The Carer Line is staffed by experienced Carer Support Officers who offer emotional support, referrals, and distribute carer specific resources and information, to carers, service providers and community members. Our Carer Support Officers understand the issues carers face and the supports carers can access in their local community.
Carer Support Officers can tell you about or refer you to:
Specialist publications and resources are also available through the Carer Line including:
Many carers find caring a positive experience; however caring can also have negative effects on people. Stress, social isolation, loneliness, changes in relationships and a sense of loss are common experiences for carers.
Some people find it helpful to talk about these feelings and it may not be easy or appropriate to talk to family or friends. The Carer Line offers a safe place for carers to express their emotions. Carer Support Officers understand the impacts of caring and can provide an empathetic and non-judgemental ear. If further support is needed, a referral to the National Carer Counselling Program can be made.
Carers NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, Elders past and present and all Aboriginal people.