Peer support groups
Carer Gateway can help you to meet people who also care for a family member or friend. By sharing stories, knowledge and experience, you can learn from and support each other.
Carer Gateway offers two options to connect with other carers:
- In-person peer support groups – meet with others in your local area who also care for a family member or friend.
- Online community forum – join the online written discussions to engage with other people who also care for a family member or friend.
In-person peer support groups
Carer support groups enable carers to meet with other carers in their local community in a safe and supportive environment.
The groups are led by a facilitator who will work with your group to design and run a program with topics of interest to you, and also give you opportunity to build connections with other carers.
To find out more about the in-person peer support groups available near you, call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and select option 1 to speak with your local Carer Gateway service provider. They will register you with Carer Gateway and start the planning process.
Online community forum
The online community forum gives carers a safe, moderated space to come together and ask questions, share advice and experiences and gain emotional support.
You can read through previous discussions, or create a login account to start a new discussion topic or add to an existing discussion.
All forum users remain anonymous and there are trained moderators to ensure the space is safe, friendly and helpful for everyone.
Find out more about the forum and join.
Find out more about other Carer Gateway services.