An “Australian First” Initiative of the Mental Illness Fellowship of NQ Inc. The service is supported by a partnership with Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre and Anglicare North Queensland.
Funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
Caring for a loved one with a mental health problem? Not sure where to go? Who to turn to? What to do?
The Cairns Mental Health Carers Support Hub can guide you to the help you need within your local community. The support you need in a way that suits you, from people who understand. It offers assistance to carers, families and friends of someone living with a mental illness, in accessing the services they require, in a supportive, family friendly manner. This Hub works collaboratively with Cairns Regional Community-based Organisations and the Cairns & Hinterland Mental Health & ATOD Service.
The Hub offers:
- Referral and Easy Access to Other Community & Government Service Providers
- Information and Education – for Carers & Service Providers
- Educare – Family Education Program
Lifeline 24hour Counseling
Phone: 13 11 14 Mobile Free Call
Cairns & Hinterland Mental Health & ATODS
(Qld Mental Health) – Acute Care Team (ACT)
Phone: 07 4226 3100 Hours: 8am – 4:30pm week days (after hours this number diverts to the Cairns Base Hospital)
Police and Ambulance Emergency: 000