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  • The physical and emotional demands of caring for someone can be high.
  • Counselling and networking can help you understand and work though challenges you face as part of your care role.
  • Trying to stay healthy and well can help you in the care role.
  • Emotions like anger, frustration, guilt, exhaustion and annoyance are all normal. Sharing these feelings with a counsellor or with other carers can help.
  • If you need extra carer support, speak with your local doctor or contact Carers Victoria, which offers free short-term counselling for carers.

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Reviewed on: 19-10-2015