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You may not think of yourself as a carer. You may be first of all be a partner, child, parent or friend, but caring and providing support for someone close to you.

Caring is a role that has its challenges and it is important to acknowledge your needs as well as the person you are caring for.

If you are a carer, you can get help and support from the government and other organisations.

Taking care of yourself as a carer
If you care for others, it is essential that you put aside time to care for yourself as well. Haemophilia Counsellor Kathryn Body gives some practical ideas on how to manage your self-care.
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Carer services and support

Carer Gateway is an Australian government website which provides carers with support by linking them to information, counselling, respite and other services.   
Call 1800 422 737 Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm

Author: Leonie Mudge, Walpole Consulting Group
Reviewed and revised by: Kathryn Body, Haemophilia Foundation ACT Counsellor, Canberra.

Date last reviewed: 30 March 2023

Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information. This information may be printed or photocopied for educational purposes.

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