Support for carer support groups

Carers NSW provides education for facilitators of carer support groups across NSW free of charge.

  

Facilitator Meetup: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the carer support group

Three extraordinary meetups for first week of April

Carer Peer Connect is running three Facilitator Meetups next two weeks with a specific focus on how the coronavirus and social distancing is impacting on carer support groups. These meetings will allow members to talk openly about how the Coronavirus is affecting their groups and discuss ways to overcome group challenges. 

The Facilitator Meetups provides opportunities for the sharing of resources, including video conferencing and group chat applications. 

 

This training is open to:

  • Service providers and carers who facilitate a carer support group

 

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday 1st of April; 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Thursday 2nd of April; 10:00am – 11am
  • Tuesday 7th  of April; 2:00pm – 3pm

 

To register for a session click here.

 

Workshop: Coronavirus (Covid-19) - transitioning to an online carer support group

A free online interactive workshop that addresses common issues and considerations for facilitators looking to transition carer support groups to an online environment.   [click for more information]

 

This training is open to:

  • Service providers and carers who would like to set up an online space for their carer support group

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2020    

  • Online     14th April 2020     10am-12pm
  • Online     16th April 2020      2pm-4pm

 

To register for this workshop click here.

Monthly Facilitator Meetup - video link-up

The Carer Peer Connect program runs monthly video-meetings for facilitators of carer support groups. These video-meetings have allowed members to talk openly about the facilitation of their groups and discuss ways to overcome group challenges. The peer support from other carer support group facilitators connects participants from all corners of the state, from Albury and Wagga, to Dubbo and Broken Hill, and up to Tweed Heads.

Each meeting contains an educational component with a new theme each month. 

Facilitator tele-meetings provide opportunities for:

  • Sharing of new Carer Peer Connect network information.
  • Discussing and brainstorming ideas to overcome group challenges.
  • Support group facilitator debriefing.
  • Support group promotion and networking.
  • Peer support from other carers support group facilitators around NSW.

 

Upcoming Dates

  • 10am - 11am    Fourth Tuesday of the month.

 

Upcoming Themes (2020)

February 25th - Attracting membersclick here to watch videos of the session

March 24th - Managing diverse personalities

April 28th - Promoting a carer support group

May 26th - Dealing with conflict in the group

June 23rd - Conducting a Needs Analysis

July 28th - Facilitator burnout

August 25th - Self-care for facilitators

September 22nd - Essential characteristics of an effective carer support group

October 27th - Evaluating a groups aims and objectives

November 24th - 5 stages of group development

 

To find out more email  [email protected]

 

To register for the next Facilitator Meetup 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 2020    

  • Online     18th March, 25th March, 1st April 2020     10am-12pm
  • Online     10th June, 17th June, 24th June 2020       10am-12pm

 

Click here to download the flyer.

 

To register for this workshop click here.  

 

For additional resources click here: https://lms.carersnsw.org.au

 

 

 

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 2020    Click on location for further information.

In-person workshops

  • North Sydney   19th March 2020
  • North Sydney   27th May 2020
  • North Sydney   5th August 2020

 

Online workshops 

  • Online     29th April, 6th May, 13th May 2020     10am-12pm
  • Online     4th November, 11th November, 18th November 2020       10am-12pm

 

Click here to download the flyer

 

To register for this workshop click here. 

 

 

Online Education Website

The Online Education Website brings Carers NSW knowledge and resources directly to you, no matter where you are across New South Wales. The Online Education Website provides a range of online modules for both carers and services providers that gives information, knowledge and skills to carers help in the caring role.

  

Carer Support Groups

  • Setting up a carer support group
  • Promoting a carer support group

 

To access the website click here: https://lms.carersnsw.org.au

For more information on accessing the Online Education Website, email [email protected]

 

 

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