A way for you to work out your needs as a carer

Palliative care includes taking care of Carers. Knowing what help you need can assist others to support you. 

As a carer, you will have various needs including - for information and training, for practical or emotional support, or for respite (taking a break). And, these needs can change over time. Identifying your needs  can prompt you to seek relevant information or to reach out to your GP or other health professional for support. The carer needs tool can help you work this out.


Choosing the right tool for you

NAT-C is for where the person you care for has cancer.

NAT-CC is for where they have a chronic condition that is not cancer.

While you are waiting to discuss this with your GP you might want to check out some of the other resources in the Patients and Carers section.

If you need help now

The CareSearch website only provides general palliative care information. It is not intended to replace the care or advice of your own health professionals. 

  • If it is an emergency, dial 000 for immediate emergency services help
  • Ring your GP or hospital
  • There is an After Hours GP Helpline
  • Ring Lifeline on 13 11 14

This information was drawn from the following resource:

Last updated 02 August 2021