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ARAFEMI and Mind Australia Merge 

Julian Gardner, Mind Chairman and Anne Holland, ARAFEMI Chairperson

At a beautiful ceremony on Monday December 9, ARAFEMI Victoria and Mind Australia officially merged. Mind Australia’s Chair, Julian Gardner, and ARAFEMI’s President, Anne Holland, are pictured at the function here.

Attended by the members of both boards, senior managers and special guests, the organisations marked the beginning of a new, strategically significant partnership.

The merger is an exciting development which both and will deliver the next generation of services and supports for consumers, families and carers. 

Reform of Mental Health Community Support Services in Victoria and the roll out of DisabilityCare Australia are presenting significant opportunities for development and innovation. Mind and ARAFEMI Victoria wish to position ourselves to respond effectively to these emerging opportunities to expand and improve family and carer inclusion. We consider that our shared values and vision and combined efforts can improve outcomes in the short term and provide a platform for significant development in the emerging funding environment. 



Mind workshops and support groups for carers

Mind offers a series of carer education workshops and support groups at various locations across Melbourne.

For more information about these activities click here or call the Carer Helpline 1300 550 265.

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