A key aspect that comes up time and again is the need for a place for Carer Support Groups to meet and for support in running the group. One of the barriers for carers to participate in activities outside their caring role is time, so support in organising and managing a group can make a critical difference.
Carers Victoria offers training to carers and others in a comprehensive program that provides the tools to establish and lead a Carer Support Group. Click here to check when sessions are run. Private group sessions can also be booked by arrangement.
Practical resources on establishing and growing Carer Support Groups are available in the Carers Victoria Carer Support Group Facilitator Guide. Find this comprehensive guide here.
Find answers to key questions on setting up and running groups.
For more ideas and tips see the Further Reading section for resources covering more on group dynamics, managing communication and conflict, group membership and tips on running successful support group meetings.