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.


 

This 3 day course will give you all the necessary tools required to have a positive 2020. It will look at planning ahead, approaches and simple mechanisms for beating the Christmas blues. This course will also cover stress management, relaxation and meditation so come along and make 2020 a great year.


Available Dates

Bellshill (3 Day Course)

Friday 24, 31 Janaury & 07 February 2020

10am until 2pm

Muirpark Shortstay Care Home,78 Laburnam Road, Viewpark, G71 5DB

 



How to Book

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

Come along to this ongoing creative group and learn a variety of art styles including silk painting, clay modelling, cross stitch and watercolours.


Available Dates

Airdrie
 
Frequency: Fortnightly - Thursday's
1pm - 3pm
Airdrie Locality Support Services, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW
 

If you are interested in joining our Creative Carers, please give us a call on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550.

This 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. 


Available Dates

North Lanarkshire

Motherwell
Thursday 20 February 2020
10am - 2pm
Lanarkshire Dementia Resource Centre, 64 Dalziel Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PJ

Lunch will be provided

South Lanarkshire

East Kilbride
Friday 13 March 2020
10am - 2pm
Westwood Community Hall, Riverton Drive, East Kilbride, G75 8EY

Lunch will be provided


How to Book

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

This practical one to one handling session delivered by Physicare will include safe performance of manoevres and tasks regularly undertaken by Carers which can include:

  • 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

How to Book

Please call us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 to book a place.

This practical handling session delivered by Physicare will include safe performance of manoevres 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 the session is quite practical. Lunch will be provided


Available Dates

Rutherglen/Cambuslang
Tuesday 18 February 2020
10:30am - 2:30pm
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 / 01236 755550 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 3 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

Rutherglen/Cambuslang (3 Day Course)
Tuesday 11, 18 & 25 March 2020
10am - 2pm
CTEC Building 1-15 Main Street, Cambuslang, G72 7EX

How to Book

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

In this three week course Martin Stepek, one of Scotland's most authentic and respected teachers of Mindfulness, will guide you towards using the simple, yet scientifically proven techniques of mindfulness to regain control of your emotions and maintain a positive outlook.

Martin will begin with a short introduction to Mindfulness before covering how to use Mindfulness to relax and let go of stress and anxiety. He will show you how to recognise and deal with any negative feelings including guilt and anger.

Finally, Martin will look at loneliness, covering the difference between the positive benefits of aloneness and the adverse consequences to your health of loneliness. He will discuss using Mindfulness to manage loneliness and help you feel happier and more content.


Available Dates

Wishaw/Shotts (3 Day Course)
Wednesday 05, 12 & 19 February 2020
10am -12pm
The NCT Centre,15 Manse Road, Wishaw ML2 9AX
 

