Carer Education

“Mental illness was completely new to me and I had to learn as much as I could whilst dealing with my sick son. Education and support was provided at a time of despair and bewilderment” - carer consultation 2007

Family Education

As a statewide non-profit organisation, we aim to promote and improve the well being of people affected by mental illness, and to better inform the community about the needs of carers of people with a mental illness.

Our Family Education program is open to family members, friends and carers of people with a mental illness and any other interested people.

The program aims to empower family, friends & carers of people with mental illness to:

  • Improve carer coping, knowledge & management skills
  • Enhance carers wellbeing, resilience & relationships
  • Enhance relationships between carers and mental health services
  • Improve consumer mental health through supporting families and carers
  • Share & validate the lived experience of carers
  • Provide specific education & support to assist in the role of caring
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.

Our Family Education program is open to family members, friends and carers of people with a mental illness and any other interested people.

We provide regular courses and workshops throughout the year at our office in Hawthorn. We also deliver education to community and carer groups’ throughout Victoria.

For more information about our education program click here or call the Helpline 1300 550 265