Friends, Families and Carers

The involvement of friends, family and carers in a persons recovery is highly valued by Peninsula Health Mental Health Service. PHMHS has a Carer Consultant who can provide support and referral information to carers.

Further information for carers can be found in the Mental Health Act 2014 handbook.

Carer Support Services in Victoria

The Peninsula Health Supportopedia has a number of Carer Support organisations listed including the following organisations which offer support services for carers of people with a mental illness.

Carers Victoria
Carers Victoria is a Commonwealth-funded organisation providing services to carers of people with any illness or disability. Services include counselling, advice and advocacy.
Freecall 1800 242 636
Ph 03 9396 9500 

Mental Illness Fellowship
The Mental Illness Fellowship is a non-government organisation that works with people whose lives are affected by mental illness.
Ph 03 8486 4200

Mind Australia
Mind is a non-government organisation supporting mental health recovery. Services include respite, support groups, carer education.
Carer Helpline 1300 550 265