Toward this, we support mental health carers to participate in creating positive change in mental health and facilitate their involvement in consultations, media engagement and other advocacy efforts.
For more information, see Mental Health Carers Voice to read about our work in advocating for change and how you can participate.
Looking after yourself
- Join a carer support group and share experiences with like-minded carers
- Talk to one of our professional counsellors
- De-stress with one of our therapeutic activities such as yoga or meditation or relax and have fun at one of our social activities. Visit our What’s On page and register for one of our events
Links to other supports
Head to Health is a Government website to help you find online mental health resources.
The Mental Health Foundation ACT offers supports in accommodation, employment, personal assistance, personal wellbeing activities and life skills.
Richmond Fellowship supports individuals living with a mental illness through a residential recovery program and mentor service in Canberra, Queanbeyan and Goulburn.
Mental Health Carers NSW (formerly Arafmi NSW) is a non-government organisation that provides systemic advocacy and support for families, relatives and friends of people who experience mental illness, living in NSW.
Partners in Recovery (PIR) is a community based program aimed at supporting Canberrans living with severe and persistent mental health concerns to develop their own plans for sustained recovery.
COPMI promotes better outcomes for children and families where a parent experiences mental illness
Reimagine – Supporting people living with mental health conditions to navigate the NDIS
The Beyondblue Guide for Carers Supporting and Caring for Person with Anxiety and Depression