Families 4 Families WA Tuesday 11th May 2021 (Zoom) 7pm – 8pm Topic: How to make listening your Superpower (or at least get better at it!) Guest Presenter: Jason Lim

Have you ever been listening to someone speak while preparing your advice, response, defence, justification or explanation? Learning to listen deeply helps to shift conversations and relationships but sometimes we get in our own way despite our best efforts. Our guest presenter Jason describes himself as a financial sector outcast who somehow landed in the helping profession. Over the […]

NEW! Lived Experience Co-design Community of Practice Discussion Topic: What co-design is and what it’s not! Date: Tuesday 11th May 2021 Time: Registration/tea/coffee: 9.30am Session: 10am – 11.30am

Increasingly, consumers, families and supporters are invited to be part of co-design processes with organisations and funders. But how do you know when it’s authentic co-design or simply friendlier consultation? In this first open session of the new Lived Experience Co-design Community of Practice, we’ll be having a look at what co-design is and what it’s not. Come along, learn, share, contribute and be […]

Families 4 Families WA – Christmas Picnic – Hyde Park, Perth Saturday 12th December 9am – 11.00am

2020 is almost over and it’s time for our annual Christmas gathering. We’ve chosen to share this time outside in the fresh air. The early time slot will hopefully allow us to enjoy a cooler temperature and a less crowded park. Where? Hyde Park near the children’s playground. Hyde Park is in North Perth and […]

Free training for family members-supporters-carers: Treatment, Support & Discharge Planning (Mental Health Act 2014)

Friday 20th November 2020 9.30am – 3pm: Baldivis/RockinghamRegister at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/familycarer-rights-in-treatment-discharge-planning-mental-health-act-tickets-127286843375Monday 7th December 2020 9.30am – 3pm: The Rise, Maylands Register at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/familycarer-rights-in-treatment-discharge-planning-mental-health-act-tickets-127621044981 MHM2 is now hosting two FREE training sessions to help family members, supporters and carers become more confident in knowing and asserting their rights and using the FREE 2019 co-designed resources. These are […]

Being around someone else’s alcohol and other drug dependency during COVID

Families 4 Familes WA Zoom gathering.Tuesday 28th April. 7pm – 8pm. AWSTRSVPs to mentalhealthmatters2@gmail.com or by text to 0413 861 049 for login details. Bottleshop sales are up. Calls to helplines are up.Physical distancing is still in place. How do you safely share space with someone who is actively using alcohol and other drugs (AOD) […]

31st March 7pm – 8.30pm Families 4 Families WA Online Zoom meeting

‘Managing holidays at times of stress’ Managing school holidays, festive seasons or special occasions can be challenging when supporting someone with co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug issues. It may be especially challenging now as the move into self-isolation grows and people are estranged (or not!) from other family members and friends. However, […]

F4FWA via Zoom

Tuesday 24th March 7pm – 8.30pm AWST. Join us by computer / tablet or phone. It’s simple and we’ll guide you through. Join us from home.  Join us in your pj’s.  Have your cuppa ready. Zoom meetings will take the place of the face-to-face bi-monthly meetings at Lord Street. These won’t be held for the […]

F4FWA 14th Jan 7pm – note new venue

Our first Families 4 Families WA catch-up is going to be an informal one at Dome cafe, Victoria Park, corner Albany Highway & McMaster Street at the Causeway end of Albany Highway. (The Vic Park outlet is not to be confused with the Dome cafe in East Victoria Park). Our usual venue at 182 Lord […]

‘Integrated Approaches to Mental Health’ Dr Sanjeev Sharma Tues 29th Oct 7pm

Dr Sanjeev Sharma is a Consultant Psychiatrist with an interest in General Adult Psychiatry. Dr Sharma has worked across various streams at Royal Perth Hospital and continues to work in acute settings in the public sector, alongside his dedicated practice at Abbotsford Psychiatry. He is currently completing his Fellowship in Addiction medicine from the Royal […]

Tuesday 22nd October 7pm: ‘Knowing what to say (or not!) & when to say it – Skills for responding to someone in distress’

Have you ever been unsure about what to say when someone tells you about a difficult time they’re having?Have you been on the receiving end of ‘fixing’ or problem solving advice when what you wanted was someone to listen?Have you felt better when someone who responded just how you needed them to? Charl Van Wyk, […]