Mental health resources for carers – an overview
This program is designed to support carers of people who have a mental illness living in Queensland.
Carers are usually family members and friends who provide support to children or adults who have a mental illness such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other mental illnesses.
Carers commonly find mental illness and the mental health system confusing; want to hear how others are coping and often wonder if they are doing the right thing.
• recognise that what you are going through is normal, and other carers are on the same journey
• see the bigger picture by exploring the six phases of caring
• reach a place of purposeful coping
• identify key resources and practical support