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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


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

External page link Central Coast ARAFMI

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

Other useful websites for Carers

External page link Carers NSW

External page link Young Carers NSW

External page link Young Carers Australia

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