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


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Kui Lifestyle Support Program

Kui is an indigenous word meaning, "Welcome, come and join us"

Kui’s aim is to assist people with a mental health issue to establish and achieve lifestyle goals and improve their quality of life.

What does this mean?

Kui Support Workers work individually with people - both in their home and in the community.  They assist people by:

  • Providing planned support that is agreed upon by both the service and the person and is within the limitations of the service
  • Assisting people to develop life skills such as budgeting and shopping
  • Assisting people to access volunteer or paid work 
  • Liaising with health practitioners, Case Managers and Mental Health Services to provide support and access appointments
  • Supporting people to access social activities and community services
  • Providing information and referral to other services and supports

Who can use Kui’s Service?

To be eligible for support at Kui, people need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have a serious mental illness or psychiatric disability; resulting in substantially reduced capacity for communication, social interaction, learning and organising daily activities. 
  • Be aged between 18-65
  • Have residential status as one of the following: an Australian citizen; a permanent Australian resident; a Temporary Protection Visa holder; a New Zealand citizen who arrived in Australia prior to 26 February 2001; OR a member of a family on a work or study visa sponsored by the Australian Government.
  • Live in Kui’s catchment area: Albion, Alderley, Ascot, Ashgrove, Bowen Hills, Breakfast Creek, Chermside, Clayfield, Dorrington, Eagle Farm, Eagle Junction, Enoggera, Everton Park, Fortitude Valley, Gaythorne, Gordon Park, Grange, Hendra, Herston, Indooroopilly, Ithica, Kangaroo Point, Kedron, Kelvin Grove, Lutwyche, McDowell, Meeandah, Mitchelton, New Farm, Newmarket, Newstead, Northgate, Nundah, Spring Hill, St Lucia, St John’s Wood, Stafford, Stafford Heights, Taringa, Toowong, Virginia, Wavell Heights, Wilston, Windsor or Wooloowin.
  • Need and want a support service; and not presently accessing other similar services
  • Have the capacity to engage with and benefit from the Kui support program

How do people get involved with Kui?

People may refer themselves or be referred by a family member, carer, friend or health professional. If you are making a referral for another person it is important that they are aware of the referral .

Please contact the Co-ordinator during business hours for more information

Contact Details
315 Harcourt Street
New Farm Qld 4005

Postal Address:
As above

Office Hours
9.00am- 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

Telephone: 07 3254 2499
Fax: 07 3254 2985


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