Seeking support

Carers in Phase 5 need support from the mental health system and other community services, as well as social and emotional support.

Carers need to be notified about what is happening if the person they care for is accessing a mental health facility, and they need information about treatment and management of mental illness.

Carers might also need help to rebuild relationships.

Carers will often find support through:

  • carer support groups
  • counselling
  • carer-specific programs
  • respite
  • advocacy training
  • opportunities for advocacy

Visit the Resources section to find out more about the support available to you.