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Carers NT provides opportunities for carers to increase their life skills and qualifications which supports carers in their direct caring role.

Carers NT provides opportunities for carers to participate in educational and training sessions, which will enhance and add to their knowledge, understanding, skills and qualifications.

Carers NT understands that at times carers are wanting to undertake training and educational courses that may be a direct benefit to their caring role, but are unable to do so due to their caring responsibilities.

Registered Carers can contact Carers NT on 1800 242 636 or 89 444 888 to request further information on respite options and assistance that may be available to carers who are wanting to participate in training and education.

Fun Ways to Care for You

As a Carer, do you have a busy life and find it difficult to find YOU time?

Would you like to participate in interactive workshops that will help you focus on yourself in a fun and supportive way?

The interactive workshops will use laughter, silliness, creativity and play for adults to make you feel better. You may find it will give you a chance to blow off some steam, be a bit crazy and connect with other carers in a fun space. It's a break just for YOU.

We guarantee you'll feel better than you did before the workshop.

Workshops are 2 hours each session and will be over a period of six weeks between May and June 2019.

To participate in this event, registered Carers will need to submit your interest by 4pm on Friday 22nd February 2019.

Please indicate your preference for Tuesday 10am - 12 noon, or Thursday 5.30pm - 7.30pm or on Saturdays 2pm - 4pm.

Contact the Mental Health Team on 1800 242 636, 89 444 888 or email [email protected]. Download flyer here.

Mental Health First Aid Courses

Carers NT have instructors who are accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia to provide courses to the community. These courses are based on evidence of what is best practice mental health first aid to support someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Carers NT qualified instructors are accredited to deliver;
  • Standard Mental Health First Aid
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid
  • Mental Health First Aid for a Suicidal Person
  • Mental Health First Aid for Non Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI)

If you are interested in the courses, and would like to discuss further or to register your interest, please contact us on 1800 242 636 or 89 444 888. Alternatively, send an email to [email protected]

For more information on our 2019 upcoming courses click download our training calendar here

NDIS Full Scheme Ahead Information Sessions

These sessions are designed to provide carers with a guide to the NDIS.

Full Scheme Ahead Information Sessions:
  • Provide an overview to the scheme
  • Describe how the scheme interfaces with family carers, and
  • Introduces processes such as testing eligibility, gathering evidence to make an application to the scheme.

This entry level introduction explains the process required to work out if you are eligible for NDIS.

Participants will receive up-to-date supporting material published by the NDIS to support carers through the process of testing their eligibility.

Moving Forward Early Intervention Workshops

These workshops are designed to provide an overview of Early Childhood Early Intervention NDIS Scheme.

This workshop is suitable for persons who have children aged 0 - 7 years old

The workshop consists of;

  • An overview to Better Start / Helping Children With Autism (HWCA) funding programs
  • An overview of the NDIS scheme
  • Pathways of ECEI from the previous ECEI funding to the NDIS Scheme
  • An overview of advocacy and goal setting to initiate an application to NDIS which includes contacts for ECEI partners
  • Are open to all carers/ parents of children 0-7 needing to know more about the pathway to NDIS

To register your interest or find out more click here or contact us on 1800 242 636 or 89 444 888.

Or see our calendar for scheduled workshops

Caring for Carers of People with Dementia

Overview of the project

The Caring for Carers of People with Dementia Project aims to provide support and information to isolated carers of older people with dementia living in regional and rural Australia. The chat-based group program allows carers to chat with other carers in a similar situation. Carers are invited to join weekly group video conference meetings from their home, and connect with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Carers will have the opportunity to share information, experience and skills.

How the project works?

The learning and chat meetings will be led by a program facilitator. Carers are encouraged to use their own desktop computer, laptop, or tablet; the project can loan a tablet for the sessions, if needed.

Carers will need to be connected to the internet. Apart from charges from the internet service provider for data usage in the video conference sessions, the program is otherwise free.

Thank you to the participant

Carers will be offered $50 voucher of their choice as a thank you at the end of the project.

How often will the project be run

The program will be offered in early 2019.

Further information:

The program is being offered by CQ University’s Caring for Carers of People with Dementia Project. The project aims to gather information about the response of isolated rural carers of older people with dementia to a video conference based outreach information and peer support program. A summary of the information gathered from the project will be available for participants when the project is finished.

This program is FREE for participants. It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.

How to Register:

Carers who are interested in joining a program, or finding out more, can email or phone the Project Manager Atosha Clancy at [email protected] or on 0437 579 695.

Partners in Depression Program

What is Partners in Depression Program?

It is a group program tailored to people who support a person experiencing depression.

Facilitated by Carers NT, the program is a free six week group program that aims to address the information and needs of those who live with or love someone experiencing depression.

The program covers a range of topics including:

  • What is depression
  • Treatments for depression
  • Suicidality and self-harm
  • How do you best support someone with depression
  • Communication strategies

The program provides a forum in which to receive information and ask questions about depression and your support role, with others with similar experiences.

What are the benefits Partners in Depression?

Do you know, love or care for someone experiencing depression?

Did you know that those who love, care for or support people with depression can experience significant stress and are themselves at greater risk of developing mental health problems?

Would you be interested in finding out more about a program that is shown to be effective in supporting the partners, family members and friends of people with depression?

Presenter: Angela Van Roden is a Registered Psychologist and Facilitator of the Partners in Depression Program. Angela is a Carer Counsellor with Carers NT.

Course Details: To be eligible you must be registered as a Carer with Carers NT

Session Details: TBA - currently seeking Expressions of Interest

Venue: Carers NT office

How to register: For further enquiries or to register please register here or contact Angela Van Roden (Carer Counsellor) on 89 444 888 or 1800 242 636.

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