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'Me Time' is a chance to do something for your own enjoyment. These online sessions, funded by the Welsh Government, are a place where you can get involved in a range of activities that you may not be able to do normally and explore new opportunities. We will be doing all sorts of things ranging from group viewings of the great wonders of the world, to physical exercise to relaxation and mindfulness and so much more.

These sessions are all about you and your wellbeing.

Come along and have some fun, take a break from your daily routine and share different experiences whilst in the company of other carers.


Find out more about Me Time and what carers have said about supporting their mental health here.

Sessions are being added all the time so please check back frequently to see what else may be occurring.

We also run Care for a Cuppa sessions where you get a chance to chat with other carers. Find out more about these sessions here. 


Me Time Wellbeing Days

We are now running Me Time wellbeing days. These days are a chance for you to come along and try out some of the activities we have during our Me Time sessions. Each wellbeing day is themed around activities such as craft and mindful/relaxing activities. 

You can attend as many sessions as you would like throughout the day - whether that's one session or all of them! 

Our next wellbeing day is on Tuesday, 29 June.  Sessions will include Zumba, Dru Yoga, Dance and Laughing Yoga.

Registration for these sessions takes place via Eventbrite. To register click here.


Upcoming 'Me Time' Sessions


Thursday, 29th April - 9-10pm: Monthly Bingo

Join our monthly Bingo session with prizes of £5 Amazon voucher for a line and £20 for a house. There are two games for a chance to win. 

 This session is for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here


Monday, 3rd May - 1-2pm: Vegetarian cooking demonstration

Back due to popular demand, Claire Bannerman from Vegetarian for Life will be back on your screens. 

This time she'll be cooking up Orzo Bean Soup/Stew and Fruit Dumpling. 
 
Join us to watch how to make them and to get a copy of the recipes and a free vegan baking booklet. 
 
This session will be 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here


Tuesday, 4th May - 2.30pm - 3.30pm: Visit Rome 

Come and explore the famous landmarks, founded in 753 BC Rome was the centre of the Roman Empire, we’ll take you on a guided trip around the city, take in some of its amazing sights, including the Colosseum, Column of March Aurelius, the Roman Fort, as well as the religious and public buildings of papal Rome. 

This session is for 1 Hour, 
 
We will send you the link to watch the video in the session and we will talk about it together afterward.

Sign up for this session here


Thursday, 6th May - 2:30-4:30pm: Craft with Lora – wire felt flower

This session is for 2 hours, Lora will be teaching for the first hour and the second hour will be for attendees wishing to continue their crafting.

This session is now fully booked, but please see our other craft sessions available on a monthly basis.


Wednesday, 12th May - 3-4pm: Cultivating connections to the natural world

Scientists tell us we all have a green gene – not literally coloured green of course but one that causes us to feel attracted to and compelled by the natural world. The aim of these sessions is to help you focus on a particular aspect; supporting your wellbeing by taking you to a different world. They are filled with fun and quirky facts and are seasonally relevant in order to help you remain connected to the world outside your door. 

King’s Garden is a social enterprise that supports those who need help to access the natural world for themselves; those in care homes, hospitals, living with dementia and/other life-impacting conditions. 
 
In this session we'll be exploring Virtual Birdwatching – Why are we awoken by a dawn chorus at certain times of the year and not others? Are you a watcher or a twitcher? 
 
Come and join Isa from King’s Garden, as we look at a year in the life of a bird. From what some guys do to get their girl, to extreme bird nesting; from egg to adult. Something completely different for grown-up children. Bring your flask and binoculars!! 
 
This session is for 1 Hour.

Sign up for this session here


Thursday, 13th May - 2-3pm: Mindfulness

Lose yourself for an hour of mindfulness meditation with 'Mindfulness' Mike. 

It's easy to get caught up in a pattern of swirling thoughts—thinking about a laundry list of things that need to be done, ruminating on past events, or could-be situations of the future—and learning mindfulness can help. But what exactly is mindfulness? 
 
It can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on "the now" so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body. 
 
This session will be for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here


Tuesday, 18th May - 2-4pm: Dealing with stress and Anxiety with Caroline

Caroline has been coaching since 2005 helping to empower individuals by helping them make, meet, and exceed their goals/objectives however small in both their private and individual life. 

Anxiety is a connection between our thoughts, emotions, and actions. The root of anxiety lies beneath unhealthy beliefs and thoughts.  We will look at anxiety triggers and controlling our reactions to situations that cause us stress. Discussing action plans to help when we feel our anxiety grow.  
 
Stress: In this session, we will be looking at trigger points and what techniques to use that can become new habits that can be used to alleviate our own individual levels. The session will help you to understand your thought process and gain new insight into stress management. 
 
Please make sure you bring along a pen and paper to take notes on this session. 
 
This session will take approximately 2 hours.

