Carer Gateway & Merri Health Services Information Session

August 5, 2021

7:00pm-9:00pm (VIC)

Online

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Find out what the Carer Gateway is, and how you can get support as the carer for someone with a disability.

 

Dates

Date: Thursday 5 August

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (VIC)

Location

This is an online event.

About the event

Find out what the Carer Gateway is, and how you can get support as the carer for someone with a disability.

Participants will gain knowledge about:

  • How to access the Carer Gateway
  • What supports are available through the carer gateway, such as:

– counselling – in person or over the phone

– respite care – emergency and planned respite

– financial support to assist you in your caring role

– peer support through meeting others in similar caring roles

– or the availability of online skills courses

To register

To register, please visit our online registration page.

Presenters

Nicholas Colicchia

Nicholas is the Mental Health & Disability Engagement Officer at Merri Health in the Community Engagement and Program Development team; part of Merri Carer Services. Nicholas has worked in the Mental Health and community services sector for over 3 years, with roles in Disability Employment Services, Mental Health Support Work, NDIS and now Carer Services. Nicholas’ role involves engaging with organisations, councils and local communities to raise awareness of Carer Gateway and Merri Carer Services. Nicholas is also involved in developing programs that support carers of people with mental illness and/or disability. This ranges from creating Peer Support groups to designing and hosting information sessions, events or respite activities.

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