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Educational and Social Activities

We offer a wide range of educational workshops, social and therapeutic activities to give you a break from caring. Come along and meet other carers, gain some practical skills or simply unwind and re-energise.


Our education workshops and information sessions focus on developing skills and knowledge that can help with your caring role and maintain your wellbeing. Topics range from general issues such as health related topics, budgeting, first aid and computing skills to more specific topics such as caring for someone with dementia, advanced care planning or arranging a will and power of attorney.

Staying socially active can be difficult in a demanding caring role but very important for your mental health which is why we offer a variety of options, times and locations. Carer lunches, outings, regular craft, art and other social groups are among the many popular activities we host for carers. We also run regular weekly yoga, tai chi, meditation and walks to help you manage your stress.

Suggestions for Workshops and Activities

We would love to hear your suggestions for topics that you would like to learn more about, or activities you would like to do.  Contact us at rsvp@carersact.org.au with your suggestions.

We also have some capacity to support carers to participate in external conferences or other activities relevant to their caring role. If this is something you would like to explore further, call us on 1800 052 222.

Eligibility

All carers who are residents of the ACT and are registered with our service are welcome to register for an activity.

While most of our activities are available to all carers, we occasionally have special offers, retreats or day trips targeted to specific groups of carers, such as people caring for someone over the age of 65, or young carers under the age of 25, or carers of people with specific conditions.

If you aren’t already registered with us, go to Register as a Client for more information.

Cost

Most of our activities are low cost, requiring a small contribution, while many are free of charge.

Can I Bring the Person I Care For to Carer Events?

Most of our activities are designed to help you in your caring role, whether that’s skill development, information or other coping strategies.

We do run some activities where you can bring the person you care for or someone else. Please read the full activity description to determine whether this is the case for any activity you are interested in attending. If in doubt, please ring us or email rsvp@carersact.org.au

Helping You to Attend an Activity

We can assist with arranging transport or with providing alternative care so you can attend an activity. Call us on 1800 052 222

Keeping You Informed

All our social and education activities are listed in our events calendar of our website at What’s On  or you can print off a downloadable version here: What’s On Monthly Calendar.  We also send regular notification emails to all registered carers who have subscribed to this service.

Contact

Our Program and Events team can be contacted on 6296 9982 or by email rsvp@carersact.org.au

 

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