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Share and Learn online sessions

We're running a series of fun and relaxed online sessions where visiting speakers share tips and skills on a range of topics.

From yoga to singing, and first aid to photography, there's something for everyone. We add new sessions every week so keep an eye on this page for more!

Want to meet other carers? Join our weekly online Care for a Cuppa chats where you can grab a cuppa, take a little break and chat with fellow carers who understand what you’re going through via Zoom.

Our nation-specific sessions

Carers in Wales can join our MeTime sessions run by Carers Wales.

Carers Scotland hosts Share and Learn sessions for carers in Scotland.


How to sign up

Our Share and Learn events are generally bookable via Zoom. Once you have registered by clicking the "Book here" option of the session you wish to attend, you will be sent a confirmation email with a Zoom "join meeting" link. Please note you may not receive your link straight away. If you have registered during the weekend or during out of office hours, you will receive a confirmation email as soon as possible. You will need to register for each Share and Learn individually.


Session recording

To help more carers enjoy the benefits of Share and Learn, certain sessions will be recorded. Only the speaker/facilitator’s section will be publicly shared. If you do not wish to be recorded, you are welcome to turn off your camera/audio during this part of the session.
 
You can now watch previous Share and Learn sessions here.

Share and Learn - May sessions

Keeping safe against cybercrime – Wednesday 18 May, 4-5.00pm

Do you want to learn more about how you can keep your finances safe online? Join us for this session with experts from Barclays to find out how best to protect your personal information online. You’ll learn about your digital footprint, how to quickly recognise risks to your online security and what to do if you’re worried you’ve been a victim of fraud, scams and identity theft. Book here.

Laughter Medicine Workshop  Thursday 19 May, 3-4.00pm

Join Jaycee La Bouche, carer and certified Laughter Yoga Leader, for a fun workshop with laughter exercises, breathing techniques, gentle movement, and visualization. Laughter Medicine is a simple, yet powerful practice, based on the scientific fact that the body cannot tell the difference between real and fake laughter. Laughter reduces stress, boosts the mood, improves energy levels, encourages confidence, while also breaks down language barriers. Booking is limited to 20 participants. Book here. 

Pilates for Beginners with Emma Marks, Pilates Evolved), 4-5.00pm on Tuesdays

The ideal weekly opportunity to focus on your mental and physical wellbeing. These mindful, and restorative classes are geared towards complete beginners with no prior Pilates experience, and will give an in-depth, full introduction to the Pilates method. Emma Marks has been teaching Pilates for over 5 years and loves nothing more than sharing this feel-good movement practice with others. She would like to invite carers to join her for these welcoming sessions, and to enjoy this restorative, yet energising movement system. Booking is limited to 30 participants per session. 

Financial Benefits and Energy Costs – Tuesday 24 May, 5-6pm

Do you have questions about benefits for carers and carer-related queries?  
Liz from Carers UK's Helpline Advisory team will be joining us to offer tips and guidance. The May session will focus on Financial Benefits and Energy Costs. Places will be limited to 25 participants. Book here. 

Bereavement, grief and what to do when caring ends Wednesday 25 May, 4-5pm

Join Dr Suniti Marwaha-Sharma, certified bereavement counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist, for a discussion about the emotional and psychological aspects of grief. You will also learn practical tips to help you adapt to the new way of life after the loss of a loved one and how to better understand and manage yourself to help you get through grief. Book here. 

Peace of Mind Now Thursday 26 May, 3-4.30pm

Mindfulness offers easy to follow techniques to help find relaxation and some peace of mind whenever there are feelings of stress or worry. When our attention is focused on the present, we become aware of a stable space, where we feel calmer, can see more clearly and make more satisfying choices. Join Mike from Peace of Mind Now  for a 90-minute workshop to reinforce your mindfulness. This event is limited to 20 participants. Book here.


