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Carers Victoria Australia Oct & Nov 2020 Events & Workshops

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Carers Victoria provide services, support and advocacy to caring families throughout Victoria. Over 700,000 Victorians are caring for a family member or friend with a disability, mental or chronic illness, or who is frail and aged. Caring for someone can bring many rewards but it also brings frustrations, challenges, social isolation, financial hardship, poor health and wellbeing and so on.

To that end, Carers VIC understand that only when caring is shared in the community: between family members and friends; between neighbours and support services; between workplaces and businesses; and between all levels of government; will caring be sustainable into the future. To help and support carers, they run many events and online workshops throughout the year, and following you'll find FREE events that require REGISTRATION for October and November 2020 as listed. Follow the EVENT LINKS for complete details.

Tue 27 Oct 10-11am - Supported Decision-Making: For carers of an adult with a cognitive disability. Learn to understand the various ways supported decision-making can occur in Victoria, considering all the legal possibilities and more. Book here
Tue 27 Oct 2-3pm - Write Your Cares Away: An introduction to simple, enjoyable writing activites of 3-5 mins and understanding how writing can support your wellbeing. Book here
Wed 28 Oct 10-11am - Communicating with Family & Friends: We communicate everyday, but what happens when things go wrong? Confident communication is a skill that can be learnt. This is a workshops for those who wish to improve relationships or communication with family and friends. Book here
Wed 28 Oct 2-3pm - Strong Boundaries, Strong Carers: Learn practical strategies to protect your sense of self as well as your health and wellbeing. Especially for those who have difficulty setting boundaries and looking after themselves. Book here
Thu 29 Oct 10-11am - Caring For Yourself: Do you take better care of the person you are caring for than yourself? If the answer is yes, you will benefit from this workshop. Book here

Wed 4 Nov 11am-12pm - I Feel So Guilty!: Guilt wears carers down and ties them in knots. If this is a difficult issue for you, learn how to manage it. Book here
Fri 6 Nov 10-11am - Over-Caring Costs the Carer: If you find yourself doing more for the person you support than you would like, attend this workshop to reflect on your caring style and make changes to benefit both of you. Book here
Mon 9 Nov 1-2pm - Strong Boundaries, Strong Carers: as per previous event above. Book here
Mon 9 Nov 7-8pm - My Aged Care - Home Care Services: The aged care system is complex and can be confusing. Learn more about the steps involved in accessing services in the aged care system. Book here
Tue 10 Nov 10-11am - Communicating with Family & Friends: as per previous event above. Book here
Tue 10 Nov 1-3.30pm - Carer Support Group Facilitator Training 2 Part Online Program: Are you wanting to set up or have recently started a Carer Support Group? Then this is the program for you. This is session 1 with session 2 on Tue 17 Nov from 1-3.30pm. This booking covers both sessions. Book here

Wed 11 Nov 1-2pm - Carers Victoria Support Services for Carers: Caring can be complex and challenging. This workshop will provide information about support services available to family carers and the service organisations which provide those services. It also includes information on the new Carer Gateway. Book here
Thu 12 Nov 10-11am - Carers Victoria Caring For Yourself: as per previous event above. Book here
Tue 17 Nov 1-3.30pm - Session 2 of 2 of Carer Support Group Facilitator Training Online Program - See above; bookings above covers both sessions
Mon 16 Nov 7-8pm - Advance Care Planning an Introduction: This workshop is an introduction to advance care planning. It assists you to think about future health care for a time you may not be able to communicate your preferences and wishes. Book here
Fri 20 Nov 10-11am - The Art of Being Assertive: Being assertive helps carers to look after themselves. The aim of this workshop is to increase your assertive communication skills to help you clearly express your need and wishes. Book here

As you can see, all events are important to those in the caring roles and for preparing for the future. There's a lot of information and you might learn something new you could have missed. A great source for all carers and those edging into the advanced years.

Carers Gateway is an organisation that provides information on services & support for people who care for someone with disability, chronic illness, dementia, mental illness or frailty due to age. See their website to get connected with a a new Australia-wide network of Carer Gateway service providers. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you. Learn about their new services here. You can ask for a counsellor, join a forum to connect with other cares, find out about self-guided coaching and explore carer skills courses and more.

2020 Connecting Carers Virtual Expo
Monday 30 November - Tuesday 1 December

Carers Victoria's online Virtual Expo is a great opportunity to:

Listen to expert speakers on relevant topics
Connect with local service providers and peak bodies
Find new information to assist you in your caring role
Enjoy fun activities and events
Learn new ways to boost your health and wellbeing
Download the Virtual Expo Flyer here
Download the Expo Prospectus here if you'd like to sponsor or exhibit

Day one focuses on Connecting to Systems where you'll gain knowledge about the Carer Gateway, the NDIS, carer benefits, aged care and more.

Day 2 is all about Connecting to Wellbeing. It'll be a fun day of health and wellness events, fun activities and ways to connect with others including carer support groups. Stay connected and updated via Carers Victoria's Facebook page.

Register now to gain access.

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Why? Carers Victoria Australia's Oct Nov 2020 events and workshops including an Online EXPO
When: 27 Oct - 20 Nov 2020 - various workshops X15
Where: Online
Cost: FREE
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