Friday, 6 September 2019 -

Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands, VIC 3008

Price Range: $20-$44

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Fostering and Developing Friendship!

What is this workshop about? Friendships are one of the most important things in our lives. Research has shown that relationships make a big difference to our well-being, safety, learning and health. Although meaningful social connection is a problem for many people in society today, people who have a disability and/or other needs are at greater risk of isolation, loneliness and disconnection.

Although we recognise the need for mutual friendship, we often struggle with how to assist  people with disabilities or other needs to develop and maintain relationships, particularly with a range of community members. 

By attending this workshop, you will learn to: þ Recognise the importance of friendship þ Understand the risks of isolation and disconnection þ Think about how relationships start, develop and grow þ Identify and overcome the challenges and barriers that can stand in the way þ Develop ways to assist people to foster, develop and nurture relationships   This is a practical workshop and will use interactive exercises, refection and discussion! Who is this workshop for? This workshop will be of interested to people with a disability, mental illness or other vulnerabilities, families, advocates and professionals. Everyone is welcome.