CaringBridge: Bringing People Together During Any Health Event

CaringBridge is a free service friends, whānau, and family can use to stay in close touch during any type of health event.

Carers NZ likes this wonderful online service! Check it out if you or a loved one is in hospital, or if they are being supported at home and have a long-term illness or chronic condition, disabilities, or require palliative care.

Even if your whānau lives all over the world, you can keep in touch and stay informed about what’s happening at CaringBridge!

You can set up a CaringBridge site for yourself, or for someone else so you can keep friends and family informed about a loved one’s condition, progress, and activities. Think of CaringBridge as an online space where you can connect, share news and receive support. It’s your very own health social network, coming together on your own personalised website … which you can easily create yourself in under five minutes!

Thanks to CaringBridge’s sponsors, it is available to anyone 24/7 anywhere, at no cost.

CaringBridge’s personal, protected sites make it easy to stay connected during traumatic times. Family and friends can visit your site to stay informed about what’s happening, and to leave supportive messages.

The CaringBridge SupportPlanner is a calender that helps family and friends coordinate care and organise helpful tasks, like bringing a meal, offering transport, taking care of pets, and other needs.

And it’s easy!

It takes just minutes to start a site, set up a SupportPlanner, or join someone’s community. Your protected online spaces have different privacy options, and your personal data is protected (not sold).

CaringBridge is all about you and your health social network!

More than half a million people connect through CaringBridge each day, amplifying hope, love and compassion.

That’s a lot of love!

Setting up a site is as easy as 1-2-3

Watch this video to see how it’s done.

Beth’s story

Learn how CaringBridge has helped Beth during her treatment for and recovery from pancreatic cancer.

Interview: CaringBridge CEO

CaringBridge founder and CEO Sona Mehring talks about how the not for profit helps those going through any kind of health trauma or recovery, and those who care for them.