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Carers TAS

Carers Tasmania is a non-profit community organisation dedicated to assisting and supporting family carers living in Tasmania.

Through a free call information and advisory telephone line, Carers Tasmania can assist carers to get support for themselves or the person they care for. Carers can also access counselling at Carers Tasmania, along with extensive therapeutic groups, education and training programs to assist carers in their caring role.

As part of a national network of carer associations, Carers Tasmania works hard to raise awareness and understanding of carers needs and issues, with carers being at the forefront of everything we do.

Carers Tasmania also offers a young carers program and delivers the Better Start registration and information service for eligible children under the age of 6.

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Conversation with Carers

Are you a Tasmanian Carer wanting to have your say?

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Who are Carers? | Carers TAS

Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and all religions. Some are only 10 years old while others are nearing 90. They may be spouses, parents, sons or daughters, siblings, friends, nieces or nephews or neighbours. Over 2.9 million Australians provide help and support to a family member or friend - caring can happen to anyone, anytime.

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Caring Stories

This suite of stories illustrates the diversity of caring experiences and their challenges.

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About counselling

Counselling is about talking to someone who can help you make useful changes in your life. You may want to explore ways of coping better with the responsibilities of caring or help balance caring with the rest of your life.

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The Tasmanian Carers Advisory Council

The Council work together to advance the interest of Carers

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Impact of caring

At some stage in our lives most of us will be, or need, a Carer. No matter who you care for, taking on a caring role is a significant event that brings many challenges and rewards.

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Mindfulness and therapeutic groups | Carers TAS

Mindfulness and other therapeutic groups are offered to Carers across the state throughout the year.

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Advisory and Support

Our advisory service provides information and support for caring families in Tasmania. We aim to be your first point of call for information, emotional support, planning and referrals to help you in your caring role.

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Better Start Program | Carers Tasmania

The Better Start program is an Australian government initiative that supports families and their children who have a diagnosis of Cerebral palsy, Deafblindness, Down syndrome, Rett's disorder, Fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Wiliams syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Kabuki syndrome, Smith-Magnesis syndrome, Cri du Chat syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, Microcephaly, and moderate or greater hearing or vision impairments.

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What is the Young Carers program? | Carers TAS

The Young Carer program can connect you with other services and information to support you with your caring responsibilities.

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