Caring for a loved one or friend with a mental illness can present many challenges, but it can also be very rewarding. We are committed to involving carers in our programs and there are a number of carer support groups within the Clinic and in the community.
Carer support groups provide:
Support and networking through linking carers with each other.
- Education and information on mental and physical illness as well as:
- managing in your role as a carer
- knowing when to step back
caring for yourself whilst you are caring for another.
A link with external support agencies for both you and your loved one.
Further details are available in the Carer’s Pack provided upon admission that includes the Carers brochure.
Another useful resource is the Beyond Blue Guide for Carers – Supporting and caring for a person with depression, anxiety and/or related disorder.