See the Adult Carers April 2018 Calendar for full details.
On the spotlight
Resilient carers! Handling stress
This interactive and inspiring programme specifically designed for unpaid Carers living in and around Sydenham provides tools & strategies to build resilience and confidence to help to cope with their stress, challenges & fears.
Booking is required. Free.
When: Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23 May at 10am-12.30pm
Where: The Grove Centre, 2 Jews Walk, SE26 6PL
First aid training
Gain basic first aid knowledge and learn the best way to deal with emergency situations. Booking is required. Free.
Dates for your diary:
16th May, 2-4pm at Rushey Green GP, Hawstead Rd. SE6 4JH.
26th June, 5.30-7.30pm at Compass Centre, 34 Watsons Street, SE8 4AU.
18th September, 1-3pm at Waldron Health Centre, Stanley St. SE8 4BG.
8th November, 10am-12pm at Carers Lewisham
Exercise classes for carer
Mindfulness for carers
5 mindfulness workshops to provoke positive behaviour change, take control of stress management, and improve mental well-being. March to July 2018 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 12-2pm, Goldsmith Community Centre.
Booking is required. Free
Venue: Carers Lewisham, Forest Hill, SE23 2LB. Booking is required. Free.
Mindfulness Self Compassion workshop with Life Coach Ales Newte Hardie on the 17th May 12-2pm. Learn how to stop self-criticism and treat yourself with kindness. This workshop will help you develop better self-confidence, resilience, increased connection with others, and healthy behaviours.
Create your vision using arts and crafts with Life Coach Nazli Yucelogiu 24th May 12-2pm. Discuss your goals, hopes & dreams, and create a vision board to help you realise your potential.
Osteopathy is an effective and gentle form of manual therapy for discomfort related to posture and movement.
Please call Mark: 07891 071 538 to book an appointment.
- Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology: Laura (079 7318 3711)
- Reflexology and Indian head massage and seated acupressure massage: Catherine (077 5155 1203)
The service has a price of £10 for half an hour. You can book your place calling directly the numbers above.
Download here the service leaflet.
Would you like to get out of the house and meet other carers in similar situations to your own? Would you like an opportunity to get information and support? Our regular weekly Coffee Mornings are open to all carers of any age or caring responsibility.
We organise regular weekly Coffee Mornings and Carers Support Groups in different location of Lewisham borough. You can drop in to the session and you don’t have to book. Expect a warm welcome !
Every Tuesday, 10.30am-12.30pm, Carers Lewisham, Forest Hill.
On the second Wednesday of the month, 11.30am-1.30pm. South Lewisham GP.
Male Carers Support
Many men are carers too and sometimes they get overlooked. If you would like to meet up with other men who have caring responsibilities for mutual advice and support, plus occasional outings, Carers Lewisham has a support group for men who are carers that meets once a month at Carers Lewisham on the last Thursday of the month 10.30-12.30.
You can also get support online on our Male Carers Facebook Group.
Parent Carers Support
Come along and meet other parents caring for children with special needs at the Parent Carer Coffee Morning (Carers Centre on the 3rd Wednesday of every month 10.30-12.30) and at the Parent Carer Drop In at Kaleidoscope.
You can also get support online on our Parent Carers Facebook Group.
Mental Health Carers’ Support
Carers Lewisham has a worker who support carers who are caring for relatives who have mental health difficulties and carers who themselves may have mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression.
Compass Centre on the last Tuesday of the month 5.30-7.30pm.
Carers Centre, Forest Hill, on the first Wednesday of the month 10.30am-12.30pm.
Smart App Club: join us and apply for jobs
Every Wednesday, from 2.00 to 4.00 pm, you can join the group to practice your IT skills, focus on your job search and applications, with the support of the Working for Carers team.
Don’t struggle alone, enjoy some tea and biscuits whilst sharing tips and tricks over job hunting with other participants.
You can bring your own laptop or we can provide one for the session. The sessions are completely free for those eligible and registered with Working for Carers. Booking is required. Free
Mental Health Forum
Join the Carers Mental Health Forum! it’s open to anyone who look after a relative or friend with mental health issues.
Every last Tuesday of the month, 1.30-3pm at Carers Lewisham, Waldram Place, Forest Hill, SE23 2LB.