Free support service for carers
Carer Gateway offers a free national support service to those who provide unpaid care to someone with disability, mental illness, a medical condition or someone who is frail because they are aged.
Their services include one-on-one counselling sessions with professional counsellors and emergency respite care if something unforeseen happens that prevents you from being able to be there for the person you support.
Other services they provide include free coaching to help you in your role, a forum to connect with other caregivers and assistance in accessing specific resources and services to help you in your role.
To find out more and to register for Carer Gateway call 1800 422 737 or visit carergateway.gov.au