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Zoom Courses from Caring for Carers Summer 2021

To book your place please call Caring for Carers on 01752 201890 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk where you will be issued a Zoom code to access the training.

Introduction to Mindfulness Sessions 10.30AM – 12.30PM

This 2-hour session introduces you to what Mindfulness is and how to use it to offset the impacts of stress. The session will include a guided relaxation activity and a Mindful Walk with a focus on ‘Mindful Listening’ activities in nature, the following week.

Tuesday July 20th, 2021, at 10.30AM on Zoom & Tuesday 27th July at 10.30AM for the Mindful Walk.

Managing Stress in the Caring Role 10.30AM – 12.30PM

A 2-session course exploring how to reduce and manage the impact of stress on unpaid carers, explore your own response to stress, understand your stress patterns and develop your own self care plan.

Sessions 1 - Tuesday 10th August 2021

Sessions 2 - Tuesday 17th August 2021

Insight into Dementia for Family Carers 10.30AM – 12 Noon

This 2 Session Workshop includes the following: Understanding Dementia, Communication in Dementia Care, Creating a Dementia Friendly Home, Dementia Support in your local area.

Session 1 – Tuesday 21st September 2021

Session 2 – Tuesday 28th September 2021

 If you would like to receive further information about the Carers IT Café, please register your interest with Caring for Carers on: 01752 201 890

Online Training Opportunities 


Devon Digital Carers have created a free bite-sized course called Take 20 to help develop your skills as a carer and support you in your important role.
Each of the 20 modules takes approximately 20 minutes; so, it’s perfect for a short break from your day-to-day activities. 
The course offers you the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge on a range of issues you may come across in your role as a carer. 
Please click on the link below for to watch an information video about the course and to create an account to access the full course
https://take20.devondigitalcarers.co.uk/

Free Digital Resources 

Free Resources