Provides support and assistance to widows and widowers who have lost their spouse through death to find companionship; support and to share in social gatherings with people who have had similar experiences.
Po box 447 Bunbury WA 6231
Support Group – Grief and illness for carer’s family. Phone Contact. Respite advocacy and information. Information on various agencies. Individual/family/group support. Emergency professional support through reg nurse.
Support Group for carers of family members and friends of people with the lived experience of mental illness. Aims to build the capacity of carers in rural WA and support carers through their collective wisdom. Provides information, self-advocacy training, education, advocacy and a network for carers during hard times.
Helps people who want more from life to learn to do things differently using the principles of Attitudinal Healing. Education, training and support services to individuals and families experiencing emotional distress.
The Chapman Valley Menshed was formed with the aim to foster mateship, be productive and valuable to the communty, and support the wellbeing and health of their members and all the community.
Community Connections offers friendship to people living with a mental illness or disability through the assistance of volunteers in relaxed and friendly community settings across Perth.
Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) is a systemic advocacy organisation, run by mental health consumers* for consumers, which coordinates, supports and promotes consumer voice within mental health services and the wider community.
PO Box 176 Cannington WA 6987
FAMILY MATTERS: A group where you can get support from other families and a Cyrenian House counsellor about alcohol & other drug use in your family. The group offers an opportunity to: Talk about what is going on for you; get some information on drugs and their effects; learn new coping skills and communication strategies; and help others in a similar situation by listening to their stories and sharing what you have learnt along the way. Mondays 7pm to 8:30pm.
PEER SUPPORT RECOVERY GROUP: A group for Cyrenian House consumers who wish to maintain abstinence from alcohol and other drug use with an engaged and pro-active approach to their recovery. It is a peer-led open support and discussion group, offering support through the challenges and gains of recovery by people who have their owe lived experience of alcohol and other drug use recovery. Provides community based after-care support following residential or non-residential treatment. Social connectivity will be supported by occasional social outings. Self referral or referral by a Cyrenian House worker. Mondays 10am to 11:30am.
The DIDSS weekly peer support group provides a referral network for parents experiencing trauma associated with family breakdown and divorce and supports them to find a less-adversarial, more cooperative and a child focused approach to family separation. The group engages fathers as early as possible in the post separation process leading to more effective help seeking behavior and a reduction in risk of social and parenting isolation.
St Bartholomews House, 7 Lime Street, East Perth – Tuesdays, 6.30pm.
We are a non-profit peer support incorporated Association. Our aim is to educate and support people who have depression. Meetings held at 39 Mokare Road, Spencer Park WA 6330 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, between 10.00am and 3.00pm. Walking group Tuesdays 9.30am and Thursdays 10.00am.
DISCHARGED is a peer support group for people to talk about suicidal thoughts, feelings and actions.
This peer-led group uses the “Alternatives to Suicide” philosophy and is a space for people with personal experience of suicidal thoughts or actions, to come together and talk about feeling suicidal without being judged or put through a crisis management system. We believe that suicidality occurs due to circumstances in people’s lives and so members will mindfully listen to each other’s stories rather than trying to ‘fix’ or diagnose people.”
Core Values of the group:
• Culture of mutual respect, support and empathy
• Group is based on ‘self-help’ with a focus on relationships
• Each person is honoured as the expert of their experiences
• Facilitators openly identify with the experience of suicidal thoughts
• No documentation of the group’s content is recorded (other than attendance)
• Relationships are based in respect and curiosity rather than judgment or fear
• Value is placed on meeting and accepting people as they are
• Freedom to interpret one’s own experiences in any way
• Freedom to challenge social norms
• Willingness to sit with people in deep distress and explore thoughts and feelings without jumping to clinical interventions
We believe that people are Deserving of Inclusion, Support, Community, Hope, Authenticity, Respect, Growth, Empathy and Determination. These values are central in our relationship focused approach to wellbeing.
The name DISCHARGED reflects our hope for the replacement of failing crisis management systems that emphasise in-patient treatment, to a more sustainable community approach that supports people experiencing profound distress.
Doors Wide Open is a support group for families and friends who have loved ones suffering with methamphetamine addiction. We offer help and advice to those who are trying to break free of their addiction. We have monthly meetings to bring awareness to the issues that surround methamphetamine use. We are aiming to have a Care Clinic in Bunbury to bring resources and services together in a one stop environment, this will be run by people who have been through the nightmare and come through the other side. What we are doing is working and we are having great success with many families now feeling supported and have somewhere to turn and many addicts wanting to start on their road to recovery.
Provides young people and their families’ access to a comprehensive range of free and confidential alcohol and other drug services, including: counselling, group programs, mentoring and outreach, medical assessment and review and alternative therapies. Clinical Psychology; yoga groups; art groups; peer support group (Better days ahead).
Assists women and children who have experienced/are experiencing family and domestic violence through crisis intervention; advocacy; support; advice in police issues; legal issues and referrals to appropriate services.
PO Box 32 Northbridge, 6865
A safe, inclusive and connected Borderline Personality Disorder Peer Support Group in Perth, Western Australia. Embracing BPD is run by qualified Peer Support workers wanting to offer support and close the gaps in WA’s mental health system.