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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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Carer workshops


Effective Communication
 
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This workshop covers basic communication skills and strategies for communication with someone experiencing mental distress. Participants are encouraged to practice these skills at the workshop by participation in small group activities.

Coping Skills for Carers
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This workshop is designed to look at a broad range of issues that Carers confront such as communicating with someone who is unwell, providing support to someone with a mental illness, coping with difficult behaviour and understanding the symptoms of the major mental illnesses.

The Power of Personal Boundaries
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Boundaries are limits we set with people in order to help us maintain a sense of ourselves as individuals, separate from others. Boundaries:    

          Protect us

          Put us in charge of our own lives

          Promote healthy relationships

          Can promote independence

          Reduce stress and conflict

We explore what boundaries participants would like to set in their relationships through practice exercises and small group discussions

The Unique Process of Loss and Grief 
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Family and friends of people with mental health issues may experience feelings of loss when their loved one develops chronic mental health problems. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to explore these losses and the associated grief. Through experiential work and small group discussions participants will look at ways to manage this and move forward in their lives.

Dual Diagnosis - Mental Illness and Substance Use
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Based on our publication – Dual Diagnosis – Mental Illness and Substance Use, families can explore how to be most helpful in their role of caring for a loved one with this issue whilst caring for themselves at the same time. We will explore strategies for coping and through small group discussions examine the importance of self care and setting firm boundaries for the benefit of everyone in the long term. Families can inadvertently contribute to maintaining a person’s addiction and this workshop will provide you with an understanding of how this happens and how you can change it.

 Lets Talk About Suicide
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This workshop presents information on suicide – myths and facts, factors that influence suicidal behaviour, risk and protective factors, warning signs and useful responses. Participants will be given the opportunity to have small group discussions to explore their fears, examine ways to keep their loved ones safe and prepare a plan in case of emergency.

Fit for Caring
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This workshop is designed to give participants an opportunity to look at their own needs, discuss the impact of the caring role on carers and explore strategies to ensure good health and a positive sense of well-being. We will engage in small group discussions and do a hands on activity to create a personal map of self care strategies for you to take home.

Understanding and Supporting Recovery
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This workshop assists carers in understanding what recovery based practice and care is and how attendees can support their loved ones in their recovery journey.

Bouncing Back -  Building Resilience

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This is designed to help participants to understand resilience; what it is and how we can build it into our lives. We will examine factors that contribute to stress and how we can manage these. Our focus will be on developing and using a personal strategy for enhancing resilience.

 

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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