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, monthly sessions
Giorgia Pontet is a regular workshop facilitator at Richmond Carers Centre. Since the autumn, Giorgia has been running monthly guidance sessions about techniques to help you cope better with stress levels, focusing on mind, body and spirit. The following can be attended as stand-alone sessions or, if you wish to practise at home and would like to review your technique, you may wish to come to a further session.
Tuesdays, 10am-12noon. 5th February and 12th March 2019 (NB: previously advertised as 5th March)
Sometimes we feel a bit stuck and would like to try something new but don’t know where to start. If that’s you then look no further as this workshop will help you make changes. We will start to make these changes on the very same day, no need to wait! Facilitated by Jenny Wannberg
Managing stress with the use of Homeopathy, Thursday, 10am-12noon 7th March, 2019
Candice Joyce is the homeopathic practitioner for Greendaisies Homeopathy. This workshop will provide an introduction to homeopathy and how it supports health. Attendees will be given guidance on using safe and effective, yet gentle homeopathic remedies for themselves and loved ones to help combat stress-related symptoms, such as poor sleep and digestive complaints.
Caring for someone as they approach end of life. Thursday, 1.30-3.30pm, 14th March, 2019
Rosie Noble, Families and Carers Lead at Princess Alice Hospice, leads this workshop. Content will be guided by attendees’ needs, but issues covered are likely to include carers’ emotional wellbeing, changes that occur as illness progresses, moving and handling, and nutrition for the carer and cared for.
Rosie will also lead a series of workshops at Princess Alice Hospice of interest to attendees.
Introduction to essential oils, 10am-12noon, Tuesday 19th and 26th March 2019
Miranda Key will lead this two-part course about essential oils, their benefits and uses. You’ll get a chance to create your own 10ml bottle to take away. Learn which oils could aid relaxation and sleep, and help with pain management, and emotional and stress management.
‘Not your normal back-care course’, a fresh approach to overcoming pain, 10am-12noon, Thursday 4th and 11th April, 2019
In this two-part course Claire Lisboa will explain about pain, how and why its causes are mostly misunderstood and why traditional approaches to treat pain do not work. The course will cover skills and strategies for you to overcome your own pain.
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.