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Topic Tuesday // Being a Carer in a Regional Community // Tues 19th March, 7pm AEDT

 

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Featuring a special guest from ARAFMI

 

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Being a Carer in a Regional Community // Tues 19th March, 7pm AEDT

Hello everyone 👋 those that have clicked support - great to give you a shout out and hope you come and join in this evening! 

Heart @Determined  @Shaz51  @Sherry @ME22  @Darcy  @Nong1990  Heart

 

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 Smiley Happy 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Being a Carer in a Regional Community // Tues 19th March, 7pm AEDT

Hi Everyone!

 

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! 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Being a Carer in a Regional Community // Tues 19th March, 7pm AEDT

thx looking forward to this one @nashy  


@Arafmi_Ltd 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Being a Carer in a Regional Community // Tues 19th March, 7pm AEDT

Welcome @Nong1990 ! Awesome re: ABBA, Andrea @Arafmi_Ltd  Smiley Happy Which member were you?

We will wait a couple of minutes for members to settle in, then we will kick off with discussion point one!


Re: Topic Tuesday // Being a Carer in a Regional Community // Tues 19th March, 7pm AEDT

Mamma mia Andrea @Arafmi_Ltd   and hello.

 

*waves to @nashy  @Nong1990 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Being a Carer in a Regional Community // Tues 19th March, 7pm AEDT

@Darcy  Welcome! Great to see you. Will kick off in a moment Smiley Happy

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Being a Carer in a Regional Community // Tues 19th March, 7pm AEDT

@nashy Benny Smiley Tongue

Kidding I was Frida 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Being a Carer in a Regional Community // Tues 19th March, 7pm AEDT

Hi @nashy  + welcome Andrea @Arafmi_Ltd 

I might just watch quietly in the background tonight. Feeling a bit overwhelmed atm but looking forward to what tonight brings. 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Being a Carer in a Regional Community // Tues 19th March, 7pm AEDT

@Darcy Here we go again Smiley Happy

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