Carer Gateway Events

  • 照顾者互助小组(普通话) Mandarin Peer Support Group - 中文照顾者互助小组
  • Healthy Happy Brain - Brain Health is so important, not only our mental health but also our physical brain health, especially in a caring role. Take a journey with Rose over four weeks to learn how our brains work and the things that impact our long-term brain health.
  • How to Manage a Breakdown - Presented by Dr Snow Li Three stories about break-down: - What is a break-down? - How to deal with break down - Meditation
  • NDIS Planning Session - Join Janine for a 1 hour NDIS information session and learn helpful strategies to assist you to put your application together to submit to NDIA.
  • "I am not getting it!" Australian Healthcare and Social Care in 60 mins - Key points: - Understanding the healthcare system - Understanding the social care system (Carer Gateway, NDIS & Aged Care) - Finding the right support 讲座重点: - 澳洲医疗系统简介 - 澳洲社会服务系统简介(照顾着门户,全国残障保险计划 & 澳洲老人服务) - 如何找到适合自己的服务
  • Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing Sessions - We are excited to be offering monthly Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing sessions presented by the founder of Better Choices, Accredited Practising Dietician (APD), Shannon Lavery.
  • Know Your Rights Workshop with OPAN - This informative workshop is presented by a representative of OPAN (Older Persons Advocacy Network) learn more about rights and support available to older people.
  • Optimise Your Journey with Carer Gateway - The Carer Gateway is a service designed to support you in your journey as a carer. Join us to discover how the Carer Gateway can support you and how you may be able to access services.
  • EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - Peer Support - Carer Gateway offer facilitated peer support sessions which provides a safe space for carers to meet other people with similar lived experiences and to share, learn and support each other.
  • Guided Relaxation & Healing with Patty Kikos - Join Patty in this gentle journey that delves deep into your subconscious to help promote strength, clarity, and healing. Your teacher takes you through a specific series of guided meditations to lull your body into a state of deep relaxation while your mind remains fully awake.
  • Re-start 2022 Program with Anikiko - The re-start program with Anikiko is all about embracing change and creating your next 12 months with new and aligned intentions and actions for the life you deserve.
  • Session on Sleep - Presented by Dr Snow Li The session will cover: - What is sleep - What are sleep stages and how it affects us - Sleep and the brain - Ways to improve your sleep
  • Understanding Trauma - Presented by Dr Snow Li - What does trauma feel like? - The impact of trauma on our body, brain and cognition - Trauma treatment
  • Understanding the Disability Gateway - This session will provide an overview of the services and support the Disability Gateway offers.
  • Art Therapy For Carers - Art Therapy offers a multi-sensory experience or intervention that enhances wellbeing and cognitive functioning, allowing self-expression and increased self-esteem and awareness. 
  • Art Therapy For Carers - Art Therapy offers a multi-sensory experience or intervention that enhances wellbeing and cognitive functioning, allowing self-expression and increased self-esteem and awareness. 
  • Book Club - The Carer Gateway book club will discuss books that are relevant to the caring role and the caring experience.
  • Carer Catchup | Lunch & Learn Sessions - Join other carers on Wednesdays, for a lunch and learn one-hour informal peer support catch-up. If you have previously attended one of our online peer support sessions or attended a carer retreat, this may give you an opportunity to reconnect with carers you may already have met and continue to build on your existing peer support connections.
  • Cost of Living Program – Service NSW - This session is delivered by Service NSW will help you gain an understanding of what potential savings may be available to you and more importantly how to access them.
  • Emergency Care Planning for Carers - As a Carer, planning for emergencies will help you to cope even when things go wrong. Learn what an Emergency Care Plan is, what it looks like and how to prepare one.
  • Laughter Workshop - Laughter can help you cope better with negative situations or upsetting circumstances. Learn more about the benefits you can gain from this fun workshop. 
  • Mosaic Art Class - Learn how to make your own traditional Turkish mosaic lamp and take it home with you after the class!
  • My Aged Care (MAC) - My Aged Care is a starting point to access government funded aged care services. Join this service to help you understand the types of services available.
