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24 hour Carers Hotline Anyone?

Hello all,

 

As a person with lived experience, I'm keen to start the discussion on trying to set up a 24/7 hotline for carers. After reading the heart-breaking stories here, I'm sure there's a need for such a service if it doesn't already exist. If you could give me some further information, tips or your opinions, that'd be appreciated.

 

Thanks for your time.

 

:And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

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Re: 24 hour Carers Hotline Anyone?

Hello @Faith_Hope_Love

There are a number of dedicated carer support lines available, some go through until 10pm.  Some 24/7 services primarily directed for those with LE also cater for carers.

Re: 24 hour Carers Hotline Anyone?

Hi Darcy,

Thanks for the information. I'd like to start compiling a list of these services. Are you able to provide some links please?

Thanks again and have a great weekend!


Kindest regards,

Faith Hope Love

Re: 24 hour Carers Hotline Anyone?

This is a good starting point @Faith_Hope_Love

 

https://www.carergateway.gov.au/find-a-service

 

Sane also list some services 

 

https://www.sane.org/families-carers/35-what-support-is-available-for-carers

 

Googling "mental health support for carers" will bring up a number of services - some are state specific.

 

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