Join us for an insightful online event:

What does the Carers Leave Act mean for you as an unpaid working Carer? Are you juggling work with your Caring commitments? Want to know what the NEW Carers Leave Act means for you?

Join Forward Carers for a 30-minute presentation and Q&A session, as we break down the details and discuss what this means for you. Get informed and empowered to navigate your employment rights.

Did you know? 12,000 people become unpaid Carers every day, 1 in 7 (1 in 4 in some sectors like the NHS) and 600 Carers leave the workforce every day!

Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to learn and connect with others in similar situations.
Register on eventbrite today!

For parent carers of children/ young people with mental health needs.

When your child is struggling with their mental health, they can often feel completely alone. The ripple effect can leave us as parents feeling isolated, ashamed, or judged.

Parenting Mental Health is a charitable organisation that offers support and resources to help parents who are affected by the impact of their child’s mental health. Chat & Connect sessions are weekly informal online drop-in sessions where you can come and talk to other parents, bring your worries, bring your questions, share your tips and wins and connect with others, with people who get what you’re going through.

These sessions take place from Thursday 11 April 2024 every week until Thursday 30th May 2024, 12 noon-1.00pm

Find the joining links here.

For parent carers of children/ young people with mental health needs.

When your child is struggling with their mental health, they can often feel completely alone. The ripple effect can leave us as parents feeling isolated, ashamed, or judged.

Parenting Mental Health is a charitable organisation that offers support and resources to help parents who are affected by the impact of their child’s mental health. Chat & Connect sessions are weekly informal online drop-in sessions where you can come and talk to other parents, bring your worries, bring your questions, share your tips and wins and connect with others, with people who get what you’re going through.

These sessions take place from Sunday 14 April 2024, every week until Sunday 12th May 2024,  9am-10am

Find the joining links here.

This one-hour webinar for Parent Carers provides a great introduction to understanding our stress response and helping you to choose a few simple changes to reduce stress and build resilience and wellbeing.

The webinar will take you on a whistle stop tour of the brain, explaining why the brain responds the way it does to stressors in our lives. It will also provide some simple solutions to how we can encourage our brains to respond in a more helpful way to life’s challenges.

The webinar covers:

– What is meant by resilience and wellbeing

– Stress and how it impacts are resilience and wellbeing

– How stress is created in the brain

– How we can reduce stress

– Tools and techniques to boost our resilience and wellbeing.

To book please click HERE.

The Wiltshire Mental Health Open Forum provides a unique opportunity for people to speak directly to those who run mental health services in Wiltshire, talking about their experiences and sharing their ideas for ways services could be improved.

It’s a collaboration between Healthwatch Wiltshire, service users and mental health service provider Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP), and is supported by a range of organisations including Wiltshire Council, Rethink, Carer Support Wiltshire and Citizens Advice.

For more information and to book your place, please email catharine.symington@healthwatchwiltshire.co.uk

There is another opportunity to get involved on Wednesday 1 May 2.00 – 6.00pm.

Carer Support Wiltshire cafes are a great way to make new friends and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat in friendly surroundings.

For those of you who might not be able to join in person, Carer Support Wiltshire also runs Parent Carer online cafes on a regular basis from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

To join, please email admin@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk or call 0800 181 4118 for the link to join.

Carer Support Wiltshire cafes are a great way to make new friends and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat in friendly surroundings.

For those of you who might not be able to join in person, Carer Support Wiltshire also runs Parent Carer online cafes on a regular basis from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

Dates:  7 August, 4 September

To join, please email admin@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk or call 0800 181 4118 for the link to join.

Carer Support Wiltshire cafes are a great way to make new friends and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat in friendly surroundings.

For those of you who might not be able to join in person, Carer Support Wiltshire also runs Parent Carer online cafes on a regular basis from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

Dates: 3 July, 7 August, 4 September

To join, please email admin@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk or call 0800 181 4118 for the link to join.

Carer Support Wiltshire cafes are a great way to make new friends and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat in friendly surroundings.

For those of you who might not be able to join in person, Carer Support Wiltshire also runs Parent Carer online cafes on a regular basis from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

Dates:  5 June, 3 July, 7 August, 4 September

To join, please email admin@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk or call 0800 181 4118 for the link to join.

Carer Support Wiltshire cafes are a great way to make new friends and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat in friendly surroundings.

For those of you who might not be able to join in person, Carer Support Wiltshire also runs Parent Carer online cafes on a regular basis from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

Dates:  1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 7 August, 4 September

To join, please email admin@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk or call 0800 181 4118 for the link to join.