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MeTime sessions for carers 

Our MeTime online sessions are designed to inform you of your rights and to support your wellbeing. 

Sessions vary from practical advice on carers' rights and caring to a set of holistic wellbeing sessions that range from confidence-building to creative opportunities like crafting.  

Sessions are open to anyone across the UK.

Please be aware these sessions are run by Carers Wales and information sessions are based on Welsh legislation. 

Below you will find details of the sessions coming up. 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!

 

 

March

Online dementia awareness workshops for family and friends

This is an external event

Tuesday 5th March - English session 10-12.30 / Welsh session 1.30-4pm

National Museums Liverpool award-winning dementia awareness workshops are now available for families, friends or neighbours of those living with dementia across Wales. These supportive workshops are aimed to begin conversations around experience and uses museum-led activities to support those touched by dementia.

Tuesday 12 March - 3-4pm: Mindfulness

Join us for our popular quarterly session of Mindfulness. Learn how to calm racing thoughts, let go of negativity and soothe your mind and body.

Tuesday 19 March - 1-3pm: Carers Rights in Wales

Carers have fundamental rights under Welsh and UK law. This session will discuss those rights, how this can support you in your caring role and where to get support accessing them. The session is run by Nia, our Information and Advice Officer who will be able to answer questions at the end of the session.

Tuesday 26 March - 12-1pm: How the new Carer's Leave Act will affect you

The Carer's Leave Act will give all carers in Wales new employment rights to take unpaid leave to care for a loved one.

This session will discuss how the Act works; what you need to know; and what other connected elements may be available to you.

Wednesday 27 March 1-2pm: Employability Session with Moxie People

This session will cover Building Confidence, Recognising Transferrable Skills, CV writing, how to start and where to look to get back into employment and keeping calm and staying confident at Interview with lots of hints and tips through-out from Keeran Williams, Talent Acquisition Manager at Moxie People.

April

Thursday 11th April - 10-11am: Healthy Relationships
Using the basis of Transactional Analysis, this session will provide you with a greater insight into how to build on a healthy relationship, and what gets in the way. These simple techniques can be used when you need to be more confident or assertive, they can be used to diffuse a potential argument and will provide an insight into why we like some people while others can wind us up without even trying! As we recognise different relationships with different people, we are more likely to reach out to those with whom we feel a connection.
Tuesday 16th April - 1.30-2.30pm: Crafty Catch Up

Join this online session to meet other carers whilst working on your latest craft project. Whether it is knitting, crochet, diamond dot art, card making, quilling, rock painting, jewellery making or simply anything you enjoy making. This session is informal and a chance to chat, create and connect with other carers.

Mon 22nd April - 1-2pm: Direct Payments
Direct Payments: This session will cover what 'direct payments' are and how they work.
Wednesday 24th April - 11-12.30pm: Red Cross: Adapt and recover from adversity

The workshop aims to help you build effective coping strategies for emotions and learn how to improve confidence, especially during times where coping with life challenges is more difficult.

 

May

Thursday 2 May- 11am-12pm: When Coal Was King

When coal was king – Virtual Workshop

Dive into the rich coal mining history of south Wales by joining a coal miner as he starts his working day at Big Pit in 1978. Learn more about mining communities, not just during this period, but all the way back to the Industrial Revolution.

What impact did mining have on the environment? What was life like for a child worker of the Victorian period? How did changes in technology improve the lives of miners and their wives?

There’s also this short Film to watch before the workshop

Wednesday 8 May - 2-3pm: Book Club

Come along to our first informal and relaxed Book Club session! The session is a chance for carers to get together and take some time for themselves, have a chat with like-minded people and share the escapism of getting lost in a good book. Just bring your favourite book, we'd love to hear a bit about why it's your favourite (no worries if you'd rather just listen in). At the end of the session we will decide which book we fancy reading ahead of the next session and discuss future dates.

Monday 13th May - 1-2pm: Money Matters for Carers

 

Tuesday 21 May - 1.30-3pm: Red Cross First Aid

This interactive first aid online workshop helps adults learn basic lifesaving skills using everyday objects. The workshop is not accredited, but is a free and simple way to improve your first aid knowledge and build confidence.

June

Tuesday 4 June - 3-4pm: Mindfulness

Join us for our popular quarterly session of Mindfulness. Learn how to calm racing thoughts, let go of negativity and soothe your mind and body.

Carers Week
Monday 10th June - 1-2pm: Wellbeing for unpaid carers

This session will explore simple tools and techniques that can boost your wellbeing.

Wednesday 12th June - 10-11am: Mind, Body and Mood
This interactive session will offer ideas and techniques to improve your mood by understanding the power of the mind to change the way we feel, the way we move, and the way we behave.
We will cover how basic Natural Language Processing (NLP) words and phrases can help or hinder the way we feel and why certain words and thoughts can have a greater effect than others. We will also look at how changing posture and movement can impact our thoughts and ultimately our moods, giving participants a range of ways to feel calmer, stronger, more resilient and more in control again.
Thursday 13th June - 11am-12pm: Change is what you make it

As circumstances change, you may be looking to return to the world of work, or perhaps you find that you have more time on your hands to looking at hobbies or rebuilding a social life. This session will explore how we deal with change, what gets in the way, and techniques to overcome some of these hurdles. It will provide some useful techniques to rediscover what might bring us joy, and to dare to dream about living our lives in tune with our true values and beliefs.

July

Tuesday 16th July - 1-2pm: Crafty Catch Up

Join this online session to meet other carers whilst working on your latest craft project. Whether it is knitting, crochet, diamond dot art, card making, quilling, rock painting, jewellery making or simply anything you enjoy making. This session is informal and a chance to chat, create and connect with other carers.

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