CARERS COUCH

Support Organizations

Here you’ll find advice from professionals that are here to help you further. We’ve assembled a wide range of service groups that will support you to move forward on your own unique journey.
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    Caring for someone with Cancer? 10 SURVIVAL Tips – TheCarersFoundation - Ronnie is truly devoted to meeting the needs of carers. She shares with us 10 tips that will enable carers in their journey.
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    Quality Relief & Support for Cancer Carers in QLD – TAKE THE STEP! - Meet Ronnie, the Founding Director of Carer’s Foundation, a strong advocate for unpaid carers. Located north of Brisbane, the Foundation offers a much-needed break for such carers within the community. For a total of three days, they are provided with respite and experience a unique wellness program tailed to the specific needs of the individuals. READ ON
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    The Carers Foundation in QLD – We Care for Carers - The Carers Foundation works tirelessly to maintain a voice for unpaid carers by identifying those at risk of breakdown, and, ultimately offer ongoing support. This can include a three-day retreat which allows a complete disconnection from the usual routine. Further, during the retreat, carers are connected with those in similar situations to generate high levels READ ON
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    Family Relationship Support for Carers CONTACT *EACH* or Brainlink - Brainlink can recommend organisations and professionals who can fill a specific need or tailored services for an individual such as family relationship support or planning for the future.
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    BRAINLINK – what we do and offer?! REGISTER and VISIT the Website - Brainlink, situated in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, offers statewide support. Workshops are frequently run in a variety of regions, to not only reach carers in metropolitan areas but also those in rural locations. Outings and other support mechanisms are moved around to enable access as many carers as possible. Additional information can be sourced at the READ ON
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    Be AWARE!! Young Children can be Heavily Affected when taking on a Caring Role - Here we discuss the effects of taking on a carer’s role with young children involved. Perhaps a grandparent has acquired a brain disorder or has been involved in an unfortunate accident which means a son or daughter assumes the role of carer. In this situation, one must understand the stress which kids can experience by READ ON
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    YOUR HEALTH CAN SUFFER TOO – Just need to Talk? Call us. We Care for the Carer - Brainlink’s primary focus is on supporting the carers and families of the suffering one. Carers often find themselves overwhelmed, especially in the beginning, which can negatively affect their own health. Therefore, it is vital for carers to form a relationship with organisations, such as Brainlink, to enable a support mechanism for themselves, and to provide READ ON
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    Did you know? Liaison Officer @RoyalMelbourneHospital! - Brainlink offers a hospital program which works to provide support for families whose loved one are in the care of the hospital. Liaison officers speak with the family in an open, thoughtful and understanding manner, discussing the prognosis, resources available and explaining what they may expect. In addition, they touch base with the families several READ ON
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    Brainlink Supports Families of Loved Ones with Acquired Brain Injury - By way of introduction, Brainlink is a Victorian based Not for Profit Organisation, dedicated to supporting families and carers of loved ones with an acquired brain injury or neurological disorder. This includes disease such as stroke, brain tumours, MS, Parkinson’s, or unfortunate injuries… Brainlink works tirelessly to provide a support mechanism for carers by way READ ON
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    Living A Patient’s Life – Fear, Anxiety, The Unknown! – Carers Insight - Fear, Anxiety, The Unknown - The Carer Ends Up Living The patient's Life!! Kaylene’s words to every patient and carer; have a place to go to express your greatest joys, fears and unhappiness – a safe place. Feel as though you are truly connected. The carer needs a safe environment; one that is away from READ ON
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    DON’T Underestimate The Power Of The Mind - DON'T Underestimate The Power Of The Mind Kaylene recalls that Philip’s body, over the course of only a few short weeks, actually started to heal itself to a large degree. The tumour had dramatically decreased in size which meant he would not require a dreaded gastric tube. Kaylene and Philip know without a doubt that READ ON
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    Caring for the carer in all of us! - He captured my heart, body and mind from a young age. This year he has truly captured my soul. He dances to the beat of his own drum, which is different to most. He lives in the now and is full of endless energy (seriously!) and abundant happiness.
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    Cancer Diagnosis! Are You Caring? Get Support Early… - Sharan analyses her role as carer retrospectively and provides insights as to what she would do differently had she her time over. Self-care strategies would have been set up much earlier, mechanisms of support would have been sought from numerous sources and she would have possessed higher awareness. Sharon battled on to a large extent, READ ON