Overview

Carers devote their lives to being there for those who need them – but who is there to care for the carers?
Through our Caring For Carers program, we provide support through workshops, training, education, group counselling and therapy.

We are funded in NSW through Family and Relationship Services to provide personal counselling and mediation services for families caring for someone with a disability. We can help you to:
• make decisions about the future care arrangements for your family member with a disability
• resolve conflicts that may arise within your family in relation to the future care needs with the assistance of an accredited mediator
• discuss your concerns and issues around family relationships and the care of a family member with a disability through general counselling services

We are also contracted to provide carers with counselling through the National Carer Counselling program. Through this funding, anyone who is a carer can apply for the free counselling through Carers Australia, after which they will be put in contact with us or another agency, dependent on where they live. 

Who is it for?

Family members who are considering the future care of their family member with disability can use these services. Priority is given to families:
• experiencing conflict or at risk of breakdown
• caring for a family member with severe disability
• considering financial planning for future care needs

Key outcomes

Carers will learn:
• to manage stress, anxiety or depression
• new skills to cope with life as a carer
• practical problem-solving techniques
• to work through family and relationship issues
• to deal with grief and loss
• ways to enhance health and wellbeing
• about succession planning and transition counselling

What to expect

When you come to Interrelate, you can expect high-quality attention and care from professionals who are passionate about helping you to have strong relationships.
 

  • Central & Far West
  • Central Coast
  • Hunter
  • Lower Mid North Coast
  • Northern NSW
  • Sydney North
  • Sydney South
  • Upper Mid North Coast

Program locations