Carers NSW has announced the dates for three upcoming workshops for service providers and carers interested in starting, or are currently running a carer support group.

 

Carer Support Groups: A workshop for facilitators

A free interactive workshop covering a broad range of topics and issues that relate to the role of a carer support group facilitator.


Topics include:

  • An introduction to group processes and group work
  • Identifying and responding to issues specific to carers and the group
  • How to develop and maintain ethical facilitation
  • An introduction to Carers NSW resources for carer support groups, including Carer Support Groups: An information and support resource for facilitators.


This training is open to:

  • Service providers and carers who currently facilitate a carer support group
  • Service providers and carers who are interested in facilitating their own group

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021    

 

Online workshops (run over 3 weeks)

  • Online        12th August, 19th August, 26th August                     1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Online        31st August, 7th September, 14th September        10:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

To register for this workshop click here

 

 

Preparing for facilitation workshop

A free online interactive workshop that addresses common issues and considerations for individuals new to the facilitation role. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to identify personal strengths as well as a range of basic skills relevant to the role of facilitation.   

 


Topics include:

  • An introduction to skills relevant to the role of facilitator
  • Identifying personal strengths brought to the facilitator role
  • Identifying and responding to issues specific to carers and the group
  • Recognising the need for personal boundaries 
  • An introduction to Carers NSW resources for carer support groups.

This training is open to:
  • Service providers and carers who have recently begun to run a carer support group

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021    

 

Online workshops (run over 2 weeks)

  • Online     tba
 

To register for this workshop click here

 

 


Setting Up a Carer Support Group workshop

A free online interactive workshop that addresses common issues and considerations for new facilitators in setting up a brand new support group for unpaid family carers.


Topics include:

  • Why a support group and how to attract members
  • Setting up a carer support group
  • Running a carer support group
  • Planning a support group meeting


This training is open to:

  • Service providers and carers who would like to set up a new carer support group
  • Service providers and carers who have recently begun to run a carer support group

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021    

  • Online     tba

 

To register for this workshop click here