Training Opportunities


Lanarkshire Carers Centre’s carer training programme covers a range of topics to help carers feel confident in their caring role and look after their own health and wellbeing. When someone’s caring role is new, our Steps of Caring Programme provides useful information and helpful contacts. Our training programme provides a range of condition specific sessions and topics that address issues identified by carers throughout the caring journey. When a caring role changes or ends our Moving Forward from Caring Programme supports carers to deal with loss and change and move on to services better placed to meet their needs. 


The courses we deliver are listed below. 

Please click on the course title listed below for training that interests you for more information and available dates. You can either use the online training registration form or telephone 01698 428090 to book a place on any available courses.

You can also download a copy of our Training Programme: Click here to download (PDF)

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for carers to attend training courses. Please let us know of any support you may need at the time of booking. Transport and Respite is available to enable you to be able to attend.

If you wish to discuss our training programme then please feel free to contact Lanarkshire Carers Centre on 01698 428090.  You can also sign up to our mailing list and we will contact you when further training opportunities become available.


Challenging and disruptive behaviours can cause all sorts of problems for people on the autism spectrum, their families and carers. But what do we mean by ‘challenging behaviour’? Why do some children and young people behave this way? This workshop will help you understand the answers to these questions, giving you some suggestions and strategies on how to help you and your child/young person better manage their behaviour.


Available Dates

Motherwell
28 April 2018
10am - 1pm
St Teresa’s Primary School, 85A Loanhead Road, Newarthill, ML1 5AY 


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Holiday time can be exciting and stressful for everyone. Nobody appreciates this more than the parents and carers of children and young people who have autism. This workshop will provide hints, tips and practical strategies to make holidays more fun and less fraught for all.


Available Dates

Hamilton
14 June 2018
10am - 1pm
Autism Resource and Coordination Hub (ARCH), 6 Reid Street, Burnbank, Hamilton ML3 0RQ


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

How to talk to children and young people about their Autism after diagnosis. Do we tell our child/young person or not? When/at what age do we tell them? Who tells them? How do we tell them? Should we tell anyone else – family, friends, and school? Attending this workshop will help you find answers to all of these questions and more. There will be lots of practical resources available for you to browse through. 


Available Dates

East Kilbride
3 May 2018
10am - 1pm
Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, East Kilbride G75 9AD


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

This Training programme is an information session for carers of people with dementia. It is based on research suggesting that information and skills training can be as helpful in reducing carer stress as counselling and support groups.

The training is designed in complete consultation with the carers who will be attending, ensuring that the information provided is appropriate to their needs. 

Please note that the person you care for is welcome to come along to this session. To allow for some privacy during sensitive discussion, the cared for person will take part in some stimulating activity coordinated by one of the experienced Alzheimer coordinators in a separate activity room.

You can enjoy your training session know that the person you care for is safe and well looked after.


Available Dates

Motherwell
29 May 2018
10am - 2pm
Alzheimer Scotland- Lanarkshire
64 Dalziel Street, Motherwell ML1 1PJ

Lunch will be provided


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

These adaptable workshops are modelled on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, are recovery focused and teach valuable self-management skills to approach conditions like stress, depression and anxiety.

Delivered over 2 days, these fun and informal workshops are interactive and delivered by individuals who effectively manage long term health conditions ensuring an authentic and genuine experience for all workshop participants.


Available Dates

Motherwell (2 days)
22 May 2018 & 29 May 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm 
Forgewood Community Centre, 49 Dinmont Crescent, Motherwell ML1 3TT


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Laughter Club involves a person laughing. They simply laugh out loud even if they don’t feel like it, at first. People initially make themselves laugh out loud. This is called ‘voluntary’ laughter. Then after a while, people start to laugh for real and soon everyone is having a great time. As you are laughing, there will also be a series of light exercises. There will be some gentle yoga and other light physical exercises. Therefore, as you are laughing you are also getting a workout. Some of the benefits of Laughter Yoga are:

  • Makes you feel fitter
  • Reduces stress levels
  • Reduces your risk of depression and anxiety
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Lowers your blood pressure
  • Make you feel more energetic

But most of all it is Fun!


