Who It's For

My Pet and Me is for people with disability and their fabulous furry, scaled, winged, or however-they-come pet companion – if you have one. You don't need a pet to attend.

How We Help

This group is offered by Relationships Australia NSW’s specialist Ability Groupwork team. We can also refer participants to our free Disability Royal Commission Counselling services.

What to Expect

Explore ways to look after your social and emotional wellbeing and discover what pets and humans need to feel safe and supported. You’ll also learn more about helpful services and online tools to support your mental health.


Two sessions, over two weeks
Two hours per session


This group workshop is free.

Delivery Options

This group workshop is available online.

What you’ll learn.

This program is designed to help you:

Connect with like-minded people in a welcoming online environment
Learn strategies for building and managing positive connections
Uncover ways to effectively communicate with others
Develop skills to identify and regulate emotions
Practise skills in self-care
Access post-group support to stay connected with helpful services and people

How to Enrol

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Contact Us

Contact our specialist Ability Groupwork Team at our Illawarra office on 02 4221 2000 or email illawarra@ransw.org.au.

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Phone Call

Our team will call you for a short, private conversation to determine if the program is right for you.

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If it’s a good fit, we’ll book you into the next available group. 

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If our upcoming program is full, we’ll place you on our waitlist and contact you as soon as we have availability in another group.

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Our group workshops are perfect for those looking to build their relationship skills in a safe, supportive and collaborative group environment, led by our expert facilitators. We cover a huge range of topics, from parenting techniques to developing mental wellbeing practices – and offer groups throughout the year, both online and face-to-face.
If you’re unable to attend a session, please contact our client services team by calling 1300 364 277 or emailing us, and we will let your Group Leaders know. Please note – for those who’ve been court-ordered to attend one of our group programs (such as our Men’s Behaviour Change program), participants must attend at least 80% of the workshop’s scheduled sessions in order to receive a statement of attendance.

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