The primary focus of Mental Health Carer Respite is to assist and support Carers of people with Mental health issues.
The support offered is individual to each carer and has a twofold purpose:
- to improve the carer’s own wellbeing and
- to maintain their ability to remain in a caring role as required.
Education and information is important to equip the carer with an understanding of what the person with mental health issues may be experiencing.
Some carers seek professional counselling as the carer is often a husband or wife or parent, trying to grasp the impact of mental illness on them and their family.
On some occasions carers require support and advocacy to allow their voice to be heard in navigating the pathways of treatment.
Commitment to a caring role can mean the carer does not take time for themselves, often losing connection with other family members, friends and social networks. Carer respite encourages all carers to engage in some social activity, have short breaks away from the caring role and/or plan a holiday/respite for self refreshment.
How do I make an appointment with Grampians Community Health?
Please contact the Intake Worker on 03 5358 7400 to receive a referral and make an appointment.
Stawell (Main Campus)
8-22 Patrick St,
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
(03) 5358 7400