National Carers & QLD Mental Health Week registration2020-09-18T01:57:22+00:00

National Carers & QLD Mental Health Week registration

Welcome to our list of events for National Carers Week and Queensland Mental Health Week! If you are a parent, partner or unpaid carer of a loved one with mental illness, these events are for you.


Q&A Info Session
Monday, 12 October, 11am – 12pm

As we kick off Queensland Mental Health Week and National Carers Week, Arafmi are very proud to be bringing you a Q&A Session.

The Q&A session will be an opportunity to speak to our panellists and ask them questions around your caring roles.
Guest Panellists include:
  • Irene Clelland, CEO Arafmi
  • Ivan Frkovic, Commissioner, Queensland Mental Health Commission
  • Adam Campbell, Manager, Community Engagement & Volunteering, Wellways Australia
  • Sgt Nick Evans, South Brisbane Vulnerable Persons Unit
  • more guests to be announced!

This Q&A session will be online so you can participate from the comfort of your own home.

Online Pilates
Wednesday, 14 October, 10:00am – 11:30am

Arafmi are very happy to invite you to another FREE online pilates class with the wonderful Liana from Body Barre! Please note this is a one hour class but we have included an extra half hour at the beginning of the class to give everyone time to login and get set up.

The benefits of pilates include improved flexibility, improved posture, relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back as well as increased muscle strength and tone. So why not join in and lengthen and strengthen those muscles!

Thursday, 15 October, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

This 90 minute online NDIS Q&A session will be hosted by Arafmi’s Operations Managers, Katrina and Laura. It’s your opportunity to ask the team about any NDIS-related questions you may have.

The session will be held online and you will need to ensure you have a device that is connected to the internet and has sufficient power to last you the hour.

A Night at the Movies
Thursday, 15 October, arrival from 5:45pm for 6:30pm start

We’re delighted to invite you out for a night at the movies! Please join us at the Red Hill Cinemas to see the new Australian film, Rams.

In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?

Numbers for this event are quite limited, so please make sure you register early to avoid disappointment! We would also ask that you only register if you are an unpaid mental health carer to a loved one and/or relative. Tickets are limited to one carer per registration.

A Picnic in the Park
Friday, 16 October, 12pm – 2pm

To cap off Queensland Mental Health Week and National Carers Week, we cordially invite you to join us for a picnic in New Farm Park on Friday, 16 October from 12pm – 2pm.

We will have our wonderful Mobile Healing Hands massage therapists onsite to provide free 10 minute massages and the awesome team from Vulcana Circus will be hosting a Juggling Workshop for anyone interested. The event will be catered by Hope Street Catering.

We would also ask that you only register if you are an unpaid mental health carer to a loved one and/or relative.

How do I register?

If you’d like to attend one or more events, it is important that you fill out the Expression of Interest form on this page. Once we have received your details, you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you don’t receive an email, please check your Junk or Spam folder. If you still haven’t received an email, please contact us at

How much do the events cost?

All the events are FREE and include all materials.

Expression of interest