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Charity

Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW

Project

Mental Health Carers Program

Region

Hunter Region and Mid North Coast, NSW

Funding

$35,000

Funding Dates

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