Carpentaria is proud to partner with the Parenting Research Centre to facilitate MyTime in the Northern Territory.
MyTime groups provide support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition.
It’s a place for carers to unwind and talk about their experiences. It is a world away from appointments and therapy.
MyTime members come from different backgrounds and their children have different abilities and needs. Through talking about their experiences, carers share their varied ways of reacting to and coping with their challenges. Members support each other and build relationships, which can lead to an increased sense of belonging and wellbeing.
Carers can enjoy a relaxed environment and socialise and share ideas with others who understand the rewards and intensity of caring for a child with additional needs. Play helpers keep children busy and active and siblings are also welcome. Refreshments are provided.
Groups are open and inclusive of all families with diverse backgrounds and offer thoroughly researched material and community support.
What parents say about MyTime:
“I’m new to MyTime but it is fast becoming a highlight and priority in my week. It’s great to meet up with other parents who are coping and dealing with children who have physical, medical or intellectual challenges. MyTime is great company, great coffee and a great supportive, caring environment.”
“MyTime gives parents a chance to have some time with parents in similar situations. It gives us a chance to speak, listen, learn and relax once a week while our children are safe and making friends in a positive and stimulating environment. It is a great group to be part of.”
MyTime is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and nationally coordinated by the Parenting Research Centre.