Courses and Learning

Having a caring role can be physically and emotionally demanding. There are a number of courses and training opportunities available to help you to prepare or to better manage your caring role.

Carers Of Dundee runs and facilitates a number of training courses.  See following dates on upcoming training in 2020.

For more information visit www.carersofdundee.org.uk
To book a place, contact Dundee Carers Centre

Title:               Seasons for Growth Seminar

Date:               Wednesday 29 January

Time:              10am – 1pm

Location:        C Gate, 132 – 134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB

This seminar explores the impact of change and loss on everyday life. Understand that it is normal to have lots of different feelings and explore new ways to deal with change and loss in your life.

Title:               Anger Workshop

Date:               Thursday 13th February

Time:              10am – 1pm

Location:        C Gate, 132 – 134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB

Do you experience feelings of anger?

We can’t always control when difficult feelings come up, but we can improve our wellbeing by learning healthy ways to respond when they do.

Join us in a non-judgemental and supportive environment to explore tips and techniques to manage feelings of anger.

Title:               Anxiety Workshop

Date:               Thursday 20th February

Time:              10am – 1pm

Location:        C Gate, 132 – 134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB

Do you experience anxiety?

We can’t always control when difficult feelings come up, but we can improve our wellbeing by learning healthy ways to respond when they do.

Join us in a non-judgemental and supportive environment to explore tips and techniques to manage anxious thoughts and feelings.

Title                Carers Wellbeing

Date                Thursday 5th March

Time               12:30 – 3pm

Location         C Gate, 132 – 134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB

Looking after your wellbeing is vital for everyone and particularly if you are caring for someone else.

In this workshop, local staff from mental health charity Penumbra will explain how their Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)- can be used as a tool to explore coping strategies and what keeps you well.

Come along to develop your own WRAP, find out about the services we offer in Dundee and discuss other sources of support that promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the City.

Title:               Caring Counts

Date:               Thursday 26th March and Thursday 9th April

Time:              10am – 3pm both days

Location:        C Gate, 132 – 134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB

Do you want to learn something new but don’t know where to start?

Are you hoping to get back into work or training?

Do you need support to recognise the skills you’ve gained through caring?

Based on the Caring Counts e-learning course by Open University Scotland, this course will help you reflect on your experiences and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your caring role. It will support you to set goals for the future and make plans to get you there.

 

The following websites may be useful:

Carer Training

This website and e-learning platform is managed by Carers Trust Scotland as part of the National Carer Organisations. They have an E-learning zone and links to online training for carers.

www.carertraining.org

Future Learn

Future Learn can connect you to free courses offered by universities and colleges worldwide. Some of these courses may be useful in your caring role, whilst others may simply be an enjoyable way to learn something new.

www.futurelearn.com

Free Online Courses for Carers

A range of online courses for carers including specific courses for those caring for someone with dementia, and those caring for adults.

https://carers.org/article/free-online-courses-carers

Moving and Handling Training

Free moving and handling awareness sessions are available to unpaid carers who provide care for a family member, friend, and neighbours with restricted mobility. The training is offered to carers over the age of 18, can take place in the carers own home and can be tailored to suit individual needs. Through the training, carers can get advice and information on back care, in turn leading to fewer injuries for themselves. The training can also help carers feel more confident and knowledgeable in the safest moving and handling techniques.

To find our more about the training, contact Alison at Dundee Carers Centre on 01382 200422.

Caring Counts

This free reflection course was developed with and for carers. It will help you reflect on your experiences, gain a clearer understanding of who you are, and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your caring role. It will also help you to look forward, to think about what you’d like to do now or in the future, and to make plans that will help you get where you hope to be.

Caring Counts Course

Are you finding things difficult?

That’s okay. Caring for a friend or loved one will have its challenges. It’s just important you know that there is help and support out there for you.

Get in touch

We will be happy to help.