29-01-2018 10:02 AM - edited 27-03-2018 04:58 PM
For some, the term 'carer' can feel uncomfortable - they are a mother, husband, friend or sibling, whose loved one happens to have a mental illness.
For others, the term 'carer' resonates with them
How does the label of 'carer' sit with you?
Join us from 7pm AEDT to share your opinion.
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27-03-2018 06:59 PM
Welcome to Topic Tuesday!
Tonight we are having a community discussion about the term 'carer' - do you love it, do you hate it.... or have never really considered it.
To kick off tonight, I'm interested to hear what brings you here tonight
27-03-2018 07:04 PM
27-03-2018 07:08 PM
My caring role has been long term for a parent.
27-03-2018 07:10 PM
I care for my husband and My Mum
27-03-2018 07:15 PM
I was put into the carer role when I was very young - for the entire family, but mostly caring for my Mum, & filling-in for her being a parent (from as young as 10).
Most recently, I work as a carer.
Personally I much preferred the term Carer, because it's more emotionally descriptive.
27-03-2018 07:19 PM
Thanks for dropping in @Adge - it sounds like you're in a caring role is many aspects of your life.
So you prefer 'Carer' - what about others - how does the term 'carer' as a title resonate?
27-03-2018 07:21 PM
Hi @NikNik + everyone
Looking forward to everyones thoughts tonight,
I care for my wife but often sensitive as to her thoughts around this.
27-03-2018 07:22 PM
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