A person with a mental illness
Mental Health Programs
Supporting someone who experiences mental ill health isn't easy. It can be emotionally and physically draining, which can affect your own health and wellbeing. It’s important to take care of yourself.
Our Mental Health program can assist you in your caring role by providing skilled and local advice, support in times of crisis, and the tools you may need to plan for the future.
We can link you to local services and supports that understand what you are going through and can help make your caring role easier.
How can we help?
Our experienced staff are available to:
- Listen to you, acknowledge your needs and offer emotional support
- Focus on enhancing your self-care and wellbeing and investigate ways for you to have regular breaks
- Assist you to identify and further develop your own coping strategies
- Explore ways with you to strengthen your personal relationships
- Arrange respite and possibly help with the costs
- Put you in touch with carer support groups where you can meet other people in similar situations
- Help you navigate the mental health system and link you to other services that may be able to help
- Discuss with you how you may consider planning for the future
- Offer a range of events including education, social outings and retreats for carers.
Carer Support Workers Mental Health
We may connect you to a carer support worker for a short period of time. They will work with you face-to-face to address your individual carer needs. Every carer’s story is different so they will listen to you and work out with you how best to assist.
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Just give us a call on 1800 052 222 if you'd like to know more about how we can assist you.
Victor and Karen's Story
Our son Matt is 26. He moved home after he broke up with his girlfriend. We knew things weren’t going well for him. He stopped getting work. He’s a plumber.