Carers of people with mental health issues get support in Woodvale

Group members Faye Pope, Maria Tsoveleas, Tanya Siebel, and Jennie van Driel.
Group members Faye Pope, Maria Tsoveleas, Tanya Siebel, and Jennie van Driel.

CARERS for people with mental health issues including bipolar can get support by joining a group that meets once a month in the northern suburbs.

The Even Keel/Soroptimist International of Joondalup carers group meets monthly in Woodvale to offer each other support for what can often be a lonely role.

Even Keel chair Jennie van Driel said being a carer was not an easy job and one that was often exhausting, confusing and at times frightening.

“Carers need time to get support and have their concerns listened to in a friendly environment while getting information about what help is available to them,” she said.

“While there is information available with regard to professional advice, sometimes a quiet talk with people who understand and care reduces stress and refreshes and empowers carers.”

The meetings are facilitated, in an informal session, by people who are aware of the issues faced by carers.

For more information, call 0408 202 747 seven days a week between 9am-5pm or email office@evqtheel,org.au.