Grampians Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect supports family members, carers, kin and supporters of people with mental ill-health and/or substance use challenges.
Grampians Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect is delivered in partnership between Mind Australia, Ballarat Community Health and Grampians Community Health.
About the service
Grampians Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect provides a warm and welcoming space for family, carers, kin and supporters of all ages and backgrounds.
The service provides opportunities to connect with peers along with tailored information, resources, advocacy, support (individual and group-based), and access to brokerage funds through Tandem’s Carer Support Fund.
At Grampians Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect, all staff have a lived experience of supporting someone with mental health and wellbeing concerns and/or substance use challenges.
Our family and carer peer support workers listen to families, carers, kin and supporters, and offer a variety of supports based on their specific needs.
Supports for family members and carers may include emotional or practical support and help to connect with information, resources and services relevant to their situation.
Once established, services will be available through walk-in, phone, online and outreach services. Walk-in services will be available at Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect in Ballarat and satellite sites later this year (2023).
Who is the service for?
Grampians Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect is for family members, carers, kin and supporters of all ages and backgrounds who are living in the Ararat, Ballarat. Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera, and Yarriambiack local government areas.
How do I access the service?
To find out more about Grampians Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect, call 1800 962 008 or email: [email protected]
You do not need a referral to access support.
Why choose Mind, Ballarat Community Health and Grampians Community Health for family and carer supports?
Mind Australia supports people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to find help, hope and purpose in their lives.
We have been providing mental health and wellbeing support to people, and their families, friends and carers, for more than 45 years.
We understand that every individual’s journey to a life of meaning and purpose is unique, which is why our services are flexible and offer genuine choice and control.
Some of our family members, carers, kin and support staff have their own experience caring for someone with mental ill-health.
We are a leading employer of people with lived experience, recognising their unique ability to connect with participants.
Ballarat Community Health
Ballarat Community Health (BCH) provides a wide range of primary health care, community based mental health and alcohol and other drug services and social supports. Our purpose is to ensure that people can access quality health care, no matter their circumstances. We know everyone is different and we work with the community wherever possible to create consumer-led and informed services, ensuring more effective care for individuals and their needs.
Grampians Community Health
Grampians Community Health (GCH)is a leading community health provider, delivering a broad range of health care, therapeutic and community support services in the Pyrenees, Grampians and Wimmera Southern Mallee. GCH aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in our region and create strong, healthy, thriving, and connected communities. Our broad range of support services are provided in a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment where each person’s culture, beliefs, values, gender identity and capacity are valued. GCH is a local NDIS and My Aged Care provider.