Joining in with our training and workshops is an ideal way for carers to gain knowledge and have fun whilst meeting other carers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. All the trainers we use are well experienced and are aware of the issues that carers face.
Booking is essential on all our courses.
All sessions run from 1-3pm
This is a free 5-week course. It is for anyone caring for a family member or friend living with a life limiting illness.
Wednesday 3rd September: Caring & Me
Wednesday 10th September: Rights & Resources
Wednesday 17th September: Communication Skills
Wednesday 1st October: Loss & Change
Wednesday 8th October: Looking Forward
“The course helped me appreciate that actually I have been doing quite a good job caring for my mother.”
“It was a great help to me to meet other carers in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment where we could all share our stories.”
Monday 13th October: What is dementia?
Monday 20th October: Communication & engagement skills
Monday 27th October: Resources for people with dementia & their carers
Monday 3rd November: Coping strategies & stress management
Monday 10th November: Coping strategies stress management
For those who are caring for someone who has dementia, is elderly, disabled or
is affected by drug or alcohol misuse or mental illness you will know that they are at an increased risk of having a medical emergency.
This free course is run by the BritishRedCross where they will teach you a few simple first aid skills
This is a free 5 week course for those caring for a family member or friend in Bristol or South Glos. This course gives carers the knowledge they need to get the right support in place.
A ‘groupwork’ approach is used, which encourages carers to share experiences, knowledge and skills. Practical techniques are also used, such as weekly goal planning and problem solving.
Thursday 13th November: Juggling life & caring
Thursday 20th November: Stress management & relaxation
Thursday 27th November: Good health for carers
Thursday 4th December: Rights & resources
Thursday 11th December: Effective communication
“I wish I’d taken this course years ago to enable me to cope at stressful times”