Supporting carers to manage their health and wellbeing.
What is it?
Our health coaches work with carers to focus on being as healthy as possible. They assist carers to identify and prioritise their health and wellbeing needs. Areas a coach can work on include nutrition, physical activity, stress/mood, fatigue, sleep and management of chronic disease.
Who can use these services?
Any carer living in Moreland, Darebin, Banyule, Yarra, Nillumbik, Hume or Whittlesea.
A contribution to the cost of respite may be made, if needed. This will be discussed with the carer before the services start.
Do I need a referral?
No. You do not need a referral to access this service.
We also offer appointments in the community or over the phone.
We run events for carers to attend across the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne.
Call CarerLinks North on (03) 9495 2500 or 1800 052 222.
Watch Loddy and Lorraine's story. Carer health and wellbeing coaching helped them to achieve their goals and make more time for themselves.
Who are carers?
Carers are family members and friends who look after someone who has problems managing at home or in the community without help. Carers can be parents, partners, spouses, young people, children and friends.
Are there any opportunities for carers to meet other carers?
Yes. We have a number of events during the year that can connect carers to other carers. We also run health and wellbeing events for carers to learn techniques to cope in their caring role.
How will CarerLinks North help me?
We will listen to what you want and need and try to help you in your caring role. We have many services that you can choose from. It is important to talk to someone about your experiences and how you are coping.
How can I refer someone to CarerLinks North?
Our Health and Wellbeing team were awarded most outstanding team in the 2018 Excellence in Age Services Award for Victoria/Tasmania, by Leading Age Services Australia.
CarerLinks North is part of the Commonwealth Respite and CareLink Centres nationally and is funded by the Australian and Victorian governments.