No family needs to suffer
through the impact of
mental illness alone.

If you require immediate support or assistance please contact one of the following organisations

Triage 1300 363 788

13 11 14

1300 22 4636

Are you currently caring for somebody
who suffers from any of the following?

Depression Anxiety
Eating Disorder Schizophrenia
Bipolar Disorder Substance Abuse
Attention Deficit Disorder Panic Disorder
Agoraphobia Conduct Disorder
Personality Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Psychotic Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
P.S. My Family Matters offers support to careers of individuals with a mental illness.

We operate monthly coffee for carers in the Macedon Ranges that provide an opportunity to debrief and realise you are not alone, as we can help with education and strategies to assist you to cope in the difficult time.

THE STORY SO FAR

PS My Family Matters was founded by Gisborne mothers, Tamara Wilson and Louise Hunter, in 2014. PS [Parents and Siblings] My Family Matters aims to provide support to family members and carers of those suffering with a mental illness, within the Macedon Ranges and Sunbury.

 

Numerous interactions with health professionals operating in the field, the experiences of other carers and a review of the service availability to those seeking assistance, led Tamara and Louise to a belief that there was not enough support nor resources for the families and carers of those with a mental disability, particularly in regional areas like the Macedon Ranges.

WHAT WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE

To ensure parents/carers and siblings living with a family member with mental illness are supported through direct
access to relevant local information and linking to appropriate support services in their local community.

 

Facilitating a network of peers for mutual support in an environment of understanding and respect.

 

Assisting with practical support for families in crisis by educating local businesses and community support networks of the
opportunities to assist.