Aboriginal Family Respite
What is Aboriginal Family Respite?
This free monthly service assists Aboriginal carers and families where members are experiencing and are affected by emotional and mental distress.
It is designed to provide respite and time out for families and carers, and offers a chance to relax, socialise and unwind through a range of activities. Come along and do as much or as little as you want.
Who is Aboriginal Family Respite for?
- Participants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
- Participants should reside in the Northern Suburbs (City of Wanneroo, Joondalup or Stirling).
- The service is open to family members living with a person who has a mental illness. A mental illness is defined as any state, not necessarily diagnosed, that causes anguish or is conducive to mental illness being an outcome.
- We acknowledge that mental illness can have a vast impact on wellbeing for both the individual and their family.
- The program is suitable for all ages.
How can I get involved?
Call or email on the contact details provided to find out more about the group, times and what activities we have coming up. This is a friendly, accessible group and we always look forward to meeting new members.
There is a crèche facility available and transport can be arranged if required.
This service is provided in partnership with the Mental Illness Fellowship of Western Australia, the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia and the Meerilinga Foundation for Children and Young People. This program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services.
How do I get in touch?
Call (08) 9260 6200
Location Aboriginal Evangelical Church 4 Penrith Place, Balga. WA 6061