We are currently running alternative Support and Cuppa & Chat groups online.

All activities are for Unpaid Carers registered with Derbyshire Carers Association only.

For more information and to book a place please contact Katie Matkin on 07773 173 416 or email Katie.Matkin@derbyshirecarers.co.uk    

A MONTHLY VIRTUAL MEMORY LOSS CARERS SUPPORT GROUP
Our support group is for carers who are caring for someone with memory loss. No diagnosis needed and our group is made up of a mixture of carers, those who are new to their caring role and those who have been doing it for many years. Along the way, we will be inviting speakers, delivering movement and art workshops and also supporting one another through a good ol’ chin wag & a cuppa! This group is about you as a carer and what you would like to get from it, but also to meet other carers in a similar situation to yourselves. Due to COVID we are running this via ZOOM.

 

 A MONTHLY VIRTUAL MENTAL HEALTH CARERS SUPPORT GROUP
Are you caring for someone who has a mental health illness? If so, you might like to join our new virtual Mental Health Carer Support Group via Zoom. To register your interest, please contact 01773 833833.

 

W/C

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1st March

Burnout Awareness Workshop
1-3pm

Cooking Class 3-5pm

Chair Based Yoga 1:30-2:15pm

 

Writing Group 1-2:30pm

 

8th March

Cooking Class 3-5pm

 

 

 

Exercise Class 1:30-2:15pm

15th March

Cooking Class 3-5pm

Chair Based Yoga 1:30-2:15pm

 

Writing Group 1-2:30pm

 

22nd March

Cooking Class 3-5pm

 

Easter Crafts 1pm

 

Exercise Class 1:30-2:15pm

29th March

Cooking Class 3-5pm

Easter Crafts 11am

Chair Based Yoga 1:30-2:15pm

 

Writing group 1-2:30pm

 

 

Thursday 4th March – Online Creative Writing Workshop – 1pm – 2.30pm
Join us on a Thursday for our online expressive writing workshop, facilitated by experienced Derby based writer Sophie Sparham.
Sophie will guide you through different writing exercises to help you experience the benefits of expressive writing.

Monday 8th March – Cooking Class – 3pm – 5pm
We are running cooking courses to learn how to create simple and balanced healthy meals using affordable, fresh ingredients, you can join any sessions.

Friday 12th March – Exercise Class – 1.30pm – 2.15pm
Sessions for all abilities - something to get you moving around and having fun!
Take things at your own pace and exercise in the comfort and safety of your own home, along with other Carers online

Monday 15th March – Cooking Class – 3pm – 5pm
We are running cooking courses to learn how to create simple and balanced healthy meals using affordable, fresh ingredients, you can join any sessions.

Tuesday 16th March – Chair Based Yoga - 1.30pm – 2.15pm
Sessions for all abilities - something to get you moving around and having fun!
Take things at your own pace and exercise in the comfort and safety of your own home, along with other Carers online

Thursday 18th March – Online Creative Writing Workshop – 1pm – 2.30pm
Join us on a Thursday for our online expressive writing workshop, facilitated by experienced Derby based writer Sophie Sparham.
Sophie will guide you through different writing exercises to help you experience the benefits of expressive writing.

Monday 22nd March – Cooking Class – 3pm – 5pm
We are running cooking courses to learn how to create simple and balanced healthy meals using affordable, fresh ingredients, you can join any sessions.

Wednesday 24th March – Easter Crafts – 1pm
Come and join us online for some Easter Craft fun. Booking in advance essential to ensure you recieve your craft packs prior to the session.

Friday 26th March – Exercise Class – 1.30pm – 2.15pm
Sessions for all abilities - something to get you moving around and having fun!
Take things at your own pace and exercise in the comfort and safety of your own home, along with other Carers online

Monday 29th March – Easter Crafts – 11am
Come and join us online for some Easter Craft fun. Booking in advance essential to ensure you recieve your craft packs prior to the session.

Monday 29th March – Cooking Class – 3pm – 5pm
We are running cooking courses to learn how to create simple and balanced healthy meals using affordable, fresh ingredients, you can join any sessions.

Tuesday 30th March – Chair Based Yoga - 1.30pm – 2.15pm
Sessions for all abilities - something to get you moving around and having fun!
Take things at your own pace and exercise in the comfort and safety of your own home, along with other Carers online

 

 

Home activities ideas not internet based 

Home Activities Idea's (no internet).pdf

 

Relaxation and Exercise Videos

 

Joint Mobility Chair Exercise Routine - https://vimeo.com/399922218

 

Breathing Exercises for Relaxation - https://vimeo.com/417629556

 

Body Scan - https://vimeo.com/417956039

 

5 Mindfulness Exercises https://vimeo.com/418296390

 

How to Make Stress Cushions and Stress Balls https://vimeo.com/417253976

 

Stretching at Home https://vimeo.com/403444578

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