Family and carer services
Family, Friends and Carers Support - VICTORIA
Mind Australia works with young people caring for someone with mental health and wellbeing concerns or drug and alcohol addiction to develop support that is relevant to their needs. This flexible support service may include individual support, after school hour support, peer support, groups and events, day trips and overnight retreats around Victoria.
About Family, Friends and Carers Support
Caring for someone with mental health and wellbeing concerns can be stressful, and sometimes you need support yourself.
Mind offers a range of supports, including structured outings and activities for the person experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to allow their carer time away from caring duties.
Support includes options for fun and learning activities, wellbeing support, respite breaks away, and whole-of-family support. These supports are available across Victoria.
More than 80 per cent of family members and carers who accessed Mind services agreed that they could make better decisions after receiving support and more than 70 per cent said Mind had increased their ability to cope.
Who is Family, Friends and Carers Support for?Mind provides support for all adult family and carers and is now also able to provide targeted services for people in Victoria aged 15-26 who care for someone with mental health and wellbeing concerns or drug and alcohol addiction.
How do I register my interest for Mind’s family and carer support services?Mind Australia’s Family, Friends and Carers Support is part of the Victorian Support for Carers Program and is delivered in partnership with other carer services including Carers Victoria and Carers Gateway to ensure a wrap-around approach to support.
To learn more about Mind’s Family, Friends and Carers Support and to find out which service will best suit your needs, call our Carer Helpline on 1300 554 660.
Please note that not all options are available across all Mind services sites.
Why choose Mind for family and carer support services?Mind Australia supports people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to find help, hope and purpose in their lives.
We have been providing mental health and wellbeing support to people, and their families, friends and carers, for more than 45 years. We understand that every individual’s journey to a life of meaning and purpose is unique, which is why our services are flexible and offer genuine choice and control.
Some of our family and carer support staff have their own experience caring for someone with mental ill-health. We are a leading employer of people with lived experience, recognising their unique ability to connect with participants.