Carer Support Groups in Melbourne, Au

Caregivers play an invaluable role in the community. More than 2.6 million Australians assist a family member or acquaintance with daily activities such as preparing meals, bathing, moving around, and taking medicine. They are spouses, parents, sons, daughters, relatives, friends, or neighbours from around 10 to 90 years old who are regarded as carers.

Melbourne Carers Support Group

Carer Support Groups in Melbourne | Delta Care

The City of Melbourne Carers Support Group was organised for all carers living in Melbourne, Victoria and for those who take care of a resident of the city. The group meets regularly every last Friday of the month at Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre at 1.30 pm. Attendance is optional to accommodate carers’ hectic schedules.

For more information about the City of Melbourne Carers Support Group, call 9658 9190 or send an email to healthyageing@melbourne.vic.gov.au.

Who are carers?

According to the Australian Government Carer Recognition Act 2010, a carer is someone who provides care and assistance with daily activities to someone who:

Who can join the carer support group?

A caregiver living in Melbourne or providing care for a Melbourne resident is eligible to join the carer support network for free to get information about various events and programs in their community.

Benefits of having a support network

Carer support groups offer respite, emotional support, and provide useful resources and information. Carers can interact with other carers, which would reduce social isolation and stress, and help them regain a sense of control over difficult situations. This will help them refresh, gain perspective, and improve their life quality. 

Carer Support Group Directory in Melbourne, VIC

Carer Support Group Directory in Melbourne, VIC | Delta Care

Below is a list of carers support groups in Melbourne, including the suburbs.

Support Groups Phone E-mail
LGBTIQA+ Carer Support Group 9658 9190 healthyageing@melbourne.vic.gov.au
The Family / Carer Peer Support Group 9928 7444 hlococo@mercy.com.au
Grow Better Together Carer Support Group 9528 2977 vic@grow.org.au
BPD Community Family and Friends 0409 952 754 barb@bpdcommunity.com.au
North Melbourne My Time 0490 076 295 dbignell@playgroup.org.au   
Melbourne Eating Disorders Parent Support Group 0419 552 521 christine.naismith@edfa.org.au  
Westgate Carers Support Group Inc 9398 5036 aljoy@optusnet.com.au     
Grow Better Together Carer Support Group 9528 2977 vic@grow.org.au
Forensicare Family & Friends 9495 9164 emma.jacques@forensicare.vic.gov.au
Inner South Family and Friends (ispaf.org) 9076 4713 isfaf@alfred.org.au
Borderline Personality Disorder Family & Carer Group 1300 554 660  
Mind Family and Carer Support Group 1300 554 660  
Ferntree Gully Family Support Group 9726 5694  

Joining carers support groups allows carers to feel they belong with people with similar experiences and where they could gain vital information and support necessary to provide proper care. 

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