Carers Courses

Carer’s ‘Your Health, Your Life’ Course Free Carers Self-Management Courses

EPUT is pleased to offer carers the opportunity to attend a six week self-management course.

Carers who have attended the course said:

“To realise for the first time in 28 years that I am a ‘carer’ not just a mum.  To realise I am not alone in having this way of life.  To share experiences with others, met lovely tutors and lovely people, so glad I went on this course, wish it could carry on every week”

“This course has helped me to organise my life a lot better and to be able to get things done without panicking or getting to upset.  I am also able to make sometime for myself and have new hobbies”

“The course folder and relaxation CD provided brilliant help”

“It has built up my confidence and made me look at situation as a carer to my partner differently and in a more positive role knowing if am not alone”

Who can attend these courses?
Any carer that is giving help and support to a relative or friend, who is ill, disabled, elderly or in need of emotional support

Dates and Venues

To be confirmed.

 

 

How to book a place on to one of the courses

Carers can either book a place for themselves or a professional can enrol them on to the course by contacting Stephen Rabbitts on s.rabbitts@nhs.net

About the Carers Course

Your Health, Your life is a free course for carers; the course aims to give carers the opportunity to learn new skills, to help them to cope with their caring situation, develop the confidence to take more control of their life and to meet with others who share similar experiences. The course runs for 6 weeks, one 3 hours session a week and is delivered by carers who have trained to be tutors to help other carers.

Each week session will help carers understand core subjects such as: relaxation, how to become a better communicator, what rights carers have and why exercise and eating healthily will help carers undertake their roles and responsibilities easier. One of the weekly sessions includes training in basic first aid and manual handling skills.

How will it help Carers?
By taking part in a Your Health, Your Life course, carers will:

  • Learn new skills to help carers to cope with their caring situation
  • Develop the confidence to take more control of their life
  • Meet with other carers who share similar experiences
  • The course will help carers to re look at their caring role and show them skills and tips on How to help improve their own health and well-being

If you would like any more information please do contact:

Stephen Rabbitts, Carers Operational Lead
Jubilee Day Unit, Thurrock Hospital, Long Lane, Grays, Essex, RM16 2PX
Mobile: 07855752849
E-mail: s.rabbitts@nhs.net