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
Central Coast ARAFMI
Provides counselling, support groups, information, advocacy, education, outreach, and referrals for those who care for someone impacted by mental health issues or trauma, as well as grandparents and kinship raising children.
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