Carers NSW events

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Supporting carers in General Practice

Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members or friends who have a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail. Carers are often best placed to provide valuable patient information and in turn rely on GPs for guidance information and referrals. 

Supporting carers in General Practice is a full day interactive workshop which focuses on the relationship between GPs and carers, and the opportunity this relationship presents for reducing incidents, relapses and critical events. The workshop aims to encourage GPs to engage carers as partners in care to improve patient safety, quality of care and health and wellbeing.

Carers NSW is an accredited RACGP CPD provider.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the role of carers and the impact of caring on health and wellbeing
  2. Identify and describe the typography of carers within general practice
  3. Describe the importance of engaging carers within the regulatory framework that governs carers and patient treatment
  4. Identify obstacles to engaging carers
  5. Develop carer engagement strategies to improve treatment outcomes for patients

Where: Carers NSW, Level 10, 213 Miller Street, North Sydney

When: Saturday 17 December 2016, 9.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: The Provider course fee for 2016 is $99.95 (Exc. GST + booking fee), payable upon enrolment

Accreditation: Cat 1 ALM - 40 QI&CPD points will be awarded upon completion of the workshop

To find out more or register for this event, visit www.bit.ly/SupportingCarersGP

Better Start: Moving Forward workshops

The Moving Forward workshops have been developed for parents and guardians of children with disability aged 4 – 7 years, who are preparing for or have recently entered primary school. 

The focus of the workshops is to enable parents and guardians to better support their child through this transition period while learning more about systems, therapies and supports available for their child, when the Better Start funding period concludes.

Find out more on the Moving Forward workshop page or by contacting the Better Start team on 02 9280 4744 or betterstart@carersnsw.org.au.

Carer support groups: Setting up a carer support group

Where do you start when setting up a carer support group?

This free workshop covers the basics of setting up a carer support group and addresses common questions and considerations for new facilitators.

The workshop is available to service providers and carers who are considering setting up / have recently set up a carer support group.

Find out more on the Carer support groups: Setting up a carer support group page or by contacting the Education and Training Team on 02 9280 4744 or education@carersnsw.org.au.

Carer support groups: A workshop for facilitators

The success of a carer support group often relies on the abilities of the facilitator.

Carer Support Groups: A workshop for facilitators is a free one day interactive workshop covering a range of topics relating to the role of carer support group facilitator. 

The workshop is available to service providers who currently facilitate / are interested in facilitating a carer support group.

Find out more on the Carer support groups: A workshop for facilitators page or by contacting the Education and Training Team on 02 9280 4744 or education@carersnsw.org.au.

Mental Health Respite: Carer support program

The Mental Health Respite: Carer support program provides a varied program of events and support for carers of people living with mental illness in the Botany Bay and Randwick or Cessnock, Maitland, Newcastle and Port Stephens council areas.

Find out more on the Education for carers of people living with mental illness page or by contacting the Mental Health Respite team on 02 9280 4744 or mhrcs@carersnsw.org.au.

Supported Decision Making workshops

The Supported Decision Making workshops focus on strategies to build the skill and capacity of young people with disability, aged 14-18 years, and their families and carers to make informed decisions about the life they want to live.

The workshops also offer a framework for improving the capacity of families and carers as ‘supporters’ so they can assist children and young people with disability make decisions, enabling them to move away from substituted decision making towards a more person centred approach.

The free workshops run throughout NSW and are open to young people with disability, aged 14-18, and their families and carers. Find out more on the Supported Decision Making workshop page or contact the Education team on 02 9280 4744 or education@carersnsw.org.au.

Therapeutic counselling groups

Therapeutic counselling groups focus specifically on the wellbeing of carers and offer emotional support, practical support strategies and an opportunity to connect with other carers.

The groups are facilitated by trained counsellors in person or over the phone and each group runs for a number of weeks.

Find out about current therapeutic counselling groups on the Therapeutic counselling groups page or by contacting the Carer Line on 1800 242 363 or nccp.admin@carersnsw.org.au.

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