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Free carer workshops in North Tyneside

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Published on 05 September 2019 01:04 PM

North Tyneside Carers' Centre - Workshops and Peer Support groups for Carers (September to December 2019)

These FREE workshops aim to help unpaid carers of family and friends gain confidence, build on their skills and knowledge, share experiences and learn from each other. All sessions will take place at North Tyneside Carers’ Centre unless otherwise stated.

For information about or to book a place on any of our workshops please contact the Centre on 0191 643 2298

Caring with Confidence 5 sessions - 1 p/w x 5 weeks @ 2.5hrs per session
These 5 sessions focus on the effects of being a carer, what it means to you and the effects caring has had on you and your life/relationships. Share information about practical support available to carers, where to get help, and how to save money. We
spend some time finding out about the condition of the person you care for. When we understand what is going on for our loved ones it is hopefully easier to be more patient and support them more effectively. Finally, we focus on you and your needs. We look at
how you can take time for yourself and why it is important to take care of your own physical and mental health, and find out how to do it.

Thinking about Lasting Power of Attorney - 1 session @ 2hrs
Understanding what Mental Capacity is, looking at all of the available options for helping someone manage their affairs. What being an attorney involves, what you can and can’t do. The process of drawing up an LPA.

Understanding Dementia 2 sessions - 1p/w for 2 weeks @ 2.5hrs per session
These sessions will help carers have more knowledge about what dementia is, it will look at some of the most common forms of dementia, their causes and symptoms. Carers will discover that dementia is more than just memory loss, and gain a better understanding of why their loved ones may be acting in certain ways that they might be having difficulty coping with. Finally, we will explore some ways that we can deal with those behaviours in a more positive and productive way.

Understanding Stroke 2 sessions - 1 p/w for 2 weeks @ 2.5hrs per session
These sessions are based on the Stroke Association ‘Understanding Stroke’ course. They focus on understanding vascular disease and its causes; and how this can lead to a stroke; different types of stroke and the effects they can have on the person who has
one, as well as the people who look after them.

Dementia Friends - 1 session @ 1hr
Alzheimer Society Dementia Friends Session. Quick session with the aim of giving a people with little or no experience of dementia a good understanding of what it is and what you can do to help support someone with the condition.

First Aid for Carers - 1 session @ 2.5hrs
A session especially designed to give carers the confidence to be able to cope in an emergency at home. Covers CPR dealing with chokes, burns prevention and treatment, slips, trips and falls, stroke, dealing with pre-existing conditions.

Tech Days - 1 session length and times to suit carer
1-2-1 session with the training officer who can show carers how to use their electronic gadgets. Learn how to send texts, photos, emails. Keep in touch with friends and family with WhatsApp and Messenger or stay in touch via social media, or learn how to make life
easier with online banking, payments etc.

Arranging & Paying for Care - 1 session @ 2 hours
A session that helps carers to get a better understanding of how social care is paid for.
Understand the care options available and what they might cost and how you could go about procuring them.

Understanding Direct Payments - 1 session @ 2 hours
This session will help people understand how to get direct payments, how the amount they receive is worked out, the responsibilities you have with direct payments and how they are administered.


Understanding Psychosis 1 session @ 2.5hrs
Understanding Bipolar 1 session @ 2.5 hrs
Understanding Personality Disorder 1 session @ 2.5 hrs
Understanding Depression and Anxiety 1 session @ 2.5 hrs
Understanding Suicide 1 session @ 2.5 hrs
Understanding Self Harm 1 session @ 2.5 hrs
These sessions will help carers better understand the condition of the person that they are caring for. Giving them a better insight into some of the challenges faced and practical skills to help them manage better in their caring role.

Coping and Caring 1 session p/w x 5 weeks @ 2.5hrs per session
Flexible course that can change to meet the needs of the group. Typically looking at: dealing with guilt, setting boundaries, dealing with difficult behaviours, enabling behaviours, effective communication, unhelpful thinking, being more assertive, planning for emergencies, how to take time out for yourself, looking after your own physical and mental health needs.

Dates, times and locations

September 2019
Thu 19th Caring with Confidence (for 5 weeks) 1:00-3:30pm
Mon 23rd Dementia Friends 2:00-3:00pm

October 2019
Wed 2nd Arranging & Paying for Care 1:00-3:00pm
Fri 11th Thinking about Lasting Power of Attorney 10:00am-12:00pm
Mon 14th Understanding Direct Payments 1:00pm-3:00pm
*Thu 24th Caring with Confidence for 5 wks @ Wellspring Medical Practice 9:30am-12:00pm
Fri 25th Dementia Friends 10:30-11:30am
Tue 29th First Aid for Carers 1:00-3:00pm

November 2019
Wed 6th Caring with Confidence for 5 wks 1:00-3:30pm
Thu 14th Arranging and Paying for care 1:00-3:00pm
Mon 18th Thinking about Lasting Power of Attorney 1:00-3:00pm
Fri 22nd Understanding Direct Payments 10:00am-12:00pm


September 2019
Thu 5th Understanding Anxiety & Depression 6:00-8:30pm
Tue 17th Coping with Caring for 5 weeks 6:00-8:30pm

October 2019
#Wed 9th Understanding Personality Disorder @ The Vault 1:00-3:00pm
#Wed 16th Understanding Psychosis @ The Vault 1:00-3:00pm
#Wed 23rd Understanding Bipolar Disorder @ The Vault 1:00-3:00pm

November 2019
#Tue 5th Understanding Self Harm @ The Vault 1:00-3:00pm
#Tue 19th Understanding Anxiety & Depression @ The Vault 1:00-3:00pm
Thu 7th Understanding Psychosis 6:00-8:30pm
Tue 12th Understanding Personality Disorder 6:00-8:30pm

December 2019
Tue 3rd Understanding Bi-Polar Disorder 6:00-8:30pm

All sessions will take place at North Tyneside Carers’ Centre unless otherwise stated.
*Wellspring Medical Practice,
Killingworth Health Centre, Citadel East,
Killingworth, NE12 6HS
# The Vault
31 Station Road, Wallsend, NE28 6RL

Please ask for full venue details when booking your place.Telephone (0191) 643 2298

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre, 3rd Floor YMCA Building, Church Way, North Shields, NE29 0AB. Telephone 0191 643 2298


Mutual support for carers in a friendly and supportive environment. No booking necessary just drop in.

All Carers: 

New Prospects, 38 South Parade, Whitley Bay - On the second Thursday of every month, between 10:30am - 12:00pm

Memorial Hall & People’s Centre (The MEM), Frank Street, WallsendOn the third Friday of every month, between 10:30am - 12:00pm

North Tyneside Carers' Centre - On the first Friday and third Tuesday of every month, between 10:30am - 12:00pm

Dementia Support Group:

White Swan Centre, Killingworth - On the second Tuesday of every month, between 10:00am - 11:30am

Centre Strollers:

Various strolls in the North East - Monthly strolls on a Monday or Thursday meeting at 11:00am at various venues.  Please check with the Carers’ Centre for details.

Autism Support Group: 

North Tyneside Carers' Centre - On the third Thursday of every month, between 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Mental Health Support Group: 

North Tyneside Carers' Centre - On the fourth Thursday of the month, between 6:00pm - 8:00pm with the exception of Wednesday in February


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