Courses and workshops

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 use the online contact form or call Carmen Rodriguez on 0117 958 9988.

We have a rolling programme of tailor-made courses, run in partnership with the NHS as part of their well-being 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 during Corona Time  NEW!  ONLINE course
Caring and Understanding Dementia   NEW!  ONLINE course

Workshops

Good Sleep NEW!  ONLINE workshop
Introduction to Mindfulness  NEW!  ONLINE workshop (part 1)
Mindfulness NEW!  ONLINE workshop (part 2)
Stress Management  NEW!  ONLINE workshop

Courses

Caring with Confidence during Corona Time ONLINE course

This course will help you to build a better understanding of what services are out there for you during this difficult time. 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
 
The course will be delivered online, via Zoom, over five weeks with two sessions per week from 11.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.
  • Monday 15th and Friday 19th June
  • Monday 22nd and Friday 26th June
  • Monday 29th June and Friday 3rd July
  • Monday 6th and Friday 10th July
  • Monday 13th and Friday 17th July
You can join the course using most devices with a browser such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. A link and meeting ID to securely access the workshop, and a guide on how to use Zoom will be provided when your booking have been confirmed.
If you would like to book a place on the course, please contact Carmen Rodriguez on carmenr@carerssupportcentre.org.uk
 
This particular course is run by Carers Support Centre on behalf of Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and South Gloucestershire Council.

Caring and Understanding Dementia ONLINE course

This course is for anyone caring for someone with dementia and aims to give a better understanding of dementia and its effects. Carers can gain confidence in making decisions about their caring role and managing their own health and well-being.
The course will be delivered online, via Zoom, over five weeks with two sessions per week from 1.00 p.m. to 2.15 p.m.
  • Tuesday 29th September and Thursday 1st October
  • Tuesday 6th and 8th October
  • Tuesday 13th and 15th October
  • Tuesday 20th and 22nd October
  • Tuesday 27th and 29th October
You can join the course using most devices with a browser such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. A link and meeting ID to securely access the course, and a guide on how to use Zoom will be provided when your booking have been confirmed.
If you would like to book a place on the course, please contact Carmen Rodriguez on carmenr@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Workshops

‘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

Friday 21st and Monday 24th August from 11.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.

You can join the workshop using most devices with a browser such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. A link and meeting ID to securely access the workshop, and a guide on how to use Zoom will be provided when your booking have been confirmed.
If you would like to book a place on the workshop, please contact Carmen Rodriguez on carmenr@carerssupportcentre.org.uk
Introduction to Mindfulness ONLINE workshop (part 1)
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 be delivered online, via Zoom, over two sessions:

Monday 20th July, from 11.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.
Friday 24th July, from 11.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.

You can join the workshop 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 have been confirmed.

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

Mindfulness ONLINE workshop (part 2)

This workshop will help carers to develop the techniques learnt on the ‘Introduction to mindfulness’ workshop and develop this meditation practice, focusing on being ‘in the moment’, relaxed and receptive. You will work on techniques you can continue to practice together at home with the person you care for or on your own.

In order to attend this workshop, participants should have attended an ‘Introduction to mindfulness’ workshop, online or face-to-face.

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

Monday 10th August, from 11.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.
Friday 14th August, from 11.00 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.

You can join the workshop 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 have been confirmed.

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

These workshops are being funded by Southern Brooks as part of One You South Gloucestershire but being run by the Carers Support Centre.

Stress management ONLINE workshop

This workshop will help you recognise some of the signs of stress, give you an opportunity to share your experiences and show you some techniques you can practice.

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

Monday 1st June, from 1.00 p.m. to 2.15 p.m.
Friday 5th June, from 1.00 p.m. to 2.15 p.m.

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

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