Carer Wellbeing and Connection Five-Week Program

Carers Victoria is running a five-week online therapeutic program to promote a deeper understanding of connectedness and personal wellbeing.

A FREE online five-week program for carers by Carers Victoria

We know that people who provide care for a loved one often experience loneliness and can feel isolated. The challenges of COVID-19 have only made this more difficult. If this sounds familiar, this program may be right for you.

Carers Victoria, supported by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, has developed a five-week online program called Carer Wellbeing and Connection. This program has been co-designed with carers, to help you build the confidence and strength to address some of the challenges that carers face.

The program runs over four consecutive weeks with a fifth follow up session held two weeks later. It consists of a series of online therapeutic group sessions of approximately 90-minutes that will help you better understand connectedness and personal wellbeing. The sessions are facilitated by an experienced mental health professional and group numbers will be kept small to maintain a safe and supportive environment.

The University of Melbourne evaluated the Carer Wellbeing and Connection program throughout 2020–21, the results of which showed a significant decrease in participants’ psychological distress (as scored by the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale K10+).

Carers who participated in the program have said:

“I feel relieved, I’m not so different from others, and hopeful as I have found a group where I can express myself without being judged.”

“I'm grateful for the opportunity & thank you for being so helpful. It not only helped me to connect with myself more but also with others. Stable steps toward my wellbeing goals."

 

Program details and eligibility

To participate you must:

  • Be a carer;
  • Have a willingness to attend all five sessions; as groups are small;
  • Have the ability to attend online (i.e., have a computer with audio/camera and internet connection). Programs are delivered utilising online platform Zoom.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Have not completed the program before

Priority given to carers living in North Western Metropolitan region of Melbourne, including the following local government areas: Brimbank, Darebin, Hobsons Bay, Hume, Wyndham, Macedon Ranges, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, Moorabool, Moreland and Yarra.

 

Group A

Beginning 18 July 2022
Four Monday evening sessions + follow-up session*

6.30pm – 8.00pm
FREE online five-week program via Zoom

*All participants are invited to attend a follow-up session on: Wednesday 24 August 2022 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Carer Wellbeing and Connection Five-Week Program

when

Monday 18 Jul 2022

6.30pm - 8.00pm

where

Online via Zoom

contact

Carers Victoria

InTouch Team

0448 833 352

Spaces are limited!
Register now