Connect with other Carers
A chance to be with others who ‘get it’
We believe good relationships are important for your mental and emotional wellbeing. They can help you to build a sense of belonging and self-worth, give you an opportunity to share positive experiences and provide emotional support and allow you to care for loved ones and others.
There are lots of things you could try to help build stronger and closer relationships and the Wellbeing Academy offers the following activities and opportunities to enable carers to connect.
- Peer Support Groups
Our peer support groups come in many guises and provide a range of ways for carers to connect, some of these have been coproduced by carers and some have been developed in partnership with our longstanding collaborators.
Our groups cover many issues relating to different conditions:
- Bereavement & Grief
- Renal Failure
- Mental Health
- Learning Disability or Autism,
- LGBTQI+ Carers
You can also connect with other carers through our weekly shared activities such as:
- Arts, Crafts and Conversation
- Shared Reading for Carers
- Creative Writing
We believe that sharing and connecting as carers means you have the opportunity to feel less isolated and to mix with likeminded carers to enable better wellbeing.
If you haven’t already, please get in touch to
- register with us at The Carers Centre
- complete a Carer’s Assessment with us. This establishes your needs as a Carer
- then if more support is needed we can refer you to Adult Social Care for a Support Plan – a gateway to more help.
How to get in touch and ask for statutory Carer’s Assessment, advice about the assessment, an appointment with a carers support advocate
Call the centre 0207 790 1765
In person: The Carers Centre, 21 Brayford Square, London, E1 0SG
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed