Devon Carers Online Courses

General

We offer a wide range of virtual courses where you can meet up with other unpaid carers to discuss a variety of subjects, to help support you in your caring role. These online courses will take place on Zoom and are open to any carer 18+, who cares for an adult to attend.

To book your place on any of the courses below please email your name and date of birth with the course title and date you’d like to attend to: sally.radcliffe@devoncarers.org.uk.

NB: No place is booked until you have received an email from the training team confirming this.

If you need any assistance to help you to access Zoom we may be able to offer you IT Support, but this must be booked well in advance of the course. Please contact our Helpline to request this assistance 03456 434 435, email info@devoncarers.org.uk or click on the ‘Ask’ button on our homepage www.devoncarers.org.uk and chat online with our Helpline.

Please read our helpful tips and guidelines on using Zoom before attending any of our online sessions here.

Course Course InfoDay, Date & Time
Basic First Aid Learning basic first aid is essential for every day caring roles to give you the confidence to act in a practical and safe way should a medical emergency arise.
The course will:
  • Offer a Q & a session for first aid related questions
  • Guide you in what to do when approaching the scene of an emergency/first aid situation and decision making to manage the situation effectively
Thursday
19/11/20
10.30am - 12 noon

Thursday
11/02/21
10.30am - 12 noon
Being an Unpaid Carer & Coping with the MenopauseCaring for your loved ones can be very stressful but with the added mental and physical pressures of the menopause, it can make coping even more challenging.

This course will:
  • Allow you to talk about the issues that you face with the menopause
  • Look at strategies to cope with the identified issues and how this will enable you to cope with your caring role
Wednesday
21/10/20
10.30am - 12.30pm
Caring for Carers (Session 1)When you are caring for others it can become quite easy to forget about your own health and wellbeing but it is important that you don't! Our online 'Caring For Carers' is a three-session course and will take place on Monday's 19th, 26th October and 2nd November 2pm-3pm.
This course will:
  • Help you to manage your caring role and stay well
  • Allow you to discover what type of carer you are and how this impacts on your caring role
  • Help carers identify and manage stress
  • Look at the effects of caring and find coping strategies
  • Assist you to create a contingency plan to enable you to have peace of mind when anything unexpected or urgent happens
Monday
02/02/20
10.00am - 11.00am
Caring for Carers (Session 2)As aboveMonday
09/02/20
10.00am - 11.00am
Caring for Carers (Session 3)As aboveMonday
16/02/20
10.00am - 11.00am
Managing StressThis is a virtual workshop looking at stress, its causes and symptoms and a variety of ways of limiting its effect. We will use a variety of techniques and tools to find methods that work for you.
The course will:
  • Help you to develop an awareness of stress, its symptoms, what is stress and how does it affect us?
  • Develop an understanding of mindfulness and resilience
  • Equip you with mindfulness coping strategies to help support you to manage and build resilience to stress
  • Identify the point when further assistance may be needed

The workshop will also give you guidance on what to do if you are feeling overly stressed and where to get further support and advice.
Wednesday
20/01/20
10.30am - 12 noon
MindfulnessWould you like to enjoy the beauty of nature whilst learning Mindfulness techniques?
This course will:
  • Give you strategies to help you let go of your worries and find peace and joy in the moment
  • Offer you time to reflect and share your experience with other carers
Saturday
21/11/20
2.30pm - 3:30pm

Saturday
16/01/21
2.30pm - 3:30pm
Sleep WorkshopDo you have trouble sleeping? This workshop will enable carers who are looking to improve the quality of their sleep patterns to chat through related issues with other carers.
This course will:
  • Allow an informal discussion to identify the problems and find solutions that carers need to get a good night’s sleep.
Monday
02/11/20
10.30am - 12.30pm
Thoughts, Feelings & ChallengesHave you ever given yourself the time to sit and think about your thoughts and feelings on being a carer? Maybe you're new to caring and unsure of what to expect or you might be a long term carer who can help others by talking through your experiences?
This course will:
  • Give you space to talk about your thoughts and feelings on being a carer
  • Allow you to explore the challenges you face and look at strategies to help you manage those challenges
Wednesday
06/01/21
10.30am - 12.30pm

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