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HomeCarer Support​Carers Week 2022 - 16-22 October​
​Carers Week 2022 - 16-22 October​

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​Did you know there are 2.65 million carers currently caring for a family member or friend in Australia? There are 130,000+ carers in our local health district alone. So at times, you might feel alone, but you're not – 1 in 8 of us are carers.

 

Carers make an enormous contribution to our community. National Carers WeekExternal Link​ (16-22 Oct) is a way for us to acknowledge the role you play in helping us deliver good patient-centred care.


Thank you – for all you do! For doing it day in and day out, for doing it with care and compassion, for putting other's needs ahead of your own. You are truly amazing!


The NSLHD Carer Support Service is here to support you, both in hospital and on your return home. You can call or email any time:  P: 9462 9488 / E: [email protected], or drop in to see us at one of our Carer Centres, open weekdays 9am - 2pm:


  • Royal North Shore Hospital (RNS) - Carers Centre, Level 2, main hospital building
  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital (HKH) - Carers Centre, Level 1, Building 60


There are also plenty of resourcesExternal Link​ on our website to help you in your caring role.


Carers Week Events​


Find out what eventsExternal Link are happening near you across Carers Week.

 

Here's a taste of just some of the events on offer:

 

Date Time​​ Venue Event Register
Tues 18/10 10.00 – 14.00
Redfern Community Centre

Carers Day Out

Connect with one another and enjoy the live entertainment, a hot drink and lunch! Join a carer workshop – lots on offer from arts, crafts, health and wellbeing. Information stalls will also be there, connecting carers with service providers and supports.

https://bit.​ly/3qdvBARExternal Link
10.00 – 13.30 North Ryde School of Arts Community Centre

Carer Gateway Information Session in English

 

Easy Care Gardening: how to create your own flowering food basket

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/carers-week-celebrating-carers-in-the-community-tickets-406609147907External Link
Wed 19/10 10.00 – 14.00 Australian College of Applied Psychology,  Sydney

Carer Support Day

Learn how to take better care of your mental health. Free mini counselling sessions, mindfulness, happiness and compassion workshops.

https://bit.ly/3eqGP25External Link

 

Can't make it in person? Join online: https://bit.ly/3Rjq7AvExternal Link

 


​10.00-12.30
​Seniors Centre Main Hall 2 Starkey Street (corner of Starkey St/Warringah ​Rd), Forestville
​Morning Tea for Carers Forestville
Book online for the morning tea at: www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
or 
Enquiries PH: 8495 6618 or email [email protected]



Thurs 20/10 10.00 – 11.00
Shepherds Bay Community Centre, Meadowbank

Yoga & Meditation

(please bring your yoga mat)

 

https://yoga_meadowbank_2022.eventbrite.com.auExternal Link
  11.30 – 12.30 Shepherds Bay Community Centre, Meadowbank Zumba for carers https://zumba_meadowbank_2022.eventbrite.com.auExternal Link

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