The value of being part of a carer support group is that you are not alone.
Carers Victoria says anyone at any time can be a carer and while there are many rewards, caring can be very demanding and often restricts the lives of individual carers and their families.
MTHCS coordinates Carer Support Groups that meet regularly across the catchment to provide support and information to family and friend carers.
As well as providing social gatherings, groups can also involve workshops and information sessions on topics of interest, as well as support and advocacy.
To receive a current plan of meeting dates or for general informaiton, call the Ouyen Service Centre on (03) 5092 1111 and speak to the Carer Support Coordinator.