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About Us

Friend in Need is a wellbeing initiative that helps people help each other. Developed by Anglicare WA and proudly supported by Lotterywest this initiative is also supported by a number of government agencies and community organisations and networks in WA. 

What is it 


Friend in Need provides information to anyone who wants to build their confidence and knowledge so they can support those in their social network going through a difficult time. 

You can do this through our engaging and interactive community training sessions or by downloading the App for free now. Content includes: 

  • How to recognise when someone is struggling.

  • How to start a conversation about sensitive topics.

  • How to provide emotional and practical support.

  • Where to go for professional help and services.


What people are saying

See what our past course participants have to say!

“I have been in Community Development for 20 years and this is one of the best community training sessions I have attended.” 



“This is such a great initiative. The energy and feel was so friendly and supportive and optimistic. I felt inspired.”



of participants find our training useful


of participants feel more confident helping a friend, after taking our training



Friend in Need was founded in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in WA. Watching the way people came together to support each other made us realise that there were many who were willing to reach and help others in difficult times. We aim to capture and build upon this spirit of altruism to grow stronger, healthier communities.  

Friend in Need workshops are facilitated by Anglicare WA’s Clear Minds practice. Book via the website or the link above. 

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