There is a lack of recognition for male carers. According to the ABS in 2009, there were more male carers (54%) than female carers. Male carers need to be supported in their caring roles as they are often juggling work and other commitments. Being a male carer they can potentially become socially isolated, experience lack of adequate social support and suffer from poor mental health.
A study conducted by The Carers NSW shows that carers groups, specifically targeted towards men have proven to be a very beneficial form of support for male carers. This section profiles resources that support male carers and raises awareness of the needs of male carers.