Latrobe Regional Hospital

Carer consultant

Carer Consultant

When a person you care for is diagnosed with mental health issues, there can be significant consequences and impacts on your own physical and mental health.

Partners, family and friends can be affected by the stresses of the ripple effect that often occurs when a person becomes unwell.

Caring for a person can mean providing emotional support, offering encouragement towards seeking treatment and helping to negotiate the maze of health services.

But taking care of yourself as a carer is a vital part of being able to maintain the caring role for someone with a mental illness, as the stresses may impact on relationships, work, family and finances.

Having a plan for the carer's own health, maintaining connections with others and being able to share experiences of coping strategies, together with education about the illness can help reduce the overload.

Our Carer Consultant has a lived experience in caring for someone with mental health issues and an understanding of the mental health system. The consultant provides advice, support and advocacy to carers of a person in the public mental health system.

Contact details:

Carer Consultant phone 5128 0100 

 

 

 

Tags: mental health

Looking for a way to support our community this Christmas?

Proceeds from this year's Christmas Giving Appeal will be used to purchase humidifier machines for our Critical Care Unit. These machines work with oxygen systems to help our patients to breathe easier. 

Can you help us reach the $36,000 target? Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your support!

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Mental Health Service Telephone: 1300 363 322
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10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West, Victoria, 3844
PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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