Richmond Carers Centre arranges a number of free workshops throughout the year specifically for carers on anything from ‘First Aid’ to ‘Using your Mobile Phone with Confidence’. If you would like to find out more information or book a space on any of the workshops listed below, please call the support team on 020 8867 2380, text 07960 947 553 or click the EMAIL US buttons in the descriptions below. Our workshops are open to all adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre.
Mindfulness, four-week course
Andrea Hosfeld of Space to Be will be offering another four-week mindfulness course for Richmond Carers Centre.
Mindfulness is a practice which involves deliberately bringing your awareness to the present moment with acceptance and non-judgement. Research suggests that meditation and awareness training can boost the immune system, significantly reduce stress, improve sleep, bolster creativity, reduce the ruminative thinking that leads to anxiety and depression, and improve relationships with loved ones and friends.
Throughout the course students will be building the muscle of their awareness through a variety of formal and informal meditations.
10am-12noon, Tuesdays 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th October
Relaxation Techniques, monthly sessions
Giorgia Pontet is a regular workshop facilitator at Richmond Carers Centre. Feedback from the last course that she delivered for us included a request that we hold her relaxation sessions regularly. Therefore this autumn Giorgia will be running monthly guidance sessions about techniques to help you cope better with stress levels, focusing on mind, body and spirit. You will be encouraged to practice the techniques at home and then review your progress at the follow-up sessions.
10am-12noon, 1st Tuesday of the month. 2nd October, 6th November and 4th December
E-Learning from Carers UK
Working with embrace-learning, Carers UK have a suite of e-learning courses to support carers and people working with carers. These courses will deliver Carers UK’s expertise directly to your PC or laptop, giving you access in your own time to a range of resources.
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College
Richmond an Hillcroft Adult Community College offers a number of personal wellbeing courses as part of a national project researching how learning can help mental wellbeing. If you are a carer and your household income is less than £27,000 you may be eligible for a 50% discount on some course. Those over 70 may be eligible for 25% discount on some courses. Check the website for full details.
ADHD Richmond regularly run parenting courses for parents and carers of children aged 2-12 with a diagnosis of ADHD or who display challenging behaviour.