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Carers Wellbeing Day  October 17 2023

Nillumbik Carers Hub and healthAbility are proudly uniting to hold a special Carers Wellbeing Day for our local carers as part of National Carers Week 2023. For full details of what's on offer, and to book in to what suits you, visit our Carers Wellbeing Day Latest News page.

When:  Tuesday 17th October, 9.30am - 2pm

Where: Eltham Neighbourhood House, Living & Learning Nilumbik

Step into a world of appreciation, connection and meaningful moments with other local carers. The day will include slow flow yoga, Tai Chi, relaxation massages, kokedama making and lunch.

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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 one-on-one chat with our Carers Hub Facilitator. Discuss your situation and find out more about the supports available.

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

Explore career and employment aspirations

Until the end of 2023 the Carers Hub can support carers to access pre-employment pathways. The Hub can also connect carers to funding to help buy items needed for study (including text books, tablets or lap tops).

Access free places in Living & Learning Nillumbik wellbeing programs

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

Workshop: Introduction to memoir writing

Memoir writing can offer you a powerful way to reflect on your journey, document your unique stories, and provide insight into your complex emotions and responsibilities. It can serve as a therapeutic outlet and promote emotional well-being. This introduction to memoir will assisting you with structure, character and focus through exercises and discussion.

When:     Monday 25 September, 1.30pm - 3pm

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

Find out more and book your place here

Gardening for Wellbeing

Participating in creative, purposeful and joyful activities in a garden with others helps to reduce feelings of isolation and improve our social connections.  Join us to have fun and enjoy the well-being benefits of gardening. These sessions will cover a range of topics covering regenerative gardening, building soil health, promoting biodiversity, recycling waste and growing nutrient-dense food.

When:   4 October, 10am-12:30pm

Where:  Eltham Neighbourhood House community garden, Living & Learning Nillumbik 739 Main Rd

Register your place here.

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 (24 Oct, 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.

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.