January 5, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 Perth Metro lockdown and subsequent restrictions, some of these groups will now be held online. Please see dates below for more information.
The Peer Support Groups program offered under Carer Gateway and HelpingMinds® provides a unique way for carers to meet like-minded people and connect through the power of peer support.
Our aim is to link carers together, enabling them to share stories and connect with people in similar circumstances in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
We will also assist you to build on the skills that you have already developed in your carer role in order to support and guide others who are in a similar situations.
The IPPS program has been designed to provide the foundation for a self-sustaining support group for carers. The program prepares you for the possibility of facilitating your own support group which you can choose to continue if you feel confident. Your Carer Gateway facilitator will be there to support you throughout the process and into the future.
The groups are ongoing at various dates, times and locations throughout the year. Online and face-to-face groups available. This free program focuses on the importance of connection, and finding community, meaning and purpose.
The Peer Support Groups are for adult carers who are supporting a loved one through the challenges associated with disability, mental health, age, addiction or palliative care etc.
Programs will be held throughout the year and run each week for five consecutive weeks or alternatively as a one-off half day group. There will be the option of continuing to meet at dates and times that suit group members.
South Metro Groups
Friday 9am – 10am 23 April – 21 May 2021
Wednesday 6pm – 7pm 10 February – 10 March 2021 – ONLINE WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY
Thursday 2pm – 3pm 22 April – 20 May 2021
Thursday 6pm – 7pm 18 March – 15 April 2021
Tuesday 3pm – 4pm 5 January – 9 February 2021 – ONLINE TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY
Wednesday 9am – 10am 10 February – 10 March 2021 – ONLINE WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY
Friday 3pm – 4pm 28 May – 25 June 2021
Wednesday 12pm – 1pm, 6 January – 3 February 2021 – ONLINE WEDNESDAY 3 FEBRUARY
Tuesday 6pm – 7pm, 9 February – 9 March 2021 – ONLINE TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY
Monday 6pm – 7pm, 19 April – 17 May 2021
Thursday 1.30pm – 2.30pm 18 March – 15 April 2021
Thursday 4pm – 5pm 22 April – 20 May 2021
Thursday 11am – 12pm 18 March – 15 April 2021
Monday 10am – 11am 19 April – 17 May 2021
Wednesday 11am – 3pm 24 February 2021 (half-day)
Saturday 10am – 2pm 15 May 2021 (half-day)
Wednesday 2pm – 3pm 21 April – 19 May 2021
Monday 2pm – 3pm 19 April – 17 May 2021