

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