Mosman Carers

Carers

Mosman Carers’ Group – Caring for Carers

The Group is for those who are caring for a relative or friend who has an illness, dementia or a disability and meets every Wednesday morning from 10am til 12pm in the Harnett Room at Mosman Council.

The group provides information, referrals and support in a friendly, and relaxed atmosphere.

There are weekly guest speakers covering a range of topics ( see current guest speaker list below ) and regular full day bus outings which allow the Carer some “ time out” from the caring role.

For over 10 years the group has provided information, referrals, support and friendship and has been a valuable resource for Carers.

For more information please contact:
Liz Nagel, Carers Program Coordinator on 99784089 or l.nagel@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

Guest speakers January 2017

Wednesday 25 January
10am – 12pm, Harnett Room, Mosman Municipal Council
Stressed, anxious, on edge? Start the New Year with some simple mental and physical de-stressors, Kerry McCouat, Physiotherapist

Guest speakers February 2017

Wednesday 1 February
10am – 12pm, Harnett Room, Mosman Municipal Council
Parkinsons Association, information and advice, speaker Jim Ollis

Wednesday 8 February
10am – 12pm, Harnett Room, Mosman Municipal Council
Medications: how to use them safely, Janice Robinson, Pharmacist

Wednesday 15 February
10.30am – 12.00pm, Morning Tea at Café Jam
First floor, Bridgepoint Shopping Centre, Spit Junction

Wednesday 22 February
10am – 12pm, Harnett Room, Mosman Municipal Council
Council’s Community Services staff discuss their programs and let you know what is available to help you, followed by Sandrine Vullierme, Marketing and Client Liason Officer, asking for your input to our services

Guest speakers March 2017

Wednesday 1 March
10am – 12pm, Harnett Room, Mosman Municipal Council
Relaxation and Meditation, Kerry McCouat, Physiotherapist

Wednesday 8 March
10am – 12pm, Harnett Room, Mosman Municipal Council
Support Group, Discussion and Information Sharing

Wednesday 15 March
10.30am – 12.00pm, Morning Tea at Café Jam
First floor, Bridgepoint Shopping Centre, Spit Junction`

Wednesday 22 March
10am – 12pm, Harnett Room, Mosman Municipal Council
Continence Advice, Erin Donnelly, Continence Foundation Australia

Wednesday 29 March
10am – 4pm
Full day bus trip, venue TBA

Mosman Care Café

The Mosman Care Café is designed for Carers and their loved ones to attend together.

Care Café offers a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to meet and talk to others in a similar situation.

Care Café is organised by Mosman Council and run by people with expertise who are able to support participants and provide advice and information about appropriate local community support services.

When
10.00am – 12 noon, second Thursday of each month.

Where
Mosman Seniors Centre, Civic Centre, Mosman Square, Spit Junction.

Cost
Gold coin donation.

For further information about the Mosman Care Café contact
Chantal Kerr: 9978 4056 or c.kerr@mosman.nsw.gov.au

You may also be interested in our Saturday Social Group for Mosman residents who are frail aged or have a disability.

Mosman Carers Group Recognised with State Award

In November 2011, Mosman Carers Group was awarded a NSW Local Carers Award for 2011 for the category of Carers Support Group.

The award recognises “ the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations that care for people in New South Wales and acknowledges that the caring contributes positively to the person for whom they care and to the Mosman community as a whole.”

At a special morning tea to celebrate the award , Cr Ann Connon, Mayor of Mosman congratulated the group and said that the award was well deserved.

Carers are wonderful people who care for relatives or friends who have an illness, Dementia or a disability and the friendships, knowledge and understanding they share through the group help develop coping strategies that are invaluable to their often difficult caring role.

All Carers deserve to be recognised, congratulated and thanked for all they do.

Carers Group Celebrates 10 Years

On Wednesday 12 February, Mayor of Mosman, Cr Peter Abelson hosted a special morning tea to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Mosman Carers Group. The celebration was enjoyed by current members as well as some from the original group founded in 2004.

Started in response to the need for a locally-based support group, the Mosman Carers Group meets weekly and has helped many carers, at a time when they are especially time poor, to access information, support and assistance.

One carer said “I don’t know how I would have coped without the Carers Group, the regular guest speakers, the support, friendship and understanding it provides has made a huge difference and the outings are a wonderful and often vital break.”

For information about the group, please contact Liz Nagel, Carers Coordinator on 9978 4089.

Mental Health Carer Support

Do you care for someone that has a mental illness? Do you need support? In addition to the Mosman Carers Group, there are specific mental health carers programs.

Bradfield Park Carers Program, based at Milsons Point, aims to meet the individual needs and promote the health and wellbeing for carers of people with mental illness. For further information phone 8920 0675 or visit Bradfield Park Carers Program

The Schizophrenia Fellowship conducts a support group at Crows Nest on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. Enquiries: Joan/Suzanne 0451 038 307

Uniting Care Mental Health Family and Carers program operates carer support groups at Dee Why, Ryde and Hornsby. Enquiries 9481 0177.

Carers NSW operate a Carer Line on Ph 1800 242 636 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (freecall) and after hours contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.