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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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Donate
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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Our Mission and Values

Among Arafmi’s goals are a reduction in the stigma of mental illness in our community, and wider acceptance of family members as part of the therapeutic alliance in mental illness, with doctors, hospital staff, community mental health workers, and consumers.

Mission
To enhance the well being of family, friends and others caring for people with mental illness and /or psychiatric disability by providing quality support, education and advocacy services.

Our Values

Arafmi’s values are strongly about compassion, collaboration, and respect, but we also work very hard to achieve efficiency and results in the use of our limited resources.

As a grass roots carer organisation we value:

•    The strength and inspiration gained from the work and skills of family carers.

•    The availability, talents and willingness of volunteers, drawing much of our energy and knowledge from volunteers who are also carers.

•    The work and skills of others within the fields of mental health and caring; within our advocacy role we operate respectfully and in collaboration with them.
•    Equity of access to our services for people from diverse backgrounds, geographic locations and cultural groups.

•    Our staff and each other; within Arafmi we treat each other with respect and we care for our staff and appreciate their contributions.

•    A culture of excellence, seeking continual improvement and enhanced responsiveness to carer needs in providing services.

•    Efficiency, value for money and service quality In responding to the requirements of our funders.

In all our decision-making we are guided by ethical considerations which promote the welfare of carers and people with mental health issues over the needs of the organisation.

 

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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