Family & Carers Support Services

Family and Carer Education Support (FACES)

Aftercare’s commitment to our mission includes the families and carers of people living with a mental illness. Our 100+ years’ experience working with people experiencing mental health issues has given us a deep understanding of the impact of mental health issues on families and carers, as well as a profound respect for the vital part they play in the care and recovery of their loved ones. Aftercare’s Family And Carer Education & Support (FACES) service includes a variety of individual and group programs tailored to meet the family and carer’s particular need.


Floresco Centre

Floresco is a multi-agency service providing a ‘one stop shop’ for people between the ages of 18-64 with mental health issues and their carer’s and family members. Participants can access a range of community mental health support services; clinical mental health services, employment and housing services, and drug and alcohol services.
Floresco Centre works with individuals, families and carers, at home and in the community, through group support, mutual support and self-help, personalised support and family and carer support, to provide tailored and holistic support to allow them to lead functional and fulfilling lives.


headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP)

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) is an integrated and holistic service for young people experiencing early psychosis or at risk of developing psychosis, and their families.
It is an opportunity for headspace to make a real difference in the lives of young people and their families affected by psychosis. hYEPP’s foundations are built on the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model and is based at the headspace Woolloongabba, QLD site.


Parents Opportunity to Participate in Play with their Young (POPPY)

POPPY is a supported playgroup for mothers with mental health issues and their children from 0 – 5 years (and not at school). The mental health issues may be diagnosed or undiagnosed and may be associated with domestic violence.
Our POPPY Playgroup (Kingsgrove, NSW) and POPPY Centre (Ipswich, QLD) provides a safe place for exploration of parenting concerns and enhances confidence in parenting. POPPY supports mothers to actively engage with their children and other families, and supports families to connect with services.


South West Community Managed Mental Health (CMMH)

The South West Community Managed Mental Health program (CMMH) is an initiative funded by QLD Health, delivering mental health support for communities in remote areas of western Queensland.
Aftercare and Lifeline have partnered in South West Queensland to deliver CMMH services in Roma, St George and Cunnamulla. This builds on the existing Personal Helpers and Mentors Service that Aftercare operates in Cunnamulla. The CMMH aims to support people aged 18-64 years experiencing a mental health issues through personalised, one-on-one support. In addition to this, CMMH staff offer mutual self-help services, and group support services for people with mental health concerns.
The service also makes provision for people in the community who have taken on the responsibility of caring for family members and loved ones.


Take 2

Take 2 was established by Aftercare to provide an early intervention service focused specifically on the needs of children and young people within a family context. It is a no-cost Family Mental Health Support Service funded by the Department of Social Services and delivered by Aftercare.
Take 2 works in partnership with families and carers to provide a flexible support service for kids and teens living in Cairns South who are at risk of or experiencing mental health issues.
Take 2 offers long-term early intervention (6 -12 months) for participants requiring intensive support. This support could be goal setting, mentoring and practical support to help build strengths. It also offers short-term assistance, information and referral as well as community outreach, home visits and group-based activities.


Mental Health Respite: Carer Support (MHR: CS)

Aftercare’s Mental Health Respite: Carer Support (MHR: CS) program provides a range of flexible support options for carers of people with mental health issues.


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