A support group or an online community can help people living with pain find hope and understanding.
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Caring for a loved one is important work. Some days caring brings great joy, but some days it can be lonely or a little overwhelming. No matter how you feel today, there is a counselling professional just a phone call away.
The Carer Gateway Counselling Service is a free service for carers. Each weekday, from 8am to 6pm, our professional counsellors are waiting to talk through the concerns you have and how you feel about your carer role. To learn more about how counselling helps carers, watch our video “Introducing the Carer Gateway Counselling Service” on this page.
To use the service, simply select ‘Request a Callback’ on this web page, fill in your details and we will call you back within one business day. You can also call 1800 422 737 and Select Option 2 to speak to our team.
To find ideas to boost your wellbeing as a Carer, browse our Carer Wellbeing Fact Sheets by selecting the ‘Fact Sheets’ tab and browse our topics.
For more information about other Carer Services to support you, visit the Carer Gateway website at www.carergateway.gov.au or call 1800 422 737.
Gynaecological Awareness Information Network (GAIN) runs a Chronic Pelvic Pain Support Group to provide help Australia-wide over the phone. There are also bi-monthly meetings held in Perth. For phone support call Vanessa Watson 0437 498 917 or to find out more visit www.gain.org.au
CRPS Geelong is for people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or other nerve pain condition who live in the Geelong area of Victoria. The group meets twice a month and also connects online. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CRPS Geelong Facebook group.
Occipital Neuralgia Support Group Australia is a closed Facebook support group is for people suffering from occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, other nerve pain or cluster headaches. Visit their Facebook page.
Pain Support ACT promotes the health and wellbeing of people in the Canberra region living with persistent pain. There are monthly meetings and other events, as well as opportunities to be involved in advocacy. Visit the Pain Support ACTFacebook page and the Pain Support ACT website.
Nillumbik Pain Support Group is for people living with chronic pain in the north east of Melbourne. It meets on the third Wednesday of the month in Eltham, Melbourne. To find out more visit their Facebook page.