Caring for a friend or loved one with a mental illness can present many challenges. At The Hollywood Clinic we are committed to involving carers. Each week we host a support group for carers who have a loved one as a patient at The Hollywood Clinic.
The aim of the support group is to:
Provide education about mental illness;
Teach helpful strategies for managing, responding to and supporting a person experiencing mental health problems;
Provide tips on how to communicate more effectively;
Encourage carers to look after their own wellbeing by staying active, gaining support from others and learning to manage their own feelings of anxiety, guilt and frustration;
Provide information about community services that offer ongoing support.
The group is facilitated by an experienced mental health nurse and is held on a weekly basis in the evenings. Further details are available from nursing staff at The Hollywood Clinic.