Peer support

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Meet other carers, share your experiences and learn from each other.

What is it?

Opportunities for carers to connect, share their experiences and learn from each other. We provide a range of activities for carers to connect and build support networks. The group can provide emotional support, and strategies for managing day-to-day in your caring role. It can take place between two people, a small group or within a large group.

Who can use this service?

Any carer living in Moreland, Darebin, Banyule, Yarra, Nillumbik, Hume or Whittlesea.

Cost

A contribution to the cost of respite may be made, if required. This will be discussed with the carer before the services start.

Do I need a referral?

No. You can access carer peer support without a referral.

Location

Peer support can take place in person, over the telephone or the internet.

We run events for carers to attend across the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne.

See all Merri Health locations.

Register

Call CarerLinks North on (03) 9495 2500 or 1800 052 222.

 

 


More information

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?

To refer a carer, download the Carer Referral form and SCTT form here and fax the completed form to (03) 9495 2599.


CarerLinks North is part of the Commonwealth Respite and CareLink Centres nationally and is funded by the Australian and Victorian governments.

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