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 […]

What a great evening!

Thank you to everyone who attended the launch of our new co-designed Resources for families and supporters in relation to Treatment, Support & Discharge planning under the Mental Health Act 2014. A particular thanks to our panelists – (left to right in photo) – Sarah Cowie, Director, Health and Disability Services Complaints Organisation (HaDSCO); Debora […]

Family/Carer rights in Treatment, Support & Discharge planning (Mental Health Act 2014)

Tuesday 13th August 2019, 7pm – 8.30pm Free Event Release of resources followed by panel discussion and Q & A session Panellists (in alphabetical order) include: Debora Colvin, Chief Mental Health Advocate, Mental Health Advocacy Service Ron Deng, family/carer representative Sarah Cowie, Director, Health & Disability Services Complaints Organisation  Toni, consumer perspective Karen Whitney, President, […]

Stressed? Tired? Exhausted? Want to try something new?

Mental Health Matters 2  invites you to attend an evening of Sound Healing. Be held in a blissful and nurturing space where you are free to simply be.                     Tuesday, 28th May 2019  6.45pm – 8.30pm Cherry Chapman is a qualified sound healing counsellor, who is kindly donating her time to […]

Happy Birthday Mental Health Matters 2 !

Thank you, everyone, who attended our 9th Birthday celebration, and community discussion around Ambiguous Loss. It was an authentic evening with lively discussion. Thank you to our wonderful panel members who shared their strategies for managing Ambiguous Loss. And thank you to Helping Minds and Carers WA for kindly providing the venue. We are looking […]

9th Birthday Community Discussion & Celebration.

Mental Health Matters 2 invites youto attend a Community Discussion Evening tocelebrate its 9th birthday. ‘Resilience in creatively managing ambiguous losses’ Tuesday 26th March, 7.30pm – 9.15 pm. Informed by the work ofDr Kanthi Perera and herrecent workbook “Hopeful Voyager”; followed by Q & A,refreshments & birthday cake. Presentation by Dr Kanthi Perera followed by […]

Are you a family member or carer of a person who has been treated under the WA Mental Health Act 2014?

Have you been involved – or wanted to be involved – with planning for their treatment, support and discharge? Tuesday 12th February 2019. 7 – 8.30pm Guest Speaker:  Debora Colvin, Chief Mental Health Advocate (Mental Health Advocacy Service) Topic:  Family / carer rights in the development of Treatment, Support and Discharge Plans under the Mental […]

How did it go? Tuesday 8th January 2019

At the first Families 4 Families WA meeting of the new year, we get together to share people’s experiences of Christmas and the New Year.  For some individuals and families who are managing experiences of mental distress, drug and alcohol use and/or criminal justice involvement, it has been a time of reconnection, even if somewhat […]

Christmas Gathering Tuesday 11th December 7pm

The last Families 4 Families WA meeting for 2018. Tuesday 11th December 7-8.30pm. Please bring a small plate to share. Discussion:  ‘Managing Christmas’. 182 Lord Street, Perth.   RSVPs appreciated by text to 0413 861 049.