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.  We are currently transitioning from an online workshop programme to a mixture of online and face-to-face workshops, details of which can be found below and in our quarterly update. For more information or book a space on one of our workshops, please call the support team on 020 8867 2380 or email info@richmondcarers.org. Our workshops are open to all adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre.

Training Programme – February 2022

Our training programme continues to be delivered online. If you need any help with using Zoom please do not hesitate to contact our support team and we will guide you through. To book a place on a workshop or receive more information, please email support@richmondcarers.org or call and leave a message on 020 8867 2380.

Relaxation Techniques – fortnightly sessions with Giorgia Pontet

Our popular sessions for you to explore ways to relax both your mind and your body.

Tuesdays 8th and 22nd February, 5-6pm

NHS Staying well this winter Q&A session – NHS South West London CCG

An opportunity to ask questions and receive more information about staying well this winter including talking about the flu and Covid-19 vaccines.

Friday 11th February, 11am-12noon – To Be Confirmed

Boost Your Mood – workshop with Natasha Rozario

Are you feeling low this winter and need a quick pick-me-up? This workshop will provide practical tips to help lift your spirits. Take part in easy and enjoyable activities to improve your mood quickly, using mindful and creative wellbeing practices. Discover how your senses can improve everyday experiences. Explore the power of gratitude to increase positive emotions. Use nature to gain the feel-good factor. Join Natasha to learn, have fun and feel better.

Thursday 17th February, 1.30-2.30pm

Employability Skills Workshop – with Sigal Foster at Working for Carers

This session will focus on the key elements to improve your chances when applying for employment and apprenticeships. The workshop will provide advice and guidance on understanding what employers are looking for and will explore subjects such as job searching and CV writing. You will also learn more about Working for Carers and the employment support it offers to carers.

Monday 21st February, 12-1.30pm

Training Programme – March 2022

Our training programme continues to be delivered online. If you need any help with using Zoom please do not hesitate to contact our support team and we will guide you through. To book a place on a workshop or receive more information, please email support@richmondcarers.org or call and leave a message on 020 8867 2380.

Relaxation Techniques – fortnightly sessions with Giorgia Pontet

Our popular sessions for you to explore ways to relax both your mind and your body.

Tuesdays 8th and 22nd March, 5-6pm

Types 2 diabetes – how can it be managed? talk with Brian Isbell

Brian Isbell has extensive experience in working with and delivering talks to carers. During this workshop he will focus on what is diabetes and the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. Brian will explore symptoms of diabetes, the dangers of high blood glucose and effects on health, as well as how to manage sugar cravings and glucose control through fasting, foods, dietary fibre, supplements and lifestyle changes.

Friday 11th March, 1-2.30pm

Caring for Someone as they approach 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.

Wednesday 16th March, 10-11am

Financial Wellbeing workshop – The Money Charity

This workshop aims to help you to start engaging with your money in a more positive way, whatever your situation, so you can lead happier, healthier lives. You will learn how to stay on top and in control of your money by looking at things such as how to set up a budget and prioritise spending. The trainer will also be able to signpost you to free, credible sources of support for debt.

Monday 28th March, 12.30-2.30pm

Training Programme – April 2022

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and treatments of stress. With this in mind, we have decided to offer you a package of workshops that will support you improving your strategies to cope with stress and give you the opportunity to receive information and advice on topics that might generate stress in your day-to-day life as a carer. Please note – apart from the Legal Clinic, our training programme continues to be delivered online. To book a place on a workshop, please email support@richmondcarers.org or call and leave a message on 020 8867 2380.

Relaxation Techniques – fortnightly sessions with Giorgia Pontet

Our popular sessions for you to explore ways to relax your mind and body.

Tuesdays 5th and 19th April, 5-6pm

Stress: build your resilience – three-week course with Natasha Rozario

Stress is on the rise for many people, including carers. Do you need more calm in your life? Want some shortcuts to stress-relief? This course offers quick and practical ways to tackle stress in day-to-day life, so you can cope better and improve your wellbeing. Join in to find personal routes to relaxation and reliable ways to build your resilience.
Please note that this is a three-week course, and you will need to attend all sessions. As you will not be able to start halfway through, please make sure you are free to attend all dates below before booking a space.

Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st April, 4.30-6pm

Carers Rights and Entitlements
Legal Clinic – Karen Grimm (Morrisons Solicitors) and Gregory White (Dixon Ward Solicitors)

A clinic offering individual 30-minute, face-to-face appointments with one of our local solicitors. These sessions are designed to give legal advice regarding areas of your caring role. If you want to book a slot, please let us know at what time you will be available to attend in the office.

Wednesday 20th April – 30-minute slots available from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Headaches and Migraines – what are the causes and natural treatments? talk with Brian Isbell

This session explores different types of headaches and their characteristics and causes, as well as the triggers for migraines. During the session, Brian Isbell will look at how sinus, inner ear and dental infections can contribute to headaches and talk about foods that induce migraine. He will go on to discuss natural treatments and various ways to alleviate headaches and migraines, including nutritional supplements, herbal medicines and physical therapy.

Monday 25th April, 11am-12.30pm

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