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

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


Available Dates

Cumbernauld
 
Thursday 17th February 2019
10am - 1pm
Muirfield Community 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.

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

Lanark
Thursday 4th April 2019
10am - 1pm
Lanark Memorial Hall, 13 St Lenoard 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.

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

Airdrie
Tuesday 19th February, 26th February & 5th March
09:45am - 14:15pm
Lanarkshire Carers Centre - Airdrie Locality Support Services, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW
 

 

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

 

Both of our courses are 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

Motherwell
Tuesday 26th March 2019
10am - 2pm
Alzheimer's Scotland, 64 Dalziel Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PJ 

Lunch will be provided

 

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

Lunch will be provided

 

South Lanarkshire

East Kilbride
Monday 11th February 2019
10am - 2pm
Westwood Hall, Riverton Drive, Westwood, East Kilbride, G75 8EY

Lunch will be provided

 

Clydesdale
Thursday 25th April 2019
10am - 2pm
Lifestyles Carluke, 1B Carnwath Road, South Lanarkshire, ML8 4DF 

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.

Mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to you, as a Carer, as a means of developing greater resilience and gaining more control over the thoughts, feelings and emotions which come with the responsibilities you have. 

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

Motherwell
Wednesday 6th, 13th & 20th March 2019
10am - 12pm
Dalziel St Andrew's Parish Church, 43-47 Merry Street, Motherwell ML1 1JJ

 


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.

This 4-week course is aimed at promoting your overall health and wellbeing. You will learn some simple but effective techniques to help you manage your everyday life, deal with stress and pain, improve your concentration and focusing skills and boost your general health and wellbeing.

The course is suitable if you are looking for an introduction to mindfulness and meditation, and/or if you are looking for a way of dealing with stress-related problems, depression, chronic-fatigue or pain.

The course explores the following topics:

  • Stress
  • Physical pain
  • Difficult emotions

The Meditation and Mindfulness techniques covered include:

  • Body Scan
  • Counting the breath
  • Following the breath. 

Available Dates

Motherwell
Friday 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd March 2019
12:30pm - 2pm
Health & Wellness Hub, 58-60 Albert Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PR
 

 


How To Book

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

This workshop uses the Carers UK Being Heard guide.

Come along and learn tips and techniques to help you advocate for yourself.


Available Dates

Rutherglen
Tuesday 29th January 2019
10am - 1pm
Cambuslang Training & Enterprise Centre (CTEC Building), 1-15 Main Street, Rutherglen, G72 7EX
 

 


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 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

East Kilbride (3 days)
Tuesday 12th, 19th & 26th March 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm 
Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, East Kilbride, G75 9AD 

 

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

Hamilton
Tuesday 05 February 2019
10am - 12pm
Fairhill Lifestyles, Neilsland Road, Hamilton, ML3 8HJ  
 

 

Cumbernauld
Thursday 14th March 2019
10am - 12pm
Muirfield Community Centre, 1a South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld, G67 1AX  
 

 

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

Airdrie
Thursday 21st & 28th February 2019
10am - 2pm
Lanarkshire Carers Centre, Airdrie Locality Support Services, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW
 

 

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.

 

 

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 for Lanarkshire Carers Centre 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
Friday 25th January 2019
10:30am - 2:30pm
The Village Centre, 12 Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride, G74 4HG  

 

Cambuslang
Friday 22nd March 2019
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 to book a place.

SafeTALK is a training course that prepares anyone to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.

Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
  • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

 


Available Dates

Lanark
Wednesday 13th February 2019
10am - 1pm
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.

Bazooka Arts will introduce people to art skills at a pace that helps them feel confident and accomplished quickly without any need for existing artistic skill.   Artistic medium that are effective for this are:

  • Silk painting
  • Clay work
  • Print Making
  • Felt making / needle felting
  • Collage

Bazooka Arts specialise in delivering therapeutic arts programmes and over the past 15 years we have evidenced the positive impact participation has had on the health, well-being and quality of life of participants. We aim to create a workshop environment in which people can flourish. Our workshops are supportive, relaxed and fun, providing an opportunity for people to connect with others whilst creating artwork, theatre or film. Projects are delivered by a Therapeutic Arts specialist and Visual Artist /Designer - Bryony Murray and H.C.P.C. registered Arts Therapist (Drama) and Theatre Practitioner - Zoe Brook. Both have 20 years’ experience of delivering therapeutic arts projects in education, health and community settings.

Working with carers has been a large part of our work in North Lanarkshire to date which has focused on including adults affected by mental ill health, disability and isolation in therapeutic arts.

Benefits experienced by our participants include:

  • Reduced isolation and emotional loneliness due to social connection through shared, meaningful activity leading to new friendships and community connecting.
  • Reduced levels of stress and anxiety due to the mindful, soothing nature of making in visual art and breathing, relaxation, emotional release and playfulness in drama.
  • Increased levels of confidence and self-esteem through social connecting, creative skill development and the experience of inspiring artwork with personal themes, passions interests and creative expression of self through arts. In drama this is furthered through direct work with body, voice and breath and the exploration of relationships, contexts and issues that negatively impact upon confidence and self-esteem.
  • Increased use of creativity and imagination leading to improved problem solving, flexible thinking and the ability to see things differently, which in turn increases resilience and the ability to face challenges.
  • Improved mental health and well-being through therapeutic effect of exploring unexpressed emotions and personal issues through art/drama, which are hard to express verbally.

Available Dates 

Coatbridge (8 week course)
8 week course all 1pm-3pm
Every Thursday from the 7th February 2019 until Thursday 28th March 2019
Bazooka Arts, The Quadrant Shopping Centre, 125 Main Street, Coatbridge ML5 3EG
 

 


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.

This 4 day course will enable carers to feel better within themselves mentally and emotionally which will in turn improve their quality of life.

  • Included on the course will be an introduction to a structured system for monitoring uncomfortable and emotional symptoms/experiences
  • Individuals will be taught how to use planned responses, which will aid their ability to reduce, modify or remove these symptoms.
  • Helpful strategies that will allow people to feel prepared, listened to and take care of themselves.

Available Dates

Cumbernauld
Monday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th March 2019
10am - 1pm
Muirfield Community 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.

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.