Real-life stories

As a carer, it’s important to know that you are not alone. There are more than 2.7 million carers in Australia. Just like you, they have hopes, challenges, happiness, sadness, frustration and success in their role.

Find out about their lives and journeys as carers.

Felicity's story

'Self preservation is essential. You have to step back sometimes, even if it’s just for a small amount of time.' Felicity's story

Rachel's story

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‘I have found caring can be done long-term, it can be done well. But it is done best when it’s shared.’ Rachel's story

Liz's story

‘You shouldn’t be afraid to reach out for help, whether that’s to family or someone outside.’ Liz's story

Lac's story

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‘I’m an occupational therapist because of my experience as a carer.’ Lac's story

Karyn's story

‘It was the hardest thing I’ve done, but I’m glad I could be his carer.’ Karyn's story

Adnan's story

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'I don’t feel as though I’m being burdened. I love my mum all the same.' Adnan's story