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MyTime parent group

 

​How MyTime works

MyTime groups provide a place to socialise, to discuss, to get information and to support and be supported by other carers.

Facilitators work with group members, helping them get to know each other and learn more about the services and supports in their area. Members choose what they would like to discuss in their groups, with help from the facilitator. Depending on what the group wants to do, the facilitator might guide group activities or provide resources.

Facilitators are workers from local organisations. They have qualifications and experience in disability, parenting or family support and bring to the MyTime group a good understanding of local resources and support services.

Play helpers keep children, including under school aged siblings, busy and active in activities such as singing, drawing, playing with toys, blocks or sand so that members can spend time catching up with one another.  Play helpers have skills in leading children’s play activities. However, they may not be qualified child care workers.

Each MyTime peer support group has a maximum of twelve families and meets fortnightly. The timing of group sessions is decided by families in discussion with the facilitator.

For more information you can check out the MyTime website or contact our facilitator, Carolyn on 0421 494 833.

How can MyTime help?

  • Meet parents, grandparents and carers in similar circumstances.
  • Making time for yourself and your needs helps your child.
  • Each group has a play helper who leads children and siblings in activities, so parents and carers can spend time focusing on catching up with others.

During the year parents and grandparents have explored many different topics together. We've had guest speakers from support organisations, relaxation mornings, family BBQ's and lots of coffee and cake. Come along and share the journey with other families in the Mount Ommaney community.