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Mental Health

Information for Family and Carers

As a carer your health and wellbeing is equally as important as that of the person for whom you are caring. The following websites may be helpful in providing information about respite care available, support groups, education and information about mental illness. You may also wish to visit our carer support page.

Internal page Carer Support

Central Coast Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre

Assists with the provision of short term or emergency respite to family and carers of people with mental health issues.

Phone: 1800 052 222

Internal page Central Coast Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre

Family and carers mental health program

Provides education and training, carer support groups and individual support and advocacy to families and carers of people with a mental illness.

Phone: 02 4322 1855

Email: familycarernscc@ucmh.org.au

ARAFMI Central Coast

Provides carer education programs, carer support groups and individual and family support to people who care for someone with a mental illness. The Young ARAFMI Program includes the Kids Connecting group.

Phone: 02 4323 7731

External page link ARAFMI Central Coast
Email: ccarafmi@bigpond.net.au

New Horizons carer respite

Offers day relief for carers who are supporting someone with a mental illness. The person you care for can attend a day centre or receive support in your own home while you have the time and space to take care of your day-to-day tasks.

Phone: 02 4372 9820

External page link New Horizons carer respite

Mental health information service

Provided by the Mental Health Association NSW, this service gives family and carers information about mental illness, treatments and local services.

Phone: 1300 794 991

External page link Mental health information service

Email: info@mentalhealth.asn.au

Other Useful Websites for Carers

External page link Carers NSW

External page link Working Carers

External page link Young Carers NSW

External page link Young Carers Australia

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