Support for carers and families
New South Wales
Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW (Including Hunter and Central Coast)
Australian Capital Territory
Carers ACT- Mental Health Carers Voice Program
Mental Health Fellowship NT
Mental Health Carers Tasmania
Young Carers www.youngcarers.net.au 1800 242 636
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness www.copmi.net.au/
If you urgently need help contact the Psychiatric Team at your nearest hospital or alternatively contact your doctor.
If you urgently need to speak to someone out of hours call Lifeline 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (for children and young people from 5-25 years). They're available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Support for consumers
There is a wide variety of services and helplines to find out mental health information. Here are a few.
1800 18 SANE (7263)
The SANE Helpline provides information about symptoms, treatments, medications, where to go for support and help for carers. Easy to read pamphlets and other information are also sent out on request.
Information and advice 9-5 weekdays
beyondblue support service
1300 22 4636
There are those days when something isn’t quite right, you’ve got something on your mind, or things just seem too much. Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help. So no matter who you are, or how you’re feeling, you can talk it through with Beyondblue.