How to Thrive - Expression of Interest
From: 01 January 2023 8:00 pm
Until: 31 December 2023 9:15 pm
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How to Thrive - Expression of Interest

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Are you ready to thrive?

HOW TO THRIVE” is an evidence-based yet practical program dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of carers.

This initiative has been a collaboration between Carer KaFÉ and ThriveAbility to prioritise the needs of our community heroes - carers - as they care for vulnerable children & young people.

Click on the link below and meet the Founder of ThriveAbility - Marie McLeod and hear how passionate she is about what makes us happy and well!

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/682621430/8018a27e77

“HOW TO THRIVE” is underpinned by the BEACON framework which brings together the latest science on wellbeing and combines it with qualified social workers / psychologist who have the experience supporting others just like you.  

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In 2023 we have had a great uptake with over 80 carers joing the program.  Both the carers and the ThriveAbility coaches have been blown away by the difference in the carers who have been involved in this program, especially given the short amount of time they have worked together.   

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“I travelled 4 hours to get here yesterday and was able to stay over last night.  It’s been so lovely and this morning I feel I’m really in the right headspace.  Thank you Carer KaFÉ for all you have done this past year… I have appreciated the online sessions but it is so good to be amongst other carers in person as it has been so isolating of late” - Accredited Foster Carer 

“I’m here because I don’t want to lose the passion I have for what I do.” - Accredited Foster Carer 

“I’m here because I need to refill my tank for the next child.  I need permission to look after myself and get myself right before I put my hand up for another baby.” - Accredited Foster Carer 

“I just want to do me!” - Permanent Carer 

“We all crawled in here and now we’re walking” - Statutory Kinship Carer

“How to Thrive 101 is a great program because it is all about helping you, reach our full potential and giving ourselves permission to say No I’m not okay… but the good thing about this program it has opened my eyes, my heart to see me. I’m a single grandmother raising 7 grandchildren. So my world is centred around them and there is so much to do. As their primary carer, my needs are non-existent and irrelevant because all my focus is on them. I’m their provider, their security guard, their maid, cook, cleaner, mum, father, nurse, teammate, nan, carer. I’m meeting all their physical, and emotional needs so they don’t have to worry for anything. How To Thrive 101 helped me to see me and to do me. I have compassion for others but had none for me. I hid behind a wall of lies because as carers we are resilient, we are strong, we are long suffering, perseverant and patient… we have all the characteristics to show others but inwardly and silently I was dying.  Do this program, it has changed my life for the better. I love me and I’m going to care for me and give myself time to enjoy life for me. Happiness is an emotion that gives you that lift… but once expressed, felt, given, received it can go just as quickly… but knowing how to Thrive in your emotional lulls as well as the ups and downs is the key to a full and thriving lifestyle. I’m talking about myself… for me acknowledging my weaknesses to myself and then to others was so hard. Even to give myself permission to love on myself… The guilt, the shame I told myself had me always loving on others to make them happy, which in turn made me happy. Happiness is the outward feeling I express but the joy I have now comes from within and this is where my thriving in all kinds of adversities, feelings, emotions, dreams and desire happen. Thriving is a lifelong challenge which will be a part of my everyday imprint. Thriving to me at this stage is to enjoy the newfound me. I will fill the inside of me with joy and from the joy from within will flow rivers of happiness to those around me and it will be genuine, honest and liberating. This has liberated me.” - Statutory Kinship Carer

“I have been rolling the day (How to Thrive face to face event) around in my head and to be honest, I’ve never been a part of such a moving day in my professional career! Thank you. I’m humbled and better for it!!” - Suellen – ThriveAbility Coach

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR 2023:

Dates are yet to be confirmed for 2023.  You can register you expression of interest and we will notify you when 2023 dates are released.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please see attached documents for more information: How to Thrive Brochure / References and evidence base for BEACON.

If you'd like more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  0477 989 828.

Presented by: ThriveAbility

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How to Thrive - Expression of Interest

Specialist topics
How to Thrive - Expression of Interest
From: 01 January 2023 8:00 pm
Until: 31 December 2023 9:15 pm
Save to calendar
03 9416 4292

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