Nov
29
11:00 am11:00

Public Forum: Preparation for the NDIS.

As an organisation we are committed to helping carers access the NDIS for the person they care for. Come to these sessions to be assisted on the journey and find out what will be happening to our program as we move forward into the New Year and beyond. At The Kirribilli Centre. Everyone welcome.

Thursday, 24th November, 10:00am – 3:00pm - Late Spring Wildflower Guided Walk with Lunch, North Head
Nov
24
10:00 am10:00

Thursday, 24th November, 10:00am – 3:00pm - Late Spring Wildflower Guided Walk with Lunch, North Head

  • North Head Scenic Drive Manly, NSW, 2095 Australia

Come and join our beautiful guided nature walk, at the best season for wildflowers in North Head.  This is an exciting joint event with You You Club, Chinese Carers Group.  We will immerse ourselves in the sanctuary of North Head National Park while meeting new carers, catching up with familiar faces, and later enjoy conversations over lunch with an outstanding ocean view.  Cost: $10 per person.  Carers Only.

‘Bus Trip to Wollondilly Heritage Centre & Museum with Lunch at the Camden Valley Inn
Oct
25
9:00 am09:00

‘Bus Trip to Wollondilly Heritage Centre & Museum with Lunch at the Camden Valley Inn

Join us for a fascinating two-hour guided tour of Wollondilly Heritage Centre & Museum (with a break for Devonshire Tea!!) to learn about Australia’s pioneering roots. Included in the museum’s collection are extensive photographic records, local family history, specialised collections such as Burragorang, Yerranderie and Coal Mining indigenous history of the Gundungurra people. Then on to the unique Tudor-style, heritage-listed Camden Valley Inn for a relaxing lunch with friends, before heading back to Kirribilli. Female Carers

‘Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Art Exhibition’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales followed by Lunch at The Pavilion Restaurant
Oct
22
9:00 am09:00

‘Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Art Exhibition’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales followed by Lunch at The Pavilion Restaurant

Extended by popular demand – this is your last weekend to have a private guided tour of Australia’s stunning art event which features 33 artworks and over 50 photographs which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship. Enjoy quality free time to further explore before coming together again for lunch at the beautiful Pavilion Restaurant next to the Art Gallery. Priority Working Carers

Men’s Group tour of Justice Museum and Lunch at Circular Quay
Oct
20
11:00 am11:00

Men’s Group tour of Justice Museum and Lunch at Circular Quay

Have a chance to “Immerse yourself in Sydney's chilling criminal past in this unique water-front museum of policing, law and disorder - with its grizzly collection of underworld weapons along with tales of mayhem and lawlessness, aptly described as an educational resource befitting a 'professor in crime'.” This museum and private tour will give us an interesting insight into Sydney from the perspective of the law of the day. Male Carers only.

"Don't Make It Worse!"
Oct
19
Dec 8

"Don't Make It Worse!"

  • The Kirribilli Centre

This is an 8 week DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) integrated skills training for carers of someone with a mental illness who want to acquire effective skills to manage themselves in overwhelming situations.  

Three areas of DBT skills being focused on in this program: 

  • Mindfulness 
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotion Regulation  

Commitment to participate in all 8 weeks sessions is essential.  
An individual interview will be conducted in order to assess suitability prior to the program.

Registration closes on Friday 7th October 2016 at 5:00PM

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Art Exhibition’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales followed by Lunch at The Pavilion Restaurant
Sep
20
9:30 am09:30

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Art Exhibition’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales followed by Lunch at The Pavilion Restaurant

  • Art Gallery NSW

Please join us for a private guided tour of Australia’s favourite art event which features Archibald’s wonderful portraits, Wynne’s stunning landscapes and Sulman’s fascinating and varied artworks. Enjoy quality free time to further explore before coming together for lunch at the stunning Pavilion Restaurant next to the Art Gallery.
Carers Only

“Hand  Tempering on Marble: Chocolate Making Class”
Sep
4
1:30 pm13:30

“Hand Tempering on Marble: Chocolate Making Class”

  • Coco Chocolate

Learn the art of hand tempering on marble, a traditional french technique while you will also learn about the science and history of chocolate. You will make a chocolate bar, moulded chocolate, chocolate lollypops with artwork & freckles!  at the beautiful Coco Chocolate Studio in Mosman.

