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 Pauline Edwards-Samuels on 0117 958 9988.

We have a rolling programme of tailor-made courses, run in partnership with the NHS as part of their wellbeing 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
Caring with Confidence for Parent Carers

Workshops

Mindfulness
Mindfulness for Carer and Cared For
Carers Wellbeing Events

First Aid
Caring for the Carer


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.

Mondays 1–3pm in Central Bristol
29 October, 5 November, 12 November, 19 November, 26 November 2018

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 feel more confident in making decisions about their caring role and managing their own health and wellbeing.

Thursdays 10.30am–12.30pm in Fishponds
20 September, 27 September, 4 October, 11 October, 18 October 2018

Caring with Confidence for Parent Carers

Similar to our Caring with Confidence Course, this course is about supporting you and giving you confidence in your role as a carer. This course is designed specifically for those who are Parent Carers.

Thursdays 10.30am–12.30pm in Easton
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November 2018

 

Workshops

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.

Tuesday 10th July 2018 6–8pm, venue to be confirmed

Mindfulness for Carer and Cared For

Mindfulness for Carer and Cared For is similar to our mindfulness workshop, but in this workshop those you care for are welcome. This workshop will teach you to notice the world around you, and the feelings of your own body. Spaces of this workshop are sure to run out quickly, so contact us as soon as possible if you want to attend.

Saturday 29th September 2018 10am–1pm, Fishponds

Carers Wellbeing Events

We’re working with Bristol Wellbeing College to run FREE events for carers in central Bristol. These are informal and welcoming; with information from professionals, a wellbeing workshop, and Indian head or hand massage. There will be tea and cakes and the chance to talk to other carers too. There is no need to register and you are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you. You can drop in at any time during the afternoon but be aware the workshop will start 45 minutes after the event begins.

For further information contact the Wellbeing College: 0117 914 5498

Wednesday 27th June 1pm-4pm

Horsefair Room, 3rd Floor New Room, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE (Entrance on the Horsefair or through John Wesley Chapel)

First Aid

Would you like to learn some simple first aid or refresh your skills? This free first aid 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 carers spot the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, and give them the tools to step in and act. Kathryn Clements from British Red Cross, says: “You can learn some very simple first aid techniques in just two hours. Carers go away with the basic life-saving skills we all need in our daily lives, and the confidence to put them into practice. It could make all the difference in an emergency.”

Tuesday 17th July 1.30–3.30pm, North Bristol

Caring for the Carer

Are you so busy looking after the person you care for that you have little to no time for yourself? Do you make sure you take some time out for yourself and would like to see how you could utilise this time?

As a carer it is important to look after yourself so you can look after the person you care for. Come along to this 2 hour workshop to have some time for you and learn some techniques you can use for you and possibly the person you care for. This is a great opportunity to meet other carers and find out how simple relaxation techniques can fit into your already busy life.

Friday 10th August 10am–12pm, Fishponds