National Carers Week, 15-21 October, is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
The week’s theme, ‘Millions of Reasons to Care’, aims to broaden the awareness of the 2.65 million Australians caring for their family members and friends.
Carers represent a diverse range of cultures, ages, experiences and responsibilities, but all of them balance of caring responsibilities with other responsibilities like work, study and their physical and mental health.
This year’s Carer Wellbeing Survey found carers who had good access to support had healthy levels of wellbeing compared to those who had no or limited access to help. Visit the Carers Week website to find some ideas of how you can help a carer today.
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