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 2 day course is available free to carers.

Day 1 will include an opportunity for participants to discuss how Christmas has changed for them since becoming a carer with practical advice on help and support available to carers throughout this period.

Day 2 will be all about relaxation and positive thinking followed by a small Christmas buffet amongst friends. 


Available Dates

North Lanarkshire

Cumbernauld (2 days)
Wednesday 28 November, 10am - 12pm & Wednesday 05 December 2018, 10am - 1pm
Murifield Community Facility, 1a South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld G67 1AX 

South Lanarkshire

Hamilton (2 days)
Thursday 29 November, 10am - 12pm & Thursday 06 December 2018, 10am - 1pm
Lanarkshire Carers Centre Room, Hamilton Library, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6HH  


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

South Lanarkshire

Rutherglen
Friday 30 November 2018
10am - 2pm
Rutherglen Library, 2nd floor,  163 Main Street, Rutherglen G73 2HB 

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.

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

Clydesdale
Friday 23 November 2018
10am - 12pm
Carluke Leisure Centre,  135 Carnwrath Road, Carluke ML8 4EA 

Rutherglen
Thursday 13 December 2018
10am - 12pm
Rutherglen Library, 2nd Floor,  163 Main Street, Rutherglen G73 2HB  


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

Hamilton (3 days)
Wednesday 14 November, Wednesday 21 November & Wednesday 28 November 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm 
Hamilton Library, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6HH 

How To Book

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

4 Week Course – Come along and learn how to cook healthy meals without the high price tag. This is a practical course spread over 4 weeks where carers can be hands on with cooking and learning about healthy eating. This will be rounded off with a lunch party.


Available Dates

Cumbernauld
Monday 5th November 2018, 10am-12pm
Monday 12th November 2018, 10am-12pm
Monday 26th November 2018, 10am-12pm
Monday 3rd December 2018, 10am-12pm
The 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.

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

Hamilton
16 November 2018 (originally 15 August 2018)
10am - 1pm
Hamilton Library, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6HH


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

East Kilbride
Thursday 15 November 2018 
East Kilbride Art Centre,  51-53 Old Coach Road, East Kilbride G74 4D
9:30am – 12pm
 


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.