ARTFUL, run by the Museum of Contemporary Art, is a free program for people living with dementia and their carers, which focuses on creating new connections and providing life enriching experiences through creative engagement with contemporary art.
Program participants are engaged through gallery explorations and hands-on creative artmaking sessions. Over the course of 10 weeks, intimate groups are invited to find their own meaning and connections with contemporary art.
The program includes a fortnightly ARTFUL At Home pack for participants and their carers to extend creative engagement beyond the museum. Each program is individually tailored by our Artist Educators and responds to the specific needs and interests of the participants.
ARTFUL also incorporates a 3-year research initiative which is conducted in collaboration with the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. This research focuses on exploring how art can enhance well-being and markers of neuroplasticity in people with dementia.
The ARTFUL program runs throughout 2017. To find out more or register your interest, visit the MCA website.
Join the mhpn interdisciplinary panel discussion about how collaborative care may help support people like Emma, a 35-year-old mother of two. Emma experiences strong anxiety and panic attacks and has a history of self-harm. She needs constant reassurance about her parenting and struggles to maintain relationships with partners.
Where: Webinar dial in details will be provided on registration
When: Tuesday, 21st March 2017 at 7:15 pm
For more information, visit the mhpn website.
If you care for an adult sibling with a disability, you are invited to join Siblings Australia to share experiences and support with other siblings in NSW. All adult siblings are welcome to attend, regardless of the role you play in the life of your brother or sister with a disability.
Where: Plumtree, Yabsley Avenue, Jarvie Park, Marrickville
When: Saturday 1 April 2017, 10.00am -12.00pm
To find out more, visit the Siblings Australia website
The ATSA Independent Living Expo will have over 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.
Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
When: 10 – 11 May 2017
Find out more on the ATSA Independent Living Expo website
Best evidence treatment for eating disorders clearly shows that the close involvement of families and carers in the care of their loved ones is key to improving early detection of eating disorders, restoration to a healthy weight and maintaining long term wellbeing. For parents and carers, however, the journey can be confusing, challenging and difficult to navigate.
This conference directly addresses the need for families and carers of people with eating disorders to have access to better information and to be given training in skills that will directly impact on the way they carry out their caregiving role.
Where: Novotel, Sydney Olympic Park
When: 12 – 13 May 2017
Cost: $225 (Early-bird rate)
Carers Australia is proud to host the 7th International Carers Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, from 4-6 October 2017.
The conference aims to re-imagine caring into the future, providing a catalyst for innovation and collaboration; sharing improvements in the way we support unpaid carers, care-recipients, their families, networks and communities.
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia
When: 4 – 6 October 2017
For more information, visit the Carers Australia website.
The Stroke Foundation enableme podcasts bring together stroke survivors, health professionals and researchers with practical advice for reclaiming your life after stroke.
Each month you can download an episode dedicated to a specific topic in stroke recovery.
My Learning Matters is a free online planning tool designed to help people with disability and their families get the most out of the changing disability support system. It's fun and interactive with lots of opportunities to write, choose pictures, tick boxes and have a think about making your life the best it can be.
There are lots of different topics to choose from including,
To get started, visit the My Learning Matters website
Carers NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, Elders past and present and all Aboriginal people.