State & territory jurisdictional reports: Activity relating to mental health reform prior to the implementation of the Fourth National Mental Health Plan

26. Increase consumer and carer employment in clinical and community support settings

Page last updated: December 2010

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

  • The Targeted Community Care (mental health) Program makes funding available to providers for training and support purposes including:
    • Personal Helpers and Mentors engages peer support workers to help people with mental illness.
    • Mental Health Respite engages experienced mental health carers, where possible, to provide alternate care, information and education and peer support.

Human services portfolio

  • The Carers Improved Support Project has utilised carers' associations in developing training programs for Centrelink employees.