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    

In-person workshops

  • North Sydney   16th March 2021     (postponed - new date to be announced)

 

Online workshops (run over 3 weeks)

  • Online     3rd February, 10th February, 17th February 2021           10am-12pm
  • Online     18th March, 25th March, 1st April 2021                           10am-12pm    (change of date)
  • Online     20th May, 27th May, 3rd June 2021                                 10am-12pm

 

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     11th February, 18th February     2021                                  10am-12pm
  • Online     2nd March, 9th March                2021                                    2pm- 4pm
 

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     25th February, 4th March, 11th March   2021        10am-12pm
  • Online     9th June, 16th June, 23rd June             2021        10am-12pm

 

To register for this workshop click here