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This year’s ACT Mental Health Month Awards

The ACT Mental Health Month Awards celebrate Canberrans who have supported those experiencing mental health challenges in the ACT.

Empowering carers during National Carers Week and beyond

Canberra-based Charles Sturt University student Dalanglin (Dalang) Dkhar has turned her life as a fulltime carer for her son into a PhD study in the form of a documentary.

‘LBGTQIA+ Inclusive Palliative Care’ toolkit launches in the ACT

Palliative Care ACT aims to change LBGTQIA+ people's fears of discrimination in palliative care through the launch of their toolkit to help educate carers of LGBTQIA+ communities.

2.65 million reasons for the government to care

This week, 10-16 October, is National Carers Week, dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the 2.65 million Aussies who provide unpaid care to their family members and friends. In the ACT alone, over 50,000...

ACT Budget: Carers ACT hugely disappointed

Carers ACT have called the lack of funding for the ACT Carers Strategy in the 2021-22 Budget a huge disappointment.

Challenges of caring increase during lockdown

Many of the ACT’s more than 55,000 carers are feeling anxious and isolated during lockdown, and at risk of mental ill-health.