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Leonie shares her caring story

We recently sat down and spoke to Leonie, a carer living in WA supporting her uncle with Down Syndrome.   When did you realise you were a carer? Leonie first got a glimpse of the caring role when she visited her mum who at the time was caring for Leonie’s Uncle Eric who has DownRead more

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Astrid shares her story on growing up as a young carer

Astrid is a budding playwright, performer, and disability support worker, but she is also a young carer and has been for most of her life.   Caring for her younger sister with Down Syndrome from the age of nine-years-old, Astrid does not readily use the label of “young carer” to describe herself. For Astrid, the term “young carer” is just something she keeps in the back of her mind and something that’s informed the person she has grown upRead more

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The Importance of Positive Support Systems

Support systems are essential to maintaining and managing your physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual wellbeing.    Supports systems don’t have to be formal, and you can structure it in a way that makes you feel most comfortable.    What are support systems?    Support systems are a network of people and services that can provide youRead more

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Meaningful new year resolutions – how to set realistic goals as a carer

It is an exhausting process we put ourselves through each new year to have to set new and lifechanging goals #NewYearNewMe, and although setting resolutions can be healthy, some can cause more harm than good when the goals are out of reach. It also doesn’t help that around this time of the year, we areRead more

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Conversation is important for male carers – Men’s Health Week

This week for Men’s Health Week we hear some key words of advice for blokes in caring roles and the importance of conversation from Greg Smith. Greg Smith is an unpaid family carer who began caring in his early 20’s. He runs the website “Men Care Too”, a page for male carers to keep upRead more

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