Families 4 Families WA (F4FWA) is a bi-monthly online (Zoom) group where families, friends and supporters of people who experience mental distress, alcohol and other drug use and sometimes criminal justice involvement come together to share, support and learn. The group is peer-led and peer-run, by family members for family members – hence the name!
- Held on 2nd and 4th Tuesday night of the month (excluding public holidays)
- 7pm – 8.00pm AWST
- Zoom platform
To register: Simply email mentalhealthmatters2@gmail. or text 0413 861 049. We require a phone number for registration. Then, we’ll send you the recurrent Zoom link.
F4FWA supports and promotes safety and harm minimisation for individuals and families.
Meetings have been held twice a month since 2011. We’ve never missed a scheduled session – even during COVID19 when we moved online – we’re pretty proud of that. Everyone is welcome – we privilege the family / significant other voices.
The format of the evenings include peer discussions and sharing; guest presentations and consultations to relevant research. Research involving the voice of living experience is critical to enable services to be built on what works from a consumer and family perspective. F4FWA is open to participating in contemporary research which informs service improvement and development for people and families at the ‘pointy end’. We’ve previously done so with Curtin University and with Murdoch University.
2023 Finalist for ConnectGroups WA Awards: Online/Facebook Support Group 2015 Winner of Alcohol and Other Drug Excellence (Families) Award