If living in ISO has taught us anything, it's that we need people, we need each other. Nothing is truer than that for those who may be battling loneliness and mental health issues in silence. Carers Victoria are hosting a FREE virtual event on Thursday 10 September 2020 from 10am to 11.30am for R U OK? Day.
This event hopes to inspire everyone to ask that simple but important question that could change someone's life. A smile, a friendly ear, a caring question may be all it takes for someone to open up. However, you need to know more to go beyond that first question. Jump in and REGISTER to attend this free event and explore the history and purpose of R U OK? Day and the importance of keeping the conversation going.
There's a bit of a light-hearted moment as Australia's comedy sensation aka I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Nazeem Hussain joins the event. Share the event and let anyone who might be interested know, it's happening. We could all do with learning how to truly embrace R U OK?
Carers Victoria run many other events that relate to the many aspects of caring; from learning how to develop strong boundaries, communicating with professionals, aged care, support services, powers of attorney, being assertive and so much more, plus events that give you the tools that make you feel good and meet your needs. Be sure to follow the link given in this paragraph to check out all their other events via Facebook.
There are aged care events as well for families and carers wanting to know more about the steps involved in accessing services in the aged care system. NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) can also be very confusing for those who want to self manage. Carers Victoria cover that too in the form of a workshop that explores what is involved in self-managing a plan, the skills required and the options available.
R U OK? also have their own events like R U OK? Day on the 10th of September 2020. You may be interested in the free event that runs all day from 6am to 6pm, plus a Webinar Panel Discussion on the same day from 1-2pm. You need to REGISTER for the discussion event.