Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW
Mental Health Carers Program
Hunter Region and Mid North Coast, NSW
November 2013 - October 2014
ARAFMI Hunter has been supporting
families, relatives and friends of people with mental illness for more
than 30 years by providing support, education, advocacy and counselling
to help carers effectively fulfil their caring role.
Almost 60% of ARAFMI Hunter's clients
currently live with a partner or family member with Borderline
Personality Disorder (BPD), recognised as one of the most serious and
prevalent personality disorders.
To inform, educate and support families and carers of people with BPD, ARAFMI Hunter established the region's first Borderline Personality Program. The program addresses symptoms, diagnosis, triggers, behavioural responses, as well as strategies for coping and self-care.
With our support this unique program
will be extended across the Hunter and Mid North Coast regions with 10
programs to be held in Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock, Muswellbrook,
Armidale, Taree, Singleton and Port Stephens during 2013/2014.
For more information visit: www.arafmihunter.org