Being in the World: My Pet & Me
For People with a Disability

Being in the World: My Pet and Me

A two-week social and self-care group for people with a disability who love their pets.

Who is it for?

For anybody with disabilities who loves their pet!

This group program is run online by our Disability Royal Commission counselling team, based at our Illawarra Centre in Wollongong.

What will it be like?

Connect with animal lovers and learn practical ways to care for pets, ourselves, and each other in this fun and supportive group environment. Learn ways to look after your social and emotional wellbeing also learning what pets and humans need to feel safe and supported.

Workshop outline

  • Week One: Explore ways to look after your social and emotional wellbeing and discover what pets and humans need to feel safe and supported.
  • Week Two: Learn how your pet can help you practice some lovely & simple mindfulness techniques, to nurture both you and your pet. You’ll also learn more about helpful services and online tools to support your well-being and mental health.

To register:

Step 1: Call (02) 4221 2000 or

or Email: ability@ransw.org.au

Step 2: Online Pre Groupwork-Interview, ask questions and find out what to expect.

Step 3: Attend the Free Online Group workshops

We will work to support all disabilities wherever we can. We can provide interpreters for participants who are deaf. People who are vision impaired are also warmly invited to attend – as this group will work well as a guided audio-only group. We invite participants and carers’ / support workers to get in touch and find out how we can make our groups work for you.

Do I need to have a pet to attend?

No you don’t. You can be a pet or animal lover who doesn’t currently have a pet but enjoys having pets around them or on your screen!

Upcoming group program dates

Prior to the group starting, our facilitators will have an individual online session with each participant to gain an understanding of needs, provide an opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns and solve any technical issues around accessing the online group.

Online (delivered by the Illawarra Centre)

Being in the World: My Pet & Me for People with a Disability
For anybody with disabilities who loves their pet!

No upcoming course dates are scheduled for this location currently. Please contact us to register your interest in future courses.

Contact Us

Check out our latest resources

Read Now