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Writing for Relaxation

28/09/2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

‘Writing for Relaxation’ is a four week creative writing course provided by The Writing Tree.

Local writer and Creative Writing teacher Helen Kenwright will lead five Zoom-based sessions where we will try out writing exercises to help us relax and de-stress.

No previous creative writing skill or experience is required, and participants will not be expected to share any writing in the session unless they wish to.

The course is about taking some time to write for fun and relaxation.

When: Monday 28 September to Monday 19th October, from 2 to 3.30pm.

Please contact us to book and we’ll provide a secure link so you can log on.

As the sessions are on Zoom you’ll need a suitable device (such as a laptop or tablet) to take part.

Carers Advice Line

30/09/2020 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Do you need information or advice about your caring role or for the person you care for?

We regularly answer questions about:

  • Benefits for carers or disabled people
  • Community Care, including; accessing support for the person you care for, adaptations and aids, services and support groups
  • Disability Rights
  • Carers Rights
  • Your caring role and employment rights

Call York Carers Centre Advice Line on Wednesdays from 5 to 8pm, 01904 715 490 to speak with our benefits and advice workers

 

Mental health carers drop in (on zoom)

30/09/2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

During the current period of social distancing we are running some of our support groups virtually to allow you to take part from home.

This informal, supportive session is for people who help care for someone with a mental health condition. It’s primarily aimed at people new to caring, caring for someone in crisis or caring for young people. However we have now opened up this group to anyone who may find it beneficial so please get in touch if that’s you.

What will you need to take part:

You’ll need access to a device with a camera (phone/laptop/tablet), internet access, an email address and access to the Zoom app

How to book:

  • Contact our facilitator Rebecca on rebecca.robinson@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk or 01904 715 490 to book a space
  • We will email you a virtual meeting agreement to read and return
  • You will be sent a Zoom meeting ID and password for each individual meeting to enable you to log in

Mindfulness for Caring and Coping

01/10/2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

We’re once again offering Mindfulness for Caring and Coping, a five week course on Thursdays in September.

The sessions will cover the ‘what?’ and ‘how?’ of mindfulness, and the aim is that you will leave the course with some useful skills and ways to approach your caring role. The focus will be on looking after our bodies and minds, and having some fun along the way. There will be suggestions for practices you can do between the sessions too, with audio materials provided.

The course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some mindfulness experience.

When: Thursdays from 17 September to 15 October from 2 to 3.30pm
Please contact us to book and we’ll provide a secure link so you can log on.

As the sessions take place on Zoom you’ll need a suitable device (such as a laptop or tablet), and internet access.

Writing for Relaxation

05/10/2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

‘Writing for Relaxation’ is a four week creative writing course provided by The Writing Tree.

Local writer and Creative Writing teacher Helen Kenwright will lead five Zoom-based sessions where we will try out writing exercises to help us relax and de-stress.

No previous creative writing skill or experience is required, and participants will not be expected to share any writing in the session unless they wish to.

The course is about taking some time to write for fun and relaxation.

When: Monday 28 September to Monday 19th October, from 2 to 3.30pm.

Please contact us to book and we’ll provide a secure link so you can log on.

As the sessions are on Zoom you’ll need a suitable device (such as a laptop or tablet) to take part.

Substance misuse and gambling carers group (on Zoom)

06/10/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

A new monthly support group for people who are supporting loved ones through issues with substance misuse and/or gambling.

We know that some carers may find it difficult to attend groups during the day, so this new support group is available in the evenings, on Zoom.

What will you need to take part:

You’ll need access to a device with a camera (phone/laptop/tablet), internet access, an email address and access to the Zoom app

How to book:

  • Contact our reception on enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk or 01904 715 490 to book a space
  • Our facilitator will offer you a 30 minute telephone appointment prior to the group
  • Everyone joining the group will have read and returned a confidentiality agreement to take part in the Zoom call, and be provided with a confidential link to the meeting

 

Carers Advice Line

07/10/2020 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Do you need information or advice about your caring role or for the person you care for?

We regularly answer questions about:

  • Benefits for carers or disabled people
  • Community Care, including; accessing support for the person you care for, adaptations and aids, services and support groups
  • Disability Rights
  • Carers Rights
  • Your caring role and employment rights

Call York Carers Centre Advice Line on Wednesdays from 5 to 8pm, 01904 715 490 to speak with our benefits and advice workers

 

Mindfulness for Caring and Coping

08/10/2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

We’re once again offering Mindfulness for Caring and Coping, a five week course on Thursdays in September.

The sessions will cover the ‘what?’ and ‘how?’ of mindfulness, and the aim is that you will leave the course with some useful skills and ways to approach your caring role. The focus will be on looking after our bodies and minds, and having some fun along the way. There will be suggestions for practices you can do between the sessions too, with audio materials provided.

The course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some mindfulness experience.

When: Thursdays from 17 September to 15 October from 2 to 3.30pm
Please contact us to book and we’ll provide a secure link so you can log on.

As the sessions take place on Zoom you’ll need a suitable device (such as a laptop or tablet), and internet access.

Writing for Relaxation

12/10/2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

‘Writing for Relaxation’ is a four week creative writing course provided by The Writing Tree.

Local writer and Creative Writing teacher Helen Kenwright will lead five Zoom-based sessions where we will try out writing exercises to help us relax and de-stress.

No previous creative writing skill or experience is required, and participants will not be expected to share any writing in the session unless they wish to.

The course is about taking some time to write for fun and relaxation.

When: Monday 28 September to Monday 19th October, from 2 to 3.30pm.

Please contact us to book and we’ll provide a secure link so you can log on.

As the sessions are on Zoom you’ll need a suitable device (such as a laptop or tablet) to take part.

* Carers Hub

14/10/2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Our new online Carers Hubs are friendly gatherings, where you can bring a brew and drop for an informal chat with our Carer Support Workers and other carers, from the comfort of your own home. You’ll also be able get information and advice from the team.

Each week will focus on a different loose theme such as food, nature or films and books, and there will plenty of opportunities to chat more generally about other things too.

This week’s session will be a general chat with a nature theme.

There are four hubs a month, at differing times in the week; you’re welcome to as many as you wish.

Please let us know if you’d like to come and we’ll send you the zoom link to join.

Contact us on 01904 715490 or enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

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