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About Us - Our Service

Who is this Service For?

The core business of Central Coast ARAFMI is to support carers. Carers may be family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues or anybody who knows or cares for someone with a mental illness or mental disorder. If you live in the Gosford or Wyong local government area, you are eligible for Central Coast ARAFMI services. You do not have to live in the same house, or be directly responsible for the care of the person with the illness to use this service.:

How Do I Access this Service?

Anyone can make a referral to our service. You can access the service directly. Alternatively another organisation may make a referral with your permission. Usually a phone call is all that is needed. You can also drop into our centre at Kincumber to make an appointment or to talk to someone if a worker is available.:

When Can I Contact You?

The ARAFMI centre at Narara is open Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 4.30pm and covers both the Gosford and Wyong areas. Please leave a message if staff are not available when you call, or if you phone outside these hours. We will respond as soon as possible. If your situation is acute please consider calling the police or ambulance on 000 or ring the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

How Much Does the Service Cost?

Our service is free of charge. However you can become a member of Central Coast ARAFMI for a small annual fee. This will entitle you to the use of extra services like internet access, computer, fax, photocopying and library. CLICK HERE to find out more about Becoming a Member

Can I make an appointment to See Someone?

Appointments with Support Workers are normally one hour in length. If you have no way to attend our office we can arrange to meet with you in your home or at another agreed location. If you have made a time to see a worker and cannot attend, please-let us know so we can make another time.

What Can I Expect of the Service?

  • Trained Professional Workers
  • Confidentiality
  • A Safe & Friendly Environment
  • Respect & a Non-Judgemental Attitude
  • Appropriate referral to other services if required
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