CarerHelp was developed to help family carers of people with advanced disease to better prepare for and manage the role of supporting a person at the end of their life. The CarerHelp website (www.carerhelp.com.au) was launched in October of 2019 and includes information, resources, and videos to assist carers with the practical, emotional and physical demands of caring for someone at the end of life. Carers will find useful information across a range of pathways from the point when death becomes a possibility through to bereavement.
CarerHelp has received a second round of funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health to increase the access and reach of CarerHelp to culturally and linguistically diverse populations , aboriginal and torres strait islander communities, LGBTIQ+ communities, socially disadvantaged populations, those with low literacy, vision impaired carers and also to volunteers, support workers and community leaders of those working with vulnerable persons.
Flinders University, Carers Australia, and University of Technology Sydney have all collaborated with the Centre for Palliative Care to develop CarerHelp. Significant input has also come from a range of national Not For Profit organisations via membership on the National Reference Group.
The videos below have been developed to support carers and health professionals in understanding the benefits of using the resources provided by CarerHelp.