1007, 2019

10 Things To Remember When Communicating With People Who Have A Mental Illness

July 10th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression|

Communication is a two-way street. It involves a sender (the person speaking), a receiver (the person listening) and the message (what you’re trying to say). When communicating with our loved ones who have a mental illness, it's imperative that we show empathy and understanding to their needs. Communication is key [...]

2606, 2019

8 Traits That All Emotionally Resilient People Share

June 26th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression|

Emotional resilience can be defined as the ability to bounce back from adversity, the ability to calm your mind during or after a negative situation. People who demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience are able to cope with stresses (minor or major), in a calm and effective manner. Much [...]

2905, 2019

How Gardening Can Beat Depression

May 29th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression|

As we care for our loved ones who suffer mental health illness, we can at times fall into depression or suffer anxiety ourselves. Self-care, whilst important for everyone, is especially so for those of us who are carers for others. Unlike paid roles there are no ‘set’ hours, no holidays, [...]

1405, 2019

How Your 5 Senses Can Help When Anxiety Strikes

May 14th, 2019|Anxiety, Mental Health|

As a carer you may become annoyed when anxiety strikes. “I don’t have time to have an anxiety attack right now”, “of COURSE this has to happen now, I’m meant to be doing something for my loved one” or “I am so sick of these anxious moments, I wish they [...]

2904, 2019

Looking For An Effective Stress Busting Technique? Try Tension & Trauma Release Exercise ‘TRE’

April 29th, 2019|Coping Skills, NDIS|

Have you ever felt THAT stressed or strung out that you can feel the tension trying to leave your body? You know what I mean - that feeling of wanting to lash out or move your body in some way? Well that feeling actually harks back to a natural response [...]

1704, 2019

Personally Preferred Ways Of Communicating – The 5 T’s

April 17th, 2019|Communication, Coping Skills|

Did you know that there are five main ways of relating to other people? Here at Arafmi Ltd, we call them the “5 T’s”. Briefly, they can be described in the following way: Talk: you like to express yourself with words. Task: doing things for other people is how you [...]

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