Richmond Carers Centre arranges a number of free workshops specifically for carers  throughout the year on anything from First Aid and Using your Mobile Phone with Confidence to mindfulness and aromatherapy.  For more information or book a space on one of our workshops, please call the support team on 020 8867 2380 or email support@richmondcarers.org. This is a blended service, offering both online and face-to-face sessions. Our workshops are open to all adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre.

Training Programme – January to March 2024

To book a place, please email support@richmondcarers.org or call and leave a message on 020 8867 2380.

Stay safe fraud guidance

Frauds and Scam Awareness

This workshop from the Metropolitan Police will help you to recognise scams and fraud and give you some advice on how to report incidents and protect yourself and your loved ones. The workshop will explain the fraudsters mindset and introduce some of the technologies and tactics commonly used, as well as describing some of the scams that are currently targeting Londoners.

11am-12noon
Tuesday 16th January
Venue: Twickenham Green 

An example of a minizine, sitting next to a bunch of lavender

Print Making Workshop – Note the change of date

This workshop will be run by a professional printmaker. Discover the diverse forms of printmaking and create personalised mini- zines (zine — a small, self-published booklet or magazine) that capture the essence of what “home” means to you. You will be encouraged to experiment and craft your own unique visual narrative using imagination, storytelling, and printmaking to explore your feelings and memories associated with home. You will learn various printmaking techniques, including stencil making, linocut and monoprinting.

No prior experience in printmaking or zine-making is necessary. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any personal items or mementos that can be incorporated into your zine. Join us for a fun and creative workshop that celebrates the art of printmaking.

10.30am-12.30pm
Wednesday 17th January 

Venue: Twickenham Green

Aromatherapy oils

Aromatherapy Blending for Relaxation – Places are limited

A workshop that provides an introduction to what essential oils are, their therapeutic properties and how they can be used to promote wellbeing. The group will make up an essential oil blend to support relaxation which can help to manage stress or anxiety. You will take home a pulse point roller and relaxation blend for a diffuser.

11am-1pm
Tuesday 23rd January

Venue: Twickenham Green

Zoom meeting

Dementia Carers Information and Support Session – online via Zoom

When someone is diagnosed with dementia their partner and family often have a lot of questions. The Carers Information & Support Sessions aim to give a space for family members, carers and friends to find out more about what dementia is, how dementia affects people and your needs as a carer.

These sessions are just for carers, family members and friends of people newly diagnosed with dementia so that you have space to talk and learn freely and ask the questions you want to ask. Sessions are one-off/stand-alone – you are welcome to attend more than one session but the topics covered at each will be the same.

The sessions are run jointly by a Clinical Psychologist from Richmond Memory Service and a Carers Support Worker from Richmond Carers Centre.

1-3pm
Thursdays 16th November 
and 25th January 2024

A laptop with a paper Curriculum Vitae

CV and Careers Clinic

This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an experienced careers advisor. You will have the chance to build your CV, explore employment options and discuss new career directions. Each appointment will last for 45mins.

Appointment times: 10am11am, 12noon1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Tuesday 27th February
Venue: Twickenham Green

Jewellery making equipment and materials

Jewellery Making for Young Adult Carers and Parent Carers

By the end of this hands-on workshop, you will have created a unique piece of DIY jewellery that you will be proud to wear or give as a handmade gift.

11am-1pm
Thursday 14th March
Venue: Twickenham Green