Supporting families, friends and carers is an important part of our work at Wellways
If you are a family member, friend or carer of someone living with mental health issues or disability, you can feel confident that Wellways respects and understands the important role you have in their life, as well your needs as an individual.
Our carer support services assist individuals who may be affected by their role caring for someone with a mental health issue or disability. We support people to look after their own wellbeing and feel more confident in their caring journey.
Assisting families, friends and carers is an important part of what we do. We help you to identify your needs and achieve your goals, in a way that is tailored to you.
How we can support you
We assist you to develop skills and resources that boost your capacity to provide effective care to your loved one. This includes focusing on your own physical and mental health needs, to promote resilience and coping skills.
We provide families or individuals with a break from their caring role. Respite can be delivered in a flexible way and can take place in a variety of settings.
Programs designed to assist family members and carers to maintain their own wellness while they support a loved one with mental health issues. Programs are facilitated by people with a lived experience.
Families, friends and carers can access our Helpline on 1300 111 500, a free and confidential service that provides mental health information, support and referral advice.
We provide assistance to families and carers supporting someone through the NDIS eligibility, planning, plan coordination and delivery of services. In addition, we ensure that your needs as a carer are addressed when applying for NDIS funding.
Information and resources
Family, friends and carer wellbeing can be significantly impacted when the person they care about is experiencing mental health issues.
When someone you care about experiences mental health issues, it can be difficult to know how to help and how to adapt to changes in your own life and relationships.
Although it can be difficult, many young carers say that there are lots of positives about their caring role, such as learning new things and developing strengths.