Meet other Grandparents like you
Having the full-time care of your grandchildren can be very rewarding but also challenging. Grandparents sometimes feel physically and emotionally drained by their caring role, find it hard to cope, and become socially isolated. Caring for children requires a lot of support, and the Time for Grandparents support groups are here to provide exactly that.
Our groups provide the social connection, support services, resources and help you need. We’ll help you find other Grandparents with the same lived experience and reduce feelings of social isolation that come with being a Grandparent raising grandchildren.
What are our support groups?
Time for Grandparents offers a free online Queensland-wide peer support group, and face-to-face peer support groups in South-East Queensland. Our Grandparents Support Groups are a chance for eligible Grandparents to build new friendships and access much needed information, support and social interaction. They are a way to forge new connections and network with people in similar family situations.
Why join our support groups?
Time for Grandparents is here to support those who care for others. So if you provide informal care for your grandchildren, come and join our support groups to:
Our support groups
Time for Grandparents Online Video Peer Support Group
Our online peer support group is available fortnightly throughout Queensland and brings together eligible Grandparents who care full-time for their grandchildren, to share lived experience and practical advice about your caring role, as well as receiving information, encouragement, peer support and connection. It is an opportunity for people in regional and remote communities, as well as those who cannot attend a face-to-face group, to gain some valuable support.
Face to Face Support Groups
Our face-to-face peer support groups are available in South-East Queensland for eligible Grandparent carers who are full-time primary carers for their grandchildren, to share encouragement, peer support and connection.
Other support groups for Grandparents
A range of other organisations provide support groups for Grandparents. To find a third-party support group near you, call the Grandparents Information Line/Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500 and ask for Time for Grandparents.
If you would like to join one of our support groups, please call the Grandparents Information Line/Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500 and ask for Time for Grandparents to discuss your eligibility; or fill out the enquiry form below.