You can feel confident that MIFWA can be here for you as well.
We aim to provide mutual peer support, promote resilience and coping skills, and increase understanding of your caring role.
One to One Carer Support
Family members can feel concern, guilt and fear. We can talk with you about your situation, offer information and support. We can come to you or meet somewhere convenient. We also have carer peer workers at three clinics and hospitals in Perth.
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Wellways Peer Education Program
Our award-winning Wellways peer education programs have made a difference to many family and carers lives. They are a great way to find mutual support and work through the issues you may have experienced.
Carer Support Workshops
Our carer support is provided by people who have been in a caring role for a family member or friend with a mental illness. They understand the challenges from experience. We host a variety of workshops and have information resources that will be helpful to you.
Get involved and become part of a community that understands
We have learnt that being heard and understood, by your peers, can be powerful.
Coffee groups, walking groups, support group and social events
Social support and a welcoming environment, are the cornerstone of the groups we host for family, friends and carers.
Overnight retreats and a break from the caring role
We offer breaks away for family, friends and carers. We are good at structuring a mix of down time and social activity. Getting a break amongst peers can be refreshing.