Promas Caring for People CIC 

Free courses for unpaid carers

2016 – 2017

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 Caring for carers (3 day course)

Free 3 day course for any unpaid carer

Caring for Carers ( 1 day course)

Free one day course for any unpaid carer

 Caring for Dementia carers

Free 2 day course for unpaid carers caring for someone experiencing Dementia

 Dementia Carers: Preparing for Change

A free two day course for carers caring for someone experiencing Dementia. This course will  explore choices around  if or when a person may require long term care

Pencil This In

             Free 2 day course – for unpaid carers caring for someone experiencing mental ill health

Listen, Talk, be Heard

A one day free course for unpaid carers. Unravel the art of communication and learn to use effective communication

Managing Stress in your Caring Role

A new one day course to help carers manage stress in their caring role

Coping strategies

A one day course to help carers develop and use healthy coping strategies

Caring for Cancer Carers

A free two day course for carers caring for someone with cancer

  Mentoring and Coaching 

Free one day course helping carers who need to focus on areas of their lives that will enable them to develop and move forward

Partnership with Plymouth Carers Hub 2016 – ‘The Art of Caring’ ends November 2016.  A course for carers in Plymouth caring for someone experiencing mental ill health.

 

Please see below for details and application forms.

Please note each course has its own application form

If you are interested in attending any of the carers courses please complete an application form  (download and save to documents ) and either email as an attachment to info@promas.co.uk or post to Promas Caring for People CIC, Unit 6 Wheal Agar, Tolvaddon Business Park, Wheal Agar, Pool, Cornwall, TR14OHX


  

Promas CIC can provide volunteer transport (TAP).

 If you are unable to access our courses due to transport issues and you fit the following criteria please contact us so we can arrange transport for you.

  • The carer has no transport of their own and there is no or limited public transport
  • The carer does not drive
  • The carer has a disability
  • The carer would benefit from attending the courses but is unable to, due to a lack of transport.

Caring for carers 3 Day course

This 3 day course aims to help carers understand themselves and learn new skills in their caring role.  It aims to increase  well being, quality of life and self management by learning strategies that will help carers to cope and manage in their caring roles. We ain to prevent isolation and loneliness by demonstrating that carers are not alone in their experiences or feelings and we will be able to connect them into all of the community activities that are currently available. This will enable them to take a proactive approach into their caring roles and sustain them in the future and prevent them from becoming unwell.Some of the subjects covered are as follows:

  • Introduce the concept of caring
  • Identifying what type of carer you are
  • Introduction to the Impacts of Caring.
  • An Introduction to Coping Strategies
  • Creating strategies for calm living
  • An introduction to being aware of our individual needs and listening to ourselves
  • An introduction to asking for what you need
  • Some techniques for assertiveness and boundary setting
  • Introduction to Taking care of ourselves and the skills needed to do this effectively
  • Introduction on contingency planning and having some down time
  • Looking at a typical day and identifying ways of reducing stressors

Course dates and locations

 

Bodmin – 6th, 7th and 8th December 2016

Truro – 4th, 5th and 6th of April 2017

June 2017 To be confirmed

Penzance – 19th, 20th and 21st July 2017

Bodmin –  7th, 8th and 9th of November 2017

Application form – applications-2017-2018   click to download to documents or desktop to complete


 

Caring for Carers one day course

A one day free course for any carer, this is a shortened version of the above three day course. This course is helpful for carers who are unable to attend 3 days.

Course dates and locations

 

Tolvaddon  (Pool)- 22nd of July 2017

Bude – 4th of May 2017

Wadebridge 5th of July 2017

Penzance- Pengarth Day Center – choose from two dates for a three hour session

9th October 3pm – 6pm or 21st of October 10am – 1pm

Application form – Applications 2017 – 2018  click to download to documents or desktop to complete


 

‘Pencil This In’

Are you looking after someone who is experiencing mental health issues?

This  2 day course is designed especially to help unpaid carers who are looking after a family member or friend experiencing mental health issues.

