Recovery from mental ill-health is a diverse personal and social experience.
Support groups and workshops
A range of support groups are available for those who care for, and care about people living with mental health problems. Groups provide an opportunity for family, friends and carers to connect with those with similar experiences and to learn current ideas and practices in the field of mental illness. Groups are facilitated by professionals and carers who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge. Speakers from specific areas of mental health are a regular feature of the groups.
Mind currently operates carer support groups from several sites. They include:
- Family and carer support
- Borderline Personality Disorder family and carer group
- Grow - Better Together support group
- Tree of life
- Exploration and information group
- Mindfulness group
For more information about the Mind support groups and where they are located contact the Carer Helpline 1300 554 660.
Our family education program is open to family members, friends and carers supporting those with a mental illness and any other interested people.
The program aims to empower family, friends and carers to:
- improve carer coping, knowledge and management skills
- enhance carer wellbeing, resilience and relationships
- enhance relationships between carers and mental health services
- improve consumer mental health by supporting families and carers.
All of our training follows the Carer Life Course Framework, which maps supports across a continuum of caring and recovery. This model allows us to plan supports for carers from early identification - something is wrong - through to ongoing management and coping.
To view the carer education program for the second half of 2016 click here.