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.
Relaxation techniques, two-week course
Giorgia Pontet will be offering guidance on relaxation techniques to help you cope better with stress levels, focusing on mind, body and spirit. Following the first week you will be encouraged to practice the techniques at home and then review your progress at the second week.
10am-12noon, Tuesdays 8th & 15th May
Regain control of your health using small manageable changes
A two-week course
Bernie Dancy will discuss how stress affects our health, and help to identify small changes that can be made to help regain control of your physical and emotional health (and better manage stress levels).Health doesn’t have to be complicated, or overwhelming, and it most certainly isn’t only for people with time and money on their hands. We are all entitled to feel healthy, as defined by us. This short course will help you to reflect on your current lifestyle and decide what simple changes might have the biggest positive impact on your physical and mental health. It will also arm you with tools and strategies to support your long-term health.
10am-12noon, Wednesdays 6th & 13th June
Carers Allowance Benefit
Oliver Mawdsley from the Department of Work and Pensions’ Carers Allowance unit. He is a regular visitor to the Carers Centre and will be offering advice on eligibility for Carers Allowance and other related benefits, and answering any related questions.
10am-12noon, Thursday 31st May
(Please note this was previously advertised for 19th April but has been rescheduled)
Grow your own food and flowers
Spring has sprung – time to get growing.
Would you like to grow your own flowers? Ever wished you could grow your own tomatoes or beans? Or have you tried, only to see your plants fail? If so, this is a course for you! Richmond Carers ‘resident’ gardener will be teaching how best to grow plants from seeds and cuttings, advising on the pitfalls and suggesting how to make your plants as successful as possible.
By week three you should have enough plants to make up your own planter, using a combination of veg and flowers, and by the end of the summer you may be picking your own beans and tomatoes!
All you need to bring are gardening gloves if you want to wear some. Sessions run fortnightly 2-4pm on the following dates:
Tuesday 29th May Growing from seed
Tuesday 12th June Growing from cuttings
Tuesday 26th June Planting up your patio pot
Tuesday 10th July Colour combinations and attracting wildlife
Summer ceramics project
We are working on a possible summer ceramics art project to be installed in the garden here at Richmond Carers Centre. Although the project is yet to be confirmed it is likely to consist of four to six weekly sessions, conducted in the mornings. We are currently gathering expressions of interest so if you would like to put your name down to receive more information in due course please call the support team on 020 8867 2380 or email email@example.com
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 Adult Community College
Richmond Adult Community College offers a number of wellbeing courses as part of a national project researching how learning can help mental wellbeing. Carers with a household income under £27,000 are eligible for a 50% discount on the cost of the course and there is a 25% discount for anyone over 70 years of age. People with mild to moderate mental health difficulties can participate in the project and access these courses free.
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.