Me Time sessions for carers
Our Me Time sessions in 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. Sessions are open for anyone across the UK.
Below you will find details of the sessions coming up in August. To sign up, click the link and fill out a short registration form. We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly and supportive sessions!
Thursday 3 August: 10.30-11am: Energising Fitness.
An inclusive class led by Sophie Tosone that will help improve your mobility, strength and stamina with specific movements which you can use in everyday life. The class is open to all abilities and fitness levels so all you need is your own body and a small space. This is a 30 minute class.
Tuesday 8 August: 11.30-1pm: Red Cross: Tackling Loneliness
Wednesday 9 August: 1-2pm: Fraud Prevention with South Wales Police
Fraud is the largest crime category committed in the UK with over 4 million offences reported annually, and my objective is to raise awareness of the warning signs and prevent anyone becoming a victim.
This session will provide an update on some of the current type of frauds being committed including Romance fraud, Courier fraud and Advance fee fraud, and ways to protect yourself from these scams.
Wednesday 9 August: 5.30 - 7pm: Carer Representation Training
Tuesday 15 August: 6.30-8pm: Summer General Knowledge Quiz
Whatever the weather is doing, come along to the Summer-themed quiz hosted by Claire, our Director. Following the success of her Christmas and Coronation quizzes, comes the Summer quiz. You don’t have to be a Chaser or Trivial Pursuit Champion to join in. Grab your ice-cream and we’ll see you there!
Friday 23 August: 12 - 1.30pm: Carer Representation Training
Tuesday 29 August: 11.30-12.30pm: Gardening without a garden
In this session Neil Wilcox from Thrive will explore gardening without a garden, how to enjoy the benefits and results of gardening if you don’t have access to a garden, or have limited space, time or mobility. We will look at some ideas of how to make good use of the space you do have. Neil is trained and experienced in horticulture but has lived in a flat with a balcony for a number of years, and enjoys growing using the limited space available.
Wednesday 30 August: 2-3.30pm: Social Media & Community Engagement
Social media is a powerful tool for staying in touch with others and connected with the wider world. During this session we will explore how to use social media to engage with your communities.
This session will:
• Discuss the benefits of social media for community engagement.
• Give an overview of using Facebook and Twitter to connect with your audience.
• Briefly introduce how Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube can also be used for community engagement.
• Discuss privacy and online safety when using social media platforms.
Thursday 31 August: 2-3pm: Paint a pocket hug (Rock painting)
Create your very own personalised pocket hug stones. Personalise each stone and stash it in your pocket for good luck wherever you go, or gift it to a friend or loved one so they always have a mini hug in their pocket whenever they need it.