  • Understanding ourselves
  • Understanding Mental ill health and its effect on communication, perception, behaviour and relationships
  • Dealing with unexpressed emotion
  • Anger Management
  • Through the medium of pencil drawing carers will be able to express their feelings and emotions in a creative environment
  • Healthy coping strategies
  • Mental Health resources
  • Identifying future needs

Course dates and locations

 

Liskeard – 14th and 15th of June 2017

Truro 26th and 27th of September 2017

Application form – application-2017-2018  click to download to documents or desktop to complete

 


 

Caring for Dementia Carers

Course content

  • Symptoms of Dementia
  • Communication techniques (how dementia impacts on communication, perception and relationships)
  • Understanding and learning healthy coping strategies when caring for someone living with dementia
  • Understanding how to respond in a positive way to someone living with dementia
  • Understanding the grief process
  • Adjusting and understanding new behaviours associated with people experiencing dementia
  • Relating to people experiencing dementia in different ways
  • Stress and conflict management
  • Contingency planning and asking for help
  • Accessing local resources

Course dates and locations

 

Truro13th and 14th December 2016

Penzance – 25th and 26th January 2017

Truro – 29th and 30th March 2017

Liskeard – 22nd and 23rd of March 2017

St Austell – 22nd and 23rd of June 2017

Falmouth – 11th and 12th July 2017

Bude – 20th and 21st September 2017

Penzance – 10th and 11th October 2017

Truro – 6th and 7th of December 2017

 Application form – applications-2017-2018   click to download to documents or desktop to complete

 


 

Dementia Carers: Preparing for Change

Anyone who is looking after a relative or friend living with dementia and wants to explore the option of long term care. The course is also suitable for relatives that have been through the process of a loved one moving in to long term care recently.

This FREE Two day course covers:

  •  Recognising when change needs to happen
  •  Understanding grief and making sense of emotions
  •  How to recognise good dementia care
  •  Understanding the process involved in choosing suitable care homes
  •  The role of the care quality commission
  •  Managing transitions both practically and emotionally

 Course dates and locations

 

Truro – 31st of January and 1st of February 2017

Liskeard – 8th and 9th March 2017

Truro – 6th and 7th of September 2017

Truro – 25th and 26th October 2017

Application form – Application 2017 – 18  click to download to documents or desktop to complete

 


Listen, Talk be Heard

A one day course for unpaid carers

It sounds so simple: say what you mean. But all too often, what we try to communicate gets lost in translation despite our best intentions. We say one thing, the other person hears something else, and misunderstandings, frustration, and conflicts ensue.You can learn how to communicate more clearly and effectively . On this course you can improve the communication skills that enable you to effectively connect with others, build trust and respect, and feel heard and understood. Learn to listen, talk and be heard. The course will offer practical skills in communicating your needs to others and being able to ask for help.

Course dates and locations

 

Truro – 22nd of February 2017

Bodmin – 4th of July 2017

Penzance – 24th of April 2017

Liskeard – 16th of November 2017

 

Application form – application-2017-2018 click to download to documents or desktop to complete


 

Managing stress in your caring role

This is a one day course covering :

  • Identfying stress
  • How to recognise when you are stressed
  • Impacts of stress
  • Strategies to manage stress and anxiety

Course dates and locations

Tolvaddon – 9th of November 2016

Penzance – 18th of January 2017

St Austell – 21st of March 2017

Liskeard – 9th of May 2017

Bude – 5th of May 2017

Application form – application-2017-2018   click to download to documents or desktop to complete


Coping Strategies

This one day course will look at different areas of carers lives and will help to build and develop effective coping strategies enabling carers to stay well and help them manage their caring roles

Course dates and locations

 

Tolvaddon – 11th of February 2017

Truro – 23rd of May 2017

Bodmin – 16th November 2017

Application form – applications-2017-2018  click to download to documents or desktop to complete


Update courses

One day UPDATE for all carers  who have attended one of our courses 8 – 12 months after initial attendance. No application needed we will contact you