Information for every step of your caring journey!

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A Dad’s Story: Helping Kids Adjust to Grief and Change

After caring for wife Kathryn at home for several years, Ian Wilson of Taumarunui reluctantly accepted the need for residential care. Ian shares his advice for other couples adjusting to…

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Carer Story: Saying Goodbye To Leona

By Elizabeth Paske, Mary Potter Clinical Manager  Leona and I were closer than sisters. We’d gone through all kinds of major events together: deaths, divorces, kids, job changes … life.…

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Carer Story: Remembering Mum

By Sharon Marks  Imagine a Christmas where, after a traumatic relationship separation, you find yourself alone and destitute in a new town with two small children. That is where I…

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Advice: Talking to Children After a Tragic Event

If a traumatic, scary event takes place, even miles away or far on the other side of the world, today’s technology and media can bring it right into a child’s…

A Year Ago Today

If you are supporting an elderly parent who is dying or very unwell, visit the blog of Carers World Radio producer and presenter Patricia Mitchell.  “A year ago my mother…

Help + Information from the Cancer Society of NZ

The website of the Cancer Society is an important source of information for New Zealanders affected by cancer and their families and close friends. The Society provides information about types…

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Grief + Loss Resources from Skylight

Skylight is a charitable trust that offers a wide range of services including counselling to support those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief, whatever the cause, and…

Caring for Nana Balloon

When 80 year old Phyllis died, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren each tied a bright, helium-filled balloon to her casket. Phyllis’ nickname was ‘Nana Balloon’ because she loved to give them…

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