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Research study on E-support for Families and Friends of Individuals affected by Psychosis

The “EFFIP” project is a 5-year research study aiming to develop and evaluate an online resource dedicated for informal carers to gain information about psychosis, and glean support and advice from others in the same position. This study is part of a bigger project entitled “EFFIP (E-support for Families and Friends of Individuals affected by Psychosis): A randomised controlled trial of a co-produced online intervention for carers” which is organised by a team of researchers at St George’s, University of London and King’s College London. The primary researcher is Jacqueline Sin. The study is funded by the National Institute of
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An introduction to the Grief Recovery Method

  Recovering from loss ’T’is better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all’   Alfred Lord Tennyson     We all suffer loss throughout our lives and each loss is felt with the same degree of pain, although the extent and the duration of that pain may differ. There are losses which are easily recognised by our friends, family and community, such as bereavement, divorce or separation. There are other losses such as freedom, loss of health, loss of safety, early retirement, losing a relationship with a loved one even though they are still physically
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NEW FIGURES REVEAL LIFE CHANCES OF UK’S YOUNG CARERS ARE UNDER THREAT

NEW FIGURES REVEAL LIFE CHANCES OF UK’S YOUNG CARERS ARE UNDER THREAT Young carers across the UK are in danger of not getting the most out of their education or fulfilling their life ambition because they are caring for a family member, a new Carers Trust survey reveals. More than half (53%) of the young adult carers surveyed were having problems coping with school work and nearly 60% say they are struggling to meet deadlines. A third said they have to skip school most weeks. Young people are suffering a range of set-backs in pursuing their goals, with 82% of
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(YCiS) Young Carers in Schools Event

  Young Carers in Schools programme is an exciting England-wide initiative that makes it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers and awards good practice. The programme is run jointly by the Carers Trust and The Children’s Society Young Carers in Focus partners. The Carers Trust in association with Carers Lewisham ran a Young Carers in Schools event which took place on 20th October at Sydenham School. The event covered information and a breakdown on the programme including: Ofsted’s approach to Young Carers Young Carer’s new legal rights and what these mean for schools A breakdown of
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Get the jab Get flu safe

Get your FREE flu jab this winter            To prevent the spread of flu, unpaid carers who are in contact with vulnerable people are being encouraged to have a flu jab.  Vulnerable people are people over 65 years, those of any age who have long term medical conditions, pregnant women, babies and young children. When should I have the flu jab? Although it is never too late, the best time to have the jab is between September and early November, before the main flu season. You need to have the vaccine every year. This is because the virus that causes
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Grief Recovery for Lewisham carers and family members

What is grief? Grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of, or change in, a familiar pattern of behaviour. Grief is the feeling of reaching our for someone who has always been there, only to find when you need them one more time, they are no longer there. What does Recovery mean? Recovery means feeling better. Recovery is finding new meaning for living, without the fear of being hurt again. Recovery is being able to enjoy fond memories without having them turn painful. Recovery
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National Carer Survey 2016

Councils in England have a statutory requirement to send a postal survey every two years. The survey asks questions about the carers’ quality of life as well as self-reported general health and well-being. Feedback from this survey can be used to inform policy and decision-making at both the local and national level, and to improve care, services and outcomes for local people. Please find attached frequently asked question information about this year’s national survey of adult carers in England. Follow this link to learn more about local analysis from the 2014 survey.   Lewisham Council and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group work
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Young Carers in Schools

Join other schools on Thursday 20th October 2016 at a free Young Carers in Schools event and gain support to increase outcomes and gain a national Award.   As many as 1 in 12 pupils could be young carers, a vulnerable pupil group specifically mentioned in the Ofsted Common Inspection Handbook, 2015. Don’t miss out on this essential free professional development event to increase identification, improve outcomes for young carers, and gain support to achieve a national Award for your school’s good practice.   Young Carers in Schools Young Carers in School is an exciting England-wide initiative that makes it
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