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Families & Carers

Guides and resources for families, friends and others caring for someone with a mental illness.

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‘If you’re caring for someone and feeling isolated, you’ve got to reach out.’

What to say when you're worried that someone you know is having thoughts of suicide.

Others, and yourself
You don’t have to do it alone. Find out about support services for family and other carers.
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People like us

Stories of illness, survival, recovery and hope, told by people living with mental illness, their families and the people who care for them.

‘Caring is constant and can be very hard. It’s so important for carers to be able to connect with others going through similar situations by using resources like the SANE online forums.’

Jo shares her story of caring and self-care as part of SANE's Thriving Communities campaign.

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Teenagers and children
The families and friends of people with mental illness can play a critical role in recovery. They also need to ensure they look after their their own welfare.
Substance abuse is often confused with mental illness. Some people are also affected by both problems. Find out more about this difficult topic, and what help is available.
When help is refused.
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What is stigma?

Learn more about stigma of mental illness and suicide and how it affects people

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Get Help

Where to get help for you or someone you know.

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Facts and Guides

Authoritative and up-to-date explanations of a range of mental health problems and related issues.

People like us

People who live with mental illness, their families, friends and carers, in their own words.

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SANE Forums

Peer support for people living with a mental illness and their carers.