Merri Health Carer Peer Support Program July - Aug

Merri Health Carer Peer Support Program 5


Jul 1–Aug 31 2022

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These events are only for carers in Melbourne's Northern regions that are registered with Carer Gateway.

To register call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm local time or visit

Online groups

Carers Whats App Groups - For carers who would like to make meaningful connections online with other carers in a similar situation.

Wellbeing carer groups

Mindfulness sessions10:30am-12pm

Merri Health is proud to offer another wellbeing session to help carers connect in peer support. A great opportunity to learn a new mindfulness approach and take time out from your caring role!

The sessions will be led by one of our counsellors, who is passionate about the benefits of mindfulness in nature – for the therapeutic aspect and just for the sheer enjoyment of it!

Edwardes Lake (Reservoir) - 12 July

Bundoora Park Café - 9 Aug

Yoga sessions via Zoom

Merri Health welcomes carers to join our yoga wellbeing sessions running every Wednesday. The yoga sessions aim to help carers connect in self care and with other carers.

Wednesdays 11am-12pm 6 July-31 Aug Zoom or occasional live sessions. 

Tranquillity and bliss to help reduce stress.

Art therapy

Join a safe and supportive environment to help:

  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Express yourself through art
  • Connect with others

No art skills required - all materials will be provid

Thursdays 10:30am-12pm 14 & 28 July, 11 & 25 Aug 

SPAN Community House, 64 Clyde Street, Thornbury, 3071, relieve stress and anxiety.

Dementia carers support group  

For registered carers of people living with Dementia in the Northern Metropolitan region of Melbourne, interested in meeting other carers in a similar role.

Come along and share experiences, stories and assist each other while continuing to care for someone living with Dementia.

Our Peer Facilitators will be there to support you.

Every 2nd Friday of the month 8 July, 12 Aug 10:30am-12pm

Northern Golf Club at 97 Glenroy Rd, Glenroy 

Carer Timeout groups

Movie groups

Join us for a movie and a meet up!
If you're a carer, take some time out from your caring role and meet other carers.

Yarra - First Monday of the month 10am-12:30pm 4 July, 1 Aug

The Nova Carlton, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton

Moreland - Third Tuesday of the month (except Dec) 6pm-8pm  19 July. 16 Aug

Pentridge Cinema, 1 Champ St, Coburg

Hume - Last Friday of the month 10am-12pm 29 July, 26 Aug 

Craigieburn United Cinema, 340 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn

Walk and talk carer groups 10-11am

North East 2nd Wednesday of the month  13 July, 10 Aug Meet at 110 Chifley Dr, Preston

North West every 1st Tuesday of the months 5 July, 2 Aug Meet at 5 D Cromwell Street, Glenroy

Carers Singing Group

If you are a registered carer, come along for a great opportunity to learn how to use your voice in song, take time out from your caring role and feel supported with peers.

Learn singing techniques, stagecraft, and have fun connecting with other carers. All carers are welcome, and even if you’ve never sang before, it’s all about connecting!

Wednesdays fortnightly 4pm-5pm 29 June-24 Aug Zoom or live at Coburg Lake