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Carer and family support

Carer and family support

It's not easy being a carer.

In fact, many carers experience a range of challenges related to their caring role.

These could be poor mental and physical health, isolation, financial hardship, grief or loss.

There are many services and resources available to carers and families to support their own health and wellbeing.

Here you'll find information, support, education and skill development opportunities for families and carers of people with a mental health condition.

These organisations support carers and families living in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.

Online and phone support

Carer Gateway

Get practical information and advice, access services and support, free counselling and coaching and connect with other carers through a community forum. Wellways Australia provides Carer Gateway services in Queensland.

ArafmiCarer Support
Arafmi provides a wide range of services and programs designed to support mental health carers.
Carers Queensland
Get resources to support carers who are caring for a person with a mental illness.
Carers Australia
The carer advisory service gives information and advice to carers and their families about carer supports and services.
Beyond Blue
Get practical resources and information to help you feel confident supporting loved ones experiencing mental health concerns, as well as looking after yourself.
Young Carers Network
This is a place for young carers (people under 25 years) to learn about support services, access resources and share their stories and opinions.
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness
Find information and support for young people who have a parent who experiences mental illness.
Family Drug Support Online
This is an interactive tool that supports families of people using alcohol and other drugs.
Tune In Not Out
This website is for young people who are supporting a friend with a mental illness.

More resources

Mental Health Resources for Carers
This comprehensive program supports carers of people living with a mental illness in Queensland.
Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers
Find national and state-based resources, services and supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers, created by Carers Australia.
    My Mental Health

    We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

    Brisbane North PHN wishes to acknowledge the experience and expertise of the My Mental Health Steering Committee, delegates of the Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) network and health professionals in developing the My Mental Health Website.

    Operated by Brisbane North PHN Website by NWO