CS Celebrates Carers Week 2021 with an Online Festival of Events

Join us for a week of online events of health and wellbeing to celebrate Carers Week. Whether you work in the aged care and disability industry or are an informal carer, this week has been designed with you in mind. Make sure you register for the events as places are limited for each session. Can't wait to see you online during Carers Week 2021.

Monday 11th October 2021

10:00am - 10:30am
Yoga with Karmen
Start the week with some yoga - join Karmen for some simple sun salutations, a breakdown of surya namaskar A&B, and saluting the sun as we welcome in the spring season!
Spaces are limited.
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cooking Session with Michelle from The Edible Box
Michelle will teach you how to make the perfect afternoon tea with the contents of your fridge or cupboard.
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Tuesday 12th October 2021

10:00am - 10:45am
CS Talks with Careseekers Community Member and Carer - Adele Gibson
Join us for a candid talk with the inspiring Adele Gibson who is a carer for her son. Hear her inspiring story and how she manages her son's care on a daily basis. A special CS Talks not to be missed!
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Tuesday Team Trivia!
Come and join the Careseekers HQ team for some triva Tuesday fun. Turn on your music, facts, celebrities, Australian history and general knowledge - and come armed with a team name and a phone or computer for Kahoot access. Winner will receive a prize!
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Wednesday 13th October 2021
9:00-9:30am - A morning of mindfulness with Natalie from OWNYOURHEALTH

Emotional Intelligence is an area of growth for everyone, regardless of their stage in life. Building a capacity to recognize, identify, and understand emotions within ourselves and others is crucial for greater connection, life satisfaction and overall health and wellbeing.

During this session, Natalie will introduce you to Emotional Intelligence whilst shining a light on the power Mindfulness Meditation to manage emotions, handle conflict and stress, whilst tapping into the benefits of mindfulness.
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bake along with Isabella - Learn to bake an apple cake
CS Staff Member Isabella is a baker extraordinaire and the CS Team were always spoiled with her treats when we were in the office. You don't want to miss this session. It's a pefect cake to bring along to a lockdown picnic or better yet a non locked down party.
Once you have registered you will be sent the ingredients in an email so you are all ready to go.
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Thursday 14th October 2021

Care to Self-Care with Stella Ladikos
Centred around tips & tricks of how to implement self-care for our mental wellbeing. Come and join Stella as she breaks down the stigma surrounding mental health.
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12:00 - 12:30pm
The Dementia Darling
Carrie is a US based Gerontologist. Her experience of working with Dementia patients means she has excellent tips for caregivers dealing with parents, partners, family members and friends with Dementia.
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Lunchtime jam session with MONICO - Isaac Atienzo
Come and listen to the wonderful tunes of Isaac while you eat lunch! His soulful voice will really lift ones spirits. Check him out on Spotify! (He's one of our amazing Care Workers too!)
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Friday 15th October 2021

Mindfulness with Rita Young - Sydney Mindfulness Training
By practicing mindfulness you can change the way you think about your experiences and therefore cope more effectively with everyday stress, including anxiety, chronic pain or mild depression - Rita will teach us how to bring mindfulness into your day.
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Body Awareness as a Carer with Physiotherapist Elana

This will be an active body awareness class which explores using gluts and shoulder stabilisers to prevent injuries in Carers as they assist their clients or loved ones. A really important session for carers and care workers to avoid injuries when supporting family members and clients.
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12:00pm - 12:30pm
A chat with ZOE SIMMONS Journalist, author and editor, mental health
Join Zoe as she talks about advocacy writing, self care and mental health recovery through words. As a woman with a disability, Zoe knows how meaningful it can be to share your voice with the world. Learn how to use the power of storytelling and lived experience, and how creativity can positively impact your mental health.
Register here