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Useful case studies to see how others have managed their critical illness or injury.

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Coping with a serious illness or injury

Understanding your illness or injury

Gathering information provided by health care professionals is an important first step towards understanding your illness or injury.

5 key things to do first

Priorities to address after learning about your diagnosis.

Create your support team

Your support network can help you when you need it most.

Caring for your wellbeing

Self-care involves attending to your social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Caring for the carer

Help for the carers who play a crucial role in supporting those critically ill or injured.

Support in managing your finances

Help with your finances

Suggestions for alleviating financial strain and accessing funds.

Financial support for illness or injury

Understanding and accessing financial support when your financial circumstances change.

Appointing a Power of Attorney, Last Will & Advance Care Directive

Learn about last wills, advance care directive & power of attorney. Find out how to easily set up a power of attorney with Westpac today.

Life-limiting illnesses

What to do when you learn that your diagnosis is terminal.

What to do if you’re critically ill and self-employed

Following a few simple steps will allow you to worry less about the business and focus on what’s important, your recovery. 

Need a will? We know the way

Making a will is the first step you can take towards protecting your assets and the people you care about the most.