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Caring for my ex husband is my way to show him my appreciation for the support and freedom he gave me to pursue my career whilst he took on the role of looking after our young daughters. He was my rock and now it's my privilege to return that support and care as he navigates […]

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I care for my son who has severe autism and my husband who has several mental health disorders. I work part time and while I do what I can, we have no support system in place. We are from overseas and I am really struggling to build up any sort of support system here. Being […]

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Faye Gray

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The Dalai Lama once said ….. “ For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others, first she or he must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, and that basis is the ability to connect to one’s feelings and to care for one’s own welfare…Caring for others requires caring for oneself.”

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Carers care , would improve greatly, if the specialist and nurses would communicate with the carer-next of king. When hospitals recognise the integral importance of carers , and give the carer detail discharge plans, health systems will improve dramatically. The hospital refused to give me any help or a discharge plan for my husband, he […]

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I am a single mother to a child with high support needs. Trying to get support from the NDIS for him is exhausting, frustrating and occassionally heartbreaking. I struggle to work fulltime and care for him, too. My son and I are isolated without the support we need. Sometimes I feel like I am living […]

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I have 3 children- 9, 8 and 4 My middle child was diagnosed ASD at 4, as well as intellectual disability, sensory processing disorder, selective mutism and high anxiety and adhd My 4 year old was born with a congenital heart defect which required heart surgery at just 12 weeks old We got her through […]

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I have been my wife's carer for 30 years she has multiple disabilities an ABI since birth severe deafness n joint problems resulting from Ricketts as a toddler. She is a beautiful woman don't get me wrong I love her we have 2 daughters with 4 grandkids n our 5th grandkid on the way next […]

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I live and care for my elderly father. He is a marvel at 92. Able to remain in the family home has been so wonderful for him. I always said it was my destiny to enable both my parents live out their life in the family home. My father is a home body with a […]

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I became a carer for my Mum around 4 years ago. Mum's health has never been good and from what started as helping out more perpetuated into being a full time carer / nurse / coordinator / jack of all trades! Yes it's stressful and I don't get much time for myself but she taught […]

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I have been a carer pretty much my whole life. My Mum is legally blind (not fully blind), and has multiple different eye conditions, as well as mental health problems. I care for her by helping her with basic tasks that she otherwise would struggle with due to her vision. Due to this and childhood […]

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