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Book a chat with our Carers Hub Facilitator

The Carers Hub provides a unique opportunity for local carers to book a confidential one-on-one chat with our Carers Hub Facilitator.  Discuss your situation and find out more about the supports available to you. 

To book phone 9433 3744 or email info.livinglearning@nillumbik.com.au.

Coming up in 2024

Into 2024 our Carers Hub will continue to provide free activities for Carers to take some time out, try something new and connect with other local carers. 

Scroll down to our calendar below to see what's coming up for carers. 

Access free places in Living & Learning Nillumbik wellbeing programs

The Carers Hub can also provide funded places into Living & Learning Nillumbik Neighbourhood House Courses and Activities. Ask us about arts, crafts, fitness, social groups and more.

Pathways for Carers Walking Group

Pathways for Carers is a ‘walk and talk’ program in Nillumbik designed to provide local carers with peer-based support, information, services and resources. Become part of a supportive network and connect with others who understand.

When:  1st Thursday each month, 10am - 12.30pm

Where:  Eltham Neighbourhood House, Living & Learning Nillumbik, 739 Main Road

Find out more and let us know you are joining.

*A new Greensborough Pathways for Carers is starting soon. Phone Diamond Valley Learning Centre on 9435 9060. 

Different Journeys: Carers Cuppa

Different Journeys hold fortnightly drop-in sessions for carers. Talk to a Carer Peer Support Worker about what supports are available for you.

"My role as a Peer Support Officer is to connect with people who care for someone. There is so much information out there, carers don’t always know where to start". (Megan, Carer Support Worker)

When:       Fortnightly (1st & 3rd Monday each month) from 10am – 12noon

Where:      Shillinglaw Cafe, 4 Panther Place, Eltham

No need to register, please just come along.

Carers Collective: Craft and Cuppa

Parents, carers and friends are all welcome to these monthly sessions. Have a cuppa and connect with other local carers and parents. Bring a craft project or come along and be inspired to start something new.

When:   Monthly (4th Tuesday), 6.30pm – 8.30pm (28 Nov)

Where:  Diamond Creek Neighbourhood House, 119 Cowin Street, Diamond Creek

This event is free but please register 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.  Monday afternoon discussions at Hurstbridge Hub, Greysharps Rd Hurstbridge (during Memory Care Café 1.30-3pm).  Please enquire for further details Rachel.dunn@healthability.org.au  or on Phone: 9430 9125.

This is run by HealthAbility and supported by Nillumbik Shire Council.

What's new?

North East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect

A new hub for carers is now open in Ivanhoe!  It is a warm and welcoming space for family, carers, and supporters of people living with mental health or substance use concerns.  No referral or appointment is needed, you can just drop in when it suits you.
Things that you can expect from this new hub include:

  • Greeting from a peer worker with lived experience of being a carer to a family member with mental illness
  • Information and resources tailored for carers
  • Practical support and financial assistance
  • Family counselling education sessions and group programs

Location: Suite 3/50 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe
Phone: 8850 4150
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

Drop-in sessions are available in Eltham!
Where:  Eltham healthAbility –917 Main Road, Eltham
When:  Fridays 10am-12:30pm

Find out more here: Title Access Health and Community Title | Access Health and Community (accesshc.org.au)

Family Relationships Support for Carers
Family Relationship Support for Carers (FRSC) is a Victorian State-Wide Service that offers specialised support to families caring for someone with a disability. This programs offers:

  • Counselling services
  • Family mediation
  • Community Education
  • Wills & Estate and Future Planning forums

Find out more:
Family Relationship Support for Carers (FRSC) - EACH

MyTime groups 
MyTime groups are for all parents and carers of children under the age of 18 who need a higher level of care than other children. This might be because of disability, chronic medical condition, or other additional needs including developmental delay.

Where: Warrandye Community Church – 57 Yarra St, Warrandyte 3113
When: Fortnightly Fridays 9.30-11.30am
Contact: Facilitator Sue Batcheler
Phone: 0413 655 659

Find out more here: MyTime - Supporting parents and carers of children with disability

Have your say

If you would like to have your say about what activities and programs we can run as part of the Carers Hub please fill out this quick survey.

 

Contact us

If you would like to contact our Carers Hub please phone 9433 3744 or email info.livinglearning@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

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