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MyTime Men’s group • The power of 10 minutes

September 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm AEST

The Power of 10 minutes

Children don’t seek attention…. they seek connection!

Meaningful moments become the memories that act as the foundation for how they will do things when they grow up. Each moment is a brick of character they add to their wall. 10 minutes of your time will result in your child:

  • Increased connection, which will result in increased self-confidence 
  • Increased curiosity which will bring increased security
  • Increased trust, which will result in increased social skills
  • Increased self-esteem 
  • Decreased anxiety and doubt

During this session, we will:

  • Discuss the power of choice and how to reframe our focus
  • The power of connection with our children through play, reading, cooking etc.
  • Brainstorm and share ideas about spending quality time with your children, including transition times – let’s be creative!
  • Creating good habits for you and your children
  • … and more

Meet and share experiences and information with other fathers, grandfathers and
other male carers

MyTime Men is a unique service for fathers and other male primary carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition.

It’s a regular informal meeting place where you can unwind, socialise, talk about your experiences, get information, share ideas about managing a range of situations and support and be supported by others.

Members get to plan the group sessions around their specific needs as carers.

MyTime Men group is run by parent facilitators who have shared experience in raising a child with disabilities and delays.

During my time, you will:

  • Chat over tea/coffee – in some MyTime sessions, members just relax over a coffee, talk about their week and share advice and information.
  • Learn something new – in some sessions, the facilitator or a guest speaker might lead discussions on a topic of interest.
  • Take care of yourself – sometimes, the group might just have fun with an activity aimed at helping members relax and look after their wellbeing.

These sessions are for

Fathers, Step-father, Male carers and other male family members of children with disability, developmental delay or neurodivergence aged 0-18 years old.

You are welcome to join us for one or all sessions 


  • Wednesday 21 September

All sessions from 7pm to 9pm AEDT/Sydney Time



These sessions will be conducted online and face-to-face. However, this format is flexible and can be discussed with the facilitator. 

Plumtree Children’s Services
19 Yabsley Avenue, Marrickville, NSW, 2204 
How to find us

Your facilitator

Plumtree’s workshops and courses are facilitated by members of our therapy team, guest speakers or our trained parent peer workers, who are raising a child with a disability or delay. 

The group is facilitated by Melo Kalemkeridis, Peer Worker and Holistic Life Coach

Additional info

More about the program For more information visit MyTime
FundingMyTime is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services through Playgroup NSW.
Visit www.dss.gov.au for more information.
FlyerView/Download this group’s flyer
MyTime Men’s GroupPlumtree also facilitates MyTime (for all)face to face. For more information see here 
Contact For more information contact Mana mana@plumtree.org.au

We recommend families attend only 1 course at a time to focus on the learning outcomes.

About Plumtree

Plumtree is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that helps families thrive.

Trusted for over 30 years, we provide therapies and support for children aged birth to 8 years with a disability or developmental delay and their families. Our free online and centre-based playgroups and parent educational programs support all families. At Plumtree Preschool, children of all abilities and cultural backgrounds learn together and begin to understand the value of inclusive communities.

Plumtree’s passionate, culturally diverse team of specialists work from the heart in a caring environment where families feel respected and informed.

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