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
Caring and Understanding Dementia 

Workshops

Everyday First Aid for Carers
Caring about Food- cookery workshop for male carers
Mindfulness
Writing for Wellbeing

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. Topics covered include juggling life and caring, stress management, good health for carers, rights and resources and effective communication.

This particular course is run by Carers Support Centre on behalf of Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and South Gloucestershire Council.

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

Fridays 10:30am-12:30pm in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire
24th, 31st January and 7th, 14th and 21st of February 2020

Book your free place for this particular course by contacting the Carers Support Centre or booking online at oneyou.eventbrite.com

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

Tuesdays 1pm-3pm in Yate, South Gloucestershire
25th February and 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th March 2020

Book your free place for this particular course by contacting the Carers Support Centre or booking online at oneyou.eventbrite.com

Workshops

Everyday First Aid for Carers

This workshop covers scenarios including what to do if someone is choking, unconscious or bleeding, and how to treat a burn or fracture. It will also help you spot the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, and give you the tools to step in and act.

Tuesday 5 November 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm
Long Ashton, North Somerset

Monday 9 March 2020, 10:30am-12:30pm
Longwell Green, South Gloucestershire

Caring about Food- cookery workshop for male carers

In this new workshop for male carers, Jacques Hann, an experienced community chef, will take you through how to make nutritious food simply and quickly. You will make a starter and main course with the opportunity to enjoy eating with others in the last hour (or take it home if your time is limited).

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 10am –1.30pm
Henleaze, Bristol

Mindfulness

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 or on your own.

Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10am –1pm
Stoke Bishop, Bristol

Writing for Wellbeing

Writing can help relieve stress and put you in a more positive frame of mind. This workshop will discuss two short pieces of writing: about a carer and about wellbeing. You will be encouraged to write your own pieces and share these if you would like to. This workshop is run by Marilyn Reynolds, who is experienced in relaxation techniques.

Thursday 5 March 2020,  1.30pm-4pm
Eastville, Bristol

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