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Early Christmas present for Northern Territory carers

December 18, 2018 6 minutes read
Early Christmas present for Northern Territory carers

The IF Guide is a response to the widespread need for men to have better access to tools and information to help them navigate life's up and downs. The interactive guide aims to de-mystify and de-stigmatize mental health by delivering therapy tools to men in a common language that is easily understood.

Carers NT CEO Steve Vitone welcomed the early Christmas gift, understanding the challenges that many carers in the NT faced.

“Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding but also challenging, carers need to know that they are not alone and that support is available. This Guide provides practical self-help tools in an inviting and inclusive format, ” he said

“The carers in our community are used to thinking about someone else most of the time. Carers’ needs don’t come first, and sometimes they’re not met at all. I hope this guide provides some insight into self care, particularly at Christmas when the strains of family responsibilities can be felt the most.”

The IF Guide is based on the classic poem, IF, written by Rudyard Kipling in 1910, in an accessible format. Beautifully narrated by renowned Australian actor Jack Thompson, the IF Guide features practical knowledge from the Camp Eden based professional Life Skills Coach and Men’s Therapy counsellor Barry Hogg.

IF Project founder, Darwin based business identity Clinton Hoffmann, sees this as a very important collaboration.

“What a great way to celebrate the festive season and put a valuable resource into the hands of people who do so much good across our communities and across the Northern Territory. We at the IF Project are very proud of our partnership with Carers NT and look forward to taking the IF Project to the next level in 2019,” Mr Hoffman said.

Now available as an E-Book on Amazon and the Kindle Store, the IF Guide is available free of charge to Territory carers through Carers NT. To obtain a copy please contact Carers NT on 1800 242 636 or email: [email protected]

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