  • NDIS - Make it Work for You - Are you wandering through the NDIS wilderness and wondering how you can make it work for you? Do you have trouble keeping up with the changes that the NDIS are implementing? Then this session is for you!
  • The Carer’s Virtual Guidebook - Join Louise for more energising and supportive knowledge as you live the caring role. Come together with Louise in this series of workshops. This program is designed so you can attend one or all subjects.
  • Finding Vitality in Sleep & Stillness - The way towards increased vitality in your body and mind as a carer doesn’t require doing more, it is to know more about how to access good quality rest for restoration and reset.
  • 30 Day Declutter Challenge - Tackling the clutter can seem like an enormous task if you don't know where or how to start. The best way to declutter your life is to take things one small step at a time. Join Anikikio Neradilkova in this 4-part series to start your 30 Day Challenge to declutter.
  • Early Indicators of Autism & Pathways to Support - Indicators of Autism can be detected early in a child’s life and are often observed through differences in development. This workshop aims to increase attendees’ knowledge of the early indicators of autism in young children, steps for diagnosis and assessments and offers information on understanding NDIS.
  • Autism & Mental Health - Maintaining good mental health is important for everyone but it is fundamental and carries additional barriers for people living with autism. This session will discuss factors that affect mental health conditions in individuals on the autism spectrum.
  • NDIS – Make it work for you (Autism Specific) - This NDIS workshop is to provide carers with information and connections to NDIS services that are specific to a person with Autism. NDIS is an ever-changing environment and as carers, it can be difficult to keep up.
  • Learn About Different Cultures and Dance - Join this weekly dance program where every 4 - 6 weeks you'll explore a new style of dance and gain a richer understanding of new cultures! 
  • Car Maintenance Workshop with Galmatic - Road safety is paramount to being a safe driver and successful ‘adulting'. Learn how to measure tyre pressure, if the engine is running smoothly, oil checks, how to change a tyre and more.
  • April Easter Show - Join us for a fun day out of rides, exhibits and animals. Ages 12+ Hurry numbers are limited.
  • Ice Breaker Escape Room - ! Ice Break Escape Room is a real-life puzzle-solving game. Step into the new world of escape experience! Can we make it out? Team up with us to find out.
  • Financial Advice for Young Carers Workshop - Run in partnership with the Australian Taxation Office get some understanding on everything that you need to know about tax and super when starting your first job.
  • Holey Moley Putt Putt Golf - You’re invited to our Putt Putt Party! Held at none other than Sydney's best mini golf, par none get ready for 18 holes of the craziest mini golf you’ve ever had.
  • Navigating and Transitioning to School (K-6) - Finding and providing the right educational needs and environment for a child living with autism can be overwhelming. This workshop will offer information regarding school options and preparing your child for school.
  • Promoting a Good Quality of Life - This workshop will explore the definition of a good quality of life and why is it important to consider for adults living with autism.
  • Self Awareness, Facilitated Reflection Sessions - Join Dr Snow Li as she guides you through a mindfulness and self-reflection session. The 60 mins session includes 2 short meditation sessions and a facilitated discussion session.
  • Services Australia Information Session - Services Australia will provide information and resources to Carers to assist them when applying for Centrelink Payments.
  • Yarn Up for Carers - Come and join us for a yarn up. Meet other Aboriginal, Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander carers who you can share your caring experience, knowledge, and gain support from one another.
  • Young Carer's Bursary Info Night - The Young Carer Network program offers 1000 bursaries of $3000 each year to assist with education needs and resources. Learn all about the application process, the ins and outs of the bursary program and how we can support your application.
  • Young Carer's Camp - We’ve teamed up with Australian Outdoor Education for an old school style holiday in tents. Join young carers in exploring the Flying fox, stand up paddle boarding, group initiatives, canoeing, tennis, basketball courts and more!
  • EOI - 3 Day Workshop Retreat for Carers - We are excited to be able to reintroduce Carer Retreats from May 2022. As carers it is important for you to take time for yourself to rejuvenate, connect with other carers through peer support and focus on your wellbeing.
