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Neurological Council morning tea to give carers a chance to look after themselves

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
Neurological Council clinical nurse manager Kym Heine and Joanne Khan.
Camera IconNeurological Council clinical nurse manager Kym Heine and Joanne Khan. Credit: Supplied

The Neurological Council of WA is inviting carers to take part in a free Albany morning tea workshop as part of National Carers Week.

The 90-minute session which will take place on October 20 is aimed at carers of people living with neurological condition or disease, such as Parkinson’s, dementia, migraines, depression or an acquired brain injury.

As part of the session, Carers WA will provide information about carer support services, The HeARTwork Centre will introduce light-hearted fun, and neurological nurses will provide mini-health checks and opportunities to talk confidentially.

Neurological Council clinical nurse manager Kym Heine said a significant amount of time and energy went into the role of being a carer.

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“Carers give so much in their day-to-day lives to ensure the safety and health of those they care for, and while many carers will say that the role is very rewarding, it should also be acknowledged that carers can face significant physical and mental challenges due to the demands of their role,” she said.

“The key for carers is to find balance, which is not easy, especially if you are juggling a whole range of other duties, responsibilities, or your own personal health issues, in addition to caring for a loved one.

“We’re hosting these morning teas so carers of people facing neurological illness and challenges can come together, know that they are not alone in their situation, feel supported, access information and assistance, and check in on their own health.”

Bookings are essential for the free, fully catered morning tea as seats are limited.

For more information call 6457 7533, email events@ncwa.com.au or visit bit.ly/3e9h2vM.

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