Resources for Carers

Government Resources

The Carer Gateway
www.carergateway.gov.au
1800 422 737
A Federal Government initiative, The Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service providing information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.

 

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
http://www9.health.gov.au/ccsd/index.cfm
1800 052 222 (free call)
Carer information, support, respite, and emergency respite (24 hours).

 

Centrelink
www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/themes/carers
13 27 17

Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Carers Australia Helpline
1300 554 660

Private Mental Health Consumer and Carer Network
Training resources for Carers
Video and PDF training programs
Looking After Yourself
Briefing and Debriefing
Keeping the Enthusiasm
Reflection and Evaluation
Advocacy and the Organisation
http://www.pmhccn.com.au/Resources/TrainingResources.aspx

SANE Australia Helpline
www.sane.org
1800 187 263
Information and referral line assisting people with a mental illness, their families and carers.

Carers Australia

Relaxation Podcasts

http://www.youngcarers.net.au/resources-and-links/

 

Resources for CALD Carers

http://www.carersaustralia.com.au/about-carers/culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-carers/resources-for-cald-carers/

 

Resources for young carers

Supporting Families, Supporting Young Carers
A resource for parents, offering tips and strategies from other parents and young carers, to help support and understand your own children.

 

Who Cares? We Do

Information and advice for young carers.

http://www.youngcarers.net.au/storage/WhoCares_A5_update_.pdf

 

Young carers in Education
Information for schools about young carers in rural and remote Australia, raising awareness of the unique challenges faced by young carers living in these communities.

 

Supporting young carers in secondary schools

A resource designed to support teachers by raising awareness of some of the needs of young carers, suggesting how young carers can be identified, and de-stigmatising the young carer role.