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New name and a new domain

Things at Mental Health carers Arafmi have been pretty quite since Executive Officer Jane Henty left in December 2015. Well, you will be happy to know, that following the appointment of a new EO, Jenny Branton in July, things are … Continue reading

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New EO for Mental Health Carers Arafmi Australia

Mental Health Carers Arafmi Australia are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Officer Jenny Branton, who started in the role in July. Jenny brings extensive management experience in the not for profit and local government sectors, wide … Continue reading

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The case for family therapy in the treatment of anorexia nervosa on Health Report 

Norman Swan on Radio National – December 7thIn the case of eating disorders, do families make recovery easier or harder? A program discussing family therapy with James Loch of Stamford University in California. To listen to this informative podcast, click here

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Judy’s Journey – Carer helps carers

Peninsula Health carer consultant Judy Anderson knows well the challenges of caring for a loved one with a mental illness. She spent 15 years caring for a family member with a debilitating mental health condition. ‘I know what you are going through … Continue reading

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Victorian Government Carer Card Program

The Victorian Carer Card is a  collaboration between the government, businesses and the community, the Carer Card Program gives recognition, understanding and support to Victorian carers. The program has a wide range of discounts and benefits on offer from businesses, … Continue reading

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NEW Carer Gateway Website

Carer Gateway is a new national website and phone service to help carers access practical information and resources to help them in their caring role. Carer Gateway provides information about the services and support available for people who care for … Continue reading

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Centre of Excellence in Peer Support (CEPS) e-zine – December 2015

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Workshops: Understanding Trauma

​Interested in expanding your understanding of trauma? Want to acquire new skills and knowledge in this field of work? Keen to learn best practices that are informed by the latest research?  Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) runs a number of … Continue reading

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Christmas and care plans

From the COPMI WebsitePlanning helps families to prepare for tough times Christmas can be a very stressful time of year for many people. For some, there may be complex social interactions with family, financial pressures and the pressure to have … Continue reading

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7 messages for GPs from mental health patients – Article in the Medical Observer

PATIENTS with mental illness are not happy about the way medications are prescribed and they want their voices heard by GPs.The Mental Health Commission of NSW has received more than 200 submissions from patients, carers, doctors and nurses that provide … Continue reading

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