Immediately following Mental Health Week is National Carers Week. There are over 2.6 million upaid family carers in Australia: they may be parents caring for children, young and old with a physical or intellectual disability, adults caring for ageing and frail parents, school-kids who support an ill or disabled parents. The range of caring roles is many and varied.
Carers Week is a national communications campaign that aims to raise awareness, recognition, support and appreciation of Carers across the community. Carers Week 2012 runs from Sunday 14 October until Saturday 20 October, 2012.