If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, sad or frustrated as a carer, a professional counsellor through the Carer Gateway can talk with you about your worries and offer help.
These free short-term counselling services for carers are available to those who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. They aim to assist carers to manage their own health in order to remain effective in their caring role and avoid crisis events through a series of counselling sessions in person with a professional counsellor.
These sessions are designed to deliver high quality counselling in – or online that is specifically aimed at carers across 3-6 sessions of one hour each.
In-person – speak one-on-one with a professional counsellor in your local area.
Phone or online counselling – speak with a counsellor over the phone in the comfort of your own home.
To find out more about the Carer Gateway counselling services you can call our team on:
1800 422 737 Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.
You can talk to a Carer Gateway service provider, like Your Side, who will help you access the counselling services you need.
Welcome to the Carer Gateway Counselling Service
Caring for a loved one is important work. Some days caring brings great joy, but some days it can be lonely or a little overwhelming. No matter how you feel today, there is a counselling professional just a phone call away.
The Carer Gateway Counselling Service is a free service for carers. Each weekday, from 8am to 6pm, our professional counsellors are waiting to talk through the concerns you have and how you feel about your carer role. To learn more about how counselling helps carers, watch our video “Introducing the Carer Gateway Counselling Service” on this page below.
To find ideas to boost your wellbeing as a Carer, browse our Carer Wellbeing Fact Sheets by CLICKING HERE.
For more information about other Carer Services to support you go to:
Carer Gateway website at www.carergateway.gov.au
Call 1800 422 737