We know that carers cope best when they have help and support. In Australia, there are many services and supports ready to help you and the person you care for. But we also know that many carers don’t ask for help.
In talking to carers, we have found some common themes about why carers don’t ask for help. The 5 most common reasons that carers don’t ask for help are: no time, not knowing there is help, not thinking they are a carer, pride and privacy.