Award in recognition of hard work

group lends support
group lends support

The Kingsley-based support group won the Connect Groups-Support Groups Association’s Pay It Forward Plan Award at the State Library Theatre.

The Mental Health Commission funded the group’s popular initiatives through the Pay It Forward grants program.

Support group president Kaye Bendle, and counsellor Ken Abrahams who ran the children’s workshops, accepted the award at a gala night, which also marked the association’s 30th anniversary.

‘Kaye spoke excellently about the group and the work Ken has been doing,’ secretary Sharyne De Young said.

‘It was an especially good night because we mingled and chatted, finding out about lots of different support groups out there.

‘Our group has been together for 13 years and it’s lovely to be finally recognised in WA.’

Six to eight-year-olds and nine to 12-year-olds learnt how to manage their anger during the six-week term-time courses.

Grandparents enjoyed time out at six respite sessions to relieve the ‘mental health impact’ of being a fulltime carer of grandchildren.

For more information about Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren (fulltime) call Kaye on 9376 1475.