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 will work 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
- Well Ways Program (Family – Family Education)
- Carer Support Group
MIFNQ's Cairns MH Carers' Support Hub Manager
Phone: 07 4041 2543
Hours: 9am - 4:30pm week days
Lifeline 24hour Counselling
Phone: 131 114 Mobile Free Call
Salvo Line 24hour Support Line
Phone: 1300 363 622 Every day of the year
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
Emergency 000 for Police and Ambulance
Download: Cairns Carers' Hub Brochure