Australia has over 2.65 million unpaid carers. Carer Gateway is a new service aimed to help support carers by improving the emotional, physical and overall health and wellbeing of Australian carers.
The Carer Gateway support services include:
- Free telephone counselling
- In-person counselling
- Online self-guided carer coaching modules
- An online peer support community forum
- Carer skills courses
- Peer support
- Emergency respite
- Information about topics such as emergency planning, carer payments and legal matters
This program will offer services for un-paid carers across mental health, aged care, disability and medical needs. This means that HelpingMinds, in conjunction with Carers WA, will offer supports not only to mental health carers, but unpaid carers across Western Australia.