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Stride Mental Health Charity

Family and Carer Mental Health Programs & Support

Stride offers a variety of Family and Carer mental health programs for children, families and carers. These include Family Mental Health Support Services and Family and Carer Programs.

Family and Carer Programs

Stride’s Family and Carer programs are currently offered in Wollongong, Nowra and Hurstville.


Opening hours are 9am – 5pm, Office number: 02 91298795


Opening hours are 9am – 5pm, Office number: 02 91298795


Opening hours are
Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm

How to make a referral

Either by calling the local office or by emailing

Referrals can be made directly by the carer as a self referral, or from any other services, GP’s, and support services by emailing

The experience of a mental health condition not only affects the individual but also those closest to them. 

With Stride, families and carers can learn skills that support you on your caring journey, and that focus on self-care and the overall mental health and wellbeing for both the carer and the loved one.

It’s normal for family members or carers to experience a range of emotions – including fear, isolation, or even guilt. But they don’t have to manage it alone. Talking with a professional, discussing problems and seeking extra support can help ease some of the pressure.

For more information contact us on 1300 00 1907.

Family and Carer Mental Health Program FAQs:

Who can benefit from Stride’s Family and Carer Programs?

The Family and Carer Mental Health Program aims to support families, carer and kin who are supporting a loved one with a mental health concern.

Where are your programs offered?

Stride’s Family and Carer Programs are currently available in Wollongong, Nowra, and Hurstville.

How do I access the Family Mental Health Support Programs?

Referrals can be made by multiple sources, including self-referrals and GP referrals. To find out more, simply contact us and we will guide you through the initial screening process.

Is a formal diagnosis of mental illness required to access your programs?

No, a formal diagnosis is not required. We provide support based on the individual’s needs and circumstances.

Are the programs provided free of charge?

Yes, our services are funded by the Department of Social Services and are provided at no cost to eligible participants.

What types of support do you offer to families and carers?

We offer a range of support services, from individual support sessions, along with a variety of groups from social groups such as walk and talk, and coffee clubs, to structured support groups, advocacy, referral pathways, self-care events and psycho social education workshops.

What ages do you support?

We support carers over the age of 16, however provide referral pathways to younger carers under 16.

How can I get more information about specific programs?

For more information about our programs, please contact us directly, and our staff will be happy to assist you with any inquiries.

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