Available Dates

Clydesdale
25 April 2018
10am - 12pm
Hope Hub, 183a Carlisle Road, Blackwood ML11 9AT

Wishaw
3 May 2018
10am - 12pm
Newmains Community Trust Centre, 15 Manse Road, Wishaw ML2 9AX


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

De-stress. Feel better. Be happier.

Join Martin Stepek, one of Scotland's foremost Mindfulness teachers, Author, Sunday Herald Mindfulness Columnist & Founder of Ten for Zen to learn about Mindfulness and be inspired to a new Mindful life.

Mindfulness has been practiced around the world for thousands of years and many have felt huge benefits to their health and well-being including reducing stress and anxiety & increasing happiness. There is a large, and ever growing, body of science confirming these benefits.

In this workshop, Martin will give you an introduction to some simple techniques which can deliver all these benefits and more. He will begin to guide you towards changing and improving all areas of your life with Mindfulness, with the ultimate goal of feeling happier, being more relaxed and enjoying life.


Available Dates

East Kilbride
17 May 2018
10am - 12pm
Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, East Kilbride G75 9AD

Motherwell
4 June 2018
10am - 12pm
Dalziel St Andrew's Parish Church, 43-47 Merry Street, Motherwell ML1 1JJ
This session will include a Japanese Tea Theme


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Full Day Grounding /Outdoor workshop - Igniting your Spark

Do you:

  • Lack confidence and self-esteem at times?
  • Want to make a change in your life?
  • Feel stuck in a rut and out of sorts?

This workshop is aimed at carers who would like to learn skills that can be used in your personal or professional life. At the end of the course you will have improved your understanding of:

  • Why we sometimes feel stuck in life and lacking in confidence and motivation.
  • How to rediscover the potential in yourself and let go of self-limiting beliefs.
  • Where you are now and where you want to be.
  • How to overcome obstacles, insecurities and barriers.
  • The benefits of grounding yourself, feeling connected & how it works.
  • Basic stress management & stress management techniques, which can be used in your personal or professional life.


Available Dates

Cumbernauld
12 June 2018
10am - 4pm
Colzium House, Stirling Road, Kilsyth G65 0PY


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

PhysiCare is a Scottish company and one of the most experienced training organisations in the UK with a comprehensive range of manual handling courses. All of the course instructors are Chartered Physiotherapists who deal, on a daily basis, with the types of injuries that can arise due to poor handling technique or poor postural alignment whilst handling loads.

Physicare say “Giving back to our local community is very important to us and we offer a number of training courses (10:30am until 2:30pm) for The Lanarkshire Carers Centre (LCC) at various venues throughout Lanarkshire.

We understand that it is not always possible for carers to attend workshops. Please speak to your local carer support worker if you are unable to attend workshops and we will look at other options of delivering moving and handling sessions to you.

This practical handling session delivered by Physicare will include safe performance of manoeuvres and tasks regularly undertaken by Carers including:

  • Assisting forwards and backwards in a chair
  • Assisting to stand and sit
  • Assisting walking with or without walking aid
  • Assisting with falls
  • Assisting into and out of bed
  • Rolling and turning in bed
  • Toilet and Bathing

Participants should wear something loose and comfortable as session is quite practical. Lunch will be provided


Available Dates

East Kilbride
9 May 2018
10:30am - 2:30pm
The Village Centre, 12 Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride G74 4HG


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

This 3-day course offers basic general information about mental health problems, covering:

  • guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider
  • attitudes to mental health issues
  • equalities
  • the recovery message
  • the impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • introduction to suicide intervention
  • listening skills
  • understanding depression
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression
  • understanding anxiety
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing anxiety
  • understanding psychosis
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing a psychotic episode

Please note: Participants must be able to attend all 3 days.


Available Dates

Hamilton
16 April, 23 April & 30 April 2018
10am - 2pm
Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ




How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Lanarkshire Carers Centre is committed to ensuring carers are confident in their caring role and would like to provide information and training that is appropriate to your needs. We already provide some information and training, but your comments are important to us and will enable us to plan a programme best suited to carers’ needs over the next year.

Our training needs analysis survey makes suggestions which might be of interest to you. You can also make suggestions for additional topics not listed.

Please click here to complete the training needs analysis survey

If you require any assistance, please telephone 01698 428090 or 01236 755550.