Carer Wellbeing and Connection

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

A FREE online four-part program for carers by Carers Victoria

Group sessions now full – join the waitlist


We know that people who provide care for a loved one often experience loneliness and can feel isolated. COVID-19 restrictions have only made this more complicated and 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 four-week online program called Carer Wellbeing and Connection. This program has been co-designed with carers, to help them build confidence and strength to address some of these challenges.

The four consecutive weeks will consist of 90-minute online therapeutic group sessions to promote a deeper understanding of connectedness and personal wellbeing. The sessions will be facilitated by an experienced mental health professional and group numbers will be kept small to maintain a safe and supportive environment.

A test run of this program was conducted in September, with participants reporting personal benefits and feeling more connected to other carers with similar experiences and circumstances to their own.

Due to the popularity of the pilot, additional groups will be running until the end of the year.

 

Carers who participated in the September group 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 feel lighter. I am thankful for this group.”

 

Program details and eligibility

To participate you must:

  • Be a carer;
  • As these are small groups a willingness to attending all sessions is required;
  • Priority given to carers living in North Western Metropolitan region of Melbourne.

 

Upcoming Sessions

Group Four

Beginning 17 November 2020
Four Tuesday morning sessions

10.30am – 12.00pm
Free online four-part program via Zoom

Group Five

Beginning 17 November 2020
Four Tuesday afternoon sessions

2.00pm – 3.30pm
Free online four-part program via Zoom


Group Six

Beginning 18 November 2020
Four Wednesday morning sessions

10.30am – 12.00pm
Free online four-part program via Zoom

Group Seven

Beginning 18 November 2020
Four Wednesday afternoon sessions

2.00pm – 3.30pm
Free online four-part program via Zoom

 

Due to high demand, we have created a waitlist for the remaining 2020 group sessions. Register your details to be notified of any openings in availability.

 

For more information

To find out more information please email us intouch@carersvictoria.org.au and let us know which dates suit you.

Please note that these groups have very limited places. Let us know which group dates suit you as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out.

Research

The program is being evaluated by our partner, The University of Melbourne. Involvement in the evaluation is voluntary and further information will be provided to you upon registration to the program. All information provided will be confidential and stored and used in accordance with the Privacy Act 2017.