MyTime Peer Support Programs
MyTime is a national initiative for parents and carers of children with a disability or a chronic medical condition. The program is run by the Parenting Research Centre as the national coordinator in partnership with local childhood and parenting services. MyTime is an opportunity for members to socialise and share ideas with other parents and carers. The program helps parents find out about available community support and meet others who understand the rewards and intensity of the caring role.
Groups are parent led; that is, parents choose what to do and what to talk about. Each group has a facilitator to coordinate the group, including providing resources and helping discussions between parents. Groups also have a play helper to engage children in activities, while parents are able to catch up.