The City of Whittlesea will celebrate and raise awareness for unpaid carers this October as part of National Carers Week 2020 from 11-17 October.
Being a carer is not often a chosen path, but one in which many find themselves in when it comes to the wellbeing of a family member or friend with disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.
Around 33,000 carers of all ages and backgrounds are registered in the City of Whittlesea, living and caring for loved ones around the clock.
What carers do, day in and day out, the unconditional support, hard work, care and love will never go unnoticed in the City of Whittlesea.
Council has partnered with Carers Victoria to provide free health and wellbeing workshops for carers throughout the month of October.
Caring for others often means you don’t get to care for yourself. These free workshops are a reminder to look after yourself.
Council’s youth team is also proud to be running a special session with well-known autism advocate and young person Chloe Hayden, which aims to provide parents and carers with a greater understanding of autism during teenage years and how they can support their child’s developmental journey.
Chloe will provide insight into her experience at school, her diagnoses, learning more about her mental health and how important it is to focus on strengths not weaknesses.
- Communication with family and friends – Monday 12th October 2020
- Communication with professionals – Tuesday 13th October 2020
- Strong boundaries, strong carers – Wednesday 14th October
- I feel so guilty – Thursday 15th October 2020
- Carers get angry too – Friday 16th October
- Life on the Autism Spectrum with Chloe Hayden – Wednesday 21st October 2020