My Time provides support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition. MyTime provides a place to socialise, to discuss, to get information, and to support and be supported by other carers.
Facilitators work with group members, helping them get to know each other and learn more about the services and supports in their area. Members choose what they would like to discuss in their groups, with help from the facilitator. Depending on what the group wants to do, the facilitator might guide group activities or provide resources. Facilitators are workers from local organisations. They have qualifications and experience in disability, parenting or family support and bring to the MyTime group a good understanding of local resources and support services.
Any person who is eligible for the Carer (child) allowance is welcome to attend until their child reaches 16. Children can accompany members to groups until they reach school age.
Meeting details: Tuesday’s during term time, between 10am and 12 pm
IS THERE A FACILITY FOR THE PERSON I AM CARING FOR TO BE LOOKED AFTER WHILE I'M ATTENDING THE MEETING?
Play helpers keep children, including under school aged siblings, busy and active in activities such as singing, drawing, playing with toys, blocks or sand so members can spend time catching up with one another. Play helpers have skills in leading children’s play activities. However, they may not be qualified child care workers.
THE ORGANISATION HOSTING THIS GROUP
Frequently asked questions
Who is this group for?
Parents and carers of children with a disability or chronic medical condition
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?
Our group meets for coffee and chat, guest presentations, exchange of information around local resources, social outings, and lots of support!
Is the organisation accessible for people with disabilities?