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Personal Development Management System

Wellbeing for Carers

Audience: Academic staff, Professional staff, Research staff, Research supervisors

Date: Monday 15 February 2021

Times: 1000-1500

Programme: Dignity and Inclusion Portfolio
Programme: Passport to Health and Wellbeing

Course pre-work

None


Course information

As a carer your wellbeing is of double importance. This informal, interactive course will help you to establish ways of staying well under the pressures of caring. Caring needs consideration and time to reflect and plan how to be the best you can be whilst maintaining the everyday demands placed on you and learning to cope with change.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and supporting handouts.

 

 

 


Aims and objectives

By the end of this course you will have gained techniques to:

 

  • Relieve emotional distress
  • Manage stress and feelings of anger
  • Ideas for coping with change
  • Ways of supporting and communicating with your cared for person
  • An opportunity to discuss and share ideas with others

 

 


Tutors

Julie Law (EHM Trainer)

Julie Law has worked within the field of Mental health for over 25 years in a variety of roles and building an extensive skills base.

Julie has been employed with Falkirk’s Mental Health Association (FDAMH) and latterly EHM Training for over 7 years. Julie was one of the Immediate Help Service staff on a rota basis, available to meet with any public who walked into the centre in crisis and in desperate need of assessment for support.

Her roles have also included Service Manager of the Third Age Befriending Service for elderly, socially isolated service users, Service Manager for the Falkirk’s Trauma Support Service, provided by FDAMH, providing initial emotional support and developing clear pathways and referrals to more intensive therapies.

Julie has also worked for two years in partnership with the King’s Fund in both London and Scotland.

Since joining EHM Training, Julie is a fulltime in-house trainer and uses her extensive knowledge and experience to develop and deliver a wide range of mental health and wellbeing training to schools and organisations. Julie, herself is a carer and therefore brings a supportive, empathetic and practical experience to her training sessions.


Venue

TBC


Course provider

OSDS
Email: osdscourses@st-andrews.ac.uk