Respite Programs

Funded by the Australian Government under the Mental Health Respite Program.

If you are a family member, friend or neighbour, who provides regular or sustained care and assistance to a person living with mental illness, you may be able to access the Skylight respite program as a carer.

The Skylight respite program offers a range of tailored options, which are developed in partnership with carers and the person they care for – the care recipient. This approach aims to make respite a positive experience for all and is delivered with our respectful and compassionate approach toward promoting growth, recovery and wellness.


For further information, please contact us:

Skylight Wayville
Ph: (08) 8378 4100

One to One Respite

Respite offers carers a short-term break from their caring responsibilities, giving them time to:

  • attend to personal needs
  • focus on other commitments
  • enjoy recreational activities
  • go on a holiday

Respite offers care recipients support and opportunities to:

  • develop new skills
  • identify personal strengths
  • further build resilience at their own pace
  • participate in new social experiences & form new relationships

Respite options available include:

  • One to one respite with trained respite workers
  • Telephone support
  • Emergency respite
  • Retreats
  • Short breaks


Short Breaks

Skylight’s Short Breaks program offers you or your carer the opportunity to take a short break from your day-to-day life, relax and refresh, learn new skills, focus on your wellbeing and enjoy fun and interesting activities with a small group of participants with the support of trained Skylight staff.*

Skylight’s Short Breaks is recovery based and can accommodate up to 4 people supported by one or more staff members. The primary residence is a spacious family-style home, with a large living room, dining room and kitchen, and each person has their own bedroom and shared facilities.

Skylight’s Short Breaks operates Monday to Friday. Skylight will cater for your individual dietary requirements with a nutritious and varied food selection. Breakfast and lunch is provided on a help yourself basis and evening meals prepared by the guest group with support of staff.

Skylight’s Short Breaks can be funded privately or within your NDIS package (please consider your short term accommodation needs in your NDIS plan). 

 To find out what Short Breaks are coming up click here

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