E-learning series: Carer Wellbeing Journey

When was the last time you really thought about your own wellbeing?

We know the path to wellbeing for carers isn’t often straight or smooth, so we’ve created The Carers Wellbeing Journey, a series of three e-learning modules covering different aspects of wellbeing from a carer perspective. This might be a journey with a few bumps, twists, and turns… maybe a few stops and starts… but there’s plenty of help along the way.

Each of the modules is full of local information specific to Dundee, but you’ll also find links to quality resources from across Scotland and the world if you want to find out more about a specific topic.

“. . . just spoken to a carer who I have been working with. I signposted her last week to the e modules – she accessed the wellbeing journey module last week – she has been out every day for a walk and not ate chocolate since – this module has helped motivate her” Professional Nurse

How long will they take?

It’s up to you how much time you spend on each module; just reading through the main content will likely take about 15 minutes per module but including the reflection activities and additional resources could mean you spend an hour or two on each.

1. Steps to Wellbeing

Steps to Wellbeing explores the 5 ‘steps’ that support your wellbeing day-to-day:

  • Eat
  • Move
  • Sleep
  • Relax
  • Connect

It encourages you to reflect on what’s realistic for you and finishes up with a plan you make yourself for what you’d like to take forward.

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2. Bumps in the Road

Bumps in the Road goes beyond the day-to-day to explore common issues that make it harder to maintain your wellbeing such as carer illness, financial difficulties or family conflict.

As with the first module, there are plenty of opportunities to reflect on how this relates to your own life and make a plan based on what you’ve learned.

Topics include:

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Money & basic needs
  • Relationships

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3. Crossroads

Crossroads focuses on staying well when you’re going through life changes such as beginning or ending the caring role, changes to your work or study, or anything else. It covers both changes that just ‘happen to you’ as well as change you choose, acknowledging that even positive change can be stressful.

Topics include:

  • How does change affect you?
  • Different types of change
  • Staying well through change
  • Making change happen

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Please remember to fill out the evaluation form for each module you do (there is an option to tell us which you did in the first question)

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Thank you, this will help us make sure the modules are helpful and up-to-date, and support the development of new content.