Free Carers Self-Management Courses in Southend

April 28, 2017

A FREE six week self-management course for carers and their cared for living in the Southend area, has places on a course starting in June.

Your Health, Your life is a free self-management course for anyone that gives help and support to a relative or friend, who is ill, disabled, elderly or in need of emotional support.

The course is designed to help carers re-look at their caring role; aiming to equip them with essential skills that will help them to undertake their roles and responsibilities as a carer more easily, and improve their own health and well-being.

By taking part carers will have the opportunity to learn new skills to help them cope with their caring situation, develop the confidence to take more control of their life and meet with other carers who share similar experiences.

The next course starts on Friday 30 June and runs each Friday from 10.30 to 13.30 at the Jubilee Centre, Southchurch Road, Southend, Essex SS1 2LX, for six weeks.

The course is open to any carer or cared for that access any of EPUT’s older people’s services.

Each three hour session is delivered by carers who have trained as tutors to help other carers. The sessions each week will help carers to understand core subjects such as; relaxation, how to become a better communicator, what rights carers have and the importance of exercise and eating healthily. One of the weekly sessions includes training in basic first aid and manual handling skills.

Places on the course are limited and must be booked in advance: for further information contact Stephen Rabbitts on 07855752849 by email at stephen.rabbitts@eput.nhs.uk, or visit the EPUT website www.eput.nhs.uk/get-involved/support-for-carers/are-you-a-carer/