Are you a carer?
It's easy to see yourself as a parent, child, family member, friend or partner ... ... but perhaps you are one of Australia's 2.7 million carers.
If you provide unpaid care and support to family members or friends with disability, a mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged, you are not alone.
Caring in different ways
Every caring situation is different. It can bring both joy and challenges. But there is one thing that all carers have in common - they give comfort, encouragement and support to the person they care for.
Visit Carers Queensland website for a vast amount of information and support.
Mental Health Resources for Carers - Website
This website contains a program/course that will step you through six phases of the carer journey. It also contains information about the mental health system, treatment and interventions, coping strategies and much more.
On 1 July 2019 the new Carers Gateway was launched.
As from approximately April 2020 the organisation supporting carers on the Sunshine Coast will be Wellways Australia.
Sadly, the last Mental Health Support Group with Carers Qld was cancelled due to Coronavirus.
We have not yet heard from Wellways about Mental Health Support Groups being available through their organisation.
Naradell has a monthly Information Group Meeting on the first Monday of each month. Although this is not a support group, many attendees are Carers so it does provide an opportunity to network.
Unfortunately, our meeting scheduled for April has been cancelled, also due to the Coronavirus.
Government funded carer services are changing
Why the change?
When do the changes take effect?
What services will be delivered?
Who are the new Carer Gateway Service Providers?
Can I stay with my current carer services provider?
How do I access the new carer services?
Who is Wellways Australia?
How do I stay up to date with the changes?
For answers to the above questions read the Wellways flyer by clicking on the button below.
helpline 1300 111 500
mental health information, support and referral advice
9am to 9pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)