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.
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
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
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
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
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