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 September. 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!
Friday 1 September: 12.30 - 2pm: Carer Representation Training
Thursday 7 September: 6-7pm: Craft - macrame feathers
'In this session we will be creating a decorative wall hanging out of macramé feathers. A simple session whilst learning essential macramé techniques.'
Friday 8 September: 10.30 -11.30am - Hand Reflexology
When people hear the word 'reflexology' they usually think of a form of foot massage, but did you know it can be done on the hands as well? In this one-hour session Helen will explain what reflexology is and some techniques you do you for yourself on your hands for stress relief, relaxation and more!
Monday 11 September: 4-5.30pm: Policy Forum
The Carers Wales Policy Forum enables carers to discuss the issues that matter to them, feed into the policy work of Carers Wales and then come together to take action. Carers are in the driving seat at the Policy Forum, so we’re looking for passionate carers to get involved. The Policy Forum is just for carers. If you have any questions or queries before the session please contact our Policy Officer Jake Smith by email: email@example.com.
Wednesday 13 September: 11-12.30pm: How digital tools can support people with the cost of living
- Provide advice around data poverty and what support is available to access data and devices.
- Overview of what financial information and support is online.
- Discuss money saving tools available on the Internet, including websites, social media, and community resources.
Tuesday 19 September: 11-12pm: 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.
Thursday 21 September: 2-3pm: Spotlight on Dementia
An overview of the services provided by the Alzheimer’s Society, specifically to support unpaid carers through the journey with their loved ones. The Alzheimer’s Society provides knowledge, information and practical support for anyone affected by dementia or who may be worried about a possible diagnosis. Our services are free and can be accessed via telephone, online or face to face, tailored to suit the needs of the individual and providing support for as long as is required.
Tuesday 26 September: 2-3pm: Make Your Own Vintage Decoupage Shells
Create your very own decoupage shells. In a gorgeous gold colour with vintage themed floral detailing, these shells will be a great finishing touch to put on your windowsill, bed side table or on the mantel piece to place your jewellery in.
Wednesday 27 September: 2-3.30pm: Return to work webinar with Employers for carers
This session, for unpaid carers, looks at what you need to know to get that job and return to the workplace. From looking at your transferable skills, to CV writing, interview tips and techniques and keeping calm, join us for this informative session.