Sign up for this session here


Wednesday, 19th May: 7pm to 9pm: Busy mind to Quiet Mind with Chantal Burns 

The secret to less stress and more calm in challenging times.

 Would you love to have a clearer or quieter mind?  Wish you could switch off more easily when you need to?Do you ever find yourself feeling mentally overwhelmed? Do feelings of insecurity or stress get in the way of you living your life to the fullest? What if feeling calm and peaceful is always available to you, no matter what?And what if you could have mental clarity and wellbeing regardless of the circumstances you might find yourself in?

Bestselling author and state of mind specialist Chantal Burns will be sharing a best-kept secret about the mind which will help you to navigate whatever challenges you might be facing in your day to day life, so you can feel more at ease and enjoy your life even when things seem particularly difficult or challenging. 

This session is approximately 2 hours.

Sign up for this session here


Friday, 21st May - 2-3pm: Visit Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife, waterfalls, geysers are just some of the highlights you will experience on this tour of Yellowstone National Park, you might even see a grizzly bear! 

Come with us on an epic journey across an area that spans over 3000 square miles across Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and see the many of its hidden gems. 
 
This session is for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here


Tuesday, 25th May - 6-7pm: Zumba with Hayley

Hey Everyone, my name is Hayley & I've been a Zumba lover for 5 years & a Zumba instructor for 2 years. I absolutely love everything about Zumba Fitness, I like to think of it as exercise in disguise. The music, the moves & the positive energy that movement creates are all addictive. 

My classes have a range of rhythms including Salsa, Merengue & Reggeaton with easy-to-follow steps and uplifting music.  Whether you are a dancefloor diva or complete beginner, the only thing to remember is the best dancer is the one having the most fun so grab some water, wear something comfortable & bring your best Salsa smile, I'll be waiting & I'm super excited to dance with you! 

This class will be for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here


 

Thursday, 27th May - 9-10pm: Monthly Bingo

Join our monthly Bingo session with prizes of £5 Amazon voucher for a line and £20 for a house. There are two games for a chance to win. 

 
This session is for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here


Tuesday, 1st June - 2pm-3pm: Why self-care is so important and how small changes can bring big rewards

In this talk, Gary Lloyd from Wellbeing Bristol, who is a psychotherapist with almost 30 years’ experience, will share lots of useful tips on the benefits of how making small changes can enhance your own self-care. 

Come and join him in this to find out about the benefits of natural and organic, the power of aromatherapy, why looking after the mind is equally as important as looking after the body and why laughter is essential to wellbeing. 
 
He’ll share lots of tips on the benefits of making small changes in your life to enhance your own self-care. 

This session is for 1 hour

Sign up for this session here


 


Wednesday, 2nd June, 2pm - 3pm: The uses of Herbs  

Join Izzy and learn about the healing powers of the spices and herbs in your kitchen cupboard! We will be sharing how to turn the ingredients in your cooking into home remedies for supporting your health. There are many common herbs and spices that have therapeutic and immune-boosting properties. Izzy will be sharing how you can become a home herbalist and use these healing herbs as medicines and even first aid! 
 
We will cover the health benefits of everyday herbs and spices and how to make home remedies such as syrups, lozenges & teas for when you are ill, using just supermarket staples. 
 
Rediscover what our ancestors knew about keeping healthy at home. These are powerful, effective but also safe, cheap, natural and simple ways to stay well in challenging times. 
 
This session is for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here


 

Wednesday 9th June - 3-4pm: Cultivating connections to the natural world

Scientists tell us we all have a green gene – not literally coloured green of course but one that causes us to feel attracted to and compelled by the natural world. The aim of these sessions is to help you focus on a particular aspect; supporting your wellbeing by taking you to a different world. They are filled with fun and quirky facts and are seasonally relevant in order to help you remain connected to the world outside your door. 

King’s Garden is a social enterprise that supports those who need help to access the natural world for themselves; those in care homes, hospitals, living with dementia and/other life-impacting conditions. 
 
June – Mystery Guest – have you ever seen Britain's rarest mammal? He’s only been seen in the UK six times and was last spotted sunbathing in Halifax in 2017. He has 23 cousins across the world; not all are red. He’s a member of the dog family but behaves more like a cat. 
 
Come and join Isa from King’s Garden as we take a close look at the UK’s most favouritemammal. Something completely different for grown-up children. No prior ‘googling’ allowed! 
 
This session is for 1 Hour.

Sign up for this session here


Friday, 11th June - 9am to 12pm: Mini Wellbeing Day for Carers Week

We have a half-day of events for you to enjoy to celebrate Carers Week. 
The day will look like this: 
 
09.15 am -Nerys John: self-appreciation and looking after yourself  
10.15am - Break 
10.30am - Come with us for a virtual trip to the zoo 
11.30am - Close with a short film from Carers Wales

Sign up for this session here 


Friday, 11th June - 6-7pm: Mindfulness

Lose yourself for an hour of mindfulness meditation with 'Mindfulness' Mike. 

