Carer support groups

Our support groups enable you to meet other carers, share information and experiences or simply let off some steam.

Carer support groups allow carers to meet on a regular basis to discuss their caring role, socialise, share information and offer each other support. Most groups meet monthly at the same time and place.

Support groups often discuss very personal situations, so it is important that every member feels the group is a safe place to talk about difficult things and is confident that what they talk about will stay within the group.

A group facilitator ensures privacy and confidentiality while guiding each session. Facilitators might also help keep members up-to-date with new developments or arrange guest speakers on topics of interest to the group.

Our support groups

Drop in sessions
No need to register - just turn up every second Thursday from 2pm - 3.30pm at our Holt office, 80 Beaurepaire Crescent. Meet other carers and staff, relax, have a cuppa and some light refreshments. You'll be guaranteed a warm friendly greeting and smiling faces!  Check out our event calendar for dates or phone our office on 6296 9975.

Mental Health Northside Support Group - Holt
Monthly meeting for people caring for someone with mental health issues, located on the north side of the ACT. Access to this group is by referral. For more information, call our Advisors on 1800 242 636 

Mental Health Southside Support Group - Woden
Monthly meeting for people caring for someone with mental health issues, located on the south side of the ACT. Access to this group is by referral. For more information, call our Advisors on 1800 242 636 

Northside Carers Support Group - Holt
Monthly meeting for all carers located on the north side of the ACT. The group is usually held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Carers ACT Holt office.* 

Southside Carers Support Group - Tuggeranong
Monthly meeting for all carers located on the south side of the ACT. The group is usually held on the second Tuesday of each month, call for information on the location and time.* 

Mature Carers Group

A group of carers over the age of 45 caring for people with disabilities. The group meets bi-monthly to share experiences of their caring role, including working with the NDIS. The group will sometimes meet more regularly to discuss changes happening in the sector and has regular guest speakers.

Call 6296 9975 if you wish to know more about this group.

*At times it is required for the dates to be changed. 

For further information or if you wish to be on the email list for these groups and receive monthly invites, please contact 1800 242 636 or email RSVP@carersact.org.au

Other Groups

We also support a number of groups that meet regularly.  Some of them are purely social groups, some have regular speakers on topics of particular interest to that group.

Italian Carers Support Group

This group meets on the first Friday of each month and alternates between venues in Woden and Belconnen.  The group has regular guest speakers and is supported by bilingual coordinators.  If you're interested in joining this group or just wish to find out more click here to email us or call 6296 9975 during business hours. 

Indian Carers Support Group

This group meets on the second Thursday of the month alternating between the Carers ACT office in Holt and the Burns Club in Tuggeranong. The group is coordinated by Jyoti Jalota who can be contacted at jalota@yahoo.com or on 6251 6053.

Spanish Support Group

This group meets weekly and is open to all members of the Spanish speaking community.  The group has grown from a carer support group but still includes people who have been carers for some time and actively supports carers.  

Call 6296 9975 or email RSVP@carersact.org.au to find out more.

Hungarian Carers Support Group

The Hungarian Carers Support group meet for lunch on the first Tuesday of each month in North Canberra.  If you are interested in joining this group, please call 6296 9975 for further information.

Veterans Partners Support Group

This group meets on the second Friday of each month, usually at the Carers ACT office in Holt.  They get together for a chat and craft sessions.  Occasionally they will organise trips away from the Holt office, such as race days etc.  The group is an independent organisation supported by Carers ACT.  

If you're interested in joining the group on a regular basis click here to email us or call 6296 9975 during business hours and we will pass on your details.

The group are happy to open up their craft sessions to other carers.  Keep an eye on the events page for when these open sessions are happening.

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