For those who provide valuable care and support to someone they know experiencing Mental Health and Social/ Emotional Wellbeing Concerns.

Does this sound like you? 

  • I provide practical, emotional and/or financial support to someone experiencing Mental Health or Social Emotional Wellbeing Concerns?
  • I worry about someone I know who is experiencing Mental Health or Social Emotional Wellbeing Concerns? 
  • Someone who experiences Mental Health or Social/ Emotional Wellbeing concerns relies on me? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are a Carer and Support Person

To find out more information on what that means for you, and the person you provide care and support to, visit the below links.

Meet our Carer/ Support Person Advocate

Who is the Carer Support Person Advocate?

My Name is Sharni Upton and my role as the Carer Support Person Advocate is dedicated to promoting, identifying, and meeting the specific needs of Carers and Support Person’s, who care and support consumers of Wakai Waian Healings Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health Service.

What does the Carer Support Person do?

  • Facilitate and promote the inclusion and participation of Carers and Support Person’s in the journey of the person they care for and ensure that Carers and Support Person’s can provide feedback, identify concerns, and have input.
  • Promote resources that provide education and information to Carers and Support Person’s.
  • Identify and address Carer and Support Person’s needs.
  • The role of the Carer Support Person Advocate is to ensure that Carers and Support Person’s have access to the support that they need to continue their caring duties.

Please contact the Carer Support Person Advocate if you:

  • Have any concerns about the person you provide care and support for.
  • Wish to share information that will impact the assessment/diagnosis, treatment of recovery of the person you provide care and support to.
  • Have any concerns about yourself or need any assistance to provide support.
  • Have any feedback for our service.
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