Education for carers

Our workshops and education programs are designed to provide carers with information, knowledge and skills to help them in their caring role.

Many carers put their own health and wellbeing low on their list of priorities.

Your ability to keep providing care can be greatly affected if your own health deteriorates. We can help you to create a better balance between your responsibilities as a carer and your own personal wellbeing. Getting this balance right will also improve the health and wellbeing of the person you care for.

Carers NSW provides education for carers and carer support groups across NSW free of charge. The education sessions run for one hour including time for questions.

Our Education for Carers sessions are designed to provide information, knowledge and skills for carers that will enhance their caring role, help strengthen resilience and improve overall health and wellbeing.

Sessions offered:

  • Carers NSW, Supporting Carers
    This session introduces carers to Carers NSW. As the state-wide peak organisation for carers, learn about how Carers NSW supports carers across the state through our services, programs and resources.
  • Taking Care of Yourself
    For many carers, taking care of themselves is often their last priority. Taking Care of Yourself encourages carers to consider their own needs. It explores some of the barriers to self-care as well as some strategies to help carers look after themselves.
  • Health and Wellbeing
    In the caring environment stress always seems to be lurking. While caring for and supporting a family member or friend is often rewarding, at times stress may cause carers to feel physically and emotionally overwhelmed, making it difficult to cope. Health and Wellbeing investigates stress and how to identify possible indicators, the effect it can have on a carer and strategies to maintain physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Taking a Break
    All carers need to take time out every now and again to provide relief from the demands of caring, to increase resilience and strengthen their ability to care for longer. Taking a Break explores the benefits of and various ways to take a break. It also looks at barriers that may prevent carers from taking a break and how to overcome these.
  • Feelings
    It is quite common for carers to experience conflicting emotions. While caring can be both rewarding and satisfying, there are many carers who also find it stressful and demanding. Feelings explores some of the feelings and emotions that carers often say they experience and how to deal with difficult feelings.
  • Supporting Carers of Ageing Parents
    This session is for carers who currently care for, or who may soon take on the caring role of an ageing family member. Supporting Carers of Ageing Parents provides an introduction to caring for an older person and incorporates issues such as considerations when taking on the caring role, a carers' ability to care for another and expectations that carers may face. The session also explores support services that can assist carers in caring for ageing family members.
  • Transitional Care Module
    This free workshop is designed to help carers who are at a stage where they can no longer look after an ageing relative or friend at home and are trying to navigate their way around the aged care system. This workshop will provide you with:An insight into the role of the carer during this transition, an awareness of the emotions that may be experienced, tools and services that will help you plan and prepare for transitioning someone into aged care and/or end of life care and an overview of Carers NSW services and programs.

    To request a guest speaker please complete the Carers NSW Guest Speaking and Exhibition Request Form. For further information please email or phone (02) 9280 4744.



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