Meetings are held at Carers Victoria, 1st Floor, 34 Albert Street, Footscray on the 1st Monday of the month @10.30am.
We care for one or more family member with a mental or physical disability or for an ageing one. The mental illnesses of our carers range from Alzheimer’s, Autism, Bi-Polar Disorders, Depression and Schizophrenia. We are there for male carers to share their stories with us and to support each other especially in times of stress. Through this we all learn more about the various illnesses and problems they bring and how to better cope with it. If you are caring for someone with any of these issues come and join us. You are most welcome. We’ll assist you as much as we can with all our personally experienced knowledge over many years.
Frequently asked questions
Who is this group for?
This group is to provide support for Men caring for someone with a physical or mental disability or for someone that is Aged.
Is there a cost?
Can the person I'm looking after attend the carer support group meetings with me?
Is there care available for the person I am looking after while I attend the meeting?
What activities does the group undertake throughout the year?
We have been around for 25 odd years and have experienced 24/7 caring first hand which accumulates to a comprehensive pool of knowledge. We gather once a month on the first Monday at Carers Victoria, Footscray, except in January and December and public holidays. Group meetings run for one and a half hour and are followed by a joint meal in a restaurant of our choice. We also organise joint outings depending on funding.
Is the organisation accessible for people with disabilities?