Families and Carers

Families and Carers

At Anala we work alongside families and carers to develop life goals for individuals at all stages of their lives.  We liaise and work with all stakeholders to ensure we get all the information necessary to develop the best life plan and interventions as possible.

When disability, mental health, frail age or trauma affects a loved one it can be hard to come to terms with. You can experience grief, helplessness, anger and overwhelm, finding it hard to cope even with your every day routine. While you want the best for your loved one and will do anything for them, when you are suddenly thrust into a caring role, it can be demanding, draining and challenging.

Carers Need Caring Too

Being a carer is not easy, and it is perfectly normal to feel tired, frustrated, on edge and at times like you want to give up. When you spend all of your time dedicated to your loved one, you can forget about yourself, but your needs are just as important.

At Anala we care for you the carer by providing a safe space for your concerns to be heard and your needs to be met. Through planning, case management, mentoring and counselling we help you uncover what’s working and not working, and what’s important to you for the care you provide. We also work with  you to develop realistic and practical goals for your loved ones that can give you a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

Debrief Without Judgement

There are times where you need to be able to debrief, talk about your struggles, express your concerns and vent your frustrations in a safe and confidential space. Sometimes following a new diagnosis for a loved one you need a space to freely speak of your concerns for the future and your grief over their condition.

Through mentoring and counseling we provide individuals and family members with this outlet, giving you the opportunity to be heard and understood, while also offering practical solutions to ease your worries, challenges and frustrations.

Restore Your Self-Esteem and Confidence

As a carer there can be days where you don’t have the motivation to get out of bed, let alone get dressed and go out. You can feel trapped, depleted and down, and even start to withdraw from family, friends and hobbies, leading to resentment and depression. But there is a reason we are told to put our oxygen masks on first in an emergency when we board a plane, we need to look after ourselves in order to be of help to others.

That is why we focus on building up your self-esteem and confidence through mentoring. When you reconnect with yourself and meet your needs, you feel happier, have a more positive outlook on life and replenish your ability to care for your loved one.

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Call Anala today on 02 4872 4371 to get the support you and your family really need.