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
    www.carersact.asn.au
  • 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

    www.carerassist.org.au

  • 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

    www.kincare.org




  • 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

    www.carersact.asn.au



  • 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.