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.

 

To view our training programme online please click here (PDF Format).

If you would like a paper copy of our training programme, please contact us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 and we can post this to you on request.


 

This popular course will include looking in depth at what stress is, and how to use coping mechanisms such as mindfulness and meditation to help prevent/reduce/manage stress, anxiety and worry.


Available Dates

Coatbridge
Monday 26 August 2019
10am - 1pm
Coatbridge Locality Support Service, 151 Buchanan Street, Coatbridge, ML5 1BA

 



How to Book

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

Week 1 Introduction to gardening work / future topics. Pick some produce for lunch.

Week 2 Intro to gardening. Container planting – colour schemes. 

Week 3 Growing fruit and vegetables. Herb window boxes. Growing plants from cuttings. 

Week 4 Wildlife gardening. What can you do to help the birds and bees?

Week 5 Harvesting fruit and veg. Planning - Sowing winter veg seed inside. 

Week 6 Spring flowering bulbs. Planning for a stunning display in Spring 2020! Tulips, Snowdrops, Daffodils and others. Layer planting Spring containers. 


Available Dates

Clydesdale
6 week course, Friday 16, 23, 30 August, 06, 13 & 20 September 2019
10am - 1pm
Castlebank Horticultural Centre, St Patricks’s Road, Lanark, ML11 9EG

This course is currently full, please contact us to add your name to the waiting list.

How to Book

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

Nobody likes to think they’ll have to deal with an emergency situation, but learning first aid will give you the confidence to be able to help should you ever need to.

This one day course has been designed for anyone who wants to learn first aid for adults, to guide you through exactly what you need to know.


Available Dates

East Kilbride
Friday 06 September 2019
10am - 2:30pm
Kirktonholme Hall, Kirktonholme Road, East Kilbride, G74 1AW

 

Airdrie
Monday 21 October 2019
10am - 2:30pm
Airdrie Locality Support Services, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW

How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 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
 
Every 2 weeks starting Thursday 18 July 2019
1pm - 3pm
Airdrie Locality Support Services, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW
 

Our Creative Carers group is currently full, please contact us to add your name to the waiting list.


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 is specifically developed for new carers or carers newly registered with Lanarkshire Carers Centre.

Come along and find out about local services and providers that can help you access help and ongoing support.

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


Available Dates

Wishaw/Shotts
Friday 23 & 30 August 2019
10am - 12pm
The NCT Centre,15 Manse Road, Wishaw ML2 9AX
 

 

Rutherglen / Cambuslang
Wednesday 09 & 16 October 2019
10am - 12pm
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 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 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

Cumbernauld
Tuesday 08th October 2019
10am - 2pm
Muirfield Community Education Centre1a South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld, G67 1AX 

Lunch will be provided

South Lanarkshire

Clydesdale
Tuesday 27 August 2019
10am - 2pm
Gillespie Centre, 74 High Street, Biggar, ML12 6BJ 

Lunch will be provided

 

Hamilton / Blantyre
Wednesday 11 September 2019
10am - 2pm
Whitehill Neighbourhood Centre, 9 Hunter Rd, Hamilton, ML3 0LH

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.

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

Hamilton / Blantyre
Thursday 12 September 2019
10:30am - 2:30pm
Barncluith Business Centre,Townhead St, Hamilton, ML3 7DP  

 

Clydesdale
Friday 08 November 2019
10:30am - 2:30pm
Physicare, 22 Bannatyne Street, Lanark, ML11 7JR  

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.


Available Dates

East Kilbride
 
6 week course starting Monday 19 August 2019
1pm - 2pm
Calderwood Hall, Blackbraes Road, Calderwood, East Kilbride, G74 3JT

 

Motherwell
 
6 week course starting Monday 21 October 2019
11am - 12pm
John McCormack Community Centre, Carfin, ML1 4EB   

How to Book

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

Promoting awareness and developing a sense of feeling good enough, so that carers can be whoever they choose to be without fear or ridicule.

Looking at ways that people can take charge of their own life and be the driving force of what they want to be in the world, using a supportive and encouraging environment to drive this change.

Looking back on times when you have felt confident, what did you do?

Rediscovering skills, potential and capabilities that have been forgotten which will help to raise confidence and build self-esteem.


Available Dates

Lanark
Monday 23 September 2019
10am - 1pm
Lanark Memorial Hall, 17-21 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

Bellshill
Wednesday 23 October 2019
10am – 12pm
Bellshill West Parish Church, Main St, Bellshill ML4 3DS
 

 

Rutherglen / Cambuslang
Tuesday 24 September 2019
10am – 12pm
Cambuslang Institiute, 37 Greenlees Road, Cambuslang, G72 8JE
 

 


How To Book

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

This workshop is delivered by Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership and will discuss the benefits of food, nutrition and exercise in order to prevent or delay the progression of Type 2 Diabetes.


