Are you a student carer?
A carer is a person who provides personal care, support and assistance to someone who has a disability, a medical condition, a mental illness, a substance addiction or is frail and aged.
It doesn’t mean you take on a primary role (you could take on a secondary role caring for a sibling), or that the person you care for has a physical disability (you could care for someone with a mental illness) or that the caring work you do is physical (you could be sorting out finances or providing social and emotional support).
You are not a carer if you provide care, support, and assistance as part of paid work (eg. support worker), as a volunteer for a charitable organisation, or as part of the requirements of a course of education or training.
If you reckon you tick all the boxes, link up with us! We're here to support student carers on campus, raising awareness and advocating for our specific needs, as well as connecting carers socially across the university.
We'll be working hard this semester to provide a space for us to talk & plan, stay tuned.
The ANU Carers Collective is a student-run group that aims to support carers on campus by raising awareness and advocating for their specific needs, as well as connecting carers socially across the university.
We don't have anything planned right now but check back soon!