Training And Activities Timetable

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

Our ‘Training And Activities’ Timetable

Carers Training Programme for April- June 2019

now added to the existing programme

We have lots of opportunities for carers to access training to support carers in their caring role or to take a few hours away from caring, learn something new and meet other carers as well. There is a wide range of one of sessions and short courses available for carers registered with the Carers Centre.

New sessions and courses this quarter include Wills Information, Care Home Fees- Myths and Truths and Belief Five Week Programme. 

You can also find information about other Training opportunities on the Training Information page including Wigan Council Carers Training Grants and FREE online distance learning courses.

For more training information, please explore here

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centres Training Programme- April- June 2019

DatesSession TimeVenue
Tuesday May 7th,14th,21st,28th, June 4thBelief Programme 5 Week Course. An interactive course that includes overcoming limiting personal beliefs, positive self-talk, habits and attitudes, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation. Delivered informally and interactive. 1.00pm-2.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 7th MayBuilding Resilience Through Mindfulness Developing the ability to bounce back from difficult situations is vital if we also have caring responsibility. Mindfulness can help us to build our resilience by focusing our attention on the world around us, rather than getting caught up in our own negative thoughts and feelings. During this session, you will practice some simple mindfulness techniques and get in touch with the values that matter to you. 10.00am-1.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 7th and 21st MayCarers in Mental Health For Carers who are supporting someone with mental health needs, want to understand what mental health illness is and learn coping strategies to help you in your caring role? Wigan and Leigh Carers CentreWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday May 8th,15th,22nd Crochet for Pleasure
This group is more than coming along to learn how to crochet or improve their skills of crocheting. It’s a place to have a chat, feel supported in your caring role. Carers will need to provide their own crochet hooks and wool.
10.00am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 9th MayWills – information Session A Will is important – particularly for the older person and people with a disability. Come along and find out the dos and don’ts of will making. Time for questions as well.10.00am-11.30amWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 15th MayCarers Welcome Session For carers that want to find out a bit more about the services we offer, what support is available or just touch base with the Carers Centre to see what’s new. 10.30am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 21st May The Dementia Journey – providing effective care and support This session is to enable carers to be able to provide effective care and support to the person with dementia, with the focus being on “living with dementia” rather than “suffering from dementia”. 10.00am-1.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday May 23rd,30th,
June 6th,20th 27th,
July 4th
Relaxation and Meditation Six Week Course Sessions will be focused around learning basic yoga poses helping to ease tension in the body whilst building strength and mobility in the muscles, joints and an element of meditation. Every class will finish with a guided relaxation, allowing you to totally switch off and take some much-needed rest.
11.30am-12.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 28th MayDigital Workshop session
Want to learn new skills and gain confidence to use the internet safely? Need help with your new phone or tablet? Learn how to pay your council tax or access G.P appointments. Get on line with our Digital Workshops. 1to1 or group sessions available.
1.00pm-2.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Friday 7th JuneBritish Red Cross- First Aid for Carers Would you know what to do in an emergency? Come along and gain practical tips to help you deal with and emergency should it arise. 10.00am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 13th JuneCare Home Fees Myths and Truths Come along to this Myths busting session and find out correct information regarding Care Home Fees. 1.00pm-2.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 18th JuneStressbuster Introduction Session
Introducing carers to the benefits of using simple hypnotic relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety, the causes of and how to combat stress. The session includes a 20-minute relaxation exercise and access to a copy of a hypnosis recording to use in the future.
As this is a popular session this session is limited to carers who have not attended before.
10.00am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 19th JuneAfternoon with Fran- Silk Painting
Applying paints or dyes directly onto silk fabric using an exciting array of watercolour techniques this session is a must. Come along, relax and try something new.
1.00pm-3.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre

All the sessions are FREE for Carers registered at the Carers Centre.  For more information on any of the courses or to book you place contact the Carers Centre reception on 01942 705959 or click on the contact us button below.

If you’re a carer contact us today