Support for carers

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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
Cnr Corinna and Keltie Street
Belconnen Health Centre
56 Lathlain Street
02 5124 9977

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

CanTeen ACT and Southern NSW Division
7-11 Barry Drive
02 6101 2207

Provides a wide range of services for young people aged 12-25 years who are living with cancer, are dealing with a sibling's or parent's cancer or the death of a parent or sibling. They also support parents  affected by cancer.

Carers ACT Inc.
02 6296 9900

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.

02 6232 2432

Provides support, support groups, recreational and educational activities for young carers aged 10-25, 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.

Skills for Carers
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
02 6207 3628

A range of courses to assist those caring for someone with a chronic illness.

Respite Services

Carer Gateway
1800 422 737

A national online and phone service that amongst other things can provide information on, and assistance with access to, available respite services.

Leo's Place
Palliative Care ACT
02 6171 2290

Offers non-clinical respite for people with a life-limiting illness and their carers. It provides overnight respite, day respite as well as support for carers.

My Aged Care
1800 200 422

Provides information about respite care services and how to access them.

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

Updated February 2021

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