Carer Respite

Providing care to a person experiencing a mental illness can be physically and emotionally challenging

Ermha Respite supports carers so they can sustain their caring role – a role that yields significant economic and social benefits to the community.
Carer Respite

The caring role can effect the things that are most important to you, such as:

  • Time for yourself
  • Connecting to your community
  • Employment
  • Physical health
  • Managing stress
  • Learning and development
  • Meaningful relationships

Ermha’s Carer Respite program can help you address the challenges of your caring role so you can achieve your goals.

Carer Respite can support you to:

  • Manage your commitments beyond the caring role
  • Build community connections
  • Make the best use of our one-to-one support
  • Improve your physical health
  • Discover coping strategies
  • Develop skills
  • Build relationships
  • Explore employment and training options
  • Connect with other services
  • Benefit from in-home respite
  • Engage in recreational activities
  • Join group respite sessions and events

Carer Respite is best suited to you if you:

  • Live in the City of Casey, Shire of Cardinia or the City of Greater Dandenong*
  • Are aged 16+
  • Care for someone with a mental illness

Ermha Carer Support Services accepts referrals from health professionals, other agencies, friends and family members, and we also accept self-referrals.


Carer Support Services offers groups and activities throughout the year.