FEELING GOOD, CARING WELL PROJECT Supporting the emotional and physical wellbeing of Carers across Essex………….

FEELING GOOD, CARING WELL PROJECT Supporting the emotional and physical wellbeing of Carers across Essex………….
29th July 2020 c360admin

The first Wellbeing Walk took place last week along the beautiful River Crouch. They have 4 more walks coming up and more are being planned … details next week.  During their walks and visits they can offer Carers one-to-one support, information and advice where needed.  They also have GRANTS available.

Please pass on to any Family Carers.  They are welcome to bring a companion and/or the person they care for if they feel any of our events are appropriate for them.

OUTDOOR SESSIONS: gardens – woodland – culture

Enjoy social distance walks in our beautiful county, join other Carers, a Wellbeing Specialist, Liz, and members of their Team: (follow the links to book or call) TEA / COFFEE / CAKE and good company will finish off the lovely walk.

Chelmsford,Hylands Park and Gardens – WEDNESDAY 29th July 10am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chelmsford-hylands-nature-and-culture-walk-tickets-112075304252

Leigh-on-Sea, Belfairs Woodland Walk – WEDNESDAY 5th August 10am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leigh-on-sea-belfairs-woods-walk-tickets-112077974238

Cressing Temple, Braintree – WEDNESDAY 12th August 10am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/braintree-cressing-temple-nature-walk-tickets-112078899004

Gardens of Easton Lodge, Dunmow – WEDNESDAY 9th September 10am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uttlesford-easton-lodge-walk-tickets-86812152485

 

OTHER SESSIONS: 

TELEPHONE SUPPORT – Monday – Friday (9.00 – 4.30)

Speak to one of our Experts, one-to-one

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/family-carer-expert-help-via-phone-tickets-101634312966

ONLINE SESSIONS

[Online sessions are offered via ‘Zoom’, with full support if needed]

EVERY MONDAY: Learn to Meditate – 7.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learn-to-meditate-free-for-family-carers-tickets-105940109720

EVERY TUESDAY: Wellbeing Check-in – 2pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wellbeing-check-in-tickets-109134877356

EVERY WEDNESDAY: Learn to Meditate – 7.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learn-to-meditate-free-for-family-carers-tickets-105940109720

EVERY THURSDAY: Relaxation with Liz – 10am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/relaxation-with-liz-tickets-109136351766

EVERY FRIDAY: Stretch, Release, Relax- 2pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stretch-release-relax-tickets-109144863224

 

VIDEOS – access in your own time:

 

Available on the website:

  • Belly Breathing for relaxation
  • EFT: a cognitive behaviour technique for stress relief and well being
  • Mindfulness for stress relief
  • Pure relaxation

https://affc.org.uk/news-events/news/carer-wellbeing-videos-available-now

  • Mindful Breathing
  • How to Sleep Better
  • How Food Affects Mood and more …

www.affc.org.uk/feelinggood and select ‘videos’ from the menu

 

SUPPORT FROM OTHER COLLEAGUES / ORGANISATIONS:

 

Thurrock Carers Support http://www.thurrockcarers.org.uk/

Southend Carers https://www.southendcarers.co.uk/

Carers First (0300 303 1555)https://www.carersfirst.org.uk/essex

Essex County Council Support (Carers’ Rights, Financial help and information)

https://www.essex.gov.uk/topic/support-for-carers

Dementia Adventure (online help for Carers of loved ones with Dementia)

https://dementiaadventure.co.uk/what-we-do/training-and-consultancy/free-events/

m4d – Dementia Radio (part of the campaign to make music available to everyone living with dementia; available 24/7 365 days a year)

https://www.m4dradio.com

Essex Alzheimer’s Society (open 9-5, Mon-Fri for calls or email advice and support)

01245 260911 / essex@alzheimers.org.uk

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/help-dementia-care/looking-after-yourself

Keep Essex Active (YouTube channel with yoga etc)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9tcapECrxjrDHX_iDHgGeg/

Carers Stepping Out (usually a walking group for Carers in Essex, but they have lots of other activities on their website)

http://www.carerssteppingout.co.uk/

Sport for Confidence (physical wellbeing for those who face barriers to participation – lots of online classes)

https://www.sportforconfidence.com/

NHS Crisis Mental Health support– available 24 hours a day

http://www.eput.nhs.uk/new-crisis-mental-health-phone-line-launched/?utm_campaign=342358_Connect%20-%20Issue%2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=NHS%20Mid%20Essex%20CCG&dm_i=57TK,7C5Y,2ZWO35,SFST,1

Motivated Minds

(a not for profit organisation with a focus on building mental health – online activities and walks in the Basildon area, all are welcome)

http://www.motivated-minds.co.uk/whats-on-where.php

Parkinson’s UK

(advice and support for those caring for someone with Parkinson’s)

https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/caring-someone-parkinsons

Vitahealth (NHS psychological therapy for Carers in Basildon and Brentwood districts)

https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/nhs-services/nhs-mental-health/basildon-and-brentwood/

 

To view our interactive Event/Support MAP:

https://affc.org.uk/services/adult-carers/feeling-good-caring-well

 

TO BOOK / ANY ENQUIRIES:

Email us: care@affc.org.uk

Call us: 0300 770 80 90

 

https://affc.org.uk/services/adult-carers/feeling-good-caring-well