13 May
Celebrating Carers for National Families Week

Celebrating Carers for National Families Week

Sunday May 15 marks the United Nations International Day of Families. To celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society we celebrate National Families Week which runs from 15th May – 21st May. This year’s theme, “Stronger Families, Stronger Communities”, is underpinned by the work we do at Workpower, working alongside families to build capacity through carer respite.

The role of informal carers cannot be underestimated in terms of the significant contribution that they make to society. Informal carers provide over 1.3 billion hours of care per year, supporting their loved ones to live at home and participate in their local community.  The impact of providing ongoing care on the carer can result in economic hardship, isolation and manifestation of mental health issues, such as depression, stress related illnesses and sleep deprivation.

As part of National Families week, Workpower would like to celebrate the role carers play in the lives of people experiencing mental illness or living with autism by offering carers the opportunity to attend our Make Time for Me workshop. Make Time for Me is free of charge and will offer carers a tranquil morning of relaxation and massage techniques. This workshop is being held on June 10th at the Rise Community Centre, Maylands.

See our flyer for more information and how to reserve a place!

Bookings are essential so reserve your place today!