Families and Children

Understanding Depression and Anxiety

Tips for carers for Navigating the Journey

Please join Layla Weiss and Toni Garretty from the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Mental Health service for an evidence-based education session.

Supporting someone with a diagnosis of depression and anxiety can be stressful, challenging, and overwhelming!

This workshop will provide you with knowledge and tools in supporting your person during the different stages of their illness, including some helpful communication strategies.

Wednesday 22nd June 2022
10am-3pm (Please arrive for 9:30am for a 10am start)
Port Kembla Golf Club, Golf Place Primbee

Registrations are essential!

Email: familyandcarer@stride.com.au
Phone: (02) 4229 7254

Attendees will also receive coaching in developing a practical guide to implement during times of crisis to optimise your confidence and reduce risk for your person.


Stepping Forward Workshop

Stride Mental Health in collaboration with Family Drug Support, presents:
‘Stepping Forward’

  • Do you care for a loved one with a Mental Health concern?
  • Is someone in your family using drugs and/or alcohol?
  • Are you looking for practical down to earth information and support?

Please join us for a one-day program providing clear and practical information, a safe place to share and feel supported.

Friday 10th June 2022
10:30am-4:30pm
(Please arrive from 10am for a 10:30am start)
Wests Unanderra, 1 Hargreaves St Unanderra

Registrations are essential!

Email: familyandcarer@stride.com.au
Phone: (02) 4229 7254


Support Groups

Thirroul
Wednesday 1st June 2022
10am-12pm at Thirroul Community Centre
352/360 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul

Wollongong Evening
Wednesday 8th June 2022
5:30pm-7:30pm at Wollongong Stride Office
U2, 36-42 Auburn Street Wollongong

Warilla
Thursday 23rd June 2022
1pm-3pm at Warilla Community Centre
69 Benaud Cres, Warilla (Guest Speaker)

Nowra
Thursday 9th June 2022
10am-12pm at Nowra Stride Office
52a Worrigee St, Nowra

Ulladulla
Friday 17th June 2022
10:30am-12:30pm at Ulladulla Civic Centre
Princes Highway, Ulladulla

Kiama
Tuesday 28th June 2022
10am-12pm at Joyce Wheatley Community Centre
Terralong Street, Kiama


Eating Disorder Carers Support Group

A safe space to discuss your experiences of caring for someone with an eating disorder. Come and be support around specific challenges you face, focusing on your health, wellbeing, and
resilience.

Wednesday 8th June 2022
9:30am-11:30am at the Wollongong Stride Office
U2, 36-42 Auburn St, Wollongong


Bernadette Robinson – The Songs of Judy Garland

Join Stride in experiencing the extraordinary life of Judy Garland at a performance of classical songs with quintessential Old Hollywood Glamour.

The songs of Judy Garland will be a moving, funny, and unique performance by Bernadette Robinson.

Monday 20th June 2022
10am – 12:30pm
(Please arrive by 10am for morning tea, followed by the performance beginning at 11am)
Merrigong Theatre Company, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong

The performance running time is approximately 1hr 10mins (no interval)

Registrations are essential!

Email: familyandcarer@stride.com.au
Phone: (02) 4229 7254


Men’s Week Carer Golf Day

Stride, in collaboration with ARAFMI invite male carers who care for a loved one with mental health concerns to attend a golf event and lunch, in recognition of Men’s Health Week.

The 2022 theme being, building healthy environments for Men and Boys.

Thursday 16th June 2022, 11:30am
Wollongong Golf Club, 151 Corrimal Street Wollongong

Registrations are essential!

Please email familyandcarer@stride.com.au or call
(02) 4229 7254 to book.

Note: you may bring your own golf clubs if owned


Carers Walk and Talk

Join us for a relaxing walk and tea/coffee, at a range of different locations along the south coast, whilst enjoying the company of other carers and water views.

Wollongong
Tuesday 14th June 2022
9:30am-11:30am meeting at Levendi Café (beachfront)

Huskisson
Tuesday 7th June 2022
9:30am-11:30am meeting at Huskisson Wharf

Kiama
Tuesday 21st June 2022
10am-12pm meeting at Kiama Lighthouse


Nowra Carer Education Sessions – Communication Skills for Carers

Refine and practice your ways of communicating with your loved ones, especially when the going is tough.

Presented and facilitated by Raewyn Proctor, Education and Support Worker from the Stride Wollongong Office.

Tuesday 21st June 2022 & Tuesday 28th June 2022
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Nowra Stride Office, 52a Worrigee Street Nowra
** Education sessions will include lunch


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