The Secret Life of Carers
Carers Australia’s podcast, The Secret Life of Carers, highlights the unique experiences of Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers. You’ll hear stories from everyday people reflecting on their role as a carer, the people they support, and the services they access. Learn from other carers about how you can become empowered as a carer and develop skills to help your caring journey.
Each season of The Secret Life of Carers has been developed as part of one of our programs. Read more about each season below:
Season 1: Mental Health Carers
The first season focuses on the experiences and stories of carers of individuals with mental-ill health or psychosocial disability. Produced as part of our #CaringthroughCOVID program and support by funding from the Department of Social Services, the season aims to highlight the experiences of mental health carers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Season 2: Eary Childhood Edition
Our second season was developed as part of Carers Australia’s Better Start program, which highlighted parent and carer experiences of Early Childhood Intervention and the services and pathways available to them. Each episode of Season 2 features a different parent or carers of children living with disabilities who has gone through the early intervention process.
Season 3: Women Who Care
The latest season has been produced with funding from Prime Minister and Cabinets, Office for Women, as part of our Women Who Care program. In each of the episodes we speak with a different women carer each with their own experience with balancing paid employment and care, hoping to better understand their unique challenges and address the caring employment gap.
You can also listen to podcasts from our National Carer Network members:
1 in 6 Podcast
Did you know that one in six Tasmanians is a carer? The 1 in 6 podcast series is presented by Care2Serve, part of the Carers Tasmania Group.
Choice and Control
Meet people with disability from across Queensland, and discover their stories, achievements and contributions to their communities.
This podcast aims to raise awareness of young carers across New South Wales. Each episode will feature different guest speakers, including young carers, to bring lived experience and insights to the conversation.