Caring Together

Caring Together, carers assisting other carers with peer support, is a new carer driven service being sponsored by the Northern Mental Health Alliance. It provides additional support to carers and families across the Northern region of Melbourne (Darebin and Whittlesea).

This exciting new program offers carers the opportunity to talk to another carer about the many worries that may present when a family member or friend becomes unwell with mental illness. Through working in partnership with clinical and community services in the Northern region, our Caring Together project offers the opportunity to seek more information about all the mental health and carers services available.  

The Peer Support workers are someone you can go to for support, information and referrals. Sometimes it can be helpful to talk to someone in person, who can listen and be there for you, as well as explore different pathways to recovery. This service is particularly helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves over the phone and prefer to talk face to face with someone about what is going on.

The Caring Together workers have experience as carers of people with a mental illness and provide valuable and compassionate support to assist families who are supporting someone with mental illness.

Families, carers and friends can make an appointment to see the Peer Support Workers– by calling direct on 9457 7130. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Phone and after hours appointments are also available.

This is a free and confidential service.