ARAFMI Illawarra

Support and education to carers in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven

ARAFMI Illawarra

A mental health carer is someone who cares for or about someone with mental health challenges. 

Carers can be of all ages and have different relationships with the person with a mental illness. This includes children, adults, siblings, parents, grandparents, partners, other family, friends and neighbours.

Support for Mental Health Carers in 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. 

What supports are there for carers?

Services currently provided by ARAFMI Illawarra include:
• Telephone support
• Individual face-to-face counselling
• Support groups with other carers
• Peer support
• Education and training workshops
• Advocacy
• Community awareness sessions


Contact us

Contact us today on 0419 513 684 or for support.

What is a Carer?

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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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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.

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$50 can help us to continue providing vital support and resources for carers

At One Door Mental Health, we believe that everyone deserves access to high quality care and support, especially those living with mental health challenges and their loved ones who are caring for them. Our Carer Services provides carers with the information, education, advocacy, and support they need to care for their loved ones and themselves. Your donation allows us to continue offering these vital resources to carers and the people they support. By donating today, you are directly improving the lives of those in our community and helping create a world in which people with mental illness are valued and treated as equals.