How to Book

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

  1. Think Positively for a Resilient 2020: If your mind is plagued by negative thoughts and it’s having an impact on your happiness then join this class. Martin will show you how to use Mindfulness to let go of unhelpful negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts which will boost your mental health and well-being and lead to greater happiness and resilience. Mindfulness gently builds resilience so that stressful situations have less impact on our happiness and wellbeing. Martin will teach you how to use Mindfulness to build resilience and tackle life with all the energy and confidence possible.
  2. An Expert Guide on Deep Meditation: Whether you are new to Mindfulness or looking to hone your practice, this is the online class for you. Martin will gently guide you in the art of meditation, giving you the benefit of his vast experience. Learn how to experience deep meditation from a leading expert in the field.
  3. Self Care: We care for those around us, but how often do we try to really look after ourselves. After all, if we don't take care of ourselves, we can't care for others as well as we could. Learn how to be kinder to yourself with Martin Stepek.
  4. Using Mindfulness to Manage Stress, Anxiety and Worry: Mindfulness not only reduces stress but also gently builds resilience so that stressful situations have less impact on our happiness and well-being. Martin will begin by discussing how to use the simple, but scientifically proven techniques of Mindfulness to reduce and manage stress and anxiety. He will then lead you in a guided practice to relax and let go of stress.
  5. Stop Worrying with Mindfulness: Sometimes it can seem like we worry about everything under the sun - money, work, health, relationships and family. It’s obviously natural for us to do it but that doesn’t make worrying any less fraught, distressing, stressful or draining of our sense of enjoying life. Martin will show you how to use Mindfulness to recognise worry very quickly. He will teach you some simple tools and techniques and so that you’ll eventually find that your worrying dwindles and is more easily managed.
  6. Mindful Walking: Make the most of the nice weather! A mindful walk is an excellent way to clear your mind of clutter and restore your sense of focus. Taking a break to enjoy a mindful walk or to enjoy nature in your garden can have a very rejuvenating effect. Martin will show you how to take advantage of the summer months and use Mindfulness to help free your mind when you feel stuck or overwhelmed. 
  7. Coping with Anger: The key to Mindfulness is about being aware of your feelings and reactions and choosing those which help you feel good and letting go of all the others. Martin will look at ways of using Mindfulness to let go of anger and help you to accept whatever situation you are in, if possible. 
  8. Loneliness:  Feelings of isolation and loneliness can be all consuming. Martin will look at how Mindfulness can help deal with these negative, and very destructive, emotions and move towards acceptance and happiness. 
  9. Happiness: As the clocks move back and the days get shorter, it’s very natural for your mood to take a slump. Martin will look at using Mindfulness to let go of negative thoughts, feelings and emotions and move towards greater happiness.
  10. Dealing with Guilt: Guilt is a very common emotion and it’s very natural to be troubled by it. Martin will look at ways of using Mindfulness to understand and deal with feelings of guilt, helping you to rid yourself of this negative emotion.
  11. Have a Merry Mindful Christmas: It's easy to let Christmas pass you by without really enjoying it. In a whirlwind of activity leading up to the big day, the magic of Christmas is often overshadowed by the stress of shopping, cooking and sending cards. Then, in a blink of an eye, it’s over and we’ve been so lost in all our preparations we can be left feeling a little down that it’s not lived up to our expectations. But it doesn’t have to be like that! Martin will remind you what’s important about the festive season and will show you how to use Mindfulness to enjoy every single wonderful moment.

Please note: A Smart phone/tablet/laptop and stable internet connection are required to take part in the online mindfulness sessions. You will receive an email on the day of the session with details of how to access it.


Available Dates

Session 1
Monday 17 February 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 2
Thursday 05 March 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 3
Wednesday 15 April 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 4
Wednesday 13 May 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 5
Thursday 11 June 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 6
Wednesday 15 July 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 7
Thursday 06 August 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 8
Wednesday 16 September 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 9
Thursday 08 October 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 10
Wednesday 11 November 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 11
Wednesday 16 December 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm

How to Book

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

Together we will find out why transitions are so difficult for autistic children, young people and adults – from tiny transitions like stopping a game, to getting ready for dinner and transitioning from primary school to secondary school. You’ll leave the session with some strategies to use to help the person you care for.


Available Dates

Hamilton/Blantyre
Monday 02 March 2020
10am - 1pm
ARCH Centre, Reid Street, Burnbank, Hamilton, ML3 0RQ

How to Book

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

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

Cumbernauld
Thursday 27 February 2020
10am - 1pm
The Muirfield Centre, 1a South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld, G67 1AX
 

 


How To Book

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

Come to our fantastic choir run in partnership with Soundroutes Singers.

Singing is a great way for carers to get together, socialise and relieve stress.

Sign up and be part of something amazing!


Airdrie

Frequency: Weekly - Wednesday's

Our Carer's Choir has finished for the festive period and will restart in 2020 on Wednesday 15 January 2020.

12:30pm - 2pm

St Margaret’s Church, 96 Hallcraig St, 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 3-day course will teach you how 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

East Kilbride (3 Day Course)
Wednesday 12, 19 February & 04 March 2020
10am - 2:30pm
Mossneuk Primary Community Wing, Mossneuk Drive, East Kilbride, G75 8XQ
 

 


How to Book

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