The real cost to unpaid carers
Unpaid caregiving is detrimental to mental health, finds University of Melbourne research. And globally, the unpaid care load is still mostly carried by women.
Women are doing too much and it’s hurting their mental health
Women still do most of the unpaid work at home while also working. A first-of-its-kind University of Melbourne review finds it’s hurting their mental health.
Using music and words to bridge dementia
An international trial led by University of Melbourne is showing how home-based music and reading activities can help families care for dementia sufferers.
Volunteers don’t come free
New University of Melbourne research finds urgent action is needed to maintain sustainable volunteer services for people with disability and their families.
Are we taking care of the carers?
Carers and support workers in disability and aged care are crucial but University of Melbourne research suggests working conditions are taking a mental toll.
Hidden burden as young carers pick up the pieces
Young people make up 20 per cent of carers looking after child relatives who aren't their own, but they are a hidden group losing out on education and careers.