The Hunter Institute of Mental Health is launching the ‘Supporting those who care: Partners in Depression national program outcomes’ report at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, on 28 May 2013.
The report draws attention to the potential risk of poor mental health and wellbeing amongst the 2.6 million Australians who care for someone with a mental illness.
A large proportion of the people who love, live with or care for someone with depression face the challenge of maintaining their own physical and mental health.
The report demonstrates the value of the Partners in Depression program, and the need for evidence-based interventions that focus on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of carers.
Partners in Depression is the only evidence-based group education program that provides cost-effective tools and resources for people who care for someone with depression, helping them to develop coping strategies and self-care abilities.
Without the Partners in Depression program carers would not have access to the necessary information and skills to build individual and family resilience, and manage the impacts on their own mental and physical health.
For information about Partners in Depression please visit http://www.partnersindepression.com.au/