MJD Foundation

Careworker Workshop

In keeping with the MJDF's commitment to build capacity for people living with MJD and their careworkers, the MJDF ran a November 2016 careworker workshop in Darwin to provide targeted education for Darwin based careworkers who care for people with MJD.

Lead by Janine Ryan (MJDF Education Manager), the morning session was an Introduction to Supporting Clients living with MJD, whilst the afternoon session was for more experienced staff covering areas such as communication, pressure care, and bowel care etc.

The MJDF finds that these workshops build empathy and confidence for careworkers, as well as providing networking opportunities with other careworkers in Darwin who are also caring for people living with MJD.

There was a tremendous turn out with staff from ARRCS, Anglicare NT and TCASS attending both sessions.

Further sessions will be scheduled for 2017.

Janine info session - walking     Janine info session - group