Available Dates

Bellshill
 
Tuesday 03 September 2019
10am - 12pm
Bellshill Locality Support Services, 95 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 3DZ
 

 


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 informative and helpful session held by Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership.

Find out tips on how to communicate with your child to overcome food behaviour.

Learn about the Healthy Eating guidelines for children and how to follow these on a budget.


Available Dates

Airdrie
 
Wednesday 04 September 2019
10am - 12pm
Airdrie Locality Support Services, 92 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.

Come along to this workshop and find out about how to recognise Guilt and Grief, a common feeling amongst carers. Find out about simple strategies that can help you to cope with these feelings and how to live a happier, more fulfilled life.


Available Dates

Hamilton / Blantyre
 
4 week course starting Monday 26 August 2019
26 August and 02 September 2019 - Coping with Guilt
09 September and 16 September 2019 - Coping with Grief
10am - 1pm
Lanarkshire Carers Centre Room, Hamilton Townhouse, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6HH

 

Airdrie
 
4 week course starting Thursday 24 October 2019
24 October and 31 October 2019 - Coping with Guilt
07 November and 14 November 2019 - Coping with Grief
10am - 1pm
Airdrie Locality Support Service, Conference Room, 92 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.

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

Clydesdale (3 days)
Wednesday 28 August, 04 & 11 September 2019
10am - 2pm
Lanark Memorial Hall, 17-21 St. Leonard Street, Lanark ML11 7AB  

 

Cumbernauld (3 days)
Wednesday 06, 13 & 20 November 2019
10am - 2pm
Link Community Centre, Bron Way, Cumbernauld, G67 1EW 

 


How To Book

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

Hamilton / Blantyre
Last few places remaining
Wednesday 11, 18 & 25 September 2019
10am - 12pm
St Mary’s For All, 4a Auchingramont Road, Hamilton ML3 6JT

 

Airdrie
Friday 15, 22 & 29 November 2019
10am - 12pm
Airdrie Locality Support Service, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW

How to Book

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

1. Introduction to Mindfulness: Martin will give an introduction to Mindfulness to anyone new to it - what it is, why it’s good for you, how you practice it

2. Managing Stress and Anxiety:  Martin will explain how to use the simple, scientifically proven techniques of Mindfulness to relax and let go of worry and anxiety  

3. Dealing with Guilt: Martin will look at ways of using Mindfulness to understand and deal with feelings of guilt, a very common emotion for carers

4. Coping with Anger: Martin will look at ways of using Mindfulness to let go of anger and help them to accept their situation if possible

5. 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

6. Mindfulness for Happiness: Often an accumulation of stress, guilt, anger and loneliness can lead to unhappiness. Martin will look at how to use Mindfulness to achieve greater happiness

7. Caring for Yourself: For many carers, their first concern is the person they are caring for. Martin will look at the importance of self-care, and will discuss using Mindfulness to recharge your batteries, which would also have a positive effect on the person that you care for too.

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 3:
Monday 02 September 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 4:
Monday 07 October 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 5:
Thursday 07 November 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 6:
Monday 02 December 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Session 7:
Monday 19 December 2019
8:30pm - 9:30pm

How to Book

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

A helpful session where you will find out how to help the autistic person you care for better understand their own/others emotions and how to help them express their emotions.


Available Dates

Motherwell
Wednesday 21 August 2019
10am - 1pm
Forgewood Community Centre, Dinmont Cresecent, Motherwell, ML1 3TT

 


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 to book a place
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Christmas is a hectic time of year! It can be particularly tricky for some autistic children and young people. Come along and learn some strategies to help them cope.


Available Dates

Hamilton/Blantyre
Friday 06 December 2019
10am - 1pm
St Mary’s For All, 4a Auchingramont Road, Hamilton ML3 6JT

 


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 to book a place
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Why is the self-esteem of those on the autism spectrum so poor? We’ll discuss this during the session and work together to create strategies to help build confidence, self-esteem and resilience.


Available Dates

Cambuslang / Rutherglen
 
Tuesday 17 September 2019
10am - 1pm
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.

Anxiety is the overarching emotion of autism. During the session we will talk about why this is, and what you can do to help reduce anxiety in the child/young person/adult that you care for.


Available Dates

East Kilbride
 
Wednesday 09 October 2019
1pm - 3pm
Kirktonholme Hall, 110 Kirktonholme Road, West Mains, East Kilbride, G74 1BD

 


How to Book

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

The course will cover what anxiety is, and how it makes us feel.

What we can do to reduce the symptoms and to manage it better when it feels out of control.

