Carers NSW is a non-government organisation that offers information, resources, emotional support and counselling programs.
Find more information on the Carers NSW website or by calling (02) 9280 4744 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).
Their Carer Life Course can help ease common feelings of isolation and fear by sharing what other carers have gone through.
The Carer Gateway provides online and phone information and support for carers across Australia.
For Carer Gateway services including carer support planning, counselling, peer support, carer directed support packages and respite services, including emergency respite call 1800 422 737 (Monday to Friday), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit carergateway.gov.au.
Financial and travel assistance
To find out about payments and allowances available for NSW carers, visit Services Australia - Caring for someone and see the Carers NSW financial assistance page.
Carers in NSW may also be eligible for free or low-cost transport, including subsidised taxi fares. See Transport and Travel on the Carers Gateway website for more information.
Mental health carers
For carer support for someone looking after a person experiencing mental illness, see Mental health in Nepean Blue Mountains.
All our hospitals and locations are smoke-free. Smoking anywhere on the grounds may result in a $300 fine. View our policy.