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, including practical support, emotional support, familiarising yourself with what your loved one’s treatment and what to expect, as well as finding ways to take care of yourself during this time. Watch the video below to hear more about the experience of being a carer and tips from psychologist, Jake Garvey about how you can look after yourself as well as your loved one. 

Find out more:

Web resources:



Mobile apps:

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

Support Services:

  • Carer Gateway: Providing practical information, free counselling and coaching services by phone and helps connect you to services and support you need.
  • Carers Couch: Through the Carers Couch app and 24/7 virtual care coordination, carers have access to health experts and services.

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