We know that carers cope best when they have help and support. In Australia, there are many services and supports ready to help you and the person you care for. But we also know that many carers don’t ask for help.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual + (LGBTIQA+) carers face the same stresses and pressures as other carers. But you may also face added problems of discrimination.
While being a carer can be rewarding it can also be stressful. In doing this module you will gain a better understanding of stress, its causes and your options for dealing with it.
As a carer, you’ll often put the needs of the person you care for before your own needs. It’s OK to look after yourself too.