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Community Connection: Caring for The Carer

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Many people in the community fear the end stage of life, not because we’re necessarily afraid of dying but because we fear such things as loss of mental faculties, control, and dignity, being a burden on family, and not receiving adequate pain relief. As competent adults, we do have a say in how and where we are to die, and whether to accept or refuse life-prolonging treatment.

Community Connection is a series of informational talks that will assist you in understanding how to take more control over the end of life wishes, through understanding what Palliative Care is, who is involved in care, staying well for as long as possible, supporting others, what is advance care planning and how to have conversations around end of life wishes.

Topic: Caring for The Carer

Session Overview:

  • Resources
  • Carers in Australia
  • Role of the carer
  • Assessing your needs as a carer
  • Mapping your support network
  • Looking after yourself
  • Looking after emotional needs
  • Asking for help
  • Support for carers

Facilitated sessions on key topics such as: Advance care planning, starting difficult conversations, End of life – checklist, supporting youth through grief, and self-care. Sessions can be adapted to suit community groups.

Session Cost:
Free. Registration is required. Not a Member? Join us here:

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