For mental health carers

Mental Health Carers provide care and support to a family member or friend who has a mental illness, alcohol or other drug issue.

For mental health carers

Who are Mental Health Carers?

Mental Health Carers provide support to a family member or friend with an mental illness, alcohol or drug use issue. 

Sometimes Carers don't realize they are Carers.  If you are unsure whether you are a 'Carer', ask yourself whether you provide any of the following supports to someone in your life.

  • Do you provide emotional support to the person?
  • Do you help the person attend appointments?
  • Do you advocate for the person to access services?
  • Do you help them with personal care, transport, household tasks, communication, or to access the community?
  • Do you take time off work to care for them?
  • Do you give comfort and encouragement to keep them safe?
  • Do you monitor their safety because you are concerned for their welfare?
  • Do you help them to live as independently as possible?

Contact the Mental Health Team

To find out more, contact the Mental Health Team:

call 1800 242 636

email [email protected]

submit an enquiry

Carers NT Mental Health Program

The Mental Health Program supports carers, and specifically mental health carers, in following ways:

  • A range of short term respite options to improve the quality of life for carers of people experiencing issues associated with mental illness and alcohol or drug use issues.  
  • Mental health education and training programs for carers including Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Awareness training.
  • Peer support programs and group activities for carers which provide a combination of fun, social, educational and support opportunities.
  • Information and referral to support services, mental health promotion and awareness in the community including activities designed to reduce stigma toward people experiencing mental illness.

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  • Paywise Gold Sponsor Golf Day 2018


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