Conference spotlight on carers’ wellbeing

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Campbelltown arts centre will host the Thrive 16 conference.

Thrive 2016 will put the spotlight on the importance of carers’ wellbeing.

The one day conference hosted by Campbelltown City Council is designed to highlight the importance for workers across the child care, health and community service sector to maintain their wellbeing so they are better able to support the children in their care.

The conference, presented by Campbelltown City Council’s Education and Care Services, will be held at Campbelltown Arts Centre on Saturday, March 19 from 8am to 4.15pm.

Featuring respected psychologist, author and managing director of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, and motivational speaker Dr William DeJean, the conference will include presentations from a variety of speakers, as well as workshops that highlight the importance of wellness and wellbeing across a range of subjects.

Dr Carr-Gregg will present the latest research on how technology can be employed to improve wellbeing and Dr DeJean, who consults across a range of social service and community organisations, will provide inspiration to support delegates to flourish as individuals in the important work they do.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr Paul Hawker, said Council’s Education and Care Services was proud to host their third biennial conference, recognising the importance of supporting people who work in the care of children, across all sectors, in the local community.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“When we invest in the wellness and wellbeing of people across the child care, health and community service sector, we are supporting the care and development of our children,” Cr Hawker said.[/social_quote]

“Adults play a critical role in shaping the social and emotional development of young children, so it’s important that educators and service providers are mindful of their own wellbeing.

“The stress and challenges of everyday life impact all of us. Making your own wellbeing a priority benefits the children in your care, and in turn, the entire community,” Cr Hawker said.

For more details visit the website here.



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