See the Adult Carers June 2018 Calendar for full details.
In the spotlight
IT Training in Forest Hill
6 weeks of IT training courses for carers of any age who need to improve their understanding of technology and their ability to use online platforms.
Booking in required. Free.
Thursdays, starting on the 7 June, 10am-12.30pm, Carers Lewisham, Forest Hill, SE23 2LB
First aid training
Gain basic first aid knowledge and learn the best way to deal with emergency situations. Booking is required. Free.
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 carers: New class available!
Mindfulness for carers
March to July 2018 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 12-2pm, Goldsmith Community Centre.
Booking is required. Free
Two workshops to increase your confidence and boost your motivation.
Venue: Carers Lewisham, Forest Hill, SE23 2LB. Booking is required. Free.
Mindfulness Self Compassion workshop with life coach Alex Newte Hardie on the 21st and 28th of June, 1-2:30 pm. 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.
Every Tuesday, 4-8pm, at Carers Lewisham we offer a choice of two different therapies that will help you to relax and have a break.
- Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology: Laura (07973-183 711)
- Reflexology and Indian head massage and seated acupressure massage: Catherine (07751-551 203)
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 at different locations in the Lewisham borough. You can drop in to the session and no booking needed. 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
Do you care for a child with special needs? Would you like some support for yourself? Would you like to meet other parents in similar situations?
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
Do you care for or support a relative who has mental health problems such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, clinical depression or eating disorders?
Carers Lewisham has a worker who supports carers that care for relatives with 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 looks 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.
If you have a difficult problem and would like one-to-one advice or support we can make an appointment.