Changing Minds Carer Support Group
The Changing Minds Carer Support Group is an informal, social group of people who care for family members or friends who are experiencing memory loss or living with a diagnosis of dementia.
The group began as an initiative driven by local people when Beechworth became a Dementia Friendly Town. Since then the group has grown in experience and respect in providing a solid grounding of support by shared experience, education and knowledge. Under the BHS Volunteer Strategy, the group is guided by volunteer carers with first-hand experience of travelling the journey of Dementia.
BHS supports the work of the Carer Support Group and provides a venue for the group to meet. The group works together with Dementia Australia and local allied health professionals to provide a comprehensive base from which carers can best manage their situation.
The group meet from 10:30am to 12.00pm, every fourth Wednesday of the month in the Primary Health Meeting room at BHS – enter via reception.
Contact the BHS Community Engagement Officer to find out more.
Upper Murray Family Care
Locally, Upper Murray Family Care provide a range of service for carers.
Please contact Support Options on 02 6055 8000.
If you would like participate in carer group across the state or Australia wide using BHS video facilities, please talk to the Community Engagement Office.