Previously known as Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Southern Region this service is located at Caulfield Hospital and has offices in Dandenong and Frankston.
Alfred Health Carer Services provides telephone support, short term casework, education and group events for carers. A carer is someone caring for a family member or friend who is an older person or who has dementia, a disability or mental illness – including young carers.
Access and Referral teams respond to callers and link them to internal and external carer services: respite/support and information/referral/carer educations and events. For all enquiries contact 1800 052 222 (freecall except for mobile phones). For information refer to website http://www.carersouth.org.au/
Alfred Health Carer Services circulates a newsletter listing events and information relevant to mental health carers which can be accessed through this link