This Saturday, you can go along to the London Virtual Carer’s Festival, run by LondonADASS. The festival celebrates the role of carers. Last year was a success and so this year, the festival will be held online via Zoom. Continue reading “Online carers festival this Saturday”
New Thornbury training courses start next week, on 21/09/2020.
The training courses are for individuals who are struggling with their mental health and would benefit from making connections in their local community, and those who do not hold at least a level 2 qualification. Continue reading “Free Thornbury training courses”
Bristol Mind and The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living are offering telephone support to people shielding from the coronavirus in Bristol. Continue reading “Telephone support for Bristol shielders”
South Gloucestershire Wellbeing College offers free courses, workshops and wellbeing activities across numerous locations in South Glos. You can enrol now on a number of courses and workshops.
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.
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.
Everyone Active are offering carers in Bristol & South Glos a 20% reduction on their monthly memberships (usually £44), with no joining fee.
We have been working hard over the last few months to develop our new carer wellbeing services and are now able to start offering counselling to all carers over 18 in Bristol and South Glos.
Do you look after a friend, spouse, child or relative with an illness or disability? If so, you are an unpaid carer.
We’re working with Bristol Wellbeing College to run 3 FREE events for carers in central Bristol. These are informal and welcoming; with information from professionals, a wellbeing workshop, and Indian head and hand massage. There will be tea and cakes and the chance to talk to other carers too.
Are you interested in photography or would like to find some simple ways to wellbeing? This free workshop for carers will focus on connecting to the creative part of our mind to promote relaxation and mindfulness through the camera and pictures we take.
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!
Bristol Wellbeing College are holding a free wellbeing event for carers.
North Bristol Community Project are running a series of activities designed to promote well-being. Local carers are invited to attend.
Arts for well-being – Thursday mornings, 10am-12pm
Well-being lunch club – Thursdays, 12.30-2pm
10 week sewing for employability course – Mondays, 10am-12pm: now taking bookings for the next course starting on 8th January.
White Poppy inspired arts workshop for all the family – Saturday 11th November, 2.30-4pm
Saturday 25th November day of events: 3D peace inspired card making 11am-12pm, coffee and cakes 12.30-1.30pm, print making 2-3.30pm, card making 4-5pm, print making over mulled wine 6.30-8pm.
Sunday 26th November events: card making 12-1pm, print making 2.30-4pm.
Christmas gift and card making workshop – Sunday 10th December, 2.30-4pm: why not make one of a kind, personalised gifts which mean so much more to the ones you love?
For all of the above activities, there is a fee of £10 towards the cost of basic materials, tuition and refreshments.
The 10 week sewing course and the lunch club are free.
Venue: NBCP, 160 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8NT
Places limited to 12 on each workshop.
Book early to avoid disappointment. Email email@example.com
North Bristol Community Project is a charity providing a range of education, leisure and volunteer opportunities to promote well-being by encouraging residents to participate in their local community.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 01454 821 856
We run a range of activity groups throughout the year, to promote wellbeing and increase social opportunities.
With funding from Warburtons, we have developed a six-week course to help young adult carers look after their health, fitness and mental wellbeing. This also includes setting up an ongoing support group.
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”