We recognise that mental illness can be associated with emotional distress and family disruption. The prospect of caring for your loved one can be daunting, but it can also be an extremely rewarding role.
At Lakeside Clinic, our aim is to help you to adjust to your carer role and we’re here to support and encourage you to maintain a positive outlook. With an approved patient’s carer consent form, we can provide you with information and involve you in decisions regarding current care, tests and treatment options for the person being treated. Most importantly, we can assist you to make plans for post-hospital care and assist you in developing contingencies for managing any relapse your loved one may experience.
Improved carer support is offered through our Carer Support Groups, with a number being offered within the clinic and community.
Carer support groups provide:
Further details are available in the Carer’s Pack provided upon admission that includes the Carers brochure.
Another useful resource is the Beyond Blue Guide for Carers – Supporting and caring for a person with depression, anxiety and/or related disorder.