MyTime for Grandparents is a NEW national facilitated peer support program for grandparents who are full time carers (formally or informally) of a grandchild aged up to 18 years.
MyTime for Grandparents is funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) and coordinated nationally by Parenting Research Centre.
MyTime for Grandparents groups receive funding to meet for 40 hours a year with a facilitator in a community setting. Grandparents can choose to do activities or discuss topics that might include taking care of yourself, getting the right support, your relationships and your rights as a grandparent.
Grandparents who want to bring their grandchildren along can attend a group while a play helper keeps the children busy and active.
There are three MyTime for Grandparents groups in Victoria. Playgroup Victoria is a Coalition Lead Agency coordinating these groups.
MyTime for Grandparents groups are in Dandenong, Geelong and Morwell.
For more information
Please email pgvic@playgroup or phone 1800 171 882 ext 148 if you are interested in joining a MyTime for Grandparents group in your area. For details about MyTime for Grandparens groups in Victoria visit www.mytime.net.au