Stress Management for Carers
Are you caring for someone with dementia?
Do you sometimes feel tired or overwhelmed?
Caring for someone living with dementia can be one of the most rewarding things you do in life and AT THE SAME TIME be one of the most challenging. To continue to be able to care for your loved one, safely and for as long as possible, you also need to care for yourself.
This short course focuses on YOUR needs as the carer: how to reduce your stress, build resilience and take care of yourself. It will help you:
manage your stress and practice self-care
explore the role and challenges of caring
learn tips and practical care skills that make a difference
Whether your loved one has recently received a diagnosis, or you've been caring for years, it's never too late to learn to how to care for yourself too.
What our participants say:
“The course was reassuring and confidence building, I learnt hints and tips to keep on top of stress levels.”
“I felt you got to know us, understood our situation and cared what was happening.”
“You handled a difficult subject very well.”
Part 1: Tuesday 17th May, Part 2: Friday 20th May, Part 3: Wednesday 25th May
The course is split over 3 sessions of 3 ½ hours each, to make it easier for you to arrange alternate care
Louise House, Roman Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9JN, (car park on site)
Cost £95 includes all 3 half day sessions (limited number of reduced places available)
We each bring together 30 years of experience working therapeutically in health and social care, including working with seniors and people with dementia, and with a focus on stress management and self-care. We have a warm and personal approach and a gentle humour.
“Caring for a loved one with dementia is one of the most challenging roles we can take on in life: there will inevitably be times of exhaustion, grief and despair. But there are also times of inspiration, courage, tenderness, love and even humour. We want to help unpaid carers take care of themselves in a way that will create more of the good times, take care of their own health, and ultimately, help them continue to care."
We also offer individual respite care. To find out more