Carers

Do you care for your

child(ren), parent(s), relative or a friend?

 

 

Research suggests that it takes on average two years for individuals to recognise their role as a carer, with many carers finding it difficult to see their caring role as separate from the relationship they have with the person they care for, whether as a parent, child, sibling, partner or a friend*.

Unrecognised and unmanaged the demands of caring for a loved one can easily lead to exhaustion, stress and anxiety, affecting wellbeing, life satisfaction and our ability to care.

Our ‘Caring for the Carer’ programme is specifically for carers, cultivating skills which not only support your role as a carer but also your health and wellbeing.

The programme instructor, Robert Broughton, has taught over 100 mindfulness courses within workplaces, the NHS, Cancer Charities, Hospices and to the public. With personal experience of long-term caring for others and as a Hospice Volunteer Chaplain, Robert brings understanding and empathy for the struggles and paradoxes of caring and balancing your own needs.

‘This course opened my eyes to the idea that it is only possible to long-term care for someone if you try to put as much energy into your own care. Only those in this position know how hard that lesson is to teach and receive. But what a lifesaver!’
COURSE DELEGATE

Delegates attending a recent ‘Caring for the Carer’ programme experienced the following benefits:

  • 37% reduction in perceived stress
  • 24% improvement in mental wellbeing
  • 19% improvement in self-compassion
  • 15% reduction in the feeling of loneliness

We offer Caring for the Carer programmes

If you would like to find out more please get in touch.

Please note: This course is designed for those caring for another through relationship. We also offer a Caring for the Carer Healthcare Professional course for those caring for others through vocation.

Please note: we are a small team who spend much of our time out of the office. Whilst we very much look forward to speaking with you we aim to put our team’s wellbeing and our wish to model alternative ways of working above and beyond commitments to unrealistic response time pressures. We are conscious that this can be counter-cultural and thank you for your patience.

* NHS website: Understanding Carers