How we can help
In order to provide a comprehensive service, Carer Assist works with:
- Families and Carers
- Area Mental Health Services
- Local Health Services
- Community health organisations
- Other NGO's working with families and carers
- Other mental health programs
Carer Assist runs education workshops throughout the year and is available to all carers and families of people with a mental illness. These workshops are designed to assist you in enhancing your role as a carer, dealing with various aspects of the mental health spectrum, understanding diagnosis, coping skills, dealing with grief and loss are only some of the topics covered in our workshops
Being part of the Shizophrenia Fellowship NSW means we can provide information and refer you to other Fellowship services such as:
- Respite Services
- Partners in Recovery
- Young Carer's Program
- Recovery Services
- Employment Services
- Psychiatric assistance
Depending on the local health district you live in, we also work with:
Uniting Care Mental Health in North Sydney & Central Coast, Sydney West & Nepean Blue Mountains
CentaCare - Far West & Western LHDs (Forbes, Broken Hill, Orange, Dubbo)
Mission Australia- Port Macquarie, Lismore, Sawtell, Tweed Heads
After Care (FACES)- Illawarra Shoalhaven & South East Sydney
Carer Assist proudly supports the following programs:
Mental Health Respite: Carer Support
This program provides support and respite to assist carers to maintain their caring role.
This service is available in Wollondilly, Wingecarribee, Goulburn Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan, Yass Valley and Palerang.
On Fire is for children aged 8-17 whose lives have been affected by a parent or sibling with a mental illness. The program gives the children and opportunity to have fun, make friends, learn and grow and develop an understanding of personal well-being.
For more information, please visit their website
What can we NOT help you with
Unfortunately, we do not offer a counseling service, but we can definitely assist you in finding a counselor in your area should you need it.