Funded by the Australian Government under the Mental Health Respite Program
If you are a family member, friend or neighbour, who provides regular or sustained care and assistance to a person living with mental illness, you may be able to access the MIFSA respite program as a carer.
The MIFSA respite program offers a range of tailored options, which are developed in partnership with carers and the person they care for – the care recipient. This approach aims to make respite a positive experience for all and is delivered with our respectful and compassionate approach toward promoting growth, recovery and wellness.
Respite offers carers a short-term break from their caring responsibilities, giving them time to:
- attend to personal needs
- focus on other commitments
- enjoy recreational activities
- go on a holiday
Respite offers care recipients support and opportunities to:
- develop new skills
- identify personal strengths
- further build resilience at their own pace
- participate in new social experiences & form new relationships
Respite options available include:
- One to one respite with trained respite workers
- Telephone support
- Emergency respite
- Short breaks
To make a referral or for further information, please contact the MIFSA Respite program, or click here for a brochure:
T (08) 8378 4100
F (08) 8378 4199
The MIFSA respite program is available to carers living in the metropolitan Adelaide area. We can also provide you with information and contact details if you are interested in respite services and live outside this area.