There’s no one global hotline for family care workers. There are several help lines for caregivers in different regions around the world.
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.
You can also call 211.
Carers Australia operates the Carers Gateway at 1800 422 737.
If you’re caring for someone with mental illness, call the Mind Carer Helpline on 1300 554 660.
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
- In Canada: call 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645 for Crisis Services Canada.
- In the US: call 1-800-273-8255 for the US Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.
- In Australia: Lifeline offers crisis support at 13 11 14.
- Outside of the US and Canada: please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention to find resources in your area.