  • Capacity Building in NDIS for Carers - Local Area Coordinator from Uniting will present an information session about accessing and using the NDIS to its fullest potential. This will be followed by a Q&A where carers can ask their NDIS related questions.
  • Meet Your Peers and Connect Over Lunch in Chatswood - If you have been a part of the peer support program the past 2 years and would love to finally meet one another face to face, we invite you to come together for a laugh and a chat over lunch.
  • Empower Yourself and Live Your Best Life - Meet other carers in similar roles as you and learn valuable skills that will ensure respite and change.
  • Intimate Relationships Within the Caring Role - Carers face many challenges within their role, particularly with changes in relationships with a partner and person they care for. In this session, learn ways to adapt to and foster healthy relationships.
  • Male Carers Mental Health Strategy with Dr Mike Martin, founder of Bloke Therapy - This webinar with Dr Mike Martin will teach you to look at your thoughts and actions as either “useful” or “not useful” and help you live the life you love as well as learn how to break free from unhealthy thought patterns.
  • Managing Your COVID-19 Digital Certificate - Learn how to create a MyGov account and link affiliated services such as your Medicare and ATO. Once this has been completed, you will be able to access your digital certificate including your vaccination details and print and/or save it.
  • Residential Respite – How to Access It and What to Expect - Residential respite provides both Carer and the person being cared for a break from everyday life. This session with Roslyn from Estia Health will provide you with valuable information as well as being an opportunity to have questions answered.
  • All Carers Peer Support Group - Carer Gateway offer facilitated peer support sessions which provides a safe space for carers to meet other people with similar lived experiences and to share, learn and support each other.
  • Facilitated Peer Support Groups - Peer Support is a service for carers that connects you with other carers in a group setting. These facilitated sessions will help you manage stresses that come with being a carer and provide emotional support in a judgement-free environment. Sign up for the group that makes sense for your circumstances.
  • Barista Course - Would you like to learn how to make Barista grade coffee and get a nationally recognised certificate to help with your job search? Sign up to get enrolled for the 5-hour course at CBD college.
  • Blue Mountains Day Out - Come and discover the world famous, Blue mountains with us! Grab your walking shoes and camera for a day of sight seeing and exploration of the three sisters and surrounds.
  • Carer Skills Training - Join us to learn fundamental skills to help you improve your ability in the caring role. Manual handling, communication, time management and boundary setting are some of the skills you'll learn in this session.
  • Centrelink Payment Info Night - Find out what payments you are eligible for through Centrelink. Our guest speaker will tell us about all the different payments available for young people from 16-24 and provide information on how to apply.
  • Can We Change the Person We Love? - In any intimate relationship, we may feel the need to change someone for their own good. Dr Snow Li shares her tips on how to communicate with loved ones even if we think the change is for their own benefit.
  • Circus Arts Workshop - Come along and spend the day learning circus tricks with us at Circus Arts Australia. The circus and flying workshop will give us a taste of circus activities where we will learn things like Juggling, human pyramids, low aerials, hula hoops and tight wire.
  • Cognitive Impairment Carers Peer Support Group - Carer Gateway offer facilitated peer support sessions which provides a safe space for carers to meet other people with similar lived experiences and to share, learn and support each other.
  • CPR and First Aid Course - Do you feel like your first aid skills up to date? Do you wish you felt more prepared for any emergency situations? You’re invited to get a nationally recognised certificate from College CBD for CPR and First Aid.
  • Expression of Interest - 3 Day Workshop Retreats - We reintroducing our 3 Day Workshop Retreats for carers! These workshops are aimed to provide you respite in your caring role. Our workshops will be located in the Blue Mountains.
  • Expression of Interest - Art for Carers - Join a multi-sensory experience to enhance wellbeing and cognitive function over 6 weeks. Express yourself with our artist, Irina, who will guide you to create a masterpiece.
  • Health Education for Seniors: Falls Injury Prevention - This session will cover important facts and actions to take regarding preventing falls and injury in seniors. You learn about common hazards, osteoporosis and the importance of exercising to prevent falls.
