Carers' Way Ahead Study
Carers' Way Ahead Program
Welcome to the Carers' Way Ahead Study!
After a brain injury, people can recover lots of skills as they start to get better. However, they can also often behave in ways that are difficult or unhelpful. Caring for someone with a brain injury can often be very challenging and family members who care for someone with a brain injury often have difficulty coping with these changes to behaviour. This increased stress can sometime lead to burnout or anxiety and depression.
The CARERS’ WAY AHEAD program is a support program to provide families with skills and strategies to help support their family member with brain injury.
We need your help to test how well this program works when it is delivered over the internet.
What does the CARERS’ WAY AHEAD study involve?
The CARERS’ WAY AHEAD program is a FREE and confidential 7-module program that you complete over the internet in your own time.
The program involves reading 7 comic-style modules, as well as supplementary information and extra resources.
Because this is a research study, we will be asking you to complete online questionnaires so that we can evaluate if the CARERS’ WAY AHEAD program is working well.
Can I apply?
Because this is a research trial, we have strict criteria for who we can and cannot include into the study. To participate you need to:
1. Be an Australian citizen over 18 years of age
2. Have a family member with a brain injury
3. Care for your family member with brain injury
4. Be willing to provide us with your full name and email address so that we can contact you.
At this point in time, we will not be able to enrol you in the study if you:
1. Do not have regular access to the internet.
How do I apply?
The first step involves completing some questionnaires to see if you will be able to enrol in the study. It is best to complete your application using a desktop PC or a laptop and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as the web browser.
If you are able to enrol in the study, we will email you a Participant Information Sheet. Please read it and follow the steps to provide your consent to participate.
After you consent, you can begin the CARERS’ WAY AHEAD program. Before you start the program, we will be asking to you complete questionnaires so that we can see if the course is working properly.
If you have any questions before proceeding, please feel free to email us at: [email protected] or call us (during business hours AEDT) on: 02 8382 1400
Or click below to start your application right away!
If you are interested in participating in our study, please read the Participant Information Sheet and then click "Apply Now" below to register and get started on some questionnaires to work out if this is the right study for you.