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Carer Support and Resources

It may feel strange to be called a ‘carer’. You are often a wife, husband, mother, father, daughter, son or any relative or friend who has stepped forward to support someone during a difficult phase of their illness. After all, isn’t this just what you do if you care about someone?

It can be a huge shock when someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer. You may have confused feelings – upset and anxious yourself, but wanting to help where you can.

It’s tempting to put your own feelings on hold as you focus on the wellbeing of the person you care about. It’s natural to feel anxious, angry, frustrated, guilty and tired. This is understandable – you’re only human, and there’s a lot going on. You may worry about the uncertain future, and how you will cope as the care needs change.

As a carer, you’re a key part of the network looking after the person with cancer, but looking after yourself is important too. Finding out who can give you support can help you day to day in your caring role.

How we can help

For identified carers, therapy avenues are accessible, providing the essential support structure needed by all. 

Whether it’s counselling, group yoga, expressive arts therapy or another option, we encourage you to make a time to meet with our intake nurse and explore which therapies best meet your needs.

Our clients and carers can access our services for as long as they need, without restrictions on the number of sessions or a predefined period.

It may feel strange to be called a ‘carer’. You are often a wife, husband, mother, father, daughter, son or any relative or friend who has stepped forward to support someone during a difficult phase of their illness. After all, isn’t this just what you do if you care about someone?

It can be a huge shock when someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer. You may have confused feelings – upset and anxious yourself, but wanting to help where you can.

It’s tempting to put your own feelings on hold, as you focus on the wellbeing of the person you care about. It’s natural to feel anxious, angry, frustrated, guilty and tired. This is understandable – you’re only human, and there’s a lot going on. You may worry about the uncertain future, and how you will cope as the care needs change.

As a carer, you’re a key part of the network looking after the person with cancer. Looking after yourself is important too. Finding out where and who can give you support, can help you day to day in your caring role.

How we can help

For identified carers, therapy avenues are accessible, providing the essential support structure needed by all. 

Whether it’s counsellinggroup yogaexpressive arts therapy or another option, we encourage you to make a time to meet with our intake nurse and explore which therapies best meet your needs.

Our clients and carers can access our services for as long as they need, without restrictions on the number of sessions or a predefined period.

“Cancer Wellness Support has been a lifeline for me, nurturing my mental wellbeing, which is often overlooked during caregiving”

– James, carer

Our person-centred approach ensures your program is tailored to your individual circumstances, and services can be accessed for as long as you remain a member.