Caring for Carers – A Queensland Mental Health Week Event

Events - 5 Oct 2021

Take Time for your mental health

Event Date: Thursday October 14, 2021

Event Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Event Location: Superdream – 2 Manning Street, South Brisbane.

QMHW Event poster

Caring for Carers is aimed to put the focus on people who are supporting those who are experiencing mental illness, including carers and families, volunteers and mental health workers. The aim is to have carers engaged in activities to make them feel that they are not alone, and to encourage them to take time for their own mental health.

St John Ambulance Queensland are engaging a number of people across other mental health organisations and capabilities to ensure that the event is a calm, safe and relaxed space for everyone to share.

The day will be opened with an activity from St John leading into a talk from Arafmi, an organisation who provide quality support, education and advocacy services to people with mental illness, their families and carers. After a short break, there will be some traditional basket weaving with Kalkadoon-Kuk Yalanji woman, Kim Ah Sam. This will provide an opportunity for some gentle discussion and focus. There will be a shared lunch leading into an activity from Superdream around self care. The day will then end with a meditation and reflection from Buddhist nun, Venerable Tenzin Drolkar.

All sessions will have a focus on the importance of self care for those who are connected to people who are experiencing mental health challenges.

Be sure to register for this FREE event.

If you are not registered, we are sadly unable to take your booking (numbers are limited). For more information, please email

Please feel free to share with your networks and we hope to see you there.

The week also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices” – Queensland Mental Health Week website