Looking for an opportunity to swap ideas and feel part of a community in a relaxed environment? ‘It took me a long time to understand it was not all about my child. I also need to have a little bit of time for myself’ says one mum.
MyTime is for parents and carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. It’s a place for you to unwind and talk about your experiences. It’s a world away from appointments and therapy. And while you attend your group led by a trained facilitator, a play helper will engage your pre-school aged child. Mum’s are not the only ones to have all the fun – there is also a MyTime Marrickville men’s group.
Kate McNamara is a mother to three grown-up daughters, one of whom has a disability. She brings a wealth of experience and practical ideas to her conversations with families, as facilitator of the My Time group, which she has run for the past 12 years. Kate suggests ‘If you are thinking about coming to a group, pop in and try one out. There are free groups all over Australia.’