Carer Information & Services

There are services to help if you are supporting someone with mental illness.  The following information and links may be useful. Please phone us on 1800 052 222 if we can help you with a resource or query. 

Support groups and organisations in the southern region

Support groups and services provide support for people who care for someone with a mental illness. The resources below are specific to Melbourne's Southern Region. 

Download the Mental Health Carer and Family Support Groups brochure.

Download the Support for Carers of people experiencing mental health issues brochure. 

Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services. 

Respite and Carer Services and Organisations

Covering all 10 Local Government Areas in the southern region

Wellways Australia

Mind Australia and Mind Victoria


Services specific to Local Government Areas

Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston, Port Phillip & Stonnington

Inner South Family and Friends Carer Support Group 

Dandenong, Casey, Cardinia

ERMHA website for respite and activities

Uniting Care lifeAssist 


Frankston, Mornington Peninsula

Mentis Assist 

Peninsula Carer Council, Carer Support Group

Other carer information and services 

Beyond Blue 

Carers Victoria 

Lifeline tool kit

National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS 

National Disability Insurance Scheme Mental Health Carers Guide


The Department of Health (Victoria) 


Tips for Coping with Mental Illness in the Family

The Caring Together Art Journal website