Raising awareness of support services for Australia’s carers

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Published Oct 26 2022

Have you seen the new Australian Government campaign promoting Carer Gateway?

The Australian Government is working to raise awareness of Carer Gateway, a free support program for Australia’s 2.65 million carers.

Merri Health is the lead Carer Gateway service provider in Victoria, delivering services and supports such as tailored support packages, counselling, emergency respite, skills courses and coaching for the 700,000+ unpaid carers in Victoria.

Many people can become an unpaid carer at one time in their lives, even temporarily – it’s not something that is usually planned for, it can just happen. When and if that time comes, people need to know where to go for support.

We encourage anyone who is currently caring for a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness or who is frail due to age, to get in touch with us by calling 1800 422 737.

Our support is tailored to you so you can access the services that are right for your caring situation, such as counselling, emergency respite, skills courses or coaching.

Visit the Carer Gateway campaign webpage for more information and to see campaign materials.