So I am not sure if you can remember a couple of years ago, we used to have a Counsellor called Robin who specifically worked with carers who need additional emotional support to equip them better to manage their caring roles.
The Carers Centre is pleased to announce that as from April Robin will be working two days a month counselling carers who meet the criteria.
Watch this space for more details and as I always mention the Carers Centre through the Academy aims to provide a wide range of health and wellbeing opportunities for carers, so keep an eye on the calendar, newsletter and this blog for activities, workshops and exciting arts and craft fun.
For a place in any activity
Last chance to book a place for tomorrow’s –
Covid 19 Vaccine Workshop (want to know more about the vaccines, then this is the workshop for you).
Thursday 18th March at 2pm
Stretch & Self Massage with Casey
Thursday 18th March 1pm to 2pm
This ever growing, popular weekly session helps carers keep supple, helps with balance and blood pressure, keeps those aches and pains at bay and then you learn some self-massage techniques which saves you money and keeps you feeling happier.
Shadow Boxing & Mindfulness
Friday 19th March at 11am
Learn amazing techniques for ALL Abilities and have fun with a meditation!
Covid – 19 Vaccine – understanding the science –
Thursday 18th March at 2pm
‘The Covid-19 pandemic has been a scary and worrying time for all of us with loads of new information and changes to our daily lives – all of it has affected our mental health in one way or another. The Covid-19 vaccines offer us a way out, but there is loads of information out there and some of it can make us anxious when we don’t know if the information is true or not! Public Health Tower Hamlets are offering to pop into meetings or set up sessions where we can work together to unpick the fact from the fiction and provide reassurance where people are worried. Being concerned about the new vaccines is totally normal, and we want to help reduce anxiety by talking about the vaccines, making sure people have the up to date information they need, and by being accessible to our communities if they have questions to ask.’
Helpline available to help at-risk groups book Covid-19 vaccine.
Residents eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine are now being supported to book their appointments through a council vaccine helpline – 020 7364 3030.
The helpline team speak community languages and can book local vaccine appointments for eligible residents, along with answering any questions residents may have about the vaccine. If you are in one of the groups eligible and have not been vaccinated, please book your appointment, or call the helpline for advice – we are here to help.
At this time, the helpline is only for those eligible for vaccination.
Supporting London’s communities with wellbeing guidance in community languages
Doctors of the World, in partnership with Thrive LDN and supported by the Mayor of London, has produced wellbeing guidance in 27 languages.
Local Women graduating from the inaugural BaME Dare to Lead Leadership course at account3 have created an animation to raise awareness of domestic abuse in their community.
SiS (Sistas in Strength), the animation produced in collaboration with Bristol based animation firm, Studio Giggle, is an allegorical tale of a woman feeling trapped and alone in a world of psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse. The animation puts a fresh perspective on a challenging subject, whilst reinforcing the essential point that no one needs to feel or be alone – help is always available.
To view the SiS animation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BDYNjN8HxVU
SiS animation with Bangla subtitles: https://youtu.be/IWAbq1kL0kw
SiS animation with Somali Subtitles: https://youtu.be/MYXH4bYeKFE
If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, contact the 24/7 National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 257.
A dedicated discount service for individuals working or volunteering in the care industry, and for those who care for a family member, friend or other. You can join free and there are offers for many things such as mobiles, shopping, insurance and broadband, TV and utilities.
Unpaid carers can still access FREE PPE supplies. If you would like to receive PPE, Please contact the Carers Centre on 0207 790 1765 or Ayeda directly.
Domestic Violence Duty Line: 020 7364 4986 between 9am – 5pm.Victim Support: 020 7364 2448/7957
Just wishing everyone a peaceful, safe and week and remember if you need information and advice from the Carers Centre just email email@example.com
Carers Academy Manager
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed