About2019-10-23T05:31:27+00:00

About us

Our Vision

To enhance the wellbeing of people with mental illness, their families, carers and volunteers.

Our Mission

To enhance the wellbeing of people with mental illness, their families and carers by providing quality support, education and advocacy services.

Our History

Arafmi is a not for profit community organisation that has been providing quality services to the Queensland community for over 40 years.

Our vision is to enhance the wellbeing of people with mental illness, their families, carers and volunteers.

Whether you need help navigating the NDIS, looking for support services for a loved one or simply need someone you can talk to who understands, we’re here for you.

Arafmi aims to:

  • Provide emotional support for families, carers and friends of people experiencing mental illness
  • Provide accurate information for carers to cope with the demands and pressures of caregiving
  • Increase the community awareness and understanding of mental disorders
  • Decrease the stigma attached to mental disorders
  • Convey the needs of carers and families to healthcare professionals, the government and the community

Our Values

As a grass roots organisation we value:

  • The strength and inspiration gained from the work and skills of people with a mental illness, their families and carers.
  • The availability, talents and willingness of volunteers, drawing much of our energy and knowledge from volunteers who are also carers.
  • The work and skills of others within the fields of mental health and caring; within our advocacy role we operate respectfully and in collaboration with them.
  • Equity of access to our services for people from diverse backgrounds, geographic locations and cultural groups.
  • Our staff and each other; within Arafmi we treat each other with respect and we care for our staff and appreciate their contributions.
  • A culture of excellence, seeking continual improvement and enhanced responsiveness to carer needs in providing services.
  • Efficiency, value for money and service quality in responding to the requirements of our funders.

In all our decision-making we are guided by ethical considerations which promote the welfare of carers and people with serious mental health problems over the needs of the organisation.