Conversations with Families and Friends
We know how important education and information is for our capacity building, our confidence, resilience, and our ability to problem solve. Families and friends know that the more information they can get, the better they can support their own recovery, and the recovery of their family member and or friend.
Our Conversations with Families and Friends Program is for those who support or supported a family member and or friend who lives with or lived with mental ill health and or alcohol and other drug use (AOD). Your role as a mental health and or AOD family and friend is invaluable, and your experiences and needs are valid and deserve to be acknowledge, recognised, and supported.
Not sure if you are a mental health and or AOD family and friend?
Do you support someone who is living with and or struggling with their mental ill health and or AOD use?
Do you support your family member and or friend’s mental, emotional, social, financial, practical, and or physical health?
Are you impacted by your family member and or friend’s mental ill health and or AOD use?
Are you feeling burnout, like you some guidance, education, and information to support you in your role?
These sessions provide an opportunity to come together with other mental health and or AOD families and friends and hear from guest speakers with the expertise, knowledge and experience to speak to a range of topics that really matter to you. We know that the support person role can be hard to navigate and isolating, and that relevant and appropriate information can be hard to come by. We also know, and mental health and or AOD families and friends have, and continue to, tell us that education is essential to making their role more manageable. It provides the information and knowledge on how to support their family member and or friend’s recovery, and how to look after and understand their own recovery and experiences.
In these sessions, we have guests speakers come and talk to topics such as:
How to manage expectations
How to set and maintain personal boundaries
How to advocate for ourselves and our loved ones
Grief and loss
Services that are out there for yourself and the person/s you support
How we support someone living with a particular diagnosis
How we support someone using a particular drug
Updates from government mental health and AOD services
Updates on mental health and AOD reforms
and so much more.
We invite you to come along to our online and or face-to-face education and information sessions; to connect and learn, to help you maintain resilience, cope with challenges, strengthen your support role, support your own recovery and your loved one’s recovery, and to feel understood and heard.
This is a safe space and time just for you, so you’re welcome to come along for a whole session or just a little while. If you participate online, you can keep your camera off and participate through the chat feature.
These sessions are only for:
mental health and or AOD families and friends.
mental health and or AOD families and friends living in Tasmania.
mental health and or AOD families and friends who are over the age of 18.
Our sessions are NOT open people with lived and living experience of mental ill health and or AOD use.
These sessions are NOT open to those who work in service provision and are coming in their work capacity. If you work in service provision, but in your personal life, support a family member and or friend living with mental ill health and or AOD use, then you are more than welcome, we just ask that you wear your “family and friend hat”.
Tuesday 14th of February at 10am-11:30am
Online via Microsoft Teams
To Be Confirmed
FOR MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6228 7448 for more information