Authors: Annika Howells, Kristine McConnell, Jo-Anne Warburton, Allison Barrett, and Maria Fitzgerald, WA
Event: 2009 TheMHS Conference
Subject: CARERS, FAMILIES, WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP, Partnership frameworks
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Whether it is a ripple or a wave that’s created by an event, we are all affected by mental health – it’s everyone’s business. Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres (CRCCs) have a range of services available for carers, but everyone plays a part in supporting, whether it’s a small ripple or a tidal wave heading our way. Here we outline the importance of identifying who needs help to stay afloat, how to make sure we all ride the wave together and a reminder to throw a lifeline to those in need.