COUNSELLING & INFORMATION

COUNSELLING & INFORMATION

Speaking with a counsellor allows you to express your concerns about your caring situation and how you are coping emotionally.

By speaking with a counsellor you can express your concerns about your caring situation and how you are coping emotionally.

Alzheimer’s Australia SA  provides a counselling and information service, both by phone and face-to-face, for anyone wishing to discuss matters or concerns related to dementia and changes in memory and thinking, and how to cope with your situation.

For appointments call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

You can visit the Alzheimer’s Australia SA Resource Centre at 27 Conyngham St, Glenside, SA.

You can call the Carer Gateway Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm on 1800 422 737, to find out about how to look after yourself while caring for someone. You can also find out about local support such as respite services, financial and legal considerations, what to do in an emergency or crisis situation, and how to adjust when caring ends.

The national Carer Counselling Service provides up to five sessions initially, by phone or face-to-face, with qualified professional counsellors who understand the specific needs of carers and managing their caring role. For an appointment call Carers SA on 1800 242 636.

Other community services which provide support include the free services of Lifeline and Beyond Blue.

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Beyondblue 1300 224 636

You may also find local services and community centres that offer services of relevance to you.