The course will help people gain an understanding, giving them some control back and not let anxiety take over their everyday lives by creating and teaching coping techniques/strategies, which will instill a sense of calmness when they are faced with stressful situations.


Available Dates

Motherwell
 
Monday 28 October 2019
10am - 1pm
Forgewood Community Centre, Dinmont Cresecent, Motherwell, ML1 3TT

 


How to Book

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

Weekly: Wednesday 28 August 2019

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.

If you care for someone with a long term health condition, making an Anticipatory Care Plan, Emergency Plan and Discharge Plan can help you get control over what's important to the person you care for.

Come along to this workshop and find out about how to be better prepared for the future.


Available Dates

Wishaw
Thursday 26 September 2019
10am - 12pm
The NCT Centre,15 Manse Road, Wishaw, ML2 9AX 
 

 

Hamilton
Thursday 31 October 2019
10am - 12pm
South Lanarkshire Lifestyles - Fairhill, Neilsland Road, Hamilton ML3 8HJ 
 

 


How To Book

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

This course is designed for anyone working with or caring for someone with epilepsy. You do not need previous epilepsy awareness training. This course will give you greater understanding of epilepsy.

The course includes information on:

  • Causes of epilepsy
  • Types of epileptic seizures (epilepsy symptoms and signs of epilepsy)
  • Living with epilepsy
  • Social implications of epilepsy
  • Support needs of people with epilepsy and their families
  • First aid guidance for managing seizures

A certificate is awarded on the day after completing the course and is valid for 2 years.


Available Dates

Wishaw
Monday 07 October 2019
09:30am - 1pm
The NCT Centre, 15 Manse Road, Newmains, Wishaw 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 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
Wednesday 20, 27 November & 04 December 2019
10am - 2:30pm
Westwood Community Hall, Riverton Drive, East Kilbride, G75 8EY
 

 


How to Book

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

This 5 week course is available to registered carers no longer in a caring role.

Various topics will be discussed throughout the sessions including grief, guilt, future plans, meditation, self-compassion, plans for the future and short breaks.

Participants are encouraged to attend all 5 sessions.


Available Dates

Kilsyth
 
23 October, 30 October, 06 November, 13 November, 20 November 2019 
 
All 10am - 2pm
 
Colzium House, 75 Stirling Road, Kilsyth, G65 0FF
 

How To Book

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

Are you accessing all the financial support available to you as a carer?

Come along to this session and find out from a Benefits Advisor what support is out there to help.


Available Dates

Motherwell
 
Thursday 03 October 2019
10am - 12pm
Dalziel St. Andrews 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 / 01236 755550 to book a place.

Christmas can be a difficult time for carers. Come along to this two day course and find out practical and emotional support that could help you get through the festive period.

The second day will be all about relaxation and positive thinking followed by a small Christmas buffet amongst friends.


Available Dates

North Lanarkshire

Coatbridge (2 days)
Monday 09 December 2019, 10am - 12pm & Monday 16 December 2019, 10am - 1pm
Coatbridge Community Centre, 9 Old Monkland Road, Coatbridge, ML5 5EA 
 

South Lanarkshire

Rutherglen / Cambuslang (2 days)
Thursday 28 November 2019, 10am - 12pm & Thursday 05 December 2019, 10am - 1pm
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 to book a place.

This session is for parents and carers of children and young people with learning difficulties, with or without a diagnosis.

The workshop covers your child’s rights to additional support for learning and aims to increase knowledge and confidence to help you secure the right support for your child. You will explore how responsibilities for your child’s wellbeing are shared and how to access support for yourself and your family.


Available Dates

Cumbernauld
 
Tuesday 05 September 2019
10am - 1pm
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 / 01236 755550 to book a place.

This session raises awareness of GIRFEC – Scotland’s approach to improving the way services work together to support children, young people and their families. 

The workshop aims to increase knowledge of the language and tools associated with GIRFEC, helping you to work in partnership with all of the services or agencies who support you and your child.


Available Dates

East Kilbride
 
Thursday 03 October 2019
10am - 1pm
Westwood Community Hall, Riverton Drive, East Kilbride, G75 8EY

 


How to Book

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

Week 1: Introduction to flower therapy/ demonstration of a flower arrangement.

Week 2: Practical session- Make a bow and make a button hole flower.

Week 3: Planning session for final arrangement and recap

Week 4: Create your final design to take away


Available Dates

Newmains

4 week course - Tuesday 27 August, 03, 10 & 17 September 2019

10am - 12pm

The NCT Centre,15 Manse Road, Wishaw, ML2 9AX

 

Hamilton
 

4 week course - Tuesday 26 November, 03, 10 & 17 December 2019

10am - 12pm
 
Whitehill Neighbourhood Centre, 9 Hunter Road, Hamilton, ML3 0LH

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.