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1.4 Mapping your support network

If you can establish a strong support system around you and the person you care for, you will experience fewer physical and emotional symptoms of stress.

Spend time reaching out and strengthening your friendships and relationships whenever possible. Think about the people in your life who can support you. What can they help you with? Map out people to reach out to when you need different types of support – practical, emotional, or spiritual.

If you have no friends or family available to help you, talk to the PCSE team about some other support options or see the Resources and Links section here.

There are various digital tools available to organise practical help.

Palliative Care Australia has a mobile app, AllowMe!
palliativecare.org.au/allowme/

Gather My Crew is a free online rostering tool that helps friends, family, neighbours and colleagues decide
when and how they will help
www.gathermycrew.org/