How we can support you as a carer
Carers Wellbeing sessions
Many carers find themselves caring for a family member or friend suddenly, perhaps overnight and others may come into their caring journey more gradually as the health and wellbeing needs of the person they care for increase over time.
As a service we deliver and support carers through our group sessions, exploring some of the challenges and difficult emotions carers may experience.
Carers and the session facilitators discuss and share different ways to manage challenges, stress levels and ideas and techniques carers can use to improve and support their own physical and emotional wellbeing whilst caring for someone.
The sessions are run throughout different localities in Kirklees, creating a safe environment for carers to be able to discuss, share and learn. The groups can range from 5-12 carers and can last between 2 and 2.5 hours.
Individual support that carers may need can also be provided through the Wellness Service, Carers Trust and our partners Carers Count.
Self-referrals are accepted to access this support.
What sessions are available?
A reflective and motivational session exploring a number of topics to help carers build on their existing strengths and knowledge to be able to look after their own emotional and physical wellbeing and better manage their caring role.
Topics explored include acceptance, managing difficult emotions such as guilt, fear and resentment. We also look at how we can build on our personal resilience through positive self-talk, managing change, challenges and worries and re-connecting with ourselves as individuals in our own right.
Caring for Someone with Memory Deterioration
In this session we explore common symptoms, behaviours and feelings the person you care for may be experiencing.
The session involves discussion, sharing experiences, ideas and strategies. It also explores the challenges and emotions carers in this situation may experience and ways to manage and overcome them.
We can also support you as a carer on a 1-2-1 basis to manage your emotional, physical and/or your social wellbeing and guide you through behaviour change using a number of different approaches including health coaching.
Contact us: 01484 234095
Please see our session timetable below
|May||Tuesday 4th||10:30am-11:45am||Memory Deterioration|
|June (National Carers Week)||Thursday 10th||1:00pm-2:15pm||Building Resilience|
|July||Wednesday 14th||6.30pm-7.45pm||Memory Deterioration|
|August||Thursday 19th||10.30am-11.45am||Building Resilience|
|September||Tuesday 21st||1.00pm-2.15pm||Memory Deterioration|
Carers who have attended the sessions have said:
“Very informative, delivered in a friendly way which meant it was easy to have discussions.”
“Left with the knowledge that there are services out there which will support. Thank you”
“I was a bit apprehensive about attending this course, but I found it very relevant and I fell I’ve learned some positive strategies. I was worried the course would make me feel more down about being a carer, but on the contrary, I feel you’ve given me a lot of food for thought and I’m feeling better about things in just a couple of hours. Thank you.”
Did you know?
- There are currently 13.6 million people caring for a family member or friend in the UK.
- 71% of carers said they experienced stress
- 70% of carers reported that caring had a negative impact on their physical and mental health
- 66% of carer said they had no time away from caring.