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Workshops
Arafmi Queensland provides workshops to learn, develop and practice skills in Communication, Boundary Setting, Coping and many other areas for Mental Health Carers.
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Individuals and organisations can support the work of Mental Health Carers Arafmi Queensland through sponsorships, bequests and donations.

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Publications
See our list of resources available to assist carers
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Respite Programs

Caring for the well-being of families living with mental health issues

Arafmi’s Respite and Family Support Programs provide both in-home and away-from-home support for families in which a member has a major mental illness and a psychiatric disability.

The objectives of the Family Support Programs are to:

•    Increase the viability of the family unit by providing breaks in which to 'recharge the batteries'.
•    Increase community inclusiveness and independence for the person with a mental health issue.
•    To break down the isolation of the family.

Respite Support offered by Arafmi includes support in the family home; taking a break by staying at one of the Respite Programs and participating in activities and outings in the community.

Respite Support could include a few hours each week or several days at a time - depending on individual needs. 

Find a Support Group

Support groups are located in various areas of Brisbane and regional areas of the State

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Attend a Workshop that suits your needs

Monthly Mental Health Carer workshops on a broad range of issues including carer coping skills, setting boundaries and communication are held in New Farm

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Donate

Individuals and organisations can support the work of Mental Health Carers Arafmi Queensland through sponsorships, bequests and donations.

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ADINA RESPITE AND FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM


61 Jamaica Drive
Deception Bay


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COOLIBAH RESPITE AND FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM


38 East Street
Lutwyche

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JERENDINE RESPITE AND FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM


33 Frost Street
Mt Gravatt East

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KARINYA RESPITE AND FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM


12 Ferrett Street
Sadliers Crossing
Ipswich


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