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Share and Learn - Carers Week sessions

Meet carer and author Matthew Mckenzie FRSA – Wednesday 8 June, 5.30-6.30pm 

Come join us for a conversation with carer and author Matthew Mckenzie FRSA, who will be sharing his insights about minority ethnic carers, mental health, and reading poems from his upcoming poetry book about his caring experiences. Everyone is welcome and we particularly encourage carers from minority ethnic groups to join the session. Book here.

Beginners Latin Dance session – Thursday 9 June, 4-5.00pm

Join our Salsa and Bachata session, delivered by Mauricio Reyes from Latin Motion, who will be introducing Latin American dance footwork and body movement. The session will give beginners a solid base of the most used steps and turns and help uplift both your mental and physical wellbeing, along with providing some much-needed social interaction with live teaching, questions and feedback. Book here.

Care for a Cuppathon - Saturday 11 June, 11am-4pm

Join us for this year’s free online Care for a Cuppathon event for carers this Carers Week on Saturday 11 June, 11am-4pm, supported by Virgin Media O2 as part of Thank You Day 2022.

Carers can expect a day of free music, creative arts and special guests, as well as a chance to chat with other carers and share experiences. You can drop in as much or as little as you like, but places must be booked in advance. Book here.


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Share and Learn - June sessions

Pilates for Beginners with Emma Marks, Pilates Evolved), 4-5.00pm on Tuesdays

The ideal weekly opportunity to focus on your mental and physical wellbeing. These mindful, and restorative classes are geared towards complete beginners with no prior Pilates experience, and will give an in-depth, full introduction to the Pilates method. Emma Marks has been teaching Pilates for over 5 years and loves nothing more than sharing this feel-good movement practice with others. She would like to invite carers to join her for these welcoming sessions, and to enjoy this restorative, yet energising movement system. Booking is limited to 30 participants per session. 

Photography workshop – Thursday 16 June, 4-5.30pm

Join professional photographer Becky Mursell for a fun filled photography workshop based on capturing objects in multiple ways and responding to famous photographs! Unleash your creativity and learn some new skills to help take your photography to the next level. No prior knowledge, experience or fancy equipment needed, only access to a phone/camera, notepad and just a willingness to get stuck in! Registrations limited to 25 participants on a first come first serve basis. Book here.

Tips and Guidance for carers - Tuesday 21 June, 5-6.30pm

Do you have questions about benefits for carers and carer-related queries? Liz and Priya from Carers UK's Helpline Advisory team will be joining us to offer tips and guidance. Places will be limited to 25 participants. Book here.

Peace of Mind Now – Thursday 23 June, 3-4.30pm

Mindfulness offers easy to follow techniques to help find relaxation and some peace of mind whenever there are feelings of stress or worry. When our attention is focused on the present, we become aware of a stable space, where we feel calmer, can see more clearly and make more satisfying choices. Join Mike from Peace of Mind Now for a 90-minute workshop to reinforce your mindfulness. This event is limited to 20 participants. Book here.

Open Book Creative Writing Wednesday 29 June, 3-4.30pm

Come and join us for a relaxing, informal creative writing class with Fiona and Susan from Open Book. Fiona will facilitate a mindfulness exercise to help unlock the creative flow. Susan will then use a blend of images, verbal prompts and poetry to spark the imagination. We hope you enjoy the session, have some fun and untap some hidden talent! Everyone can write and everyone is welcome.  Booking is limited to 25 participants. Book here.

Laughter Medicine Workshop – Thursday 30 June, 3-4pm

Join Jaycee La Bouche, carer and certified Laughter Yoga Leader, for a fun workshop with laughter exercises, breathing techniques, gentle movement, and visualization. Laughter Medicine is a simple, yet powerful practice, based on the scientific fact that the body cannot tell the difference between real and fake laughter. Laughter reduces stress, boosts the mood, improves energy levels, encourages confidence, while also breaks down language barriers. Booking is limited to 20 participants. Book here.


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