Training Opportunities


Lanarkshire Carers 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, 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.


 

Online Carer Training Programme: August - December 2020

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This 30 minute session will take you through the simple steps required for using our online services. If you are unsure and would like a trial run before courses, please sign up and a member of the team will happily support you through this.

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


Available Dates

Wednesday 02 September 2020

11am - 11:30am

Wednesday 28 October 2020

10am - 10:30am

Wednesday 18 November 2020

7pm - 7:30pm


How to Book

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

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. 

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


Available Dates

Thursday 08 October 2020
10am - 12pm
Tuesday 02 November 2020
10am - 12pm
Wednesday 09 December 2020
10am - 12pm

 


How to Book

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

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

Regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.

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


Available Dates

Weekly
Thursday's
10am - 10:45am


How to Book

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

A great fun beginners level class with a gentle warm up, balance and strength exercises, and a proper cool down. Fantastic music played throughout.

Suitable for all

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


Available Dates

Weekly
Tuesday's
10am - 11am


How to Book

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

This course comprises of 6 stages. This about creating a manual that is a guide to how you operate. What you do when you are working at your best, what coping techniques did you use, what strategies work best for you and what doesn’t work for you.

It also has a troubleshoot guide that you will create so when things don’t seem right, you know what to do bounce back.  This is all about a self-discovery journey.

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


Available Dates

5 Week Course

Starting Monday 31 August 2020

10:30am - 12pm

How to Book

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

Organisational help for your mind and how to help tackle any hoarding issues. When things get too much, they can seem overwhelming.

By having a structure and a plan in place, this helps to focus, keep anxiety at bay and slowly create space in your head and in your house.

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


Available Dates

4 Week Course

Starting Thursday 01 October 2020

11am - 12:30pm

How to Book

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

How to raise your confidence by tackling assertiveness issue. When one is out of alignment then it will undoubtedly affect the other.

This 3 week course will help you identify low confidence issues, tackle them and build your assertiveness along the way.

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


Available Dates

3 Week Course

Monday 02, 09 & 16 November 2020

1:30pm - 3pm

How to Book

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

This about creating a box of things that you can go to when things seem overwhelming. Having these personal items can quickly relax the mind and body within minutes, allowing you space to breathe, focus, relax and take much needed time out from the stresses of every day, whenever you need to.

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


Available Dates

2 Week Course

Friday 06 & 13 November 2020

11am - 12:30pm

How to Book

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

This is a in depth session where you will learn about forgiveness and how it can free up so much emotional and mental energy, allowing you to feel free from any guilt or regret that is holding you back.

Once you can do this, letting go of what is not serving you well will greatly improve your focus on the here and now and not in the past.

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


Available Dates

Thursday 03 December 2020

7pm - 9pm

How to Book

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

Focusing on growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs at home.

Cost effective, delicious and great fun!

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


Available Dates

Friday 09 October 2020

10:30am - 12pm

How to Book

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

A look at making your garden and your gardening techniques more environmentally friendly.

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


Available Dates

Monday 19 October 2020

1pm - 2:30pm

How to Book

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

Focusing on the ways gardeners can identify different plants and common naming techniques.

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


Available Dates

Thursday 30 October 2020

10:30am - 12pm

How to Book

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

Key jobs in the garden this winter and planning your garden for 2021.

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


Available Dates

Monday 23 November 2020

1pm - 2:30pm

How to Book

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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. 
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 a stable internet connection is 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 7
Wednesday 16 September 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 8
Thursday 08 October 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 9
Wednesday 11 November 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 10
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.

Life has good times and not-so-good times. Even a single day can have awful moments and happy ones.

Martin Stepek will show you how to maintain a more steady, stable, and contented state of mind, so that life flows more evenly, without the extremes of highs and lows.

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

Thursday 24 September 2020
10am - 11am


How to Book

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

Being a carer for a loved one can be one of the most stressful situations anyone can face. You may be worried about the future while juggling hundreds of tasks in the present.

Mindfulness is a great way to quieten your busy mind and help you manage stress. Martin Stepek will gently guide you to peace of mind.

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

Wednesday 07 October 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.

The mind has an unfortunate tendency to weigh us down with worries, concerns, to-do lists, and other matters.

Let Martin Stepek explain how this builds over time and what we can do to slowly but surely strip it all away, leaving your mind light and easy, better fit to enjoy your life.

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

Wednesday 21 October 2020
10am - 11am


How to Book

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

If every day feels like a struggle and you’re constantly taking one step forward and two steps back, it’s natural to feel defeated and hopeless.

Martin Stepek will show you how to use Mindfulness to call on your inner strength to let go of feelings of frustration.

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

Thursday 05 November 2020
10am - 11am


How to Book

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

We usually never stop to think about the states of mind that arise and dominate how we feel in life. Yet they can be managed, and better states of mind developed instead.

Martin Stepek will share his views on what states of mind best help us in life and how to get them.

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

Thursday 18 November 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.

Carers are at enormous risk of stress and emotional burnout.

Martin Stepek will look at all the issues surrounding care giving – the stress, fatigue and burnout and teach you some simple and practical ways that can help you manage the day-to-day demands of caring, gain a greater sense of control and maintain a more positive and balanced outlook.

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

Thursday 03 December 2020
10am - 11am


How to Book

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

Join us to have fun learning the basics of watercolour painting.

This fun six-week interactive course will give you the opportunity to try your hand at using watercolour paints to make some individual art and you don’t need to have any previous art experience to join in.

You will be provided with a beginners’ pack for watercolour. We ask you to have a container to hold water (an old mug will do), a pencil, a dry cloth (such as an old tea cloth)

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

6 Week Course
Starting Monday 05 October 2020
12pm - 2pm


Fully Booked: Please call us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 to add your name to the waiting list.

In this session we will look at why autistic children and young people are so much more anxious than their neurotypical peers. We will talk about what you can do to help reduce thier anxiety - lots of hints, tips and resources to take away.

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

Thursday 24 September 2020
7pm - 9pm


How to Book

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

This session will help you to learn more about emotional development in autism, and how to help your child/young person understand their own emotions and how to express those emotions in a safe and healthy way.

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

Thursday 08 October 2020
7pm - 9pm


How to Book

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

This course will provide a greater understanding of autism and how to help care for someone with autism.

This fully adaptable course is written at an introductory level, and no previous knowledge is needed.

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

Thursday 22 October 2020
7pm - 9pm


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

To help delay the spread of coronavirus our Carer Training Courses will be limited to online. If you require support with your caring role, please contact us on 01698 428090/01236 755550.

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.