It's easy to get caught up in a pattern of swirling thoughts—thinking about a laundry list of things that need to be done, ruminating on past events, or could-be situations of the future—and learning mindfulness can help. But what exactly is mindfulness? 
 
It can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on "the now" so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts.

This session is for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here


Tuesday, 15th June - 3-4pm: Welsh National Opera

Come along to sing and chat with Welsh National Opera, where you will meet professional opera singers from WNO Chorus and hear them sing live over Zoom. We will also discuss the impact music can have on our health and wellbeing and demonstrate some calming breathing techniques.

This session is for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here 


Wednesday, 16th June - 3.30pm - 4.30pm: Dance - Saturday Night Fever!! 

Join Antony from Learn To Dance as he takes you through one of the most iconic movie dances - the Saturday Night Fever line dance. He'll take you through the sections a few steps at a time to help you master the whole routine. 
 
Let out your inner Travolta out in this hour-long fun Zoom dance workshop!

Sign up for this session here


Thursday, 17th June 2:30-4:30pm: Craft with Lora – extreme knitting

This session is for 2 hours, Lora will be teaching for the first hour and the second hour will be for attendees wishing to continue their crafting.

Sign up for this session here


Wednesday, 23rd June, 3-4pm: Learn to crochet with Dawn

Ever wanted to learn to crochet?

Then book on to join Dawn to learn the basics. We will look at 4 basic stitches, single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet and Granny stitch.

We will be closing this session two weeks before the date so that we can send out the basics of a crochet hook and a ball of wool to you for the session so book early to avoid disappointment!

This session is for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here


Thursday, 24th June, 3-4pm: Qi Gong yoga

Join Cat for this flowing, moving meditation practice, Qi Gong helps you clear away emotional stresses, develop balance and harmony with Nature and within, and nurture health and vitality from the inside out. Used for over 4,000 years for health maintenance and illness prevention, Qi Gong gives you the skills and resources to treat issues such as fatigue, pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia and more.  

Suitable to all ages and abilities.

This session will be for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here 


Thursday 24th June 9-10pm: Monthly Bingo

Join our monthly Bingo session with prizes of £5 Amazon voucher for a line and £20 for a house. There are two games for a chance to win.

This session is for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here 


Wednesday, 30th June, 2.30pm – 3.30pm: A trip to Prague Old Town

Prague has all the elements of a fairytale - cobbled streets, enchanting spires and the famous Charles Bridge.

Come and explore the must-see sights, travel back in time with us and learn more about the legends and the historical background of this stunning city.

This session is for 1 hour.

Sign up for this session here


Friday, 2nd July, 3-4pm: Coed Lleol - Foraging

Join Tara Crank as she gives us an Introduction to Seasonal Eating

This session will include key plants that characterise each season of the year, alongside the medicinal and edible uses of ribwort/greater plantain.

This session is for 1 hour

Sign up for this session here


Wednesday 7th July 3-4pm: Cultivating connections to the natural world 

Scientists tell us we all have a green gene – not literally coloured green of course but one that causes us to feel attracted to and compelled by the natural world. The aim of these sessions is to help you focus on a particular aspect, supporting your wellbeing by taking you to a different world. They are filled with fun and quirky facts, and are seasonally relevant in order to help you remain connected to the world outside your door.

King’s Garden is a social enterprise that supports those who need help to access the natural world for themselves; those in care homes, hospitals, living with dementia and/other life-impacting conditions.

July – A prickly Affair – did you know, a political party in New Zealand once tried to get one voted into parliament! Her name was not Mrs Tiggy Winkle!

Come and join Isa from King’s Garden as we take a close look at all things hedgehog. Something completely different for grown-up children. During this session you will be exposed to a ridiculous amount of cuteness – you have been warned!

This session is for 1 Hour

Sign up for this session here


Saturday, 10th July, 3-5pm: Murder Mystery

Murder mystery

The Smashed Hits Poll Winners murder! From Red Herring Games.

With the awards ceremony about to take place, the stars gather in the wings, each one hoping for their big moment on the stage as the winners are announced. As each nervous nominee arrives they are greeted by the evening’s presenters, which tonight includes the famous Doug Beldof, the key organiser of the Elastoplast concert for famine relief in Ethiopia.

Tensions are high already, but then disaster strikes – Doug is found dead in the gents toilets! With stars vying for awards there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that his death is the result of foul play – murder to be exact!

The only question is: which one of these famous pop stars actually committed the crime?

We welcome you to join us on Zoom with fancy dress of any pop star from any decade for an opportunity to work out whodunnit.

This session will last approximately 2 hours.

Sign up for this session here


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Want to see what events have already happened and ask for us to do it again? You can see what has been run previously here

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