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 Debbie Williams 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
Nutrition and Dementia
Caring with Confidence for Parent Carers 
Caring and Understanding Dementia 

Workshops
Wellbeing workshops for older BAME adults-Workshop One-Dealing with stress and relaxation skills
Mindfulness part one
Mindfulness part two
Stress Management
Cookery workshop for male carers

Courses

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.

Tuesday 1:30pm-3:30pm, Carers Support Centre
24th September and 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd October 2019

Nutrition and Dementia

Are you caring for someone with dementia? Concerned that their eating habits are changing? Struggling with food preparation and meal planning? This 3 session course can help. We will be looking at why those with dementia often struggle with eating, drinking and food preparation, and how you can help, encourage and support.

Wednesdays 10am-12pm in St Werburghs, Central Bristol
6th,13th and 20th June 2019

Caring with Confidence for Parent Carers 

Parent carers asked us to provide a course specifically for them; and we have been able to develop this course with their needs in mind. This new course will help parent carers build a better understanding of what services are out there. It aims to increase 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.

Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire
19th, 26th June and 3rd,10th,17th July 2019

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 gain confidence in making decisions about their caring role and managing their own health and well-being.

Wednesdays 10am-12pm in Hartcliffe, South Bristol
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th December 2019

 

Workshops

Wellbeing workshops for older BAME adults-Workshop One-Dealing with stress and relaxation skills

Oasis-Talk and Carers Support Centre are working in in partnership to deliver well-being workshops for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic carers, those over 50, who are living in Bristol. Workshops are running from Friday 31st May 2019, at the Carers Support Centre and other venues around Bristol. Workshop topics will include:  living mindfully, managing low mood and improving self-esteem, anger management and anxiety and panic management.

Friday 31 May 2019, 10am-12pm ,Carers Support Centre

Mindfulness part one

It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental well-being. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. You can take steps to develop it in your own life. Come along & find out more.

Thursday 9th May 2019, 10am-12:30pm, in Aztec West, South Gloucestershire

Mindfulness part two

Following on from the Mindfulness workshop in May, this session will allow you to practice new & old mindfulness meditations.  We will also look at the benefits of mindfulness and ways to fit it into the busy everyday lives of carers.

Saturday 21 September 2019, 10am-1pm, in Aztec West, South Gloucestershire

Stress Management 

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.

July 31st 2019, 10am-12:30pm, Carers Support Centre

Cookery workshop for male carers

We plan to run a cookery workshop for male carers in the Summer and are keen to hear from any male carers who would be interested in attending.  If you are keen to find out more please contact Debbie using the phone number or e-mail address below.

For further information and booking please use the online contact form or call Debbie Williams on 0117 958 9988.