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 till 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 15 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 9978 4089 or l.nagel@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

Guest speakers

See upcoming guest speakers for April and May.

See upcoming guest speakers in June and July.

For further details on upcoming guest speakers and outings, please call the Community Care team on 9978 4128.

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, third Tuesday of each month.

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

Cost
$10.00, light lunch included.

For further information contact the Mosman Community Care team on 9978 4128 or 9978 4119 or email community.care@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 15 Years

In February 2019, Mosman Carers Group will celebrate 15 years of supporting Carers in Mosman. The group was formed to provide Carers with the opportunity to learn more about the valuable role they have undertaken looking after their loved ones as well as ensuring they learn how to take care of themselves.

“Over the years, many of our wonderful Carers have found the meetings have provided invaluable support, understanding and information to help them care for a loved one, relative or friend with an illness, disability or dementia,” Liz Nagel, Mosman Councils Carers Program Coordinator recalls. “Our weekly meetings are a very welcoming and safe place where Carers can feel comfortable asking those ‘awkward’ questions as well as meeting other people who understand the issues they may face day to day.”

“Most weeks we have guest speakers covering a wide and varied range of subjects, from legal information to adjusting to the changes the caring role can bring to your life to coping with grief and loss.

“We have speakers from Dementia Australia and Carers NSW, as well as fun sessions such as art therapy, morning teas and full day bus outings for lunch which gives our Carers time out and the chance to relax, have a laugh and a good old chat.

“The Mosman Carers Group is for anyone who is caring for someone with an illness, a disability or dementia. We are a welcoming and friendly bunch that meet every Wednesday from 10am until 12pm at Mosman Council and we’d love you to join us! There is no charge and tea and coffee are provided,” Liz concludes.

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.