Do you help a friend or family member who has a disability, illness, mental health problem, or who needs extra help as they grow older?
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness and recognise carers.
This free drop-in event offers health checks, legal advice, laughter therapy, mind-body wellbeing techniques, a light lunch and information on how we can support you.
The theme this year is helping carers stay Healthy and Connected.
Hounslow Council and the NHS Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group are delivering this event with support from West London Mental Health NHS Trust & Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, to ensure we all help carers stay Healthy and Connected.
10.20am – 10.40am: Registration
10.40am – 10.45am: Opening
10.45am – 11.05am: Improving your nutrition and smoothie making workshop
11.05am – 11.20am: CarePlace, an information and advice directory with local, national and council services, voluntary organisations and other sources of advice and support
11.20am – 11.25am: Supporting carers without access to the internet
11.25am – 11.45am: The difference between Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and Deputyship
11.45am – 12noon: A local GP speaking on the impact caring has on your health
Lunch and information stalls to follow
12.30pm – 3.30pm: Health checks, One You – Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
1.20pm – 1.40pm: Breathing for relaxation, The Recovery College – West London Mental Health NHS Trust
1.40pm – 2pm: Mindfulness taster session, The Recovery College – West London Mental Health NHS Trust
2pm – 2.20pm: Visualisation to relax, The Recovery College – West London Mental Health NHS Trust
2.20pm – 3.30pm: Mind-body wellbeing techniques (EFT) and Q&A, EFT Matrix Reimprinting
2.45pm – 3.30pm: Laughter therapy, Laughing for Health
3.30pm – 4pm: Changes in benefits – ESA, DLA and PIP, Certitude
3.30pm – 4pm: Having difficult conversations with the person you care for, The Mulberry Centre
Come along to learn how caring impacts your health and what you can do about it.
Free lunch and parking on surrounding roads
To register click here