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Topic: Mental Health Carer Support Groups

6 posts, 0 answered
  1. Purple People Eater
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    6 February 2019

    I was trying to help another member find these on Carer Gateway. I have only managed to find the Victorian resources so far, please see below

    http://tandemcarers.org.au/carer-support-groups.php

  2. PamelaR
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    11 February 2019 in reply to Purple People Eater

    Hi Purple People Eater

    Welcome to our forums and good on you for trying to help others. Thanks very much. I'm sorry it's taken so long for a response to your post. It's nothing to do with you, just your post has been missed. Sorry.

    The Australian Carer Gateway is an Australian Government initiative. Their website is - https://www.carergateway.gov.au . Alternatively, you can call 1800 422 737 Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm or request a call back.

    Hope this helps Purple People Eater.

    Kind regards

    PamelaR

  3. Purple People Eater
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    11 February 2019 in reply to PamelaR

    Hi Pamela

    Thanks for the positive feedback. Sadly, they don't actually have a way to search for mental heath carer support groups - only Adult Carer and Young Carer, which is not finegrained enough in my opinion.

    I have raised this with them and hope to get some feedback or see something more finegrained next time someone needs this help.

    PPE

  4. PamelaR
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    11 February 2019 in reply to Purple People Eater

    Hi PPE

    Thanks for letting me know. I have found the information accessible by doing a search in the carer gateway website for mental health and was taken to the following page - www.carergateway.gov.au/mental-health-services

    I see however this is frustrating. When you're mentally not feeling the best you don't need the hassle of being unable to find what you want. Hope the Carers Gateway uses a label for Mental Health soon.

    While I was out and about looking for sites I also found the National body -
    www.mentalhealthcarersaustralia.org.au/about-us/

    This website gives a list of the groups that I think you may be trying to find???

    • Tasmanian group - https://mentalhealthcarerstas.org.au
    • Northern Territory group - mifant.org.au/index.php
    • New South Wales group www.mentalhealthcarersnsw.org
    • Queensland group - www.arafmi.com.au/contact/
    • Western Australian group - https://helpingminds.org.au

    Also found -

    • https://mhaustralia.org
    • National body where you enter your post code - www.mindaustralia.org.au

    Hope this helps.

    Kind regards

    PamelaR

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  5. Purple People Eater
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    12 February 2019 in reply to PamelaR

    Yes, I finally found that too. Thanks Pamela. I noticed it didn't have the same Victorian group on it.

    The other thing that helped was going to Carers XXXXXX and searching for support groups.

     

  6. PamelaR
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    12 February 2019 in reply to Purple People Eater

    Hi PPE

    Great thinking PPE, I've reported your request to Moderators (in case it gets missed) so I hope they will do as you asked.

    Yes, I realise I left of the Victorian group. That's because you had the details in your first post. It was included in the website that I mentioned above.

    Kind regards

    PamelaR

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