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Zoom Courses from Caring for Carers Autumn 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.

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

Introduction to Mindfulness Sessions 10.30AM – 12.30PM

Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 10.30AM on Zoom & Tuesday 12th October  at 10.30AM for the Mindful Walk

This 2 part workshop introduces you to what Mindfulness is and how to use it to offset the impacts of stress. The first session is via Zoom and will include a guided relaxation activity. Session Two is a Mindful Walk with a focus on using Mindfulness in nature.  

Managing Stress in the Caring Role 10.30AM – 12.30PM

Session 1 - Tuesday 9th November Session 2 – Tuesday 16th November 2021

A 2 session course explores how to reduce and manage the impact of stress on unpaid carers by exploring your own response to stress, understanding your stress patterns and developing your own self care plan. It will also include a 1-2-1 Support Call after the course with the course facilitator to help you complete your own self care plan.

Christmas Caring and Dementia 2pm – 4pm 14th December

Christmas can be a difficult time for Carer’s, join Deborah from Caring for Carer’s and other carers to share tips, advice and resources that may help you and the person you care for through the Christmas Season, from planning for an emergency to who to turn to for help over the festive period.

Online Training Opportunities 

 If you would like further information about the Carers I.T. Café, please register your interest with Caring for Carers on: 01752 201890

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

Free Digital Resources 

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