Do you need support for a family member’s alcohol and other drug use?

Families 4 Families WA (Zoom) Tuesday 23rd November 2021 7pm – 8pm Topic:  Accessing 24/7 support through the Parent and Family Drug Support Line Guest Presenter: Charlotte, Co-ordinator, Parent and Family Drug Support – Mental Health CommissionDo you ever need to talk with someone about a family member’s alcohol or other drug use? Maybe on a […]

Families 4 Families WA Zoom meetings

F4FWA continues to meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday night of every month from 7pm – 8pm AWST on Zoom. The hour is a mix of guest presenters and peer discussions for family members and friends of individuals who experience mental health and alcohol and other drug challenges and possible involvement with police, court […]

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 […]