Welcome to our new website!

  Hi Everyone, We’re back online with our recently updated website.    Thanks to everyone for their patience.  A big Shout Out to Reem from the SEO Room who has provided a great deal of assistance with our new look website. As MHM2 does not receive any government funding, gifts of time, energy and other […]

Peer Skillset training – St Pat’s Aboriginal Peer Navigators

We’ve been delighted to be working with the folks from St Pat’s Aboriginal Services program to deliver Peer Skillset training. The work done by the Aboriginal Peer Navigators and the Aboriginal Services team at St Pat’s Community Services (Fremantle) makes practical and profound differences in people’s lives – people who are navigating homelessness and often […]

Congratulations to Finalists!

Congratulations to Families 4 Families WA who was a Finalist in the 2023 Support Group Recognition Awards in the Online Support Group category. Thanks to our peer volunteers who are the energy behind our track-record of holding F4FWA groups for the past 12 years without missing a scheduled meeting! Also to Margaret, MHM2 Founder/Chairperson who […]

Vale Debra Sobott

It is with profound sadness that we acknowledge the passing on 30th July 2023 of our dearest friend and colleague, Debra Sobott.  Debra (Deb) had retired from public systemic advocacy activities in the last few years to address serious health challenges which contributed to her sudden passing.  Our hearts are with Deb’s family who were […]

How to understand, express and respond to our own trauma triggers and those of others

Families 4 Families WA Tuesday 28th February; 7pm – 8pm (online via Zoom) Guest Presenter:   Claire Mc Waters-Smith, Art Psychotherapist, Wattleseed Centre WA. Claire has over 20 years’ experience of working as an art Psychotherapist and  “walking alongside people who have chosen to explore new ways to respond to life’s challenges.”  She has kindly volunteered her time […]

Negotiating Christmas

Tuesday 13th December 2022 7pm – 8pm (online/Zoom) Families 4 Families WA Christmas comes with extra-ordinary expectations of joy, harmony and peace. However, it can be a challenging time of year for many families, particularly those navigating mental distress, alcohol and other drug use and experiences with police, courts or prison. Being prepared and planning […]


CONGRATULATIONS to Ann McGuire, MHM2 Board member and volunteer who was recently awarded the Mental Health Employee or Volunteer Excellence Award at the WA Mental Health Awards. The award recognises an outstanding contribution to mental health in WA by an individual employed or volunteering within WA’s mental health sector (private, public or not-for-profit). Over the […]

Reflective Conversation on Microaggressions (in co-design and other spaces)

Part 1 – Wednesday 7th December 2022 6pm – 7pm AWST (Zoom) Part 2 – Wednesday 14th December 2022 6pm – 7pm AWST (Zoom) Have you ever felt uncomfortable or disrespected in a space but not quite sure why?You may have been on the receiving end of a microaggression!Co-facilitated by Lyn Mahboub & Margaret Doherty, […]

Governance of mental health & alcohol & other drug sectors – new recommendations proposing big change

Families 4 Families WA Tuesday 22nd November 2022; 7pm- 8pm (Zoom) Independent Governance Review Recommendations re Mental Health Governance On 25th October, the Honorable Amber Jade Sanderson, Minister of Health, Mental Health tabled the Independent Review of WA Health System Governance report in Parliament. https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/…/Independent-Governance… (Check out page 31 re mental health). The review makes […]