Speaking at a Conversations with Families and Friends session

We’re into working collaboratively, blending our voice with other organisations that reflect our values, strategy, mission and vision. Those documents are here if you’d like to read them.

But you’re here on this page on our website so you might already know a bit about how we support mental health and AOD families and friends and have some idea of how our organisations could work together.

Thank you for thinking of us. The first step is to email our office so we can put you in touch with the right person to start a conversation.

In your email, please provide as much detail as you can about your organisation, idea, or program, and how you think we could add value. We’ll respond within a few days.

We look forward to hearing from you.

You know how important education and information is for the capacity-building of support people; for their confidence, resilience, and ability to problem solve. Like us you believe 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.

And we couldn’t agree more, that’s why we regularly run Conversations with Families and Friends.

In these sessions, we have guest speakers with high-level knowledge and experience talk about topics such as:

  • Manage expectations
  • Setting and maintaining boundaries
  • Advocating for ourselves and our loved ones
  • Grief and loss
  • Available services
  • How to support someone living with a particular diagnosis
  • How to support someone using a particular drug
  • Updates from government mental health and AOD services
  • Updates on mental health and AOD reforms

If you have something to say and would like to share your health professional knowledge and expertise, please contact us.

Please note: if you’re thinking about these sessions for a consumer client, please be aware these sessions aren’t open to people with lived and living experience of mental ill health and/or AOD use.

Nor are these sessions open to those who work in service provision. If you work in service provision, but in your personal life, support a family member and or friend, you’re more than welcome, we just ask that you wear only your “family and friend hat”.

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