At the Mental Illness Fellowship of WA we provide a range of support services to people diagnosed with mental illness and their carers and families.
Our Services include:
- Telephone Information & Referral Service
- Recovery Rehabilitation Program for adults with mental illness; Lorikeet Centre Rehabilitation Program
- Carer Services; Carer Respite and Well Ways Carers Education Program
- Youth Services; Early Intervention Recovery Program (EIRP)
- Family Services; Family Support Program & Parent Peer Support Program
- Support for Smokers with mental illness; Tobacco Free Program
- Individualised Support for Community Living
At MIFWA we promote participation from people with a mental illness as educators and all our programs reflect this.
From happy participants
“I would like to … express my gratitude to the wonderful, friendly and compassionate people at Lorikeet who spend their lives helping others. They certainly can make a big difference in people’s lives and certainly have for me.
The courses I've participated in since becoming involved with Lorikeet have helped me to resolve issues inside myself and also connect me with other people. It is a remarkable journey and things are looking bright. I say thank you to each and every one of you for being a guide and pointing me in the right direction.
Recently we attended the Avon descent together. One special guy who is a Lorikeet leader gave one of my kayaking friends an opportunity to participate with his team in the Avon descent. He even lent his kayak to him. When I saw my friend on the river it touched me to see him compete amongst the other people. This moment I will cherish. The compassionate, understanding, supporting and loving people at Lorikeet hold a special place in my heart”.
From a letter to the Early Intervention Recovery Program
“Thank you for making me part of the Lorikeet Centre as a student and then as a staff member. It is this experience that makes me realise my vocation in life is to work in the mental health sector.
I also appreciate you giving me an opportunity to work as a staff member as since my mental illness this is the first real job I have had …Not only this, I feel the Lorikeet has taught me some valuable life skills for which I am grateful”.
Excerpt from a letter received at Lorikeet Centre