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 for those in the Later Stages of Life

Workshops

Caring for the carer
Everyday First Aid
Hospital Admissions 
Mindfulness

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.

Fridays 10.30am-12.30pm in Patchway
19 January, 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February 2018

Wednesdays 6-8pm in Fishponds
23 May, 30 May, 6 June, 13 June, 20 June 2018

Mondays 1-3pm in Central Bristol
29 Oct, 5, 12, 19, 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.

Tuesdays 1pm-3pm in North Bristol
20 February, 27 February, 6 March, 13 March, 20 March 2018

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

Caring for Those in the Later Stages of Life

This course is for carers who are caring for someone with a life limiting illness. It gives carers a safe space to discuss complex issues, gain useful information and share experiences.

It was lovely to spend time (and a few tears and a lot of laughs) with other carers who really know what it’s like. I dread to think what would happen if I had not come.

Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm in Fishponds
12 April, 19 April, 26 April, 3 May, 10 May 2018

Workshops

Caring for the Carer

Looking after yourself is important because carers need to be cared for too. This workshop introduces you to relaxation techniques that could benefit you and the person you are caring for. It aims to demonstrate the importance of taking care of yourself and those you care for, to show you relaxation techniques and is a time for exchange and communication between carers.

To Be Confirmed

 

 

Everyday First Aid

The British Red Cross are inviting carers to learn simple first aid skills which could make all the difference in an emergency. The workshop covers common first aid scenarios including what to do if someone is choking, unconscious or bleeding, and how to treat a burn or fracture. It will also help participants spot the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, and give them lots of tools to step in and act.

Wednesday 7th March 2018, 1 – 3pm in Easton


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.

Saturday 2 December 2017, 10am – 1pm in Fishponds