How we are responding to COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving every day.  As an organisation and a community, we believe we must do our part to slow the spread of the virus and keep people safe while we continue to operate.  

Our focus is on our MyTime community, our partner agency staff and our MyTime team. This means we, along with our partner agencies, providers, coordinators and facilitators, are moving to mostly online working arrangements.  

By utilising video conferencing technology and exploring digital options, our teams are working hard to keep support groups on track and meeting regularly. We are mindful some of you may experience disruptions, and we are committed to staying proactive in how we approach and manage this.  

Already, some groups are embracing the changing situation, and have successfully implemented safe social media groups, video calling options and other ways of maintaining connections between group members. 

For details on how your MyTime group is adapting, please contact your facilitator or your local coordinator. 

While the method of delivery is changing, the core function of what we do remains the same. 

Our commitment to supporting anyone caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition is as strong as ever, and in many ways takes on greater urgency in times of stress and upheaval.  

We remain committed to helping parents and carers meet, albeit in new, virtual spaces, where they can share experiences, access mutual support, and connect with local services in innovative ways. 

This is a time for the MyTime community to shine. It’s a time to be inventive and expand our channels of support, all while continuing to provide a safe space for Australian parents and carers of children with additional  needs.   

Let’s work together to protect and care for one another. 

Take care,  

Nicole Telfer
National Program Manager, MyTime