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Family and carer support

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term494979
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/11/2014
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Family and carer support includes services that provide families and carers of people living with a mental illness support, information, education and skill development opportunities to fulfil their caring role, while maintaining their own health and wellbeing (Mission Australia 2012). These services may be provided in the context of early intervention or ongoing support.

Context:Help on this termMental health non-government organisation establishments service type taxonomy.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termDistinguishing features:
  • Explicitly targeted at carers and families
  • Includes all services focused on family and carer support except staffed residential respite services. Therefore, this includes services that, if they were not targeted at families and carers, would be reported in other service types.
Inclusions:
  • Family and carer programs
  • In-home and/or day respite for carers
  • Family-focused early intervention services
  • After hours carers support lines
Exclusions:

Example programs and services:

  • National Respite for Carers Program
  • Young Carer Program
  • Family Mental Health Support Services
  • ARAFEMI

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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See also Mental health non-government organisation service type code N[N] Health, Standard 13/11/2014, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

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Family and carer support mental health service type cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Mental health non-government organisation establishments NBEDS 2015- Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Mental health non-government organisation grants cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Mutual support and self-help Health, Standard 13/11/2014

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