Courses and workshops

Service update: Our training has moved online so carers with internet access can still attend sessions virtually. 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 online training will help you develop skills and confidence to support you in your caring role.

Online training will be delivered via videochat on Zoom. You can join the workshops using most devices with a browser such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. A link and password ID to securely access the workshop, and a guide on how to use Zoom will be provided when your booking has been confirmed.


For further information and booking please use the online contact form, call Carmen Rodriguez on 0117 958 9988.

The courses and workshops also take into account the additional challenges which have arisen from the coronavirus pandemic. We have a rolling programme of tailor-made courses as part of our well-being services.  Each course runs for ten sessions 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.

Courses

Caring with Confidence face to face course
Caring with Confidence ONLINE course

Workshops

First Aid ONLINE
Introduction to Mindfulness Face-to-Face Workshop
Good Sleep Online Workshop
Healthy Eating ONLINE Workshop

Courses

Caring with Confidence course (Face to Face) at All Saints Church, Grove Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2BW (new venue)

This course will help you to build a better understanding of what services are available for carers. 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. Topics covered include juggling life and caring, stress management, good health for carers, rights and resources and effective communication.

This course will be delivered face-to-face, over five weeks with one session per week. The next course will take place on:

Tuesday, 21st and 28th September 2021 from 1.00 – 3.00 pm
Tuesday, 5th, 12th and 19th October 2021 from 1.00 – 3.00 p.m.

This workshop is run by Carers Support Centre and funded by Southern Brooks as part of ‘One You South Gloucestershire’ public health campaign.

If you would like to book a place, please contact Carmen Rodriguez on training@carerssupportcentre.org.uk


Caring with Confidence ONLINE course

This course will help you to build a better understanding of what services are available for carers.  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.  Topics covered include juggling life and caring, stress management, good health for carers, rights and resources and effective communication.

This course will be delivered online, via Zoom, over five weeks with two sessions per week. The next course will take place on:

Tuesday, 25th and Thursday, 27th January 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m.,
Tuesday, 1st and Thursday, 3rd February 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m.,
Tuesday, 8th and Thursday, 10th February 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m.,
Tuesday, 15th and Thursday, 17th February 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m.,
Tuesday, 22nd and Thursday, 24th February from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m.

This workshop is run by Carers Support Centre and funded by Southern Brooks as part of ‘One You South Gloucestershire’ public health campaign.

If you would like to book a place, please contact Carmen Rodriguez on training@carerssupportcentre.org.uk


Workshops 

New dates for carers’ training are now available and we are back with some of our most popular workshops, including the First Aid workshop!

If you would like to book a place in one of them, please send us an email to training@carerssupportcentre.org.uk or call us on 0117 958 99 88 indicating the workshop you would like to attend and your contact details. 

These workshops have been very popular in the past, so please book early to secure a place.

First Aid ONLINE Workshops

This will be a digital workshop where you will learn about every day first aid. The aim is to build confidence so you can help someone in a first aid emergency, using the objects that you have around you. These sessions are specifically aimed at adults and run by the British Red Cross.

The workshop will be delivered online, via Zoom, over one session on: 

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 from 10.00 to 11.30 a.m.
Tuesday, 11th January 2022 from 10.00 to 11.30 a.m.

If you would like to book a place, please contact Carmen Rodriguez on training@carerssupportcentre.org.uk 


Introduction to Mindfulness Face-to-Face Workshop

Exciting news! We are back to delivering some face-to-face workshops that will be in line with the latest local government restrictions.

This workshop will introduce 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 or on your own.

The workshop will take place face to face on:

Thursday, 30th September 2021 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (venue to be confirmed)

If you would like to book a place, please contact Carmen Rodriguez on training@carerssupportcentre.org.uk 


Good Sleep Online Workshop

Join our interactive workshop to find out how we can aid good sleep, including practical exercises you can do at home. An essential for all carers!

“Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep, and the overall state of our ‘sleep health’ remains an essential question throughout our lifespan” from The National Sleep Foundation.

The workshop will be delivered online, via Zoom, over two sessions on:

Tuesday, 23rd and Thursday, 25th November 2021 from 1.30 to 2.30 p.m.

If you would like to book a place, please contact Carmen Rodriguez on training@carerssupportcentre.org.uk 


Healthy Eating ONLINE Workshop

Join this informative and positive workshop to explore some guidelines for a healthy eating way of life for you and the person you care for with useful tips to make eating healthily an enjoyable experience.

This workshop simply puts together user-friendly information on how food can really help to support our immune system, help us to feel good, and make our mealtimes enjoyably nutritious to help us reach our optimum.

This 90 minutes workshop will be delivered online, via Zoom, on:

Wednesday, 8th December 2021 from 3.30 to 5.00 p.m

If you would like to book a place, please contact Carmen Rodriguez on training@carerssupportcentre.org.uk