Disability

24/7 LOVE

Support, connection and care for carers

A FREE 6-week on-line group for people who care for a loved one living with disabilities.

DATES:  Wed 30th June – Wed 4th August, 11-12:30PM – ON-LINE.

Through supportive discussion and guided activities this course covers:

  • Developing a self-care practice you can do even when you’re flat-chat;
  • Self-compassion – i.e. how to become your own best friend;
  • Developing and nurturing healthy relationships;
  • Setting boundaries;
  • Growing your self-esteem;
  • Managing overwhelming emotions;
  • Moving through grief and loss;
  • Connecting with helpful services and people.

Prior to the group starting, our facilitators will invite participants to an individual on-line session. 

The purpose of this initial individual session is to:

  • gain an understanding of each participant’s specific interests and needs;
  • give participants the opportunity to ask any questions they may have, and
  • solve any technical issues around accessing an on-line group that may present for some participants. 

Facilitated by Relationships Australia group workers who live and work in mixed ability communities.

For more information, please contact Alicia (Al), Ability Groupwork Team Leader, at Relationships Australia, Illawarra Centre:  02 4221 2000 or via email illawarra@ransw.org.au


Sex, Love & Dating

For Men (Cis and Trans) and Non-Binary People living with a disability

This FREE 4-WEEK ON-LINE course offers practical support and learning around having respectful, safe, and fun relationships, on-line and off, with people we are attracted to.

DATES:  Monday 19th July – Monday 9th August, 11-1230pm.  ON-LINE.

Topics include:

Week 1:  Me, Myself & I – The Most Important Relationship I’ll Ever Have!

  • In this first week we’ll talk self-esteem, and strategies for developing a self-care practice that is enjoyable & nurturing.

Week 2:  I Really Like Them!  What Now?

  • In this second week we’ll be talking communication and healthy relationship styles, and the steps involved in asking that special someone out on a date (or more dates)! 

Week 3:  Hooking Up Safely:  Understanding Consent & Boundaries

  •  In this third week we’ll be talking about intimacy and sex on-line and off-line, and what we need to do to stay safe, and keep other people safe.

Week 4:  The Whole Package! 

In this final week, we’ll reflect on the key learnings from the last three weeks, and role-play some of the strategies we’ve discussed around healthy relationship styles and hooking up safely.  We’ll also discuss and refer to helpful services, apps, and products that support people living with disabilities to live their best dating life.

Prior to the group starting, our facilitators will invite participants to an individual on-line session. 

The purpose of this initial individual session is to:

  • gain an understanding of each participant’s specific interests and needs;
  • give participants the opportunity to ask any questions they may have, and
  • solve any technical issues around accessing an on-line group that may present for some participants. 

Facilitated by Relationships Australia group workers who live and work in mixed ability communities.

For more information, please contact Alicia (Al), Ability Groupwork Team Leader, at Relationships Australia, Illawarra Centre:  02 4221 2000 or via email illawarra@ransw.org.au


Sex, Love & Dating

For Women (Cis and Trans) and Non-Binary People living with a disability

This FREE 4-WEEK ON-LINE course offers practical support and learning around having respectful, safe and fun relationships, on-line and off, with people we are attracted to. 

DATES:  Tuesday 20th July – Tuesday 10th August, 11-1230pm.  ON-LINE.

Topics include:

Week 1:  Me, Myself & I – The Most Important Relationship I’ll Ever Have!

  • In this first week we’ll talk self-esteem – and strategies for developing a self-care practice that is enjoyable & nurturing.

Week 2:  I Really Like Them!  What Now?

  • In this second week we’ll be talking communication and healthy relationship styles, and the steps involved in asking that special someone out on a date (or more dates)! 

Week 3:  Hooking Up Safely:  Understanding Consent & Boundaries

  •  In this third week we’ll be talking intimacy and sex on-line and off-line, and what we need to do to stay safe, and to keep other people safe.

Week 4:  The Whole Package! 

  • In this final week, we’ll reflect on the greatest hits (key learnings) from the last three weeks, and role-play some of the strategies we’ve discussed around healthy relationship styles and hooking up safely.  We’ll also discuss and refer to helpful services, apps, and products that support people living with disabilities to live their best dating life.

Prior to the group starting, our facilitators will invite participants to an individual on-line session. 

The purpose of this initial individual session is to:

  • gain an understanding of each participant’s specific interests and needs;
  • give participants the opportunity to ask any questions they may have, and
  • solve any technical issues around accessing an on-line group that may present for some participants. 

Facilitated by Relationships Australia group workers who live and work in mixed ability communities.

For more information, please contact Alicia (Al), Ability Groupwork Team Leader, at Relationships Australia, Illawarra Centre:  02 4221 2000 or via email illawarra@ransw.org.au


Feeling GREAT About ME

A FREE 8-Week ON-LINE group for people living with disabilities

Dates:  Monday 18th Oct – Monday 6th Dec, 5:45pm – 7:17pm.  ON-LINE.

Feeling GREAT About ME is a nurturing, fun and practical 8-week educational on-line group tailored specifically to participants’ individual needs. 

Feeling GREAT About ME brings together core concepts from Relationships Australia’s long-running Relationship Education Program, such as Healthy Relationships, Self-Esteem, and Managing Strong Emotions, with a playful and gentle approach tailored specifically to the interest-areas of the group’s participants. 

Content includes:

  • Developing fun and relaxing self-care tools that are right for us
  • Growing our self-esteem
  • Boundary setting and keeping ourselves safe in relationship
  • Dealing with feelings of sadness and loneliness
  • Learning about and practicing “I Matter / You Matter” styles of relating
  • Managing overwhelming feelings
  • Relationships after group: staying connected with helpful services and people

Prior to the group starting, our facilitators will invite participants to an individual on-line session. 

The purpose of this initial individual session is to:

  • gain an understanding of each participant’s specific interests and needs;
  • give participants the opportunity to ask any questions they may have, and
  • solve any technical issues around accessing an on-line group that may present for some participants. 

Facilitated by Relationships Australia group workers who live and work in mixed ability communities.

For more information, please contact Alicia (Al), Ability Groupwork Team Leader, at Relationships Australia, Illawarra Centre:  02 4221 2000 or via email illawarra@ransw.org.au


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