Our unique programs assist avert health crisis breakdowns in carers resulting from compassion fatigue
Did you know children as young as eight years old care for a parent or sibling?
The reality is that there are young children caring for their sick or disabled parent or siblings, of which the general public are totally unaware.
Even elderly Carers over 85 years old still care for their disabled or medically unwell children or partner, often experiencing injuries, and or abuse.
Who Cares for these people?
Carers have an increased risk of contemplating suicide
Over 1.5 million Australian carers are experiencing moderate to severe depression. Sometimes, the caring role can be so intense, so relentless, carers simply cannot cope.
When carers are struggling to cope with their role, The Carers Foundation Australia provides evidence-informed wellness programs to help them rest, recover and access vital support to help them better cope at home.
We offer REAL support by REAL people
Our Impact So Far
The Carers Foundation Australia helps carers to respond to extremely difficult situations in healthier ways. Hundreds of carers have attended our wellness programs and found that they are better able to cope with their role when they get home.
The most significant impact are the new meaningful connections developed and improved mental health resilience and wellness.
As of 2020 The Carers Foundation Australia has supported:
- 1000+ carers attending our wellness programs
- 3000+ meaningful social connections developed
- 273 new referrals made
- 1000+ carer-specific counselling sessions delivered
- Over 600 stress management workshops delivered
- Over 97% of participants report a significant reduction in stress after a program