MyTime

A peer support program for parents and caregivers.
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MyTime is a peer support program for parents and caregivers of children aged 0-18 years with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. 

If you feel like you need some time for yourself to connect with other parents and caregivers who understand caring for a child with complex needs, MyTime is an opportunity to do that. Each group is supported by a facilitator who helps the group to connect over a coffee and chat in a relaxed environment. Throughout the term the group will also spend sessions on self-care activities and structured discussions around, relevant topics.

We currently have MyTime groups located in Morwell, Shepparton, Mildura, Kyabram, Geelong, Heidelberg, Blackburn, Doreen, Reservoir, Bendigo, Cobram, Mt Evelyn, Alphington, West Gully, Ballarat, and Wangaratta.

For information about MyTime groups in Victoria please contact Madison King at mytime@dsav.asn.au or phone 9486 9600.

MyTime

MyTime

This page tells you about MyTime groups and how to join.

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MyTime groups are for parents and caregivers of a child who:

• is younger than 18 years

• has a disability or a health condition.

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MyTime groups are peer support groups.

That means that parents and families can support each other and share information.

A group leader

A facilitator helps at the group meetings.

This is someone who helps people to take part in the meeting and makes the meeting go well.

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At the meetings, people can relax and talk to each other.

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At the meetings, people talk about things like:

• how to look after yourself

• other things that are important to parents and families who have a child with disability.

MyTime locations on a map

There are MyTime groups in these areas:

• Morwell

• Shepparton

• Mildura

• Kyabram

• Geelong

• Heidelberg

• Blackburn

• Doreen

• Reservoir

• Bendigo

• Cobram

• Mt Evelyn

• Alphington

• West Gully

• Ballarat

• Wangaratta.

How to find out more about MyTime

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You can contact Madison King at Down Syndrome Victoria.

Email mytime@dsav.asn.au

Phone 9486 9600