Guidance for carers and support people

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Being a carer is an important role that is both rewarding and challenging at times. Many carers and support people wonder about the best ways that they can support their loved one. There are many ways that you can support your loved one. These include  

  • practical support 

  • emotional support 

  • familiarising yourself with what your loved one’s treatment  

  • what to expect 

  • and finding ways to take care of yourself during this time.  

Watch the video below to hear more about the experience of being a carer. The video has tips from psychologist Jake Garvey. These tips show how you can look after yourself as well as your loved one.

Find out more about guidance for carers and support people

Web resources



Mobile apps 

  • Gather my crew: free app. This helps to coordinate help from family and friends to support someone in need.  

Support Services:  

  • Carer Gateway: Supplying practical information, free counselling and coaching services by phone. Helps connect you to services and support you need.  

  • Carers Couch: Gives carers access to health experts and services. It supplies these through the Carers Couch app and 24/7 virtual care coordination.​​​​​​​​​​​

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