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Caring for others

Caring for others
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Caring for others

At some point during our lives, we will most likely need some type of care or support and many of us will become carers.

Are you a carer or helping someone out?

Carers are everyday people who provide unpaid and ongoing care and support to someone they know who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, end-of-life-health or who is frail.

Support for carers

Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and useful resources for carers. Search the Carer Gateway website, call 1800 422 737 or use their interactive service finder to locate your nearest carer support services.


Carers Australia and the Network of Carer Associations can also provide information on counselling, support groups and ways to connect with other carers:

Respite care.

Respite care

Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but regular breaks can help relieve stress. Find out about respite care here.

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Medicare explained

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Aged care services

Aged care services

As you get older you may need extra help managing everyday activities. There are many different types of aged care services , as well as respite servi...

Caring for someone with dementia.

Caring for someone with dementia

Caring for someone with dementia can be frustrating and stressful at times, but there are organisations that can help with training and support.

Caring for someone with a mental health disorder.

Caring for someone with a mental health disorder

Caring for someone with mental health problems brings unique challenges. Communication can be a struggle for many, while you yourself will need suppor...

Palliative care can help everyone.

Palliative care

Palliative care is holistic care that aims to improve the quality of life of people who are dying. Read about the range of services available.

Caring for someone with cancer.

Caring for someone with cancer

This article will provide you with some information and advice on caring for someone with cancer.

Drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Caring for someone with a drug problem

This article will provide you with some information and advice on caring for someone with a drug problem.

Need more information?

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Carers SA - Caring for an Older Person

Are you caring for an elderly friend or relative?

Read more on Carers SA website

Carers Victoria - Aged care

We offer support and give you the chance to talk to somebodyWe arrange respite and may be able to help with the costsWe give workshops on topics of interest to carersWe provide information about appropriate respite vacancies in aged care settingsWe link you to other services that may be able to helpWe put you in touch with carer support groups where you can meet other people in similar situations

Read more on Carers Victoria website

Taking Care of You - Carers SA

Looking after yourself is paramount to both your own wellbeing and your ability to maintain your role as a carer. Taking care of all aspects of your life, including your mental and physical health, will increase the likelihood that you stay well, so that you can continue to support the person you are caring for.

Read more on Carers SA website

The beyondblue guide for carers - Supporting and caring for a person with depression, anxiety and/or a related disorder - Caring for others, caring for yourself

No matter how long you’ve been supporting a person who’s experiencing a mental health condition, this guide includes helpful information for all carers and family members

Read more on beyondblue website

Oral Health Care for Older People Carer Support Package

Oral health care support guide for carers of older people.

Read more on NSW Health website

Who are Young Carers? - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

Read more on Young Carers WA website

Support Young Carers - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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At School - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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Counselling - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

Read more on Young Carers WA website

ANYCAT (Australian National Young Carer Action Team) - Young Carers W

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

Read more on Young Carers WA website

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