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Old 10-08-2010, 02:29 PM
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Default The next Well Ways Program is due to commence August 24

Mental Illness Fellowship of North Queensland Inc.

The next Well Ways Program is due to commence as follows:

When: August 24, 2010
Time: 6-9 pm
Where: MIFNQ, 159 Kings Rd.,Pimlico.

Well Ways – building a future for families of people with mental illness

1: What does the program cover?
Exploration of the causes of mental illness and its emotional impact

2: Understanding the experience of psychosis and beginning to unpack the complexities of the caring role
Understanding depression and anxiety, acknowledging grief and maintaining optimism

3: Understanding schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, principles of treatment for mental illness and the mental health legal system

4: Understanding bipolar disorder and equipping yourself for the journey

5: Understanding dual diagnosis and the mental health and carer support systems

6: Understanding borderline personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, and reducing stress related to mental illness by improving communication techniques

7: What can friends and family do to help?


1. The program covers 12 months, with 8 weekly sessions to start followed by four follow up sessions. The program involves informal group discussions, videos and practical information. Topics include insight into behaviours, coping strategies, and some of the dilemmas and complexities in caring for a family member with a mental illness. Follow up sessions focus on developing advanced skills and allows participants to build on knowledge gained from previous sessions as well as reconnect with other group participants.

Enclosed is some information about the program and a Booking Form for you to complete if you wish to do the program. Upon receipt of your Booking Form you will be sent a confirmation letter.

The cost of the program is $250.

This cost may be paid in full by Commonwealth Carer’s Respite Centre as a commitment to repite for carers of people who are experiencing mental illness in their lives.

If you wish to take advantage of this offer you will need to contact them on the following phone number:1800 052 222

(Calls from outlying areas will be diverted to the nearest regional office)

As numbers are limited please return your booking form as soon as possible by either fax, email or post.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I look forward to hearing form you and hope to see you soon.

Your sincerely
Glenda Blackwell
MIFNQ. WellWays Program Manager

Download the booking forms.


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