Priority Working Carers

“Introduction to Table Tennis – Coaching for Beginners” followed by a light lunch
Aug
30
10:00 am10:00

“Introduction to Table Tennis – Coaching for Beginners” followed by a light lunch

  • The Kirribilli Centre

Gold & silver medalist and highly experienced table tennis coach, Stephen Tai will again teach us the fundamental techniques to make our game of table tennis enjoyable & fun, whilst keeping fit.  Besides the physical health associated with the game, table tennis helps to train the mind, strengthen eyesight, increase motivation as you expand your social circles.  Join us at The Kirribilli Centre, where there will be time to chat about your newly acquired table tennis skills with your fellow trainees, over a light lunch at a nearby cafe, at the end of the session. We all had such a good time the last time this was run that we are putting this opportunity on again.

For Carers and Consumers

Lunch and Conversation at Kirribilli Club, Lavender Bay
Jul
29
11:00 am11:00

Lunch and Conversation at Kirribilli Club, Lavender Bay

Join us for a relaxing lunch and conversation at the historic Kirribilli Club, founded in 1943 for Australian Defence Force personnel and their families local to the Kirribilli/Milson’s Point area. It has seen many changes over the decades and has evolved into a club for all of the community. The venue overlooks our stunning Sydney Harbour and is also next to Wendy Whiteley’s ‘Secret Garden’. Catch up with old friends and perhaps meet new ones.

Female Carers Only

iPhone/iPad/Samsung Phone Photography Workshop
Jul
23
1:30 pm13:30

iPhone/iPad/Samsung Phone Photography Workshop

We have arranged for a private SignaturePhoto Smartphone Photography workshop for carers around Darlinghurst and Paddington in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. During this informal, hands-on

3 hour workshop we capture a variety of subjects including quirky close-ups and street photography as we walk through the architectural laneways of inner city Sydney suburbs of Darlinghurst and Paddington. You will learn how to create different effects at the time of taking a photo with your iPhone/Samsung phone and also how to edit images on your phone in interesting and creative ways.

This workshop will involve a lot of walking. Young adult carers are encouraged to apply.

iPhone/iPad or Samsung phone only. Carers only.

Pets as Therapy at Kissing Point, Putney Barbecue area
Jul
21
10:30 am10:30

Pets as Therapy at Kissing Point, Putney Barbecue area

One of our carers, Neil Yakalis, will bring his Golden Retriever along and run a Pets as Therapy informal session with the Mens Group. This will be followed by a barbecue lunch. Travel to and from the venue will be by ferry, which we can take from the Luna Park Wharf or if you prefer you can drive to the event.

For male carers only

The Bradfield Park Carers Program has moved to The Kirribilli Centre, 16 - 18 Fitzroy Street Kirribilli
Jul
4
Jul 31

The Bradfield Park Carers Program has moved to The Kirribilli Centre, 16 - 18 Fitzroy Street Kirribilli

  • The Kirribilli Centre

The Kirribilli Centre is located only 260 meters, or 3 minutes walk from where we were and enables us to flexibly cater to the needs of carers in many more ways.
All our programs are continuing normally, except we are now be located in this wonderful heritage listed building in Kirribilli.

N.B. Our phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s presentation of ‘OUR Land People Stories’ at the Sydney Opera House
Jun
25
1:30 pm13:30

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s presentation of ‘OUR Land People Stories’ at the Sydney Opera House

  • Sydney Opera House

Bangarra - Australia’s multi-award winning dance theatre company presents ‘OUR Land People Stories’. Artistic Director Stephen Page tells the story of internationally acclaimed visual artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu from North East Arnhem Land, drawing inspiration from her incredible life story and paintings. This piece showcases Bangarra’s unique contemporary dance form with its compelling Australian storytelling expression - an unforgettable afternoon at the theatre!

