Caring for Someone With a Mental Health Condition

A mental health condition is where there are changes in a person's thinking, feelings and/or behaviours usually associated with distress and difficulty with day-to-day living.

Caring for someone with a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety can be challenging, but there are resources and support to help you in your caring role. The most important thing to understand is that help is available, for you and the person you care for.

This page has information on the following topics:

  • Contact helplines

  • Is there a link between ageing and depression?

  • What can I do to help?

  • How do I know when professional help is needed?

  • What treatments are available?

  • Support groups

  • Resources and support