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.

Our workshops are split into two sessions. Each session lasts 1.15 hours only.

Courses

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

Workshops

Dates and times for future workshops to be announced.

Courses

Caring with Confidence course (face to face) at Rowlings Room, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ

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 5 weeks-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 10 weeks-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

Dates and times for future workshops to be announced.