Priority Working Carers

Men’s Group Lunch and Conversation in the City
Jun
23
11:00 am11:00

Men’s Group Lunch and Conversation in the City

  • Bradfield Park Wellbeing Centre

The men’s group will be meeting for a relaxed time to talk about the current issues facing carers and what the future holds  – as well as a relaxed time to enjoy some good food. The group is open to all male carers. We will be meeting at Bradfield Park at 11am for morning tea and then travelling by train to Town Hall station, which is only 5 minutes from the venue.
Male Carers only

Healing Your Life for Carers 3 Day Workshop at Quest for Life, Bundanoon
Jun
14
Jun 16

Healing Your Life for Carers 3 Day Workshop at Quest for Life, Bundanoon

Healing Your Life is a nurturing workshop designed to meet the needs of people seeking peace and healing after a traumatic experience, or who live with depression, anger, despair or some other challenging emotion. Carers will stay in shared accommodation. Transport will be by coach from Bradfield Park to Bundanoon and return.

Funding provided by Northside Community Forum.  
Carers Only

Men’s Group Mini Golf at Pittwater Golf Centre
May
19
10:00 am10:00

Men’s Group Mini Golf at Pittwater Golf Centre

We’ll be having an enjoyable time putting around the mini golf range, followed by
lunch. We’ll meet at Bradfield Park and go by mini bus to the Golf Centre, play some
mini golf and then have a relaxing lunch before returning back to Bradfield Park. This
will be a fun time and there is absolutely no previous experience necessary.  
For Male Carers

‘Beethoven & Mozart V’, at Sydney Opera House
May
15
12:50 pm12:50

‘Beethoven & Mozart V’, at Sydney Opera House

Enjoy a sublime Sunday afternoon with other carers at the Sydney Opera House attending a historical lecture on Beethoven & Mozart by a classical music expert in the Main Foyer. This will be followed by a performance in the Concert Hall linking in with the lecture, with works by Beethoven, Bach and Mozart. This tour de force directed by Richard Tognetti will take you from “aching beauty, torrential passion, rapturous heights to a musicological Holy Grail”. Have a great time! Priority Working Carers

Scenic Minibus Drive to the Eastern Suburbs with a Tour of Historic Vaucluse  House followed by Lunch at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
May
12
8:45 am08:45

Scenic Minibus Drive to the Eastern Suburbs with a Tour of Historic Vaucluse  House followed by Lunch at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Join us for a scenic drive to beautiful Vaucluse House, one of Sydney’s few 19th ‐ century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and wooded grounds. We will enjoy a private tour, with free time to further explore this historic property. Having worked up an appetite, we will then head to the iconic Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel to enjoy an appetising lunch. Have fun catching up with friends and perhaps meeting new ones in this stunning location overlooking Sydney Harbour.  
Female Carers Only 

"Don't Make It Worse!" Program
May
10
Jun 28

"Don't Make It Worse!" Program

  • The Kirribilli Centre

Starting Tuesday 10th May 2016
(for 8 consecutive Tuesdays: May 10, 17, 24 & 31, June 7, 14, 21 & 28)

This is an 8 week DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) integrated skills training for carers of someone with a mental illness who want to acquire effective skills to manage themselves in overwhelming situations.  

Three areas of DBT skills being focused on in this program:

  • Mindfulness
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotion Regulation  

Commitment to participate in all 8 weeks sessions is essential.  
An individual interview will be conducted in order to assess suitability prior to the program.

Carers Only

Funded by Partners in Recovery Sydney North Shore and Beaches / CCNB

‘Understanding IT’ Workshop for Women at Crows Nest TAFE followed by lunch
Apr
28
9:30 am09:30

‘Understanding IT’ Workshop for Women at Crows Nest TAFE followed by lunch

Crows Nest TAFE Outreach Program has generously put together a workshop on Digital Technology and computers, specifically designed for Bradfield Park Carers.  You will cover topics including social media, internet sites, security issues, smart phones and other things. Computers and an experienced Crows Nest TAFE facilitator will be available, for one morning only.  Following the workshop, you will be able to share your newly acquired skills over lunch.  Great opportunity to upskill in IT, whilst catching up with old friends or meeting new ones. 

