ARAFMI celebrates 45 years of supporting carers

Central Coast ARAFMI will celebrate 45 years of supporting carers and the community at a special function on June 9.

To be held between 10am and 2pm at Lerida House, 21 Bellbowrie Ave, the day will highlight services offered by the not-for-profit group committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of Central Coast families and carers.

Attendees will find out more about the new wellness program, The Trust – Beyond the Stigma and be able to tour the new mental health carers respite accommodation.

They will learn about support services including the Family and Carer Support program and Yakkalla mental health recovery program.

Wellness, art, dance and pottery demonstrations will be on show and there will be a Devonshire tea, coffee and a barbecue.

Entertainment will be provided by the Yakkalla Band.

The day will begin with a smoking ceremony at 11am, followed by speeches from the Central Coast ARAFMI Chairperson and CEO and Jack, a lived- experience participant.

The organisation supports the mental health of whole families; individuals, children, parents, grandparents and loved ones, recognising the valuable contribution carers of loved ones with a mental illness make in the community.

Source:
Media release, Jun 2
Central Coast ARAFMI

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