Mental Health Awareness sessions with Mental Illness Education ACT.
These sessions are aimed at carers of people who have a mental illness and or those who are new to a caring role. Each session will cover a specific diagnosis.
MIEACTS’s program is delivered in partnership by trained staff facilitator and a trained volunteer educator with lived experience of mental illness. The session will commence with the volunteer educator sharing their personal experience, focusing on a particular moment or pivotal point in their recovery, and guided by MIEACT’s safe and non-triggering Do No Harm framework.
Following on from this, will be a discussion with MIEACT’s educator that will assist carer’s by:
- Increasing understanding of the prevalence of mental illness in the community
- Identifying common signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Developing individual self-care strategies
- Identifying avenues for support
- Understanding helpful communication strategies
Cost: General Admission $8, Live Streaming $5
Carers ACT will be live streaming this session. If you are unable to attend on the day but would like to view the live stream of the session from your electronic device (such as mobile phone, tablet, or computer), please register a “Streaming” ticket. If you select a “Streaming” ticket, you will receive a separate email at least two days prior to the advertised date and time with a link to click on the session. By attending and participating in this session, you consent to video, images and audio of yourself and those you are responsible for being used in this manner. As this session is being live streamed, participants are reminded to arrive before or on time. The session will commence once the facilitator is available and as close to the advertised time.
If you are unable to attend on the day, you may also change your ticket to a “Streaming” ticket, if this is more suitable to you.
Registration is essential through the link below. Full cost of the session is payable on registration. Payment options include debit and credit cards. If a carer is unable to afford this or pay online, please contact Carers ACT on 6296 9982 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. As this activity is at a cost to Carers ACT should a carer be unable to attend there will be no refund.