This is a time to recognise the 2.65 million Australians who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend with disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged – anyone at any time can become a carer.
National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles. This year people are being encouraged to share why they care – see below Jess and Lisa from The Veronicas on why they care.
To share why you care or find out how you can get involved visit – https://carersweek.com.au/
Our Caring Together group welcomes new members and provides a safe and comfortable place to receive support, information and companionship. The group meets online every third Tuesday of the month at 1pm.
Facilitated by a health professional, the group offers carers of adults the opportunity to:
- Learn new information and hear from speakers to support you in your carer role
- Meet other carers, listen to and share experiences, as you feel comfortable
- Learn from others in a supportive environment
- Experience and develop skills in relaxation and mindfulness
Get together with other people that truly understand the mix of emotions and challenges that come with being a carer. Find out more here