Peer Support

Sharing experiences with other foster, kinship and relative carers is important to the mental and emotional wellbeing of people who care. Connecting Carers NSW supports carers by facilitating the peer support opportunities vital to making strong connections in the out of home care system. Contact your Regional Coordinator for information about support groups in your area.

Join a Support Group

Some support groups are run by carers, for carers, others are facilitated by non-government organisations. Groups available include:

  • Aboriginal
  • Arabic
  • Disability Support
  • Foster, kinship and relative carers
  • Grandparents
  • Jewish
  • Pacific Communities
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

For further information on available support groups and how to join, contact your Regional Coordinator.

Start a Support Group

If you’d like to establish a support group, Connecting Carers NSW can assist you. Contact your Regional Coordinator to get started.

Find Out More About Training & Support

For more information about training and support, contact your Regional Coordinator.

Bankstown Support Group
Last Friday Of The Month. 10.30- 12.30PM
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Berkeley Vale Carers Support Group
Last Wednesday
Contact on 0448 490 892 or hunter@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Blacktown Carers Group
First Tuesday Of The Month. 10.30 -1.30PM
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Blacktown Grandparents
First Thursday Of The Month 10.00-12.00PM
Contact Amy Lawton on 02 98396287 or Amy.lawton@blacktown.nsw.gov.au

Campbletown Support Group
All Carers Welcome Fourth Wednesday Of The Month. 10.30 – 12.30PM
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Cessnock Carers Support Group
1st Thursday 10am to 12pm
Contact on 0448 490 892 or hunter@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Dulwich Hill Carers Support Group
Bi Monthly, Sunday 10.30am – 12.30pm
Contact on 0409 989 344 or metcentral@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Rutherford Carers Support Group
3rd Wednesday
Contact on 0448 490 892 or hunter@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Five Dock Carers Support Group
Monthly, Friday
Contact on 0409 989 344 or metcentral@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Hawksbury Support Group
Second Wednesday Of The Month 10.30 – 12.30PM
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Hornsby Heights Grandparents Support Group
Monthy, Thursday 10am
Contact on 0409 989 344 or metcentral@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Hunter Carers Support Group
1st Tuesday
Contact on 0448 490 892 or hunter@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Jewish Carers Support Group
4th Thursday Month 12md
Contact on 0409 989 344 or metcentral@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Lane Cove Carers Support Group
Quarterly 10am-12pm
Contact on 0409 989 344 or metcentral@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Life Without Barriers Support Group Blacktown
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Life Without Bariers Support Group Campbelltown
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Life Without Barriers Support Group Goulburn
All Carers Welcome
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Life Without Barriers Support Group Nowra
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Liverpool Carers Support Group
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Pacific Communities Carers Support Group
1st Thursday Month 10am
Contact on 0409 989 344 or metcentral@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Penrith Grandparents Group
1St & 3Rd Friday Of The Month 10.30 – 12.30PM
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Penrith Support Group
All Carers Welcome First Thursday Of The Month. 10.30 -1.30PM
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Relative Carers Support Group – Southwest Sydney
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Ryde Grandparent Carers Support Group
3rd Monday of the month 1pm
Contact on 9334 0133

St George Grandparents Support Group
2nd Tuesday of the Month
Contact Glenn Power on 0411 114 578 or glenn@grcbc.org.au

Southern Highlands Support Group
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Sutherland Grandparents Support Group
4th Thursday of the month 10am-12md
Contact Luba on 95218280 or ssics@bigpond.com

Sylvania Carers Support Group
Monthly, Mondays 10am-12md
Contact on 0409 989 344 or metcentral@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Vietnamese Support Group
Contact Sue O’Connor on 0439 476 234 or metwest@connectingcarersnsw.com.au

Wesley Dalmar Carers Support Group
1st Wednesday
Contact on 0448 490 892 or hunter@connectingcarersnsw.com.au