Bristol Wellbeing College training

Bristol Wellbeing College offers free mental health courses, workshops and wellbeing activities across a number of locations in Bristol. You can enrol now on a number of courses and workshops running between March and May.

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Health checks for carers over 75

Close Farm Surgery in North Common are offering a free health check to all carers aged over 75 registered with the practice. This innovative service has been set up through the work of our GP team following a presentation by the surgery’s Patient Participation Group.

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Gift a Massage

This December, Hamilton House Wellbeing in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness and Carers Support Centre has launched the ‘Gift a Massage’ campaign to bring free massage treatments to up to 80 carers in Bristol.

Chronically over-worked and under-acknowledged, Carers UK estimates 1 in 8 adults (around 6.5million people) offer long-term unpaid support to a loved one or friend. While this saves the economy £132 billion per year, a significant proportion of carers suffer mental and physical ill health as a direct consequence of the stress and physical demands of their caring role.

How you can help…
This Christmas and New Year we are inviting you to do something special and contribute whatever you like towards a much needed massage for a carer. Massage can bring greater ease to tired muscles and calm the mind but most importantly, going for a treatment provides an opportunity for carers to take time out from their potentially stressful daily schedules and do something for themselves.

• Every £20 raised funds a 30min treatment
• Every £40 raised funds a full hour treatment
• Reaching our £1600 target will fund 40-80 carers to receive a treatment

Gifts can be made via the just-giving page or the Hamilton House shop and as a thank you for your donation you’ll get a complimentary Christmas card designed by resident Hamilton House artist Patrick Atkins.

This campaign runs from 1st December 2017 until 31st January 2018. Treat someone who needs it this Winter!

South Gloucestershire Wellbeing College

The Wellbeing College is a programme of wellbeing activities held across the breadth of South Gloucestershire. Any adult can take part in sessions and they are all free. Sessions include mindfulness, emotional resilience, art sessions, physical activity sessions and peer groups.

They also run sessions, specifically for carers, on promoting positive mental health. To find out more, contact the college: 01454 821 856

Photography wellbeing workshop 12th October

Are you interested in photography or would like to find some simple ways to wellbeing? This free workshop for carers will focus on tapping into the creative part of our mind to promote relaxation and mindfulness through the camera and the pictures which we take. Continue reading “Photography wellbeing workshop 12th October”