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-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. 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 approximately 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.

This program was run successfully in 2020, 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 this program, additional and targeted groups have been added to better respond to feedback from carers.

 

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 feel lighter. I am thankful for this group.”

 

Program details and eligibility

To participate you must:

  • Be a carer;
  • Have a willingness to attend all four 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

Priority given to carers living in North Western Metropolitan region of Melbourne.

 

Registrations now open

 

Group One
Mixed Genders

Beginning 10 August 2021
Four Tuesday afternoon sessions

1:30pm - 3.00pm
FREE online four-week program via Zoom

Group Two
Men Who Are Carers

Beginning 10 August 2021
Four Tuesday evening sessions

6:30pm - 8.00pm
FREE online four-week program via Zoom


Group Three
Men Who Are Carers

Beginning 11 August 2021
Four Wednesday evening sessions

6:30pm - 8.00pm
FREE online four-week program via Zoom

 

Group Four
Mixed Genders

Beginning 12 August 2021
Four Thursday morning sessions

10:30am – 12.00pm
FREE online four-week program via Zoom

 

CAN'T ATTEND IN AUGUST?

Register your details now to secure your place or to be notified of groups being held after August 2021.


 

For more information

To find out more information please email us intouch@carersvictoria.org.au

 

Please note that these groups have very limited places. Please complete the Expression of Interest form to ensure you don’t miss out!

Once expressions of interest have been received, the project team will contact you to ask some further questions and let you know a bit more about what you can expect from the program.

 

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.