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Too many informal carers have to choose between giving their older mum or dad the care they need and dropping out of the workforce. Shutterstock

Carers’ leave could help us look after elderly parents and stay in work

A new system of carers’ leave would allow middle-aged Australians to care for their ageing parents while staying in the workforce.
People with mental illness are especially vulnerable after they are discharged from hospital. From shutterstock.com

For people with a mental illness, loved ones who care are as important as formal supports

People with mental illness are at their most vulnerable when they’re discharged from hospital. Without the support of family or friends at this time, they’re less likely to recover.
Thousands of children and young people provide substantial unpaid care to a family member with a disability, chronic or mental illness, dependence on alcohol or other drugs, or frailty due to old age. Jesús Rodríguez/Unsplash

One in 10 Aussie kids care for someone with a disability or drug dependence – they need help at school

A study has found children between the ages of 8 and 14 who take care of a family member with a drug addiction or mental illness aren’t very happy at, and don’t feel all that safe, at school.

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