Workshops and Learning
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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our workshops are open to all adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre.
Caring for someone approaching end of life
The session will be run by Rosie Noble, Families and Carers Lead at Princess Alice Hospice. The workshop will be for all carers who are caring for someone who has a life-limiting condition or is reaching the end of their life. It will be an interactive session covering issues which may include emotional wellbeing for carers; the changes that occur in people as illness progresses; moving and handling, and nutrition for the carer and the cared-for. The content will be guided by the carers who attend.
Thursday 20th February 2020, 1-3pm
Citizens Advice Richmond, better budgeting
Justin Webb, Citizens Advice Richmond. Do you know how much you can afford to spend each month? Citizens Advice Richmond are providing an informative and fun workshop to help you prepare your monthly budget. This workshop will provide useful tips on how to understand where your money goes and alter and prioritise what you do with your money. This can help you stick within your means and may enable you to save for the future.
Tuesday 25th February 2020, 10am-12noon
Mindfulness four-week course
Andrea Hosfeld of Space to Be delivers this four-week mindfulness course. Mindfulness is a practice which involves 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. Throughout the course students will be building the muscle of their awareness through a variety of formal and informal meditations.
Thursdays 27th February, 5th, 12th, 19th March 2020, 10am-12noon
Relaxation workshop, monthly sessions
Giorgia Pontet is a regular workshop facilitator at Richmond Carers Centre. We are pleased to say that Giorgia is continuing to run her popular monthly guidance sessions where you will learn 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.
Tuesdays 4th February, 3rd March and 7th April 2020, 10am-12noon
Not your normal back care course – a fresh approach to overcoming pain, two-week course
Do you have pain that refuses to shift or keeps coming back? Are you fed up with conventional advice and treatment that doesn’t work or only works for a short time? Are you keen to find another way? In this two-part course local osteopath Claire Lisboa will explain how and why the causes of pain are mostly misunderstood, and why traditional approaches to treat pain do not work. The second session will cover skills and strategies you can learn to overcome pain. Come with an open mind and an eagerness to learn. Active engagement and committed practice following the course will help you to gain maximum benefit from this exciting approach to tackling pain.
Tuesdays 24th and 31st March 2020, 10am-12noon
Karen Grimm, Morrisons Solicitors and Gregory White, Dixon Ward Solicitors. These 30-minute sessions with one of our local solicitors are designed to give legal advice regarding areas of your caring role, such as Lasting Power of Attorney, Wills and Trusts. £5 suggested donation (pay on the day).
Thursday 2nd April, 9.30am-12noon