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, […]

Self-care: what does it mean to you? 10th September 7pm

Self care means different things to different people. For one person, it may mean meditation, for another it’s shouting loudly at the footy on Friday night. For some the topic invokes resentment as another ‘thing’ to have to attend to when time and energy is scarce. Families, carers and supporters often put the person they […]

Carer Advocacy Service – HelpingMinds Tues 27th August 7pm

Have you ever felt nervous about attending a meeting as a family member? Would it be helpful to have someone experienced to go with you and provide support? The Carer Advocacy service at HelpingMinds can do just that…and more. Continuing our theme of knowing your rights and how to assert them, Dr Richard Bostwick who […]