Caring for someone with a mental illness can be stressful and tiring with often a limited opportunity for a break. Here at MIFA(NT) we recognise that carers need to have a break in order to recharge the batteries and be able to effectively look after someone with a mental illness.   Our Carer Support Coordinators will talk with you about the best options for a break to suit your needs.

Karama Cottage - Darwin

Karama Cottage offers respite accommodation for carers of people with mental illness and the people they care for.

This elevated style house is located in Karama on a quiet street, offering a warm and welcoming guesthouse-like atmosphere designed to help guests relax. The house is close to shops, bus routes, bike tracks, Holmes Jungle Park and Crocodylus Park.

Accommodation options vary according to the needs of the people requesting to stay at the house. Options include weekend breaks, overnight stays or longer breaks, and can also be regular planned stays or one offs. The options are as best tailored to the needs of the family as possible (however, options do not include crisis accommodation). Staying at Karama Cottage is a low cost option.

Please speak to our Carer Support Coordinator’s in Darwin or Alice Springs to discuss your needs.


Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT), MIFA(NT) is a non-government organisation providing services for people living with a mental illness and their carer’s and families. 


Image credit to Louise Denton Photography


2/273 Bagot Rd,
Coconut Grove, NT 0810

PO Box 40556,
Casuarina NT 0811

P: (08) 8948 1051
Freecall: 1800 985 944 
F: (08) 8948 2473   

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