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December 2018

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BHS carer respite and support services team leader Julie Schlemmer and mental health services family carer consultant Kelle Reid with visiting clown doctors.

Ballarat shows it cares

Ballarat Health Services has treated its carers to free coffee, manicures, mini massages, showbags and support information.

The National Carers Week celebration included balloon art by Balloons by Design, live music by The Harmonies and a visit by the clown doctors, who entertained crowds in the foyer and made special visits around the hospital, in particular spending time with kids on the children’s ward.

National Carers Week provides an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.