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Workshops

With the support of NDIS Information Linkages and Capacity Building funding, PDCN is now able to offer three different types of online workshops are specifically for people with disability or parents of children with disability (be they adult or younger):

  • NDIS Self-Management
  • Self-Advocacy – speaking up about your rights
  • Resilience

These free online workshops will be run by a skilled Peer Facilitator with lived experience of disability, in a safe and inclusive environment. You can ask questions, and even receive individualised support after the workshop.

If you would like individual support, please refer to the Peer Groups and Support section of the website and select ‘Individual support’ when registering.

 

Self-Advocacy Workshop

Do you need some strategies, tips, and effective methods to help you know how and when to speak up for yourself?

This free online workshop will give you the opportunity to learn more about how to speak up for your rights and advocate for yourself. The workshop will cover in depth: what self-advocacy is, how to do it, when you might need it and the best ways to communicate.

It will address the many contexts or environments in which you might need to stand up for your rights. These could include with family, service providers, healthcare professionals and more. Individual support is also available at the conclusion of this workshop.

Upcoming Self-Advocacy Workshops:

Morning Session:
Day: Tuesday 18 August 2020
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm (15 minute break included)

Evening Session:
Day: Tuesday 18 August 2020
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm (15 minute break included)

Registrations are essential
Please scroll down to fill in a registration form

 

NDIS Self-Management Workshop

Are you considering self-managing your NDIS plan or a family member’s plan? Maybe you are already self-managing an NDIS plan but would like more information and tips?

This free online workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about what self-managing an NDIS plan means. The workshop will cover in depth: understanding the benefits of self-management, clarifying what how they money can be spent, providing information on how to make a payment request, suggestions on how to keep records and supports to do this.

This workshop is designed for participants who already have an NDIS plan and are either already self-managing or considering self-managing. Individual support is also available at the conclusion of this workshop.

Upcoming NDIS Self-Management Workshops:

Morning Session:
Day: Tuesday 25 August 2020
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm (15 minute break included)

Evening Session:
Day: Tuesday 25 August 2020
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm (15 minute break included)

Registrations are essential
Please scroll down to fill in a registration form

 

Resilience Workshop

Resilience is about recognising and growing durable inner strength. It is more than just recovering from loss, trauma, or ongoing difficult situations or circumstances. It is about cultivating well-being, developing mental resources, and developing an underlying sense of happiness, love, and peace.

No matter who we are, there will be periods in our lives in which we have had to rely on and further develop our resilience.

In this online workshop we will seek to:

  • Identify and assist in converting your current skills of resilience into recognisable resources
  • Build on those resources by identifying stressor & negative biases
  • Recognise emotional responses and their impact
  • Identify ways to build skills and mindsets to further develop strengths and skills in resilience
  • Provide a list of resources.

The workshop is facilitated by Wendy Banfield, an adult educator with a keen interest in how our mind works. The workshop will be free of complex psychological terminology and will provide a safe space to explore what resilience means without having to expose personal uncomfortable stories.

Individual support is also available at the conclusion of this workshop.

To find out when our next Resilience Workshop is scheduled and register your interest, please contact us.

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