Local carers may be interested in attending some FREE workshops organised by Council and Carers Victoria.
These workshops will be held:
- Wheelers Hill Library Meeting Room
(860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill)
- 5 June, 4 September and 4 December 2017
- All sessions from 11am - 1.30pm (lunch provided)
For more information on the topic of each workshop, see below.
Bookings are essential: call 9561 8282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relax and unwind – improve your wellbeing
Monday 5 June
Do you sometimes feel like your brain is spinning? Are you feeling tired and stressed? Caring can contribute to increased tension and fatigue. This workshop will explore some simple techniques to help you relax. Incorporating some of these strategies into your daily or weekly routines can assist you to improve your sense of wellbeing.
Respite without tears
Monday 4 September
Respite just means ‘taking a break’ and this can take a variety of forms. This workshop is particularly suited to those caring for an older person with care needs. We will discuss emotional and practical considerations when deciding to use respite, and the benefits of respite for both you and the person you care for. This may help you feel better about taking a break.
Surviving carer stress
Monday 4 December
Stress is part of everyday life and can build up over time. The stress of caring may affect you physically and emotionally.
In this workshop we will explore stress and what it means for you. We will also suggest some strategies that may help you manage or reduce your stress levels.