Carer Services

Looking after a loved one with mental illness is no easy job. One Door has services to support those who devote their lives to caring for a family member.

Caring for Carers

When you’re looking after a family member who is living with a mental illness, it can take its toll on your own health, wellbeing and life goals.  Ensuring that you get the support and respite you need so you can be the best version of yourself for your loved one is paramount; so who cares for the carers?

What is a carer?  Read more....

One Door has a range of services on offer for the families of people with mental illness. Just because your loved one is living with a mental illness does not mean you can’t achieve your own goals.
We’re here to support you in a range of ways. 


NSW Family & Carer Mental Health Program (FCMHP)

One Door Mental Health is the service provider for the NSW Family & Carer Mental Health Program in partnership with five Local Health Districts (LHD). The five LHDs involved are Hunter New England, Murrumbidgee, Southern NSW, South Western Sydney and Sydney. The FCMHP is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health. One Door employ Carer Advocates to deliver this program to those who support someone living with a mental illness.

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Carer Education Sessions

Carer Education Sessions are among the many supports we offer for families and carers, facilitated by our Carer Advocates. These sessions are tailored specifically for families and carers of people living with mental illness. Our education sessions cover a wide range of topics including information to cope with the grief of diagnosis, how to care for someone living with mental illness while maintaining boundaries, caring for yourself, and much more.

Find out more about Carer Education Modules

ARAFMI Illawarra

ARAFMI Illawarra provides support and education services to families and carers of people living with mental health challenges, in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region. We advocate for better services for people experiencing mental health issues and promote an understanding of the challenges surrounding mental health and care in the community. Read more...

Young Carers

We also offer support through managing headspace sites around New South Wales.

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12-25 years. Headspace covers four core
areas including mental health, physical health, work and study support, and alcohol and other drug services.

The centres are there to help young people access health workers, whether it may be a GP, psychologist, social worker, alcohol and drug worker, counsellor, vocational worker or youth worker. Read More...

Support Groups

Support groups build hope and strength through sharing experiences, problems, solutions, ideas and friendship. Our support groups have been a core part of what we do since we began. There are now more than 50 support groups across the state. 

We run a range of different groups that cater to all kinds of people affected by mental illness including families and carers.