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'Caring For Someone With A Mental Illness'

Format Seminar/Presentation
Presenters Susan Preece
Description This lecture will address:
 How to support someone suffering from a mental illness
 Where to access help for yourself, as a carer
 The importance of self-care for carers
 Balancing your caring role with looking after yourself
 How to access services (including in a mental health crisis)
 The benefits of a support group
About the presenter(s) Susan Preece is the Education Officer at ARAFEMI and a carer herself. She works with many family members and friends of people with a mental health condition on their journey in supporting their loved one to become and stay well. She is passionate about hope and recovery in mental health, both for the person and the family. Susan has extensive personal experience of living with unwell family members and navigating the mental health system. She has worked with carers across Victoria and is keen that carers 'thrive' not just 'survive'.
Location VIC Metro, Australia
Venue Balwyn Library
336 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn, VIC

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 20 Nov 2012
Time 7:30pm-9pm
Cost $20 for non-members | $10 for members
Organiser Melbourne Branch
Contact Name Adavic Volunteer
Telephone 03 9853 8089
Email adavic@adavic.org.au
Website http://www.adavic.org.au/
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