Services for Carers

Services for Carers

Cancer Council Online Community

Cancer Council Online Community is an online platform for people affected by cancer to connect, share experiences and find information and support in a safe forum.

Cancer Connect
Cancer Council ACT
13 11 20

A telephone peer support service that puts patients, carers or family members in touch with others who have had a similar experience.

Cancer Counselling Service
Phillip Health Centre
PHILLIP

Belconnen Health Centre
BELCONNEN
02 6207 9977

Provides free psychological, social and practical support and counselling for adult cancer patients, their families and carers.

CanTeen ACT and Southern NSW Division
02 6101 2207

Provides a mutual peer support network for young people (12-24) living with cancer, this includes siblings and offspring of people with cancer. Also provides telephone and online counselling and individual support.

Carers ACT Inc.
02 6296 9900 or 1800 242 636

Provides information, referral, individual counselling, group support services, respite care, a library and resource centre and workshops which are available to any carer of a child or adult with an illness. Also provide the Young Carers program for young carers aged up to 25 years.

Carer Gateway
1800 422 737

A national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers.

Cyclops
02 6232 2432

Provides support, support groups, recreational activities and information for young carers aged 10-18, and their families.

My Aged Care
1800 200 422

Provides information about aged care services and a range of services that assist older people in their own home as well as what you need to do to access them.

CIT Skills for Carers
CIT Fit & Well Skills for Carers Team
Canberra Institute of Technology
CarerSkills@cit.edu.au
02 6207 3628

Provides free information and training for family members or friends who provide unpaid support to a frail older person, or a person living with a disability, chronic illness or mental health issues. Short courses, workshops and individual sessions available across the ACT.

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Updated July 2017