02 9757 4293 South Western Sydney 02 8880 8161 Penrith
Mental Health Respite: Carer Support (MHR:CS) is service for adult carers of people with mental illness, providing individualised short-term support and respite, through social and recreational activities, education and training. We may also refer carers to additional support and counselling services.
|Mon||9am - 5pm|
|Tue||9am - 5pm|
|Wed||9am - 5pm|
|Thu||9am - 5pm|
|Fri||9am - 5pm|
How We Help
MHR:CS is a Commonwealth-funded initiative, supporting carers of people with mental illness, whose health and wellbeing are negatively impacting their ability to provide care. We offer relief from the caring role, through in-home or out-of-home respite, social and recreational activities. We also provide carer support including counselling, practical assistance, social inclusion activities, case management; and education, information and access including community mental health promotion. The highest priority is given to carers without access to similar respite or carer support through government-funded services.
Services under MHR:CS are accessible to all and delivered in a sensitive and appropriate manner. We cater to the needs of carers from diverse circumstances, including:
- Indigenous carers, including Stolen Generations and Indigenous kinship carers
- carers with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including humanitarian entrants and recent migrants
- mature aged parents who are carers
- carers needing urgent assistance or support, including those at risk of homelessness.
Who We Help
Support for carers located in Nepean / Blue Mountains and South-West Sydney.
Our aim is to promote the well-being of carers in our community. Our service is provided across the Sydney South West area including Fairfield, Liverpool and Camden region.
We provide a range of services for anyone who cares for someone with a mental health concerns.
Targeted groups include Aboriginal Carers; Young Carers, aged 16 to 24; Carers with Culturally & Linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds; Older Parent carers, aged 55 and above.
Assistance in accessing NDIS – The highest priority is given to existing MHR:CS carers. This support should only be provided until the relevant care recipients have NDIS individual plans approved