Support for carer support group facilitators

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


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 2023    


Online workshops 

  • Online     7th February, 14th February, 21st February          10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Online     7th June, 14th June, 21st June                              10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 2023 (run over 3 weeks)

  • Online     2nd March, 9th March, 16th March                1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


To register for this workshop click here


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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.

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.


To register for the next Facilitator Meetup 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:

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



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