The University of Notre Dame Australia and Richmond Fellowship WA (RFWA) will collaborate to launch a practicum placement at the beginning of March 2014 to improve the physical and mental health outcomes of people with mental illnesses.
This new initiative provides Notre Dame’s fourth year Exercise Physiology students with placements on RFWA sites and the opportunity to apply their skills in a different setting.
Proposed Merger of Schizophrenia Fellowship of Albany and Districts Inc. (Fellowship House) with Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia (RFWA)
Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia (RFWA) is pleased to announce a great opportunity of merging with Schizophrenia Fellowship Albany & Districts Inc. (Fellowship House). RFWA Chairperson Mr Eric Baines and Fellowship House Chair Mr Mervyn Pegler signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the proposed Merger of Fellowship House into RFWA.
Joe Calleja, CEO of leading Mental Health Agency Richmond Fellowship Western Australia (RFWA) was speaking during Mental Health Week in response to the reaction to the disappearance of Samuel Walsh from a psychiatric hostel.
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" The reason the mental system exists is for consumers, carers and families, but the comments made by Paul Skerritt suggests that they are insignificant players and that only professionals count."
Joe Calleja, CEO of Richmond Fellowship of WA (RFWA) responding to comments made by Paul Skerritt to the media on the mental health system in WA.
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Fronting a parliamentary estimates hearing on the 5th of November, Professor Bryant Stokes, acting Health Department director-general, told the committee that he wanted to see a decision made in the next few years to see Graylands Hospital closed.
Adrian Munro, Acting CEO of leading Mental Health Agency Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia (RFWA) stated that RFWA is supportive of the closure provided that appropriate and sufficient community supported accommodation services are established.
“There needs to be a range of recovery oriented accommodation and support facilities available, which are suited to the various levels of support needs required by the service users” Mr Munro said.
Leading Mental Health agency Richmond Fellowship WA (RFWA) has expanded its residential, and Recovery based training services into the Peel and Rockingham Kwinana (PaRK) area, in response to the increasing need for mental health services in the region. To launch the service, RFWA is conducting a Conflict Management Training on the 20th of August at 4/3 Robinson Place, Rockingham
The move will see RFWA trial a new model of support in the region which will see residents supported in an environment which better promotes independence and engagement with the community, with a strong focus on personal recovery principles and person-centred practice.
In partnership with the Mental Health Commission and leaders in the Mental Health Family and Consumer Movement, Richmond Fellowship WA (RFWA) presents USA's Melody Riefer and Local Presenters, on the 25th of August, in the ground breaking discussion on 'Shared Decision Making - Prescribing Medication to Enable Recovery'.
Recent publicity on the front page of the Weekend Australian about changes to job seeker requirements has caused concern among both mental health service providers as well as employment services providers. This includes the new rules that strip Centrelink staff from the discretion to make decisions when responding to job seekers' non-attendance and breaches of performance if the excuses were unreasonable or serious.
2012ASPAC Symposium with Professor Allen Frances, Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Mental Health Commissioner Eddie Bartnick, Lyn Mahboub, Margaret Doherty, John Watkins, Amit Banerjee and Dr Jock McLaren. Facilitated by Dr Norman Swan
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