Female Carers Only

Ping Pong Anyone? – Introduction to table tennis – coaching for beginners
Apr
26
10:00 am10:00

Ping Pong Anyone? – Introduction to table tennis – coaching for beginners

  • The Kirribilli Centre

Gold & silver medalist and highly experienced table tennis coach, Stephen Tai will teach you the fundamental techniques to make your game of table tennis enjoyable & fun, whilst keeping fit.  Besides the physical health associated with the game, table tennis helps to train the mind, strengthen eye-sight, increase motivation as you expand your social circles.  Join us at The Kirribilli Centre, where there will be time to chat about your newly acquired ping pong skills with your fellow trainees, over a cuppa, at the end of the session.

For Carers and Consumers

Men’s Group BBQ and discussion on South America
Apr
21
11:00 am11:00

Men’s Group BBQ and discussion on South America

  • The Kirribilli Centre

Carer, Seymour Major, who has vast experience as both a tour guide and with living in South America will give his thoughts and observations on this wonderful place. We will also be having a delicious lunch on the balcony of The Kirribilli Centre. Male Carers only.

Young Carers 8-12, School Holiday Program – Fun on the Farm
Apr
19
9:00 am09:00

Young Carers 8-12, School Holiday Program – Fun on the Farm

  • Bradfiled Park Wellbeing Centre

Come for a day full of fun at Golden Ridge Animal Farm in Dural and experience farm life for a day. Handle baby chicks, ducklings and rabbits and feed some of the larger animals. Learn to milk a cow and bottle - feed baby lambs and goats. Enjoy a sausage sizzle lunch followed by an Egg Hunt and Musical Hay Bales!!

Eligibility: Young Carers (Aged 8 – 12) of people with a mental illness, living in the Northern Sydney Area

Public  Forum, ‘Open Dialogue’ explained by Satu Beverley
Apr
14
12:00 pm12:00

Public Forum, ‘Open Dialogue’ explained by Satu Beverley

  • The Kirribilli Centre

Retired psychologist, Satu Beverley travelled to Finland in 2011 to see how Open Dialogue works in practice.  She became convinced that it achieves the best outcomes in the treatment of mental illness in the world.  Since then she has personally used Open Dialogue approach successfully in Australia. Satu has spoken on this topic at various events and now we invite you to join us for Satu’s informative presentation and afternoon tea at The Kirribilli Centre, Kirribilli. All welcome, but please RSVP first.

Young Carers 13-17, School Holiday Program – Action on the Water
Apr
12
9:00 am09:00

Young Carers 13-17, School Holiday Program – Action on the Water

  • Bradfield Park Wellbeing Centre

Join us on a whirlwind tour of Darling Harbour checking out action ships at the Maritime Museum from tall ships to submarines before moving on to the famous Hard Rock Café for a leisurely lunch, music and lots of rock memorabilia to check out. Complete the day with a thrilling jet boat ride around Sydney Harbour!!

Eligibility: Young Carers (Aged 13 – 17) of people with a mental illness, living in the Northern Sydney Area 

Ladies Lawn Bowls and High Tea
Mar
23
11:00 am11:00

Ladies Lawn Bowls and High Tea

  • Waverton North Sydney Bowling Club

Join us for a morning of relaxed fun, playing one of Australia’s favourite summer past times, lawn bowls followed by a delightful high tea. At the Waverton North Sydney Bowling Club you will enjoy outstanding views over Sydney harbour, whilst reacquainting with old friends or meeting new ones. Beginner bowlers are welcome, as some bowling training will be provided. 
Female Carers Only

Men's Group at the Australian Aviation Museum
Mar
16
10:00 am10:00

Men's Group at the Australian Aviation Museum

  • Bradfield Park Wellbeing Centre

We are going to the Australian Aviation Museum at Bankstown, followed bylunch at Bankstown RSL on Wednesday the 16th of March. Please note that the date and times have changed for this event.

We will meet at Bradfield Park before travelling by minibus at 10am to the Museum and after to lunch and then return to Bradfield Park by about 3pm. The museum has an extensive collection.

For male carers only.