Carer Responsibilities Support & Resources

If you’re looking for support, Griffith provides an extensive array of services to students, and there are many local and national organisations you can connect with. We’ve compiled Griffith based, Gold Coast based and national support services all in one place for you to refer to whenever you need.

Griffith Support

  • Financial Support – If you’re experiencing extreme financial difficulty, you may be eligible for a financial assistance to help with living expenses and the costs of studying at university. Griffith also have practical information on budgeting and finding work to help reduce financial stress.
  • Parenting Facilities – Details of parenting facilities on campus 

External Support

Gold Coast based

  • MyTime – MyTime is for all parents and carers of children under the age of 18 who need a higher level of care than other children. This might be because of disability, chronic medical condition, or other additional needs including developmental delay. MyTime members come from different backgrounds and their children have different abilities and needs.
  • Carers QLD – Carers Queensland is committed to improving the quality of life of carers, people with disability and their families. The program provides services and supports to assist you in your caring role. Their work focusses on carer consultation, improving your health and wellbeing, and helping you connect with your local communities and other carers.

National

    • Carer Gateway – By calling Carer Gateway, you will be connected with a new Australia-wide network of Carer Gateway service providers. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you.
    • Young Carers Network – Use this service finder to locate local support services in your state or territory specific to you or who you’re caring for
    • Transcend Australia— National peer support network and community for parents and carers supporting their trans, gender diverse and non-binary child in Australia.

Educational Tools

We’ve compiled some tools that may assist you directly, or may be suitable for those looking to learn more about diversity and inclusion. It’s important to educate ourselves on the lived experience of all the diverse members in our communities. Browse these educational resources for more information, they’re also great links to share with others!

Training

  • SBS Inclusion Training – From both an education and employment perspective inclusion at work is important as it creates safe, happy and productive environments where everyone can achieve their full potential. The SBS Inclusion Program has a range of online modules and resources designed to train people in the areas of cultural competence, diversity and inclusion. There are animations and films, including real people telling real stories. The training is free for all Griffith students and staff.

Resources

  • Equity Resources – covering topics on gender, LGBTQIA+, disability, reducing bias and more.
  • PFlag – PFlag is a community of parents with children who identify as LGBTQIA+

Podcasts

  • 1 in 6 Podcast – Did you know that one in six Tasmanians is a carer? The 1 in 6 podcast series is presented by Care2Serve, part of the Carers Tasmania Group.
  • YC Bytes – This podcast aims to raise awareness of young carers across New South Wales. Each episode will feature different guest speakers, including young carers, to bring lived experience and insights to the conversation.
  • Carer Conversations – Listen to interviews with experts and carers who share specialised information and inspiring stories about the caring role. 
  • Parental As Anything – Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators gives you practical tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas. Maggie talks to parenting experts from around the world to find practical solutions to the challenges every parent is facing today.
  • Parental Guidance Recommended – Join comedian and mother-of-two Terri Psiakis as she noses her way into the parenting lives of high profile Australians; uncovering the secrets, challenges, and exquisite triumphs of bringing up humans.
  • The Parenting Spectrum – If you’re one of the millions of people globally with an autistic family member The Parenting Spectrum is your guide, your community and your support network.
  • Babytalk – We know babies don’t come with instruction manuals; that just means that there’s a lot to learn and we think you will enjoy all that’s uncovered in this podcast about living with your baby.

Videos

Events

Throughout the year we host a wide range of events to cater to everyone. Our aim is to foster social connections, build awareness and educate on important topics. To learn more explore our events calendar HERE

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