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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!

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Share and Learn February sessions

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Our close personal relationships can always be challenging. Due to the nature of caring, you may face additional and specific issues whether that be between you and the person you're caring for or with other relatives or friends. Dee Holmes from the charity Relate will be joining us to lead a session specifically on the relationship difficulties carers may face. Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship support and they work to provide support to people whatever their situation may be. Book here.

Join us for series of five drawing workshops led by Steve Marchant from the Cartoon Museum. Take a break and get creative, whatever your drawing ability.  All that’s needed is a pencil, paper and a willingness to get stuck in.

Over five sessions, you’ll explore the world of cartoons and build your skills and confidence with drawing your own. This series is limited to 15 registrants for all five sessions on a first come first serve basis.  As places are limited, please only register if you will be able to attend all five sessions and let us know if you can no longer make it, so we can offer the space to someone else.

Join us for a series of fun and uplifting singing sessions with vocalist and coach Lindsay Ashworth Fraser from DanceSing. With a focus on wellbeing, DanceSing has an inclusive approach, bringing people together and creating feel-good experiences where all abilities are welcome and encouraged.

In these sessions you'll get to sing along to some feel-good, classic tunes and learn tips and techniques to improve your singing.  You will learn harmony singing, breath work, vocal techniques, and fun warmups to strengthen and increase the range of your voice.

An initiative of the Royal Academy of Dance, Silver Swans® are ballet classes specially designed for the over 55s (but all ages are welcome). Following research into dance practice for older learners, gentle Silver Swans classes can help to improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels. Whether you’re new to ballet or returning after many years, join Johanna for a gentle class suitable for beginners (so no pirouettes or leaps!) You’ll be introduced to the basics of a traditional classical ballet barre, centre and learn repertoire from a famous ballet.  Johanna is an experienced Silver Swans licensee and regularly teaches over 60 Silver Swans in online Zoom classes each week. Book here.

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 five 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. Booking is limited to 30 participants per session.

 

Gardening and time in nature can have many health and wellbeing benefits. If you care for someone, you can use gardening to support them and yourself.  The charity Thrive will be joining us to demonstrate and share some practical gardening tips and advice as well as discuss some of the mental and physical benefits of gardening. Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Book here.

Get your body moving with a fun and accessible fitness session to help re-energise your week. Sophie, a certified personal trainer and fitness coach, will warm you up with some mobility, get you working on your strength and cool you down with some flexibility, a perfect way to end your afternoon! Book here.

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

Is there light at the end of the tunnel when your caring role comes to an end? What can you expect? And what steps can you put in place now to safeguard your own needs for when this big life event occurs? Join Sara Challice, former carer and author of ‘Who Cares?’, as she shares her own experience, and learn insight and strategies to help with the transition, create resilience and boost your own health & wellbeing. Book here.

Note on signing 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, some 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.

 

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.

Carers in Wales can also join our Me Time sessions.

 

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.

Carers in Wales can also join our Me Time sessions.

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You can now catch up with previous Share and Learn sessions on our videos page.

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