Making MyTime even better
This online trial in three states is offering greater options for parents who find it difficult to access face-to-face support.
We are trialling new ways of delivering MyTime to parents who can’t access face-to-face support by piloting a range of online models.
Three online pilots – in WA, NSW and Tasmania – will use technology such as videoconferencing to deliver MyTime. The pilots will test whether using technology can make the program more accessible to more families, regardless of where they live and what their circumstances are.
Reaching diverse communities
This project is looking at ways to best include parents who don’t speak English – or for whom English is a second language – in the MyTime program.
This project is exploring the best ways to make MyTime available to parents and carers who do not speak English or for whom English is a second language.
It will link parents from non-English speaking backgrounds with a Bilingual Worker who will explore what support families need and help them to participate in MyTime. The project will also explore new opportunities for referring families from non-English speaking backgrounds into the program.
A culturally safe Yarning Garden
The Yarning Garden is providing a culturally safe and sensitive place for Aboriginal families who participate in MyTime.
The Yarning Garden project is delivering MyTime to Aboriginal families in two South Australian communitiesin a culturally safe and sensitive way. The garden will include significant plants or bush foods, seating areas and safe places for yarning and fostering relationships and support.
Cultural mentors and a cultural artist will be involved in facilitating and planning the garden. And MyTime participants and other community groups will contribute to the garden space with a Mosaic to create a feeling of ownership and belonging.