To deliver holistic services to carers, families, neighbours, parents, partners or siblings caring for someone with a mental illness, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.
ANQL’s Carer Support program work with Carers in the development of strategies that promote & enhance their own physical health & wellbeing, strengthens their relationships and maintains linkages within their communities. This program tailors flexible support which enables carers and/or significant others to find a balance in their own lives whilst maintaining their caring role.
To meet the individual needs of carers of those whom are at risk of a mental illness condition, have been diagnosed with severe & persistent mental illness and those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or an Acquired Brain Injury by:
Long term planning for respite from care by sourcing appropriate & alternative options that increase opportunity for regular ‘time out’
Determine appropriate supports & assistance, including brokerage for carers based on a needs assessment
Offer information & referral to other community services, programs or activities that enhance personal capacity and support the carer to regain own ‘identity’ outside of the caring role
Provide emotional, moral support and identify practical coping strategies by planning for self-care & effective decision making; including planning for & maintaining physical health, social and emotional wellbeing
Deliver or facilitate educational workshops or projects, social & recreational activities and work collaboratively within the sector to maximise and strengthen linkages within the community which benefit ANQL, its stakeholders, Carers, families & significant others
Support carers to strategically create and maintain sustainable strategies that focus on emotional wellness for themselves and the person they care for
Identify & strengthen natural supports of carers that enhance their individual coping skills, develop sustainable self-management practices & improve problem solving ability in times of crisis
Advocate for & provide information and referrals to other community supports such as indigenous, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) services
Link carers to existing social and recreational activities aimed at increasing the carer and care recipients social participation and community connection
Work collaboratively within the community though positive contribution, practical support whilst maintaining effective relations with all stakeholders, in alignment with ANQL’s Mission, Vision & Values
Mental Health Respite Carer Support meets the needs of carers and care recipients impacted by disability through incorporating a respectful and empathetic approach toward promoting growth, recovery and wellness in all service delivery options within Mount Isa.
We work in partnership with families, carers (and care recipients where appropriate) Health and Allied Health professionals, Government agencies and the community services sector to plan & deliver appropriate support options for carers.
We provide opportunities for carers to attain:
Information & improved access to Community and Government Service Providers
Targeted and evidence based education programs delivered to carers available in their community
Crisis Support for carers and families in need including assistance with navigating the processes including, but not limited to service access and eligibility for support & assistance within the community services sector and government agencies, both State & Federal
Referrals to professional counselling and resilience building that assists carers to manage and maintain their ongoing caring role
Support Group activities in Mount Isa and a range of rural communities
Negotiate flexible respite opportunities, maximising co-brokerage opportunities that provide long term benefits
Offer targeted forums and workshops that benefit carers, the public and service providers increasing community awareness in the promotion of carers
Contact Name: Jodi Martyr – Program Manager Postal: PO Box 79, Mount Isa QLD 4825 Address: 2/12 Miles St, Mount Isa QLD 4825 Office Phone: (07) 4743 8390 Fax: (07) 4743 3117 Email:
Alternatively, complete the form below and we will contact you.
Mental Health Respite: Carers Support encourages all participants to provide feedback to Mental Health Respite regarding their involvement with the service. Feedback forms are located at the Mount Isa office on the front reception desk and can readily be accessed.
Our participants and service users are also encouraged to provide feedback to Anglicare North Queensland Limited (ANQL). Feedback forms are also available from the Anglicare North Queensland Limited (ANQL) offices or download the ANQL-Online Client Feedback Form.
Please email feedback forms to or post to 179 Lake St Cairns QLD 4870.
Alternatively, complete the form below to submit your feedback online.