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Carer Support Drop-in Sessions
The Carers Hub have teamed up with Different Journeys to hold fortnightly drop in sessions for carers to come and talk to a Carer Support Worker about what supports are available for them. The sessions will run from Living & Learning Eltham, 739 Main Rd, every second Monday, starting 12 September. You do not need to register, please just come along.
Upcoming dates are: 23 January, 6 Feb, 20 Feb, 6 March, 20 March
Megan, Carer Support Worker says "My role as a Peer Support Officer is to connect with people who care for someone. These people are either not connected to services or don’t know how to connect with services. They also don’t know what services and supports to connect with. There is so much information out there, carers don’t always know where to start and sometimes, just having an informal conversation with someone about what is going on in their lives, they are able to retain information more readily.
Music, mindfulness and mental health
Reduce stress and anxiety in your life and gain tools to develop a deeper sense of wellbeing.
Don't miss this beautiful new workshop series. The activities will empower you through relaxation, creativity, mindfulness, journaling and self-observation accompanied by peaceful harp music.
We're very lucky to have funding, and expert harpist and facilitator, Michael Johnson, to offer this series of workshops.
Tuesday 31 Jan – 28 Feb and/or 7 Mar – 4 Apr, 2023
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $50 for 5 sessions
119 Cowin St Diamond Creek
Enrol 9433 3744
Or online www.livinglearningnillumbik.vic.gov.au/HealthFitness
Craft and Cuppa for Carers
Come along to our monthly Carers Craft and Cuppa sessions at the Diamond Creek Neighbourhood House on the 4th Tuesday of every month. All parents and carers and friends welcome. You can BYO a craft project you are working on or come along and see what materials we have available for you to be inspired and start something new. To register click here.
Upcoming dates: 28 March, 23 May, 25 July, 22 August, 24 October, 28 November.
Carers Collective events
Pathways for Carers
A new Pathways for Carers ‘walk and talk’ program in Nillumbik is designed to provide local carers with peer-based support, information, services and resources. Pathways for Carers takes place on the first Wednesday of each month, with carers meeting at Eltham Living & Learning Centre, 739 Main Rd, Eltham at 9.45am. To find out more or to get involved, click here.
Connecting Carers at Healthability
The Connecting Carers project is aimed at people over 65 and is funded by the Victorian State Government, Department of Health and Human Services through the Victorian Carer Strategy. Upcoming activities include:
- Some Monday afternoon discussions at Hurstbridge Hub, Greysharps Rd Hurstbridge (during Memory Care Café 1.30-3pm).
Please enquire for further details Rachel.email@example.com or on Phone: 9430 9125.
Banyule Carer Support Program
Art for Carers group - Thursday 17 November and 15 December 2022. 1pm-3pm at Watsonia Neighbourhood House.
Bookings are essential for all events. Please note you need to be a resident of Banyule to access these services.
To book, email your full name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9422 8396.