HelpingMinds (previously Arafmi)

HelpingMinds offers free and confidential support to the family and friends of people living with mental health challenges, across Western Australia. Previously known as ARAFMI, we have been around for more than forty years.

HelpingMinds offers the following services:
• Assistance and support through the NDIS
• Counselling and support groups for family and friends of people living with mental illness
• Phone counselling for people in regional and remote WA on 1800 811 747
• Early intervention programs for children and young people (City of Swan, Geraldton, Carnarvon, Broome)
• Mental health programs for schools and the community
• In-school counselling for students aged 8-17
• Helping family and friends to understand their rights and have their voice heard

HelpingMinds (previously Arafmi) WAAMH Full Member

Street Address
182 Lord St, Perth, WA, 6000
Phone
1800 811 747
Email
[email protected]

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Services Provided

Counselling

Telephone Counselling

Who it's for

Carers/families of people living with a mental illness HelpingMinds also offers a free professional counselling and support to children / you aged 8-18 years who have a family member with mental illness.

Funded by

Mental Health Commission FaHCSIA

  • PERTH 10 km

Mutual Support and Self Help

Peer workers can provide support to those with family members and friends with mental illness through their own lived experience.

Who it's for

18+.

Funded by

MHC.

  • PERTH 10 km

Personalised Support

Outreach Counselling and Support

Who it's for

Aboriginal carers and families of a person with a mental illness

Funded by

FaHCSIA

  • PERTH 10 km

Family & Carer Support

Flexible respite and family support options for carers of people with severe mental illness/psychiatric disability and carers of people with an  intellectual disability, to provide alternate or supplementary care arrangements and family support to support carers and families maintain their caring role. Family Mental Health Support Service - Counselling and Support

Who it's for

Families and Carers of people with a mental illness

Funded by

FaHCSIA (Mental Health Respite Initiative). Mental Health Commission

  • PERTH 10 km

Individual Advocacy

In WA ,HelpingMinds provides the only free individual advocacy service for carers, family members and others who provide significant support to someone with mental illness. The advocacy support is provided in a client-directed and non-adversial way, aiming to meet the needs of those who are having difficulties with mental health services, and other government and non-government services.

Who it's for

All Ages

Funded by

MHC.

  • PERTH 10 km

Education, Employment & Training

HelpingMinds provides a range of training programs, including Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Gatekeeper suicide prevention, Ambiguous loss, Assertivenes skills, Coping with difficult behaviours

Who it's for

18+.

Funded by

MHC.

  • PERTH 10 km

Mental Health Promotion

Youth Counselling and Support (Inc school Holiday Program). Community Education. Mental Health Community Awareness and Education

Who it's for

Young People aged 8 to 18 years who have a family member with a mental illness. Secondary School Students. Secondary School Students

Funded by

Mental Health Commission

  • PERTH 10 km

Mental Illness Prevention

Early Intervention

Who it's for

Our early intervention services include counselling (ages 7-17), practical support and workshops and are available for young people under the age of 18 in the City of Swan, Midwest, Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley, who have emotional difficulties or are at risk of developing a mental health challenge.

  • BILINGURR 20 km
  • INDEE 20 km
  • BABBAGE ISLAND 20 km
  • BEACHLANDS 20 km
  • BASKERVILLE 10 km