Carer Hangout (web chat)
Carer Peer Connect runs an online (video) drop-in centre for carers across New South Wales. Carer Hangout is a safe space for carers to come together and chat to others during this period of social isolation.
This hangout is open to:
Locations and dates
- Online Fridays 10:30am-12pm
Here are some testimonials from our most recent Carer Hangouts.
"I found it very helpful. I met other carers on the zoom sessions and we exchanged information that was helpful."
"I just started attending. It’s good to listen to other carers how they struggled/coped. I don’t feel so alone in my struggle then."
"I need all the help I can get from people with lived experience & to have time out with other carers to break the isolation as I have no family support."
Online Carer Education Classes (webinar)
2nd Thursday of every month.
For carers who are unable to attend physical groups, Carers NSW runs webinars with presentations provided on carer health and wellbeing, carers and the NDIS, My Aged Care, future planning for carers and other topics as requested.
Carers NSW offers a number of free workshops and training for carers, carer support groups, service providers and anyone providing support to a carer. The education and training calendar is updated each month to help you plan ahead for any topics of interest.
New workshops for 2021 [details below]:
- Caring through Crisis: COVID-19
- Caring Through Crisis: Disaster planning
- Future Matters: The importance of carers planning ahead
- Carer Skills Introduction
- Carer Skills 6 Week Course
- Supported Decision-Making
Ongoing education topics
- Navigating My Aged Care
- Carer Gateway Services and Supports
- Health and Wellbeing
Topics in 2020
February 13th - Impacts of caring - Click here to view session (30min)
March 12th - Barriers to care - Click here to view session (30min)
May 14th - Taking a break - Click here to view session (21min)
June 11th - Strengthening connections - Click here to view session (31min)
July 9th - Stress and self-care - Click here to view the session (33min)
August 13th - Taking better care of you
September 10th - Impacts of caring
October 11th to 17th - National Carers Week - Click here to view activities
November 12th - Strengthening connections
Online Learning modules
One-in-eight Australians provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend with disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is aged. But what is it really like to care?
Each module should take five to ten minutes.
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