Guidelines for Use

Please bear in mind that this forum is for adult carers (i.e. 18 and over) who look after a family member, partner or friend with a mental illness. If you are under 18 and are looking for a forum, please contact Carers ACT by phone: 6296 9900 or email: and ask about our Young Carers program.

Forum Principles

Supporting Practices

  • No personal attacks, violence or intimidation.
  • No comments or material that is offensive may be posted or uploaded to this site.
  • Keep messages relevant to the topic.
  • Allow others to have their opinion. Challenge it if you wish, robust discussion is ok,but don't diminish or demean them for having it.
  • No commercial advertising.


  • Any, and all, issues will be dealt with in the most conciliatory way possible.
  • Everyone undertakes to look for common ground and/or to clearly identify where disagreement lies.


  • Observe absolute confidentiality about other people's personal or sensitive information.
  • We can speak on issues without ever naming anyone, or revealing another's personal information.
  • Member's personal details, including email addresses, will be kept confidential.
  • All statements and/or opinions posted onto the site belong to you.
  • Speak only from your own experience, not about others'.
  • No statements or opinions are in any way endorsed by the Carers’ Voice.

The Carers' Voice reserves the right to remove any message or topic, which is deemed to breach these guiding principles.

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Please note: The Carers' Voice is a moderated forum. It may take a little while for your posts to appear.