Caregiver Help Lines
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Do you want a hotline to call so you can have someone to talk you through your caregiving situation?

There’s no one global hotline for family care workers. There are several help lines for caregivers in different regions around the world.

 

UK

Carers UK offers support on their help line at 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm. You can also email them at [email protected]

If you need support as you provide care to a child with disabilities, reach out to Contact at 0808 808 3555 or email [email protected]

Samaritans are available anytime at 116 123 or [email protected].

USA

AARP offers caregiving advice Monday to Friday, 7am to 11pm est at 1-877-333-5885. The support line is also available in Spanish, at 1-888-971-2013.

The Caregiver Action Network has a helpline at 1-855-227-3640. You can also contact them through the chat function on their website or through a help request.

You can also call 211.

 

Canada

The Ontario Caregiver Organization can connect you with a resource specialist if you call 1-833-416-2273 or use the chat tool on their website.

 

Ireland

Get support from Family Carers Ireland on the National Freephone Careline at 1800 24 007 24 or submit a help request.

 

Australia

Carers Australia operates the Carers Gateway at 1800 422 737.

Carer Support Australia can be reached at 8433 9555 or [email protected].

If you’re caring for someone with mental illness, call the Mind Carer Helpline on 1300 554 660.

 

New Zealand

The Carers NZ Helpline can be reached by calling 0800 777 797 or [email protected].

 

India

Reach the Caregiver Saathi Helpline at 91-932-6161-735 or through their online chat.

 

 

Other support lines

Depending on your specific membership, employment, and residency, there may be other helplines and support services you have access to. Disease specific organizations also offer helplines that can provide resources and information relevant to a diagnosis.

Just need to talk?

There are hotlines available if you just need to talk. While they aren’t specific to care work, their training typically covers relevant topics. If you’re looking for someone to talk to, there are peer listeners available.

 

If you’re in a crisis

Written by Cori Carl
As Director, Cori is an active member of the community and regularly creates resources for people providing care.

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