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 […]

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 […]