Carers Training

All Carers Support Centre courses and workshops for carers are free. Whether caring is a new part of your life or you’ve been caring for a long time, our training will help you develop skills and confidence to support you in your caring role.

For further information and booking please complete the contact form on this page or call: 0117 958 9988.

We have a rolling programme of tailor-made courses, run in partnership with the NHS as part of their wellbeing services. Each course runs for 5 sessions (2 hours a week) in a small group of up to 12 carers. They are designed to inform you about all the help and resources available, give you the opportunity to share experiences, learn coping strategies and look after your own wellbeing.

Our workshops are one-off sessions usually lasting 2 hours.

Courses
Caring with Confidence
Caring and Understanding Dementia
Well-being Course for Older Carers

Workshops
Mindfulness
Living Well with Dementia
Assertiveness Skills for Carers

Caring With Confidence
This course will help you build a better understanding of what services are out there for you. It aims to increase your confidence in making decisions, working with professionals and getting the practical support you need. It also teaches techniques to deal with stress and emphasises the importance of looking after yourself.

Wednesdays 10.30am to 12.30pm in South Glos
28 June, 5 July, 12 July, 19 July, 26 July 2017

Caring and Understanding Dementia
This course is for anyone caring for someone with dementia and aims to give a better understanding of dementia and its effects. Carers can feel more confident in making decisions about their caring role and managing their own health and wellbeing.

Tuesdays 6.30 to 8.30pm in Central Bristol
9, 16, 23, 30 May, 6 June 2017

Fridays 10.30am to 12,30pm in East Bristol
29 September, 6, 13, 20, 27 October 2017

Well-being Course for Older Carers (50+ living in Bristol)
Do you find all your energy taken up with your caring responsibilities? Would you like to find out about how to look after you? Do you sometimes feel isolated in your caring role? Would you like to meet others that understand how you feel as a carer?
The course will run over 3 weeks and will:
– Help you look at how to balance your caring role with your own needs
– Look at reducing the risk of loneliness and isolation
– How relaxation techniques can help in times of stress
– How to focus on yourself not just the person you care for
For more information and to watch our video click here.

Fridays 10am—1pm in South Bristol
17, 24, 31 March 2017

Workshops

Mindfulness
Saturday 22 April 2017 (10am to 1pm in Fishponds)
Introducing participants to techniques that focus on being ‘in the moment’, relaxed and receptive. You will be taught simple techniques you can continue to practice together at home, with the person you care for.

Living Well with Dementia
Saturday 13 May 2017 (9.30am to 2.15pm in Fishponds, includes lunch)
Carers Support Centre in partnership with the Dementia Wellbeing Service is hosting a day of learning, discussion and support about how we can live well with dementia. Open to people with dementia and their carers. Includes,
• information about dementia and questions
• communication strategies
• complementary therapies

Assertiveness Skills for Carers
Tuesday 17 October 2017 (10am to 1pm in Fishponds)
Carers often find they have to be persistent in getting the support and care they need for the person they care for. This workshop includes how to talk to professionals, exercising your rights as a carer, and how to express yourself in a calm and positive way.

For further information and booking please complete the contact form on this page or call: 0117 958 9988.