  • Health Education for Seniors: Medicine Management - This session will cover the importance of medicines, in particular for older people. You'll learn about the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, effects of medicine, correctly storing and disposing of medicines and the difference between brand name and generic.
  • Healthy Brain, Healthy Life - This session explores how to reduce the risk of developing dementia as well as common symptoms, risk factors and how the brain changes with age.
  • Luna Park - Explore all of the fun at the world famous Luna Park! Join your friends on the roller coasters, dodgem cars and ferris wheel and make sure to get in quick so that you don’t miss out!
  • Male Carers Peer Support Group - Carer Gateway offer facilitated peer support sessions which provides a safe space for carers to meet other people with similar lived experiences and to share, learn and support each other.
  • Mature Aged Carers Peer Support Group - Carer Gateway offer facilitated peer support sessions which provides a safe space for carers to meet other people with similar lived experiences and to share, learn and support each other.
  • Mindfulness Art Class - Join this 4-part series at the Chatswood office for a calm mind and body. Mindfulness art is all about being aware of where your mind is with gentle acceptance and can have a transformative effect on daily life.
  • Movie Night - DC League of Super-Pets - Grab your seats and join us in watching the new DC adventure comedy about Superman and his super-dog, Krypto! Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped.
  • NAIDOC Family Fun Day - NAIDOC Family Fun Day is an event for not only Aboriginal communities but also Australians from all walks of life to come together, connect and learn about Aboriginal culture. A day for the whole family to come and enjoy free food, entertainment and activities.
  • Glenworth Valley Quad Biking and Laser Skirmish - Get ready to take the handles and experience Glenworth Valley’s unforgettable quad biking tour! Then, get the chance to take on your friends during a laser skirmish battle in the bush.
  • Meet Your Peers and Connect at the Royal Botanical Gardens - If you've been part of the peer support program over the past 2 years, we'd love to invite you the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens to meet face to face over a coffee and walking tour.
  • RSA and RCG Course - Are you 18 and wanting to explore job options in the hospitality industry? Register to this event for enrolment in RSA and RCG course, you will get your certificate on the same day of completion of both courses.
  • Great Young Carer Bake Off - Dust off your aprons and chefs hat to join us and test out your cooking skills at our Young Carer Bake off!
  • Arthritis Management - Arthritis is a common condition particularly among older Australians, and is a large contributor to illness, pain and disability. Join this information session if you care for someone with arthritis
  • Carer Movie Time - Studies show the importance of meeting people face to face can improve your mental and physical health. Come meet your peers, connect over a drink, and watch a movie on us.
  • Carers of People with a Disability - Carer Gateway offer facilitated peer support sessions which provides a safe space for carers to meet other people with similar lived experiences and to share, learn and support each other.
  • Expression of Interest - Blue Mountains 3 Day Carer Retreat - We are delighted to offer carers (who may have missed the opportunity to attend a retreat) this Katoomba 3 day stay retreat.
  • Guided Meditation - As carers, it's important to take time to relax and recharge. Join Sammy, our accredited mindfulness coach for guided meditation.
  • The Journey of Grief – 4 Part Series - As carers, we experience change, loss and grief. Rose Rowlson will cover understanding your grief and anger, how to deal with feelings of guilt and how to move forward and rediscover yourself.
  • Meet Your Peers - Tour of the Opera House - Meet your peers with a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House! Lunch and coffee will be provided.
  • Move Well with Theodora - Physical activity plays a key role in our overall well-being, but is often the first to fall to the wayside in a busy schedule! Join us for a blood-pumping, mood-boosting and stress-relieving movement session designed for all bodies and fitness levels.
  • NDIS Plan Management - Join this session to understand the various funding ‘buckets’ you will find in your plan, share tips on how to find the correct pricing for your supports, share some creative ways to make sure you stretch your funds as far as possible and outline some of the hidden costs you need to watch out for.
  • Thank You for Signing Up to an Event - Thank you for registering for a Carer Gateway event.
  • Carer Gateway Event - Thank You - Expression Of Interest - Thank you for your interest for a Carer Gateway event.