'MAZI' Palliative Care Project
The “mazi” project is a Palliative Care community education aimed at empowering individuals during times of crisis with information and direct relief programs. The program is funded for three years by the Department of Health and Human Services.
“mazi” seeks to relive distress and further aims to:
- Inform the Greek community about Palliative Care, especially carers of people who live with a chronic, life-limiting illness.
- Raise awareness of issues related to the experience of death and normalise this concept as an important part of life.
- Improve the quality of life of carers and loved ones living with incurable or chronic diseases
- Inform and present to other organisations and professionals about the importance of this program and our course of actions.
- Facilitate peer support groups for carers of people living with chronic, life-limiting illnesses in three geographical areas: Brunswick, Clayton and West Sunshine
- Offer individualised counselling services for carers
- Set up an annual carers retreat in the outskirts of Melbourne to enhance the carers’ wellbeing and stamina
- Facilitate community education for professionals and other organisations