Mental Health ACT services - Carers support
See the listing below of mental health carers support services in the ACT.
Carers support services
- Carers ACT
Provides information, referral, support and counselling to carers. Services include Commonwealth Carer Resource Centre and Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre. Association also has a lobbying function. Carers are people who provide care and support for a parent, relative, friend or child who has a disability, mental or chronic illness or who is frail aged.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (Office)
Phone: 02 6296 9900 Fax: 02 6296 9999
Carers ACT Northside (Main office) 2/80 Beaurepaire Crescent HOLT ACT 2615
- Carer Assist
We are based in Queanbeyan and offer information, advocacy and support to mental health carers who live in Queanbeyan and surrounding NSW. We also offer an education program called "Well Ways" to mental health carers in NSW and in the ACT. Carer Assist is a service of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc.
Ph: (02) 6232 9044
Fax: (02) 6232 9066
PO Box 749 QUEANBEYAN NSW 2620
- Carer Support Queanbeyan City Council
Provides various forms of support to carers of people who are frail aged or have a dementing illness. Support includes information and advocacy, emotional support and access to a carers library.
Phone: 6298 0295
City Council, 257 Crawfor St, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
- Carers Allowance Centrelink
Description: Provides financial assistance to carers of persons who would otherwise be in hostels or nursing homes.
Hours: 8.30am to 4.51pm Mon to Fri
Phone: 132 717 Fax: 6219 3199 TTY:6274-5260.
- Skills for Carers
Provides individual or small group training and skills development for unpaid carers of older people or those who have a disability or mental health problem. Appointment and enrolment required.
Hours: 10am to 2.30pm Mon to Fri
Phone: 6207 4811 Fax: 6207 4849 TTY:6207-4992
Rm F19, CIT Southside, Ainsworth St, Phillip
- Kidz Club
Support program for children who have a family member with a mental illness.
Hours: Wed 4pm to 5.30pm Woden
Please phone to arrange joining a group Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm.
Phone: 6247 1936 Fax: 6247 1936
13 Jarrah St, O'Connor 2602
- Kincare Community Services ACT
In-home support, respite services and assistance to young carers, the elderly and people with disabilities. Fees are negotiable.
Hours: 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri. Emergency AH available through Sydney office.
Phone: 6287 4652 Fax: 6287 4728
Unit 2, Waramanga Shops, Waramanga 2611
- Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre
Provides in-home and emergency respite to people who are caring for a family member or friend who has a long term physical or mental illness, disability or is frail aged. Access to emergency residential care is also available.
Hours: 24 hrs
Phone: 1800 059 059 Fax: 6296 9998
- Respite Services Queanbeyan
Provides respite services for people aged up to sixty-four years with a moderate to high level functional disability and their carers. Respite programs include a range of social and recreational groups for adults and care for young children in carer's home.
Phone: 6298 0252 Fax: 6298 0120
Queanbeyan City Council, 257 Crawford St (rear), Queanbeyan 2620
Hours: 8.30am to 5pm Mon to Fri
Eligibility: people with a disability (moderate to high level of functional disability) aged 0 to 64 yrs and their Carers.