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Support for LGBTI carers
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people may face specific challenges as carers. They may worry about the family of their partner or friend accepting them, or wonder if support services are LGBTI-friendly. You can ask Carers NSW what support is available for LGBTI carers in your area. Another option is to visit QLife. QLife is a national counselling and referral service for LGBTI people.
Tina Chivende, Social Worker, Cancer Psychosocial Service, Canberra Region Cancer Centre, ACT; Gabrielle Asprey, Telephone Support Group Facilitator, Cancer Council NSW; Dr Ben Britton, Senior Clinical and Health Psychologist, Calvary Mater Newcastle and John Hunter Hospital, and Conjoint Lecturer, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, NSW; Valmai Goodwin, Psychologist, Cancer Counselling Service, Cancer Council QLD; Karen Hall, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council SA; Zoe Mitchell, Senior Social Worker, Palliative Care, Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA; Amber Rose, Consumer; Carolina Simpson, Policy and Development Officer, Carers NSW.
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