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Summer of SEND 2021 - Parent/Carer Events and Training Carers in Bedfordshire

Carers in Bedforshire  provide a range of support and training for unpaid carers and can be viewed here.  We have picked  the specific parent carers training events/session below 

 

7th August - 1pm to 3pm Carers Cafe/Saturday Social Club

Saturday Carers Cafe's

Come along to a fun supportive social group, bring the people you care for with you. We will provide refreshments, entertainment and support workers to talk to.

Venue: Priory Methodist Church, 63 Newham Avenue, Bedford MK41 9QJ    

19th August 7:30 to 8:30pm Parents Together Support Group

Would you like to network with other parents  and build your confidence and know what organisations are there to support your family.

Zoom Support Group with Jon Clingan & Maria Panteli, Parent Carer Support Workers

21st August Appointments available from 10:30am to 1:30pm Wellbeing Sessions

We are really pleased to be able to provide Footcare, Massage Therapies and Haircuts for carers, the people you care for and former carers. 

 To book an appointment please HERE

We are really pleased to be able to provide Footcare, Massage Therapies and Haircuts at the following venues across the county for former carers, carers and the people you care for.

  • Footcare - £10
  • Haircuts - £5
  • Massage - £10 for 30 minutes, £20 for 30 minutes

Venue Bedford  Priory Methodist Church, 63 Newham Avenue, Bedford MK41 9QJ 

9th July 10.00-11:30am - Managing Worries and Improving Self-Esteem - 9 July

 

How to manage your worries and improve your self-esteem. 

  • Friday 9th July 10.00-11:30am 
  • Hosted by Caroline Carter, Wellbeing Practitioner 
  • This is for Carers, cared for and Former carers. 

This is free via Zoom.  Sign up and we will send you the link to join us. Sign me up

7:30pm to 8:30pm 15th July Parents Together Support Group

Parents Together Support Group

Would you like to network with other parents  and build your confidence and know what organisations are there to support your family.

Zoom Support Group with Jon Clingan & Maria Panteli, Parent Carer Support Workers

17th July Appointments available from 10am to 1pm Wellbeing Sessions

We are really pleased to be able to provide Footcare, Massage Therapies and Haircuts for carers, the people you care for and former carers. 

To book an appointment please HERE

We are really pleased to be able to provide Footcare, Massage Therapies and Haircuts at the following venues across the county for former carers, carers and the people you care for.

  • Footcare - £10
  • Haircuts - £5
  • Massage - £10 for 30 minutes, £20 for 30 minutes

VENUE Bedford  Priory Methodist Church, 63 Newham Avenue, Bedford MK41 9QJ 10.00-13.00

20th July 2pm- 3:30pm Understanding Anxiety

 

A presentation on what anxiety is, why we experience anxiety, common symptoms of anxiety and how to manage it.

  • Tuesday 20th July 2.00-3:30pm
  • Hosted by Caroline Carter, Wellbeing Practitioner
  • This is for Carers, cared for and Former carers.

This is free via Zoom.  Sign up and we will send you the link to join us. Sign me up

21st July 2pm-3:30pm - Understanding Low Mood and Depression -

A presentation on what low mood and depression is, why we may experience low mood, common symptoms and how to manage it.

  • Wednesday 21st July 2.00-3:30pm
  • Hosted by Caroline Carter, Wellbeing Practitioner
  • This is for Carers, cared for and Former carers.

This is free via Zoom.  Sign up and we will send you the link to join us. Sign me up

22 July, 11am-12pm - Wellbeing Service Information Talk - 22 July

My name is Jane Miller and I’m a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (or PWP for short) and I work at the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service. I’m trained to work with common mental health problems, such as anxiety and low mood and I work as part of a wider team of professionals who are also trained to work with these difficulties.

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service was designed to help people manage everyday problems like:

– Feeling low

– Feeling worried, stressed or panicky

– Sleeping difficulties

– Problems with low self-esteem

– Problems dealing with traumatic life events (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

– Obsessions and compulsions

– Helping people adjusting to change

and is used by people from all over Bedfordshire. GPs and other people refer to our service but you can also refer yourself.

We already provide therapy to many carers suffering with mental health issues, but we also want to spread the word to Older Adults and we know many carers do care for this age group, so we wanted to offer a little more detail about what we can provide.

This presentation will explain more about our service and will outline two of the basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatments that we offer for depression and anxiety, in the hope that any carers who see these mental health problems in the ones they are caring for, can encourage them to try and use the service.

Look forward to speaking to many of you in July! Bring lots of questions!

  • Thursday 22 July, 11am-12pm
  • Hosted by Jane Miller
  • This is for Carers, the people they care for and former carers

This is free via Zoom.  Sign up and we will send you the link to join us. Sign me up