The together program offers face-to-face and e-Learning options for facilitators of support groups for carers of people with disability. Our together Education & training Officers are continuously developing new face-to-face workshops and e-Learning modules.

You can stay up to date by subscribing to the together newsletter. You are welcome to suggest any topics by emailing together@carersnsw.org.au or calling 02 9280 4744 and asking for a together Education & training Officer.

 

 

Online Training

The together program's e-Learning Portal is now available for members of the together program. The e-Learning Portal provides a range of online modules to assist you with the running of your group.

The e-Learning Portal can be accessed through the Resources page of this website.

 

The Carer Life Course Interactive program is an online education tool that is available now!

Setting Up a Carer Support Group workshop

A free one day interactive workshop that addresses common issues and considerations for new facilitators in setting up a brand new support group for unpaid family carers.


Topics include:

  • Why a support group and how to attract members
  • Setting up a carer support group
  • Running a carer support group
  • Planning a support group meeting


This training is open to:

  • Service providers and carers who would like to set up a new carer support group
  • Service providers and carers who have recently begun to run a carer support group

 

Participants attending workshops will receive a copy of:

  • Setting Up a Carer Support Group information resource

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2018    Click on location for further information.

  • North Sydney     tba

 

To register for Setting Up A Carer Support Group workshop please complete the Online Registration Form - click here

 

Please note:

  • Places are limited so register soon!
  • Minimum numbers are needed for workshops to run!
  • Workshop is available on request!

 

To register your interest in attending a future workshop please email the together Program at together@carersnsw.org.au or call 02 9280 4744 and ask for the together Education & training Officer.

 

 

Carer Support Groups: A workshop for facilitators

A free one-day interactive workshop covering a broad range of topics and issues that relate to the role of a carer support group facilitator.


Topics include:

  • An introduction to group processes and group work
  • Identifying and responding to issues specific to carers and the group
  • How to develop and maintain ethical facilitation
  • An introduction to Carers NSW resources for carer support groups, including Carer Support Groups: An information and support resource for facilitators.


This training is open to:

  • Service providers and carers who currently facilitate a carer support group
  • Service providers and carers who are interested in facilitating their own group

 

Upcoming Locations and dates for workshops in 2018 

  • Port Stephens    Tuesday   20th of February
  • North Sydney     Tuesday    6th of March

 

Participants attending workshops will receive a copy of:

  • Setting up a Carer Support Group Information Resource, and
  • Carer Support Groups: An information and support resource for facilitators.


To register for Carer Support Group: A workshop for facilitators please complete the Online Registration Form  - click here

 

Please note:

  • Places are limited so register soon!
  • Minimum numbers are needed for workshops to run!
  • Workshop is available on request!

 

Facilitator tele-meetings

The together program runs monthly tele-meetings for facilitators of carer support groups. These tele-meetings have allowed members to talk openly about the facilitation of their groups and discuss ways to overcome group challenges. The peer support from other carer support group facilitators connects participants from all corners of the state, from Albury and Wagga, to Dubbo and Broken Hill, and up to Tweed Heads.

 

Facilitator tele-meetings provide opportunities for:

  • Sharing of new together network information.
  • Discussing and brainstorming ideas to overcome group challenges.
  • Support group facilitator debriefing.
  • Support group promotion and networking.
  • Peer support from other carers support group facilitators around NSW.

Click here to download the latest flyer.

 

Upcoming Dates

 Fourth Tuesday of each month; 10am - 11am

 

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