Balance the Care

Explores the major issues of people who provide care for others

Duration: 32 mins

This video offers an excellent and honest insight into the lives of carers and the problems they face. Ideal for everyone who deals with carers, either health professionals or family and friends, to gain an understanding of the problems such as isolation, emotional stress, loss and grief, the importance of looking after yourself and building on strengths and skills.

Written and produced by Fran Haarsma Productions

“What a great idea! We feel we have made some new friends we can see and listen to, and never again feel we are on our own.”

A carer, VIC

“Too often Nurses are unaware of the difficulties faced and this video provides a wonderful discussion base to highlight these problems.”

TAFE Lecturer, VIC


Topics covered:

  • I’m a person not just a carer
  • Looking after myself
  • Loss and grief
  • Everything changes
  • Ups and downs – emotional stress
  • Tough stuff
  • Sometimes I feel I’m on my own
  • Open up and talk about it
  • Using services – it can make a difference
  • Communication
  • Building on strengths and skills

Resource Material for:

(i) Community Services Training Package

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability.

For example, use for competencies:

CHCICS304B    Work effectively with carers
CHCAC318B     Work effectively with older people
CHCCS411C     Work effectively in the community sector.
(ii) General practitioners and other health professionals
(iii) Carer support groups**
(iv) Carers and family members**

**Special Offer: If you are a carer, family member of a carer or member of a carer support group then contact us about the special price for this DVD that you may be eligible for.

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