Wellways (formerly MI Fellowship)
Well Ways provides community based support for those with mental illness, their friends and family. Family Services office provide one on one carer support, family meetings, educational courses and respite for the carer and those they care for.
Phone: (03) 9784 6800
Address: 45 Davey Street, Frankston 3199
Find more information: www.mifellowship.org
The Frankston and Rosebud Crisis Centres are entry points for those at risk of homeless or who are homeless. SalvoCare Eastern can assist in navigating and linking in with services such as family violence, drug and alcohol, health and mental health, legal, financial, employment, education and training.
Frankston Address: 37 Ross Smith Avenue, Frankston VIC 3199
Rosebud Address: 17 Ninth Avenue, Rosebud VIC 3939
Phone: 1800 825 955
Find more information: www.salvationarmy.org.au/SalvoCareEastern
The Carer Consultant is can provide support, information and advocacy services for carers who have a loved one involved with Peninsula Health Mental Health services. They can also connect carers to education and respite services.
Phone: (03) 9238 8634
Find more information: www.peninsulahealth.org.au
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS) - Intellectual disability and mental illness
VDDS provide a helpful booklet on supporting a person with intellectual disability and mental illness. They can also provide information on the process of assess, treatment and management services. The Dual Disability Carers Booklet can be downloaded from St Vincent’s website here: Carers' Resource for Dual Disability booklet
Phone: (03) 9231 2950
Find more information: www.vdds.org.au
AlfredHealth Carer Services
Community based support for carers of a person
supporting anyone with a disability. Support services include resources,
information, education opportunities and respite services.
Frankston office: 51 Playne Street, Frankston VIC 3199
Dandenong office: Suite 3, Level 1, 31 Princes Highway, Dandenong VIC 3175
Caulfield office: Caulfield Hospital, 240 Kooyong Road, Caulfield VIC 3162
Phone: 1800 052 222
Find more information: www.carersouth.org.au
Mind is a National support service for those with mental illness, their families and friends. They save specific services to assist carers wellbeing including a helpline, online forum and education workshops. Other services include counselling, peer support, respite and outings.
Phone: 1300 286 463
Carer Helpline: 1300 554 660
Find more information: www.mindaustralia.org.au
Carer Support Fund
fund available to eligible carers to enable them to continue meeting the
caregiving responsibilities and relationships while maintaining their own
wellbeing. Applications are made through your local mental health service
staff. A relevant receipt or quote for services are required.
Find more information: tandemcarers.org.au
Mentis Assist is a community based support organisation for those living with mental illness, their family and friends. They support carers through education, skill building, online forum and respite opportunities.
Phone: 1300 636 847 (1300 MENTIS)
Address: 23-25 Yuilles Road, Mornington
Find more information: www.mentisassist.org.au
Anglicare works with vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families of all ages. Services and programs range so contact them and discuss your clients needs.
Phone: 1800 809 722
Clayton office: 2 Dixon Street, Clayton, Victoria, 3168
Phone: 03 9543 8911
Dandenong office: 15 Scott Street, Dandenong, Victoria, 3175
Phone: 03 9706 8568
Pakenham office: 66-68 Main Street, Pakenham, Victoria, 3810
Phone: 5945 2000
Frankston office: 60-64 Wells Street, Frankston, Victoria, 3199
Phone: 03 9781 6700
Rosebud office: 1703 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939
Phone: 03 5986 9900
For more information: www.anglicarevic.org.au
Stepping Up Consortium
Stepping Up provides Alcohol and Drug counselling services in Frankston and Mornington Peninsula as well as Barwon, Melton and Werribee areas. Services are tailored to client needs and consider complex factors of mental health, relationships and family, employment and legal issues as well as transition into life without substance misuse. The service is for those age 16 and over who experience substance misuse and concerned family and friends.
Phone: 1800 828 466
Find more information: www.stepping-up.org.au
Bayside Alcohol and Drug Services (BayAOD)
BayAOD provides residential and community based withdrawal and recovery services and work with friends and family to assist them in supporting their loved one. The catchment includes the Cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Kingston and Bayside.
Central Intake: 1800 229 263or (03)
Dedicated GLBTIQ line:1800
Address: Inner South Community Health,
240 Malvern Rd, Prahran
Find more information: baysidealcoholanddrugservices.org.au
Action for Recovery Course (ARC) – Carnegie
The course is for families affected by addiction. Topics covered include the cycle of addiction, defining boundaries, guilt and worry, praise and acceptance, choices, and the future. Courses runs for 6 weeks with each session lasting 2 hours.
Phone: 9573 1706
Address: 140 Grange Road, Carnegie, 3163
Find more information: familydrughelp.com.au
Victorian Government Carer Card Program
The Carer Card program is a Government initiative that recognises the care and support primary caregivers give to a loved one. The Carer card can be used with various registered businesses throughout Victoria to reduce expenses involved with leisure and travel expenses.
Phone: 1800 901 958
Find more information: carercard.vic.gov.au