Education Services for carers 2017

Scheduled calendar of workshops at Carers Victoria, Level 1, 37 Albert Street, Footscray VIC. Enquiries and RSVP – Register online or call 1800 242 636. Online registration form is at the bottom of this page. Note: Participants need to attend without the person they care for.

Education Services for carers 2017

Scheduled calendar of workshops at Carers Victoria, Level 1, 37 Albert Street, Footscray VIC. Enquiries and RSVP – Register online or call 1800 242 636. Online registration form is at the bottom of this page. Note: Participants need to attend without the person they care for.

Education Services Workshop and Program Overview

Carers Victoria offers carer workshops and educational programs to help you enhance your knowledge about how to best support your own health and wellbeing, and that of the person you are caring for.

Through our Education Service you will be able to explore the impact of caring on your emotional and physical health. You will also gain practical advice on how to navigate the health and community sector.

For more information please contact our Education Services on 1800 242 636 or via email at education@carersvictoria.org.au.

What we offer

  • Information sessions: A one-hour session providing a brief overview of a topic. (Program specific Information sessions are two or three hours duration)
  • Workshops: A two-hour session. We are happy to advise which workshops will best meet your needs.
  • Programs: A series of two or more sessions designed to build on and complement each other and provide in-depth information on a topic.

Dementia Program: Carers, Families and the System

Are you caring for somebody with a diagnosis of dementia? To take part in our practical, interactive program, which offers clear, take home strategies for carers you need to be caring for a person who has had a medical diagnosis of dementia.

The program consists of 4 sessions, each of three hours duration. Participants must attend the first session to continue in the program and cannot bring the person they care for to any of the four sessions.

What will the program cover?

Session 1: Myths and realities Expose myths, explore realities

Understand the impact on carers of some of the changes in the brain of the person with dementia.

Session 2: Behaviours of concern

Identify some triggers for behaviours of concern Identify some strategies that may assist carers.

Session 3: Communication techniques

  • Identify and practice effective communication skills to use with the person living with dementia.
  • The importance of self-care for carers.

Session 4:  Problem solving and activities

  • Tips that may assist with behaviours of concern.
  • Meaningful activities you can do at home with the person with dementia.

How does the program work?

Each session runs for three hours and builds on the previous content. Carers must attend the first session to continue in the program.

To participate, the person you are caring for must have had a diagnosis of dementia.

Carers need to attend without the person they care for.

2017 Dates

no: #5012

Session 1:  Tuesday 14 November 2017

Session 2:  Tuesday 21 November 2017

Session 3:  Tuesday 28 November 2017

Session 4:   Tuesday 5 December 2017

Caring For Yourself

Do you take better care of the person you are caring for than yourself? 

If the answer is yes, you are invited to this workshop where we will explore why your health and wellbeing are important. 

We will also discuss and share strategies to help you care for yourself.

When: 10.30am – 12.30pm, Wednesday 11 October 2017, quote #4338. 

Stepping into your future

Are you a carer?

Do you want to enter the paid workforce but not sure what steps to take?

This 3-hour program could be just what you need to get started.

It offers an opportunity to define and create your goals for entering the workforce and explores ways of managing some challenges you might face along the way.

Areas covered:

  • Starting where you are
  • Managing change and moving forward
  • Taking the next step

When: 10am–1pm, Tuesday, 17 October (Carers Week), quote #4827

Morning tea provided at all our workshops. 

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Please note: all workshops and programs that you are able to register for on this page take place at Carers Victoria's Footscray location.
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