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Support available for Carers in Lewisham

February 2017

Coffee Mornings and Support Groups
Would you like to meet other people caring for their disabled, ill or frail, children, partners, parents, other relatives or friends in an informal friendly environment? Come to our regular Coffee Mornings, open to ALL carers.
Dementia
For information and queries about Dementia support, groups and activities please contact:
ann@carerslewisham.org.uk or maggie@carerslewisham.org.uk
Tel: 020 8699 8686
Talk Dementia
If you would like to talk about any issues or queries you may have about dementia, come along to our Dementia Support Groups and meet other Carers.
We provide information and support
in the following areas:
  • Information about the illness e.g. the different types of dementia and how it affects people
  • What services and support are available
  • How to deal with challenging behaviour
  • Advice on communication issues

Relaxation and Mindfulness 

Stress spiraling out of control...
Need to recharge your batteries…
Wanting time for yourself...

 
Join in with the monthly relaxation and guided meditation sessions designed especially for Dementia Carers.
An hour of gentle self-care using simple relaxation exercises, mindfulness and visualization techniques that can help release tension from your mind and body.
Mental Health
The groups provide support, guidance and information in a relaxed informal setting. The groups are led by carers and offer regular speakers and social activities.
Parent Carers
The third Wednesday of the month
10.30am-12.30pm at Carers Lewisham.
Contact detail: katrina@carerslewisham.org.uk

 
 Male Carers
Last Thursday of every month
10.30am-12.30pm at Carers Lewisham
Contact detail: jolyon@carerslewisham.org.uk

 
Self Management

The course is led by experienced facilitators, who often have first-hand experience of what it is like to care for someone with a long-term condition. It is delivered over 6 weekly sessions lasting three hours each. It will give you practical solutions and techniques to support you as a carer and the people you care for.

Courses are available in each neighbourhood in Lewisham. Also specific self management courses for Mental Health Carers and for Dementia Carers. For more information and to book your free place, please contact the course leader.

Healthy eating training
For more information and to book your place please contact the training leader.
  • Tuesday 14th February 2017, 10am -12.30pm at  Carers Lewisham. katrina@carerslewisham.org.uk
  • Wednesday 8th March 2017, 11.30am -1.30pm at  South Lewisham Group Practice. ulalee@carerslewisham.org.uk
Carers Forum
Get involved in the carers forum! Your chance to be heard, share your ideas and opinion on service available to carers in Lewisham.

 
Tuesday 28th February, 1-3pm at Carers Lewisham.

For more information and to book your place please contact: caroline@carerslewisham.org.uk
Introduction to the Grief Recovery Method
Sunday 12 February 2 - 4pm
Waller Road, New Cross

A short introduction to recovering from loss - bereavement, separation, health, career - come and learn about an action plan that uncovers the myths that maintain the grief, and provides a framework of action to help you recover. 

‘Recovery is finding new meaning for living, without the fear of being hurt again.’
Booking is required!
To book a place email zannefin@me.com
or call 07710 416 229 - places very limited. 
More information available on:
http://www.carerslewisham.org.uk
More information about the Method: griefrecoverymethod.co.uk
!!Coming Soon!!
Register your interest to receive activities updates!
Carers Buddy up
A brand new project, funded by Carers Trust to help Carers in transition. A series of social activities to help former carers to move on and new carers to learn from other carers experiences. The programme is open to carers and former carers who want to help each other by sharing their own experience and knowledge. If you feel the need to help other carers or you think you could benefit from peer support, let us know!
E-mail: info@carerslewisham.org.uk
Tel: 020 8699 8686

Carers Choir
If you like to sing and would love to be part of a carers choir, let us know!
Please contact:
caroline@carerslewisham.org.uk
Sort Stress & Build Resilience
A series of sessions to provide participants with resources to build their resilience, well-being and confidence to cope with life stresses, challenges and fears. Open to unpaid carers in the North of Lewisham.
To register your interest please contact: cathy@carerslewisham.org.uk

Working for Carers

The new project “Working for Carers” is starting to take referrals. If you are looking for training, volunteering or employment opportunities, we have a team of dedicated Employment Advisors who will support you to find the pathway that best suits your needs through one to one sessions.  From the end of February to the end of March we will deliver weekly workshops to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills to enable a positive change.
For registering your interest or for further information please contact: workingforcarers@carerslewisham.org.uk

Low cost osteopathy & Complementary therapies
Both services are available every Tuesday, 4-8 pm. Booking is required.
Low Cost Osteopathy please contact:
Carers Lewisham: 020 8699 8686
Complementary Therapies please contact:
  • Laura (Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology): 079 7318 3711
  • Catherine (Reflexology, Indian head massage and seated acupressure massage):             077 5155 1203
Specialist support
Counselling
Counselling is a useful opportunity to talk about any emotional problem with someone who is trained to listen. You may be struggling to cope with your caring responsibilities.
End of Life
Are you caring for someone approaching the end of their life?
Carers Lewisham provides a specialised support service to carers of patients with a progressive terminal diagnosis.
If you are caring for a partner, family member or friend who maybe at the end of their life, we can help provide the support you need to go on caring as you choose.
If you think counselling or End of Life support could help you, discuss it first with a member of Carers Lewisham staff.
E-mail: info@carerslewisham.org.uk
Tel: 020 8699 8686
     
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Registered office: Carers Lewisham, Waldram Place, Forest Hill, SE23 2LB, London.
Tel: 020 8699 8686  E-mail: info@carerslewisham.org.uk

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