Caring for someone with depression can be very challenging, especially if the person is unwell for a long time. It can be hard to know what to do when faced with the physical and emotional demands that come with supporting a person with depression, especially when there are so many other things to manage as well.
Researchers from the Hunter Institute of Mental Health have found that people who learn to care for themselves tend to provide the best care for others. So the Institute has developed a six-week program called “Partners in Depression” to help those caring for someone with depression to learn about depression and about how to cope positively in their caring role. The word partner was chosen to encompass all relationships, such as spouses, parents and children, siblings, close friends, etc.
If you are caring for someone with depression and would like to come along to the “Partners in Depression” program, then please ring and book a spot. A maximum of 15 people will be in the group so that everyone can become friends and build relationships of trust that allow them to share and support one another through their journeys.
Please call Jan Williams on 62051957 or Michele Hawkins on 6255 0722 if you would like to find out more or to book a place.
• Afternoon tea provided
• Off-street, free parking available
• Buses stop regularly outside Alzheimer’s Australia ACT