The Neurological Council will be hosting Carers Week Wellness Morning Teas across the state to mark National Carers Week which runs from 16 – 22 October.
Carers of people who are living with any neurological condition or disease, such as dementia, depression, acquired brain injury, Parkinson’s, or any rare neurological illness, are all invited to attend the events with those they care for and their loved ones.
Attendees will be able to learn more about the support services available for carers, be inspired by presenters, have a mini-health check or talk confidentially with a neurological nurse, and enjoy a relaxed, fully catered morning tea.
There are over 2.65 million carers across Australia, who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who may be frail aged, have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, or an alcohol or other drug issue.
Kym Heine, Clinical Nurse Manager at the Neurological Council WA, works closely with her client’s carers, and is aware of the significant amount of time and energy that goes into the role of being a carer.
“The Neurological Council WA has many clients who are supported and cared for by a devoted and dedicated spouse, family member, or friend, a person who goes above and beyond to ensure their loved one is getting the assistance, support, and care that they require to live their best life with the challenges that they are facing”.
“Carers give so much in their day-to-day lives to ensure the safety and health of those they care for, and while many carers will say that the role is very rewarding, it should also be acknowledged that carers can face significant physical and mental challenges due to the demands of their role”.
“The key for carers is to find balance, which is not easy, especially if you are juggling a whole range of other duties, responsibilities, or in some cases your own personal health issues, in addition to caring for a loved one”.
“We’re hosting these morning teas so carers of people facing neurological illness and challenges can come together, know that they are not alone in their situation, feel supported, access information and assistance, and check in on their own health”.
The events will run from 10am – 11.30am and are being held in the following locations:
- Perth - Friday 21 October | The Niche, Nedlands
- Albany - Thursday 20 October | Beryl Grant Community Centre
- Bunbury - Wednesday 19 October | Lotterywest Building
- Geraldton - Wednesday 19 October | Lotterywest Building
Bookings are essential for catering purposes and seats are limited.
These events are support by Carers WA and Lotterywest.
Synapse, Australia's Brain Injury Organisation, is also hosting a fantastic Pamper Morning Tea for Carers on Friday 21 October.. Download the information here: Synapse Carers Event Information.
Neurological Council of WA | The Neurological Council of WA is a not-for-profit peak body for the neurological sector and provides neurological nursing and health system navigation support to Western Australians of all ages experiencing neurological symptoms or living with a neurological diagnosis. The service is offered state-wide and is funded by the WA Department of Health or through NDIS for eligible clients. There is no out-of pocket cost to clients eligible for funded services.