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. You can also sign up to our mailing list and we will contact you when further training opportunities become available.

At Lanarkshire Carers Centre, we try our very best to ensure that carers get access to as much information and training opportunities as possible to help them in their caring role.

We provide free of charge training courses to ensure that no carer will ever be unable to attend due to financial reasons. However, there is a cost to us and for some courses it can be considerable. We understand that as carers, something can arise which would prevent you from attending a pre-registered course.

If you are unable to attend please contact us as soon as possible. Many of these courses have a waiting list and unless we know, we are unable to offer your place to someone else.


 

 

Carers often neglect their own health and wellbeing due to their demanding role. If you'd like to lose weight and are sick of yo-yo dieting, it's time to tackle the troubled love-hate relationship you have with food once and for all.

Join Martin Stepek, one of Scotland's most authentic and and respected teachers of Mindfulness who will teach you how to use the simple, yet scientifically proven techniques of Mindfulness to get you into the right frame of mind to battle your food demons and put an end to reaching for those snacks when you're not even hungry!

Get your healthy lifestyle off to the best start and get in shape for the summer. 

Please note: Participant’s will require a smart phone/tablet/laptop and a stable internet connection to take part in the session.

 


Available Dates

Monday 29th April 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm

 


How to Book

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

We are excited to announce that we will be working with Tricky Hat Productions to launch: The Diamonds: a pilot project

which will culminate in a performance on Friday 21st June 2019 in Hamilton Racecourse.

No experience is necessary, just a willingness to get involved.

This is a fantastic opportunity for carers to meet new people, develop their acting skills, increase their confidence and self esteem, but most importantly try something new.


 

Airdrie
Friday 26th April 2019
10am - 2:30pm
St Margarets Church Hall, 98 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW
 

 


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090/01236 755550 to book a place.

This workshop looks at the triad of impairments and therefore why socialising may be hard for someone with autism and how it can be made easier. 


Available Dates

Bellshill
Thursday 23rd May 2019
10am - 1pm
Bellshill West Parish Curch, Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 3DS 
 

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
Wednesday 05th June 2019
10am - 1pm
South Lanarkshire Lifestyle - Fairhill, Neilsland Road, ML3 8HJ
 

 


How To Book

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

Puberty is a difficult time of transition from child to adult for all young people. It can be even more difficult for those autistic young people we love and care for. During this session we will do a quick recap on what autism is and why puberty can be more difficult for autistic young people. Together we will look at strategies to help them through this tricky time.


Available Dates

Hamilton
Thursday 13th June 2019
09:30am - 11:30am
Community Wing of Dalserf Primary School, Ashgillhead Road, Ashgill, ML9 3FJ
 

 


How To Book

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

 

This Beginners' Workshop provides a practical, fun introduction to the Makaton Language Programme.
Participants learn signs/symbols from stages 1 - 4  and the Additional of the core Vocabulary (approximately 280 signs). Carers also learn how Makaton can be used with whom and how to implement it for everyday use.

 

Please note this course is solely for parent/carers who are currently using Makaton or intend to do so on a daily basis.


Available Dates

East Kilbride
Wednesday 1st May, 8th May & 15th May
09:45am - 14:15pm
Westwood Hall, Riverton Drive, Westwood, East Kilbride, G75 8EY
 

 

This course is currently fully booked.

To be added to the waiting list for either of the courses please call 01698 428090 / 01236 755550.


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

North Lanarkshire

Coatbridge
Tuesday 28th May 2019
10am - 2pm
Charlotte Toal Centre, Dundyvan Road, Coatbridge, ML5 1DN 

Lunch will be provided

 

Clydesdale
Tuesday 4th June 2019
10am - 2pm
Gillespie Centre, 74 High Street, Biggar, ML12 6BJ 

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.

Looking at what stress is:

What does stress feel like….What thoughts accompany the feelings

 

Where do you feel it in your body?

Is it just physiological?

 

How it can work to your advantage as some stress can be healthy?

 

Healthy stress?

 

  • Using techniques to recognise the first symptoms of stress
  • Coping strategies
  • Incorporating relaxation into your life that works for you
  • Mindfulness - exercises/techniques that can be used anywhere to promote being in the moment

 


Available Dates

Wishaw
Monday 29th April 2019
10am - 1pm
Newmains Community Trust Centre (NCT Centre), 15 Manse Road, Newmains, ML2 9AX

 

 


How to Book

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

Living Life to the full is a workshop modelled on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, it is recovery focused and teaches valuable self-management skills to approach conditions like stress, depression and anxiety.

This course is delivered by fully qualified and licensed Lanarkshire Carers Centre staff who have a real sense of how the workshop relates to carers and the daily struggles they face.

This course is fully adaptable and based on the group, can be changed to suit need.

If you struggle with low mood, depression, anxiety, worry, remaining positive then this is the course for you. It helps participants to learn key skills that give them a growing sense of control over how they feel and react. The skills learned can last a lifetime ad if used regularly can lead to a happier, more fulfilled life.


Available Dates

Rutherglen (3 days)
Tuesday 28th May, 4th & 11th June 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm 
Cambuslang Training & Enterprise Centre (CTEC), 1-15 Main Street, Cambuslang, G72 7EX  

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
Thursday 09th May 2019
09:30am - 11:30am
Dalserf Primary School, Ashgillhead Road, Ashgill, Larkhall, ML9 3FJ   
 

 

Bellshill
Monday 13th May 2019
10am - 12pm
Bellshill West Parish Church, Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 3DS   
 

 

East Kilbride
Thursday 13th June 2019
10am - 12pm
Art Centre, 51-53 Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, G74 4DU   
 

 


 

How To Book

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

  • Do you look after someone?
  • Are you a family carer (unpaid)?
  • Are you new to the caring role?
  • Would you like practical and useful information about your caring role?

Then Steps of Caring is for you!

This course offers an introductory guide to accessing help and support and establishing contact with ongoing support.

Steps of Caring is a free course available to carers in their local area and features local services and service providers. Benefits for carers include:

  • Increased confidence and skills to cope with becoming a carer
  • Prevention of ill health, enabling you to cope with the caring role
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of support services available to carers

The course is delivered over 2 days, 1 day per week. Carers are encouraged to attend all 2 days if possible.

 


Available Dates

Lanark
Tuesday 7th & 14th May 2019
10am - 2pm
Lanark Memorial Hall, 13 St Leonard Street, Lanark, ML11 7AB
 

 


How To Book

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

Parents /carers of children with additional support needs will benefit from learning how to create good sleeping patterns and break bad habits, hopefully resulting in a better night’s sleep.


 Available Dates

Hamilton
Tuesday 16th April 2019 
10am – 1pm
Lanarkshire Carers Centre Room, Hamilton Townhouse Library, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6HH
 

 

Wishaw
Tuesday 21st May 2019
10am – 1pm
Newmains Community Trust Centre (NCT Centre), 15 Manse Road, Newmains, ML2 9AX
 

 


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 will teach you to give initial help to someone experiencing a mental health problem, deal with a crisis and guide people towards appropriate professional help.

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


Available Dates

Motherwell
Wednesday 17th, 24th April & 01st May 2019
10am - 2pm
Forgewood Community Centre, 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.

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.