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Mental Illness Fellowship of WA

Level 3, 9 The Avenue, Midland WA
P.O. Box 1947, Midland WA 6936
Telephone: (08) 9237 8900  
Email: info@mifwa.org.au
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

 

Lorikeet Centre
104 Cambridge Street, West Leederville 6007
P.O. Box 1006,
West Leederville 6901
Telephone: (08) 9237 8951 Facsimile: (08) 9381 9495
Email: lorikeet@mifwa.org.au
Office hours:
Tuesday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm

 

Individualised Support for Community Living
61 Railway Parade, Mount Lawley, WA 6050
P: (08) 9471 4222
F: (08) 9471 4299

 

Or call 1800 985 944 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays.

 

For any COMPLAINTS, COMPLIMENTS and SUGGESTIONS please fill out this FORM and email it to info@mifwa.org.au

Youth Support

When a young person has a psychotic episode for the first time it can be a traumatic experience for him or her as well as for their loved ones. The time it takes to identify and treat psychosis is critical to the long-term outlook for the person concerned. The good news is that MIFWA’s Early Intervention Recovery Program (EIRP) targets young people at this critically early stage.

The EIRP is distinctive from other types of mental health services as it works with a specific age group, at a specific point in time, centred to each participant's individual needs. 

What the EIRP offers

The EIRP is intended for young people, aged 18-35 years, who have been diagnosed with first episode psychosis. The six-month program aims to support participants to re-establish or maintain social, professional and educational networks. Rehabilitation, independent living skills and recreation are all addressed.

The program's content includes, but is not limited to:

  • Psychosocial support
  • Interdependent living support
  • Employment and educational support
  • Managing a budget
  • Identifying and using community facilities and services
  • Recreation programs
  • Art and music
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Other activities catered to the interest of participants at a given time

Mental health professionals such as psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, registered mental health nurses and GPs often refer participants. Self referrals are also considered, you can download the referral form here.

For more information on MIFWA’s Early Intervention Recovery Program give us a call Monday to Friday  9.00 am - 5.00 pm on (08) 9471 4222 or email the EIRP team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The We HEAR WA Project

We HEAR WA is an online community message board for people who experience unusual perceptions such as auditory or visual hallucinations. The primary aims of this project are to promote connection, understanding and recovery within the voice hearing community. We HEAR WA makes these goals more accessible than ever before, as participants can log in any time from the comfort of their own homes, or anywhere else with internet access, using a computer, laptop or smart device.

The website features online forums, live chatrooms and an online resource centre to help partcipants build a supportive network of peers, develop an understanding of their past and present experiences, and learn skills to live an improved quality of life.  The signup process is easy and participants are completely anonymous, identified only by a screen name.

To join in the conversation visit www.wehearwa.com.au
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For more information on the We HEAR WA project, please call Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm on (08) 9237 8900