04-03-2019 12:55 PM - edited 17-03-2019 01:46 PM
Featuring a special guest from ARAFMI!
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19-03-2019 07:01 PM
Welcome to tonight’s Topic Tuesday where we will be exploring life as a carer in a regional community. It can be very challenging for carer’s in urban areas, with the added obstacle of geopgraphical isolation navigating these waters can be extra challenging from time to time for our regional friends.
For those that haven’t joined us for a Topic Tuesday before (or maybe it’s been a while!) @Arafmi_Ltd will be sharing some insights around this topic and shall prompt us with some questions to get your own insights and a community discussion happening throughout the night. You are also welcome to ask questions as we go!
Arafmi is a not for profit community organisation that has been providing quality services to the Queensland community for over 40 years. Their vision is to enhance the wellbeing of people with mental illness, their families, carers and volunteers.
So without further bantering from me - I'll hand over to our friend Andrea from @Arafmi_Ltd to let us a little about herself before we kick off
19-03-2019 07:02 PM
I’m Andrea, I help Non Profits deliver projects that give back to the community, my background is Brand and Marketing advising on strategy and corporate social responsibility. I work with Arafmi because I want to ultimately help and support carers take care of themselves and those that they love and care for with a mental health condition. Fun fact about me, I used to sing in an Abba Tribute band!
19-03-2019 07:05 PM
19-03-2019 07:08 PM
@Darcy Welcome! Great to see you. Will kick off in a moment
19-03-2019 07:09 PM
Kidding I was Frida
19-03-2019 07:10 PM
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