Carer Support Groups

Carer Support Groups

Carer Support Groups share experiences and knowledge, and gain and offer support to one another in emotional, social and practical ways.

Carer Support groups are made up of people with common needs and experiences. Members help each other in many ways:   

  • Emotional support – you may find it a relief to talk things over with people who understand the pressures of caring but are independent of the person you care for or your family
  • Practical information, tips and resources – most support groups share information about local services and supports, medical treatments and research, or tips to help you in your caring role
  • New friends – many carers find that the demands of caring make it difficult to keep in touch with friends and family. Regularly getting out to a support group can expand your social circles and help you feel less alone

 

Carers Victoria Carer Support Group Directory

If you’re looking for a greater connection with other carers start with the Carers Victoria Carer Support Group Directory. Search for a group near you by postcode or filter your search for a group for specific types of carers or carers of people with specific needs.

Search Carer Support Group Directory here

 

Starting and Managing a Carer Support Group  

Carers Victoria offers support to assist with facilitating a support group, as well as offering support to build a community network of support.

The Carer Support Group Facilitator training is a comprehensive workshop designed to help with starting a new group, or for new facilitators who are just starting or if you want to refresh your skills and knowledge. The training explores some of the theory and practices of group facilitation.

Communities of Practice is another avenue to feel supported by connecting with other facilitators of carer support groups to build relationships which form a community to share practice, troubleshooting solutions as well as supporting one another. You can register your Community of Practice interest by clicking here.

Click here to find upcoming Carer Support Group Facilitator Training or Carer Support Group Communities of Practice.

 

Add your Carer Support Group

Add your Carer Support Group so other carers can find your group.


Contact information
Who is the best person to contact about the group?
The phone number for Carers Victoria to contact you on


About your group
e.g. 3rd Tuesday of the month
eg. 10.00am - 12.00pm
Is your group for a specific group of people? For example, Mums, Dads, Carers of people with a particular condition etc
Different groups meet in different ways, use this field to let prospective members know what they can expect if they attend your group




Where does you Carer Support Group meet?
Where does the group meet? If the location changes, just enter the suburb or town that is most common