PROGRAMS | Help Tips For Families and Carers


The Carers Network in conjunction with the Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit now has help tips for families and carers available in seven languages. The aim of these 'help tips' is to provide useful information on the symptoms and impact of mental illness and to support the carer role.


Click on any of the following 6 tips, which are available in:- 

Arabic, Chinese, English, Greek, Italian, Turkish and Vietnamese 

Macedonian*, Polish*, Russian*, Serbian*, Somali*, Spanish*, Sudanese*, Tigringa* , Amharic*

Help Tip 1. How to respond effectively to your relative with schizophrenia who may have challenging behaviour

Help Tip 2. Positive and negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia

Help Tip 3. Understanding feelings of guilt and mental illness

Help Tip 4. Recognising the grief response and mental illness

Help Tip 5.  Developing helpful communication skills with the person who is unwell and agitated

Help Tip 6. Tip sheet for carers of people with mental illness and drug use (dual diagnosis) * 

Click here for a brochure which you can download and insert in your information packs for carers or display in your services.

Tips can be downloaded from both the Carers Network or the Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit websites.