The role of the family or Carer is integral to the lives of those with mental health difficulties. Caring for a loved one can be a difficult and lonely journey. With direct flexible services and opportunities for respite (time away from caring responsibilities), you can focus on your own health and wellbeing.

Carer Support Program

We support families to take a break from their caring role with periodic opportunities for respite. Engaging your loved one in a number of enjoyable, stimulating and sometimes challenging activities gives you time to focus on your needs and offers the person you care for their own space.
We also offer some one-on-one support for family members and access to information, training and resources to support families on their own recovery journey. You’ll benefit from advocacy, trained staff, connections to additional services and free or low cost social activities.

For our Albany based Carer Support Program, please see Fellowship House.

carer support

Engaging your loved one in a number of enjoyable, stimulating and sometimes challenging activities gives you time to focus on your needs.

Eligibility

To be eligible:

  • You must have supported someone with a serious mental illness for at least the past three months
  • Carers need to be registered with the Commonwealth Carelink & Respite Centre (CRCC) of their region to access brokered support funding
  • The person cared for may be dealing with any kind of mental health difficulty such as: schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Interested in our family and carer supports?

Contact us or start your Application online today.

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