Resource Options and Support for Carers (ROSC)

The ROSC team are here to support you if you’re caring for someone with mental health issues in metropolitan Adelaide. Our team offers personalised support and resources tailored to your needs.

Here’s how we can help:

  • Personal support: we provide one-on-one guidance to help you navigate your caregiving role and access the resources you need
  • Support groups: join our peer support groups where you can discuss important topics like rights, therapies, and self-care strategies. We hold smaller monthly groups in North, West, and South Adelaide to make it easier for you to participate. Our  “Mates Breaks” group offers a safe space specifically for male carers to connect and relax together
  • Specialised care: our ‘Mindfulness Mondays’ group focus on relaxing and mindfulness techniques (and can be accessed online)
  • Practical assistance: we assist with referrals and provide information to help you better understand your loved one’s condition. We also guide you through the NDIS system and connect you with appropriate agencies
  • Financial guidance: get support accessing Carer Payments or Allowance through Centrelink
  • Tailored help: receive practical assistance that meets your specific needs as a carer
  • Confidential support: ROSC provides a confidential environment where you can unwind, connect with others, and share experiences safely.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please reach out, our program has made a positive impact in the lives of many.


To access Resource Options and Support for Carers services (ROSC):

  • You must currently be caring for someone with mental health issues (you do not need to be living with the person you care for)
  • You should reside in metropolitan Adelaide and be 15 years or older
  • Young carers under 15 may also qualify with parental consent, assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • We ask that you engage with your assigned Carer Coordinator and work together on a care plan that suits your needs.

Our goal is to ensure that you receive the support you need, tailored to your unique situation.

Please reach out to us for more information and discuss your unique needs on 8245 7100.

For urgent support

If you require urgent assistance, please contact one of the following free services:

  • Mental Health Triage Service on 13 14 65 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
  • Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hours, 7 days a week crisis support)
  • Lived Experience Telephone Support Service (LETSS) – 1800 013 755 , 5pm – 11.30pm, 365 days a year