‘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 […]

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 […]