From wellbeing activities such as yoga and mindfulness to carer information sessions run by our Helpline advisers, there's something for everyone. We add new sessions every week so keep an eye on this page for more!
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Come and join us for a Christmas Daytime Disco session delivered by Pasna from Weekday Wow Factor! This will be a fun and energising session to uplift your spirits! We’ll have some upbeat songs to listen, tap feet or even have a wee dance to from the comfort of your own homes.
This session will have a yuletide theme so feel free to dress up…totally optional though. We're taking song requests, so let us know your favourite Christmas (or other) song and we'll play it! Due to time constraints, we're only able to accept one song request per person (or two if the person you care for is also joining). Please email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Book here
Dealing with the cost of living can be especially challenging for carers during the winter. As we head into the colder months, Liz from our Helpline team will be joining us to offer guidance on financial support and what help is available for reducing energy costs. Liz will be sharing some useful tips so be sure to bring along a notepad and pen, as well as any questions you may have. Book here
Join coaches Rachael Wyartt and Priya Shah for an informative and interactive session looking at stress, the effect it has on us and our bodies, and how we might be able to manage it with kindness. This session will look at how acts of kindness can produce positive, physiological changes in the body to help overcome some of the effects of stress, as well as the importance of being kind to yourself and seeing the kindness in what you do. There'll be time for questions, and for you to share any thoughts you have. Book here
In this Yoga session you will be taken through gentle stretches to relieve your physical stress, breathing techniques to promote calmness, yoga poses to improve posture, and periods of meditation for relaxation. Sangeeta is an experienced yoga teacher who has trained for many years in India and taught worldwide. She will guide you through a different themed class each time, enhancing your understanding and experience of the holistic practice of Yoga. Sangeeta‘s practice focuses on a moving meditation with dynamic and static postures, that allow the body, mind, and breath to become one through explorative yoga poses, chanting, pranayama, meditation, and Yoga-Nidra. No previous experience necessary. Booking is limited to 30 participants.
Whether you’re new to ballet or returning after many years, join Johanna for a special beginner ballet class, themed on the ultimate festive ballet – the Nutcracker! Johanna's gentle adult ballet class suitable for absolute beginners (so no pirouettes or leaps!). The class has no upper age limit as Johanna is an experienced Silver Swans® Licensee – Silver Swans is an initiative of the Royal Academy of Dance and are ballet classes specially designed for the over 55s. Following research into dance practice for older learners, gentle Silver Swans classes can help to improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels. In the class, you’ll be introduced to the basics of a traditional classical ballet barre, centre and learn repertoire inspired by the Nutcracker. Book here
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
Join us to get into the festive spirit with Orchestra Vitae who will be once again introducing some excellent music for your mood and mental health, this time bringing some additional seasonal cheer! Orchestra Vitae is a London-based ensemble whose ambition is to bring classical music to as wide a range of people as possible, especially those who might find it difficult to attend concerts in person. From classical to contemporary pieces, enjoy music that will both relax, inspire and get you in the seasonal spirit. Book here
Note on signing up to our sessions
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.
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 chat with other carers?
As well as Share and Learns, we run weekly online Care for a Cuppa sessions, where you can meet other carers, share experiences and find mutual support.
Our sessions across the UK
Relaxation classes for carers in Northern Ireland and Scotland
Feeling stressed but struggle to find time to relax? Our relaxation classes for carers take place on alternate Wednesday/Thursday evenings each week at 7pm via Zoom. If you wish to register for a class or for more information, please email email@example.com
Me Time for carers in Wales
Our Me Time sessions run by Carers Wales are a series of online activities to support your wellbeing. Activities range from practical advice on carers' rights and caring, to emotional and physical wellbeing sessions like mindfulness and dance, to creative opportunities like crafting and cooking. See what's on.