Carer Services Sydney

Support, education, information and advocacy for carers

Carer Services

Providing support and care for a person experiencing mental health distress may involve some significant challenges. It may impact a carers health, wellbeing, relationships and other meaningful aspects of their life.

Family, friends and carers often experience their own sense of recovery when provided with support and relevant services in the community.

Supporting Carers

We pride ourselves in being an inclusive community with innovative services and we offer a range of services for carers including:

  • emotional and practical support
  • information on coping strategies
  • assistance in navigating the mental health system and NDIS
  • finding additional supports in the community
  • building a peer support network
  • education on how to support someone experiencing mental health challenges
  • advocacy support

Carer Advocates from our Sydney team can provide bilingual support in Greek, Vietnamese, Chinese and Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian languages.

Note: The term ‘carer’ includes biological relatives, chosen family, partners, ex-partners, friends, housemates, kinship and community members and others who play a significant role in a persons recovery. ‘Carer’ in legislative terms may also refer to a Designated Carer (DC) or Principal Care Provider (PCP).

If you need help caring for your loved one who lives with mental health challenges or have any questions about One Door Mental Health and our program please contact us.


Carer Advocate providing support to a family living with mental illness in Sydney.

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One Door Burwood

Level 2, 74-76 Burwood Road
Burwood NSW 2134
Monday - Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Upcoming Carer Education Sessions

One Door's Carer Services have created a suite of workshops known as “Assisting Families”.

Specifically designed for families, carers and friends of those living with mental illness, these workshops are relaxed, caring and value the lived experience framework. Families can build on their knowledge and skills, and enjoy the support of others in similar situations.

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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.

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.