TheMHS Carers & Family Forum
Tuesday 26th August
This year's Carers and Family Forum will be looking into the journey that Carers & Family travel and how this journey can be supported.
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Arafmi is a not for profit organisation with a proud history of supporting persons with mental health issues and families/carers of people with mental health issues, since 1976, providing services in the metro area as well as in remote WA
Arafmi is looking for a Policy & Development Officer to be responsible for drafting funding applications, contract documentation, policies & procedures and reports as well as to manage good quality in a friendly and rapidly growing organisation.
Working 0.6 FTE, you will be responsible for:
The successful applicant will demonstrate high level experience and/or knowledge including:-
Relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial demonstrated relevant policy and development and/or project management experience.
The Position Description and Selection Criteria can be accessed via the Arafmi website on www.arafmi.asn.au/jobsarafmi.html or phone Nina Huynh on 08 9427 7100. For more details about the position, please contact Peter Sirr on 9427 7100.
Applications including resume, a cover letter, and a statement addressing the selection criteria to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Close: Monday 23rd June at 8.30 am
As part of the WA COPMI (Children Of Parents with a Mental Illness) Education and Awareness Strategy COPMI National (http://www.copmi.net.au/) is being offered in Broom for FREE training in Broom. The following two training courses are being offered, subject to interest;
Keeping Families and Children in mind (KFC):
This assists clinicians to develop a family sensitive approach when working with families where a parent has a mental illness.
This course is designed for; mental health professionals, medical, nursing and allied health professionals, social services workers, non-government organisations, with members of the general public also welcome.
Family Focus training:
This training equips clinicians to deliver the Family focus intervention which is an evidence-based program designed for mental health professionals treating parents with depression and/or anxiety to foster resilience in their children and the family unit.
This course is designed for; experienced clinical mental health professionals and appropriately trained psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses, occupational therapists and general practitioners.
These courses have professional accreditation endorsement with the following registered bodies;
- RACGP: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
- ACRRM: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
- APS: Australian Psychological Society
- OT Australia: Occupational Therapy Australia Ltd.
- AASW: Australian Association of Social Workers
- ACMHN: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
- RANZCAP: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
- GPMHSC: General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration
Each course runs for one day with training being provided in Broom on the following days;
· Keeping Families and Children in Mind (KFC) Thursday July 29th (subject to interest)
· Family Focus: Friday 30th of July (subject to interest)
For more information please contact Melissa Webb, COPMI Resource/Education Officer with Arafmi (Melissa.email@example.com) or by calling: (08) 9427 7100. Please also distribute this opportunity through your networks
This training is for the carers, parents and children of those with a mental illness over the age of 18.
The “What’s Your Story” Series is a fun and informal workshop for all levels of experience. Participants can range from someone
who has never tried story telling before to an armature stand up comedian! This workshop runs for 3 hours over 6 consecutive
Wednesday evenings. Through fun in-class exercises you’ll learn how to tell interesting, succinct and funny stories in your own voice from your own experiences. Come along and build your confidence while learning techniques to structure a “big life” story. Comedian and creator of barefaced stories, Andrea Gibbs will help you to develop and deliver your own story.
When: Every Wednesday commencing July 16th
Where: 182 Lord street perth 6000 “the Carers Centre”
For more information or to express interest please contact the Arafmi COPMI Resource/Education Officer: Melissa Webb
Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9427 7100
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