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Share and Learn online sessions

We're running a series of fun and relaxed online sessions where visiting speakers share tips and skills on a range of topics.

From yoga to singing, and first aid to photography, there's something for everyone. We add new sessions every week so keep an eye on this page for more!

Want to meet other carers? Join our weekly online Care for a Cuppa chats where you can grab a cuppa, take a little break and chat with fellow carers who understand what you’re going through via Zoom.

Carers in Wales can also join our Me Time sessions.


How to sign up

Our Share and Learn events are generally bookable via Zoom. Once you have registered by clicking the "Book here" option of the session you wish to attend, you will be sent a confirmation email with a Zoom "join meeting" link. Please note you may not receive your link straight away. If you have registered during the weekend or during out of office hours, you will receive a confirmation email as soon as possible. You will need to register for each Share and Learn individually.


Session recording

To help more carers enjoy the benefits of Share and Learn, certain sessions will be recorded. Only the speaker/facilitator’s section will be publicly shared. If you do not wish to be recorded, you are welcome to turn off your camera/audio during this part of the session.
 
You can now watch previous Share and Learn sessions here.

Share and Learn - October sessions

Peace of Mind wellbeing – Wednesday 20 October, 3-4.30pm

Mindfulness offers easy to follow techniques to help find relaxation and some peace of mind whenever there are feelings of stress or worry. When our attention is focused on the present, we become aware of a stable space, where we feel calmer, can see more clearly and make more satisfying choices. Join Mike from Peace of Mind Now for a 90-minute workshop to reinforce your mindfulness. This event is limited to 20 participants. Book here.
 

Tips and Guidance for carers  Wednesday 27 October, 3.30-5pm

Do you have questions about benefits for carers and carer-related queries? Liz and Priya from Carers UK's Helpline Advisory team will be joining us to offer tips and guidance. Their October session will focus on disability related expenses and Carers Allowance, plus answering your questions. Places will be limited to 25 participants. Book here


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Care to Dance sessions - October 2021

Carers UK and Step Change Studios are collaborating to deliver a series of online dance classes for carers called 'Care to Dance?’ The project is supported by Arts Council England and forms part of a wider initiative called 'Conversations with Carers'. Join 'Care to Dance?' with a different dance style each week.

Seated contemporary dance with Freya – Friday 22 October, 3-4.00pm

Drawing on music from around the World, this seated session draws on contemporary dance movement. Please ensure you are using a stable chair for this session. Book here.

Musical theatre with Zoe – Friday 29 October, 3-4.00pm

Dance along to some of the greatest musicals in this fun, lively session. Book here.


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Smart Energy sessions - October and December 2021

Share and Learn with Smart Energy GB – Thursday 21 October, 3-4pm

Come join us for a session with information on assistive technologies such as activity monitoring and falls detection, and also learn how replacing traditional analogue meters with smart meters could simplify monitoring your energy spending habits. You will also hear about the free Howz mobile app, which can help you know that the person you care for is safe, warm and well. A Q&A will follow. Book here.

Share and Learn with Smart Energy GB – Wednesday 8 December, 3-4pm

Want to learn about incentives for home improvement and energy saving? Join this 60 minute session with a Smart Energy GB and Carers UK expert to navigate topics such as options for making energy efficient improvements to your home and other choices you can make to be more energy efficient. A Q&A will follow. Book here


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Share and Learn - November sessions

Pilates for Beginners with Emma Marks from Pilates Evolved Tuesdays, 4-5.00pm

The ideal weekly opportunity to focus on your mental and physical wellbeing. These mindful, and restorative classes are geared towards complete beginners with no prior Pilates experience, and will give an in-depth, full introduction to the Pilates method. Emma Marks has been teaching Pilates for over 5 years and loves nothing more than sharing this feel-good movement practice with others. She would like to invite carers to join her for these welcoming sessions, and to enjoy this restorative, yet energising movement system. Booking is limited to 30 participants per session. 

Laughter Medicine Workshops with Jaycee La Bouche – Thursdays, 3-4.00pm

Join Jaycee La Bouche, carer and certified Laughter Yoga Leader, for two fun workshops with laughter exercises, breathing techniques, gentle movement, and visualization. Laughter Medicine is a simple, yet powerful practice, based on the scientific fact that the body cannot tell the difference between real and fake laughter. Laughter reduces stress, boosts the mood, improves energy levels, encourages confidence, while also breaks down language barriers. Booking is limited to 20 participants.

Orchestra Vitae – Friday 5 November, 6.15-7.15pm  

Welcome to Friday Music Live! Orchestra Vitae join us once again to introduce you to some excellent music for your mood and mental health. The theme of their November session is 'A Tour across Europe' to celebrate composers from across the continent. A perfect way to finish off your week. Book here.

Tips and Guidance for new carers – Wednesday 10 November, 3-4.00pm

Are you a new to caring? Priya from Carers UK's Helpline Advisory team will be joining us to offer tips and guidance on things to do when you are new to a caring role. Places will be limited to 25 participants. Book here.

Weekly Hatha Yoga for physical and mental wellbeing with Sangeeta Bhandari – Wednesdays, 5-6.00pm

In this Yoga session you will be taken through gentle stretches to relieve your physical stress, breathing techniques to promote calmness, yoga poses to improve posture, and periods of meditation for relaxation. Sangeeta is an experienced yoga teacher who has trained for many years in India and taught worldwide. She will guide you through a different themed class each time, enhancing your understanding and experience of the holistic practice of Yoga. Sangeeta‘s practice focuses on a moving meditation with dynamic and static postures, that allow the body, mind, and breath to become one through explorative yoga poses, chanting, pranayama, meditation, and Yoga-Nidra. No previous experience necessary. Booking is limited to 30 participants.

Beginners Latin Dance session – Friday 12 November, 4-5.00pm

Join our Salsa and Bachata session, delivered by Mauricio Reyes from Latin Motion, who will be introducing Latin American dance footwork and body movement. The session will give beginners a solid base of the most used steps and turns and help uplift both your mental and physical wellbeing, along with live teaching, questions, and feedback. Book here.    

Tips and Guidance: Carers Rights Day  Thursday 25 November, 3-4.00pm

Do you have questions about juggling work and care? Liz from Carers UK's Helpline Advisory team will be joining us to offer tips and guidance on your rights in work on this Carers Rights Day Share and Learn. A Q&A will follow. Places will be limited to 25 participants. Book here.


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