MIFSA provides support groups for people with a mental illness, their carers, relatives and friends. The support groups assist people to better understand and to cope with the medical, social and economic problems created by mental illness. The groups have a strong educational and peer support component and are very important in assisting people through the recovery journey.
New members are always welcome.
Sanctuary Support Group
For carers of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), to increase awareness of BPD, recognise challenges, and share with others experiencing similar journeys. Advice about ways of engaging with loved ones as well as sources of information and treatment are also on the agenda.
When: Second Tuesday of each month, 4pm – 6pm
Where: MIFSA Wayville
Contact: Bob and Judy Burke
Ph: (08) 8276 4552
This group supports people who hear voices and assists in developing effective life management skills as well as voice management skills.
When: Every Thursday, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Where: MIFSA Wayville
Contact: Ben or Anna
Ph: (08) 8378 4100
Care and Share Group
Supports carers of a person with a mental illness as well as to make a difference in the mental health sector.
When: Second Monday of each month, 7pm – 9pm (not Public Holidays)
Where: MIFSA Parnangga at Christies Beach
Contact: Terry Oakley
Ph: 0420 786 911
Marion Carers Group
The carer's welfare is the central focus of the group, however both carers and consumers are welcome. This group meets as a social get-together over a meal at the Marion Sports Club.
When: Bi-monthly on the second Monday of the month
(February, April, June, August, October, December - excluding public holidays)
The meeting time is 6pm arrival for 6.30pm meal
Where: Marion Sports Club, 262 Sturt Road, Marion SA
Contact: Michelle Quirk
Ph: 0431 762 400
Mood Disorders Carers Group
Offers help, education and support to those in the role of caring for people with a mood disorder.
When: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm (except December and January)
Where: Alfred James Funeral Homes, 543 Marion Road, South Plympton
Contact: Marcia Johnson Timm
Ph: (08) 8564 1125