Family and friends supporting older people experiencing depression or anxiety

Do you support an older Australian living with depression or anxiety?

Many Australians play an important role in supporting their older loved ones when they feel anxious or down, and there are times when caregivers may need some support as well.

While supporting the wellbeing of older Australians, their friends and family are often at risk of developing depression and anxiety themselves.

Everymind is seeking the help of family and friends that support older Australians experiencing depression or anxiety to better understand the issues they currently face improve support.

Our short, confidential survey aims to identify the needs and challenges faced by people supporting Australians over the age of 65 with their wellbeing.

Participants will be asked questions about the person they support and how they look after their own mental health. They will also be invited to take part in an optional 20-30 minute follow-up interview with one of the researchers.

This survey has now closed.

More about the project

This research aims to improve support for the people who live with, care for or assist older Australians living with depression or anxiety.

People over 18 years old who live in Australia and support someone over 65 years old experiencing depression or anxiety were encouraged to participate.

We refer to family and friends as anyone who has a significant relationship with an older Australian who provides informal care and support, including partners, spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, friends and neighbours.


Please reach out to Everymind Project Lead, Dr Philippa Ditton-Phare, with any questions.

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