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Topic Tuesday // Does the label 'Carers' make you feel uncomfortable // Tues 27 March, 7pm AEDT

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For some, the term 'carer' can feel uncomfortable - they are a mother, husband, friend or sibling, whose loved one happens to have a mental illness.

For others, the term 'carer' resonates with them

How does the label of 'carer' sit with you?

Join us from 7pm AEDT to share your opinion.

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Does the label 'Carers' make you feel uncomfortable // Tues 27 March, 7pm AEDT

Hi everyone,

& A big hi to those who wanted a reminder about tonight -  @SandraTucker @Shaz51 @Mary5 @outlander @roses1 @Mazarita @Maryanne11 @Determined @Melj8 @Darcy @Adge 

Welcome to Topic Tuesday!

Tonight we are having a community discussion about the term 'carer' - do you love it, do you hate it.... or have never really considered it.

To kick off tonight, I'm interested to hear what brings you here tonight Smiley Happy

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Does the label 'Carers' make you feel uncomfortable // Tues 27 March, 7pm AEDT

Hello @NikNik et al
Here because I care for my husband.
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Re: Topic Tuesday // Does the label 'Carers' make you feel uncomfortable // Tues 27 March, 7pm AEDT

Hello,

My caring role has been long term for a parent.

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Does the label 'Carers' make you feel uncomfortable // Tues 27 March, 7pm AEDT

Hello @NikNik 

I care for my husband and My Mum Smiley Happy

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Does the label 'Carers' make you feel uncomfortable // Tues 27 March, 7pm AEDT

A big hello to you @Shaz51 @Henry & @Darcy Smiley Happy
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Re: Topic Tuesday // Does the label 'Carers' make you feel uncomfortable // Tues 27 March, 7pm AEDT

I was put into the carer role when I was very young - for the entire family, but mostly caring for my Mum, & filling-in for her being a parent (from as young as 10).

Most recently, I work as a carer.

Personally I much preferred the term Carer, because it's more emotionally descriptive.

adge

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Does the label 'Carers' make you feel uncomfortable // Tues 27 March, 7pm AEDT

Thanks for dropping in @Adge - it sounds like you're in a caring role is many aspects of your life.

So you prefer 'Carer' - what about others - how does the term 'carer' as a title resonate?

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Does the label 'Carers' make you feel uncomfortable // Tues 27 March, 7pm AEDT

Hi @NikNik + everyone

Looking forward to everyones thoughts tonight,
I care for my wife but often sensitive as to her thoughts around this.

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Does the label 'Carers' make you feel uncomfortable // Tues 27 March, 7pm AEDT

Welcome @Determined it's nice to 'see' you
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