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Topic Tuesday // Defining your role as a Carer // Tues 21st May, 7pm AEST

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Taking on the role of caring for someone with mental health challenges is no easy feat, as mental health differs to physical health, sometimes it can take time to become aware that we are mental health carers in the first place. It can be very emotionally and physically demanding, as well as at times a rewarding experience. One of the really tricky elements of this task is understanding your identity as a carer, as well as supports that may be available to you.

 

Join us here on Tuesday the 21st of May as one of our Youth Peer Ambassador's (Carer) talks to the community about the challenges of defining our caring role, with a particular emphasis on young carer's. We welcome people from all walks of life to attend this event, and look forward to seeing you here Smiley Very Happy

 

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Defining your role as a Carer // Tues 21st May, 7pm AEST

Hello wonderful community! An extra special warm welcome to tonight’s members who wanted a reminder via the support button @BlueRay  @Faith-and-Hope @Shaz51  @Adge  @Appleblossom  @Sherry @outlander 

 

Tonight we will be working through the notion around identifying our role as carer’s, with a particular emphasis on the journey of young carers Smiley Happy

 

Today we are lucky enough to have one of our Youth Peer Ambassador’s, @Tim_YPA ! Tim is a young carer and has a great deal of insight from both a lived experience perspective and a research lens. Whilst everyone settles in, I will get Tim to introduce himself and share a little about his experience...

Re: Topic Tuesday // Defining your role as a Carer // Tues 21st May, 7pm AEST

Hi Everyone, it’s so great to e-meet you all, and to be part of this discussion. A little bit about me, I am currently doing a PhD in privacy and digital mental health technologies. I also teach and research on the side as well. Outside of work, I love to bake, and also run - which balance each other out perfectly! Smiley LOL

 

I also get the wonderful chance to work with SANE as a Peer Ambassador. My experience and the reasons I was asked to join this forum is that I have been a carer and supporter for my mum for a long time, as she's lived and gone on the recovery journey with a complex mental illness. Over the years this journey has been bumpy and challenging for both of us, and I'm really keen to support other young carers who are also on this journey. Throughout my experience, I've faced the challenge of accepting the identity of being a carer, juggling caring, school, work, social stuff…and also LIFE! 

 

I'm really looking forward to tonight's discussion Smiley Happy

Re: Topic Tuesday // Defining your role as a Carer // Tues 21st May, 7pm AEST

Re: Topic Tuesday // Defining your role as a Carer // Tues 21st May, 7pm AEST

Welcome @Shaz51  Smiley Happy Woohoo.

 

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Defining your role as a Carer // Tues 21st May, 7pm AEST

Thank you for reminding me this was on tonight. Im not really up for talking but i might read along with whats being spoken about.

Re: Topic Tuesday // Defining your role as a Carer // Tues 21st May, 7pm AEST

That is okay @outlander  no problem at all Smiley Happy We're very glad you're here regardless. I am sure you have heaps of insight into this one. Heart

Re: Topic Tuesday // Defining your role as a Carer // Tues 21st May, 7pm AEST

Hello! 
As someone who is new to being a young carer, I'm really looking forward to hear your perspective and insight @Tim_YPA 

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Defining your role as a Carer // Tues 21st May, 7pm AEST

Hey @Tictac  thanks so much for joining! We're looking forward to your insight too Smiley Happy 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Defining your role as a Carer // Tues 21st May, 7pm AEST

hello @Tictac Smiley Happy

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