Green Gym - Wellbeing Program for Carers, Lismore
Monaltrie, NSW

Location:
Monaltrie, NSW
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Departs from:
Wyrallah Rd, Monaltrie NSW 2480
Departure time:
09:00

Do you support a friend or family member as a carer, or know someone who does?

People with a mental illness, disability, or chronic illness, often have a support person in their lives .... someone to offer a helping hand or listening ear. Similarly, people with an alcohol and/or drug dependency, and those with a terminal illness also often have a person in their life that helps out. In this way, a carer is giving of themselves.

Although every situation is different, it is important for carers to take some time out to look after their own wellbeing. Green Gym is a wellbeing program built for this purpose.  This is a peer-support program for carers that combines health and social interaction with conservation. Carers engage in meaningful nature-based activities with other carers, helping to build social connections between people who understand the challenges caring presents.

A welcoming and flexible program, Green Gym is a way to connect with nature while improving fitness and wellbeing. Set within the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens, activities include growing seedlings, maintenance of garden beds and trails, guided walks and talks, nature photography and learning about native plants and wildlife and their care.

Situated a short distance outside Lismore, the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens are a wonderful place to visit with big colourful information signs, individual tree labels, paths, seats, picnic areas and of course a superb collection of local rainforest plants. It is great place to explore and a delightful place to just be. Guided walks are encouraged and an added attraction is the native wildlife. In this tranquil environment, Green Gym is an opportunity to focus on your own health and meet like-minded people.

There will be plenty of cups of tea and coffee, and healthy snacks will be on offer. The venue is well shaded and covered with close access to bathrooms.

Interested? Please Register here and we will be in touch or call Helena on 02 6681 6169 or email ballina@cva.org.au.

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16th January 2019
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23rd January 2019
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30th January 2019
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6th February 2019
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13th February 2019
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20th February 2019
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Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Ballina office on 02 66816169 or email ballina@cva.org.au