Courses and workshops

Service update:

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. 

We are now back delivering some of our training face-to face but we will also keep offering online training, 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 go to the contact form at the bottom of this page, 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.  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.

Courses
Caring and Understanding Dementia ONLINE course
Caring with Confidence FACE TO FACE course

Workshops
Adapt and Recover ONLINE Workshop
Stress Management ONLINE Workshop


Courses

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. Carer can gain confidence in making decisions about their caring role and managing their own health and well-being. 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 course will help you to build a better understanding of what services are out there for you during this difficult time. 

This course will be delivered online, via Zoom, over five weeks on:

Tuesday, 20th September and Thursday, 22nd September 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m
Tuesday, 27th September and Thursday, 29th September 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m
Tuesday, 4th October and Thursday, 6th October 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m
Tuesday, 11th October and Thursday, 13th October 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m
Tuesday, 18th October and Thursday 20th October 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m

You will also have the opportunity to stay connected for a ‘chat and a cuppa’ with other carers after each session.

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


Caring with Confidence FACE TO FACE Course (The Vassall Centre, Fishponds)

This course will help carers to build a better understanding of what services are out there for them during this difficult time. It aims to increase carers’ confidence in making decisions, working with professionals and getting the practical support they need. It also teaches techniques to deal with stress and emphasises the importance of looking after themselves. Topics covered include juggling life and caring, stress management, good health for carers, rights and resources and effective communication. 

This 5-weeks’ course will take place in The Vassall Centre in Fishponds on the following dates:

Thursdays 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June 2022 from 1.30 to 3.30 pm and
Thursday, 7th July 2022 from 1.30 to 3.30 p.m.

This course 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 

New dates for carers’ training are now available and we are back with some of our most popular workshops!

If you would like to book a place in one of them, please send us an email to training@carerssupportcentre.org.uk or call us on 0117 958 99 88 indicating the workshop you would like to attend and your contact details. 

These workshops have been very popular in the past, so please book early to secure a place.


Adapt and Recover ONLINE Workshop

This new workshop will explore tools and strategies to build resilience. Carers will learn to help themselves and others adapt and recover from challenges by identifying practical and emotional skills that help when faced with a crisis. 

The workshop will be based around interactive activities and group discussion, with chances to reflect and share personal experiences.

The workshop will be delivered online, via Zoom on:

Thursday 30th June 2022 from 10.30 am to 12.30 p.m.

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


Stress Management ONLINE Workshop 

This workshop will help carers recognise some of the signs of stress, give them an opportunity to share their experiences and show them some techniques they can practice. The workshop will be delivered online, via Zoom, over two sessions on:

Tuesday 9th August and Thursday 11th August 2022 from 10.30 am 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


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