Setting Up a Carer Support Group workshop

Support groups for carers are often set up and run by carers. Creating a new carer support group can be an exciting and scary time. It can feel like there is so much to do and so much to plan for. Where do you start?

The Setting Up a Carer Support Group workshop is a free one day interactive workshop that addresses common issues and considerations for new facilitators in setting up a new support group for unpaid family carers.

Topics include:

  • Why a support group and how to attract members
  • Setting up a carer support group
  • Running a carer support group
  • Planning a support group meeting

This training is open to:

  • Service providers and carers who would like to set up a new carer support group
  • Service providers and carers who have recently begun to run a carer support group

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021

  • Online     25th February, 4th March, 11th March 10am-12pm
  • Online     9th June, 16th June, 23rd June 10am-12pm

Participants attending workshops will receive a copy of:

  • Setting Up a Carer Support Group information resource

To register for this workshop click here

If you have any enquiries regarding this program please contact the Education and Training Team on (02) 9280 4744 or email

For experienced facilitators that run established groups, consider attending Carer Support Groups: A workshop for facilitators that explores ethical facilitation and responding to the needs of your support group.




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