Welcome to our digest of news and information from a variety of organisations (both local to Worcestershire and national) which we think may be of interest to you.
Please let us know if you have other info that you think our group of carers would find useful, and we can spread the word.
Our Guest Speaker in July...
Join us this Monday evening (6th July) at 7.30pm via Zoom.
We are delighted that the popular returning guest speaker Andrew Down is joining us via Zoom. Andrew is the Deputy Chief Pharmacist and Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.
Find out more and how to participate here:
from the Worcester Association of Carers
Legal Webinar for Carers
A carer focused information session about making Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Living Wills, Tax planning and home ownership to protect estates of carers and those they care for. For more info and how to join click here.
Online Exercise Programme
"During the Covid-19 crisis we also know that many carers have struggled to maintain their physical strength, mobility and balance as the opportunities for activity have been so limited.
With that in mind we are also launching an eight week 'Moving On' online exercise program designed to gently build strength, flexibility and fitness." <Read more>
Carer Online Coffee Break
Are you a carer? Are you keen to meet other carers and share ideas? You are invited to join us for our online coffee break. Please come along - we would love to meet you! For more information on how to join, click here:
from the NHS Trust
Support for Carers:
The latest NHS guidance on Covid-19 and visiting people in hospital:
from the Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub
Next Networking Meeting:
Wednesday 8th July 9.30 - 11.30
For more information and the Zoom link, click here.
COVID-19 specific Psychological First Aid training
New Psychological First Aid training during COVID-19 open to all frontline and essential workers and volunteers <Read more>
Online Relatives' Education and Coping Toolkit
The online Relatives' Education and Coping Toolkit (REACT) is a website specifically aimed at helping relatives/friends who support their friends or family who experience Bipolar Disorder or Psychosis.
The REACT site contains useful information organised into modules including strategies to manage common problems and stories from others about their experiences.
To use REACT go to https://reacttoolkit.uk/ and create an account.
from Healthwatch Worcestershire
Share your Experiences
"Tell us about your experiences of NHS and social care services. Giving feedback, both good and bad, can help improve services.
NHS and social care staff are doing everything they can to keep us well during these challenging times, but there might be things that can be improved. Your feedback can help services spot issues that are affecting care for you and your loved ones."
Take the survey here. It should only take 5 minutes. Thank you."
Springfield Mind Safe Haven
New Phone Number
"18+ and struggling with your mental health? Need somebody to talk to? Our Worcestershire Safe Haven is available Monday - Friday 6pm - Midnight and Saturday and Sunday 9am - Midnight.
Tel: 01905 600400. Our friendly Practitioners can offer you a listening ear, support and information to help you manage through the difficult times.
Should they not get straight through to a Safe Haven practitioner, they will be invited to leave a message. As soon as a practitioner is free, they will be able to access the message and caller the person back. Calls that are made to this number outside of the opening hours will only be able to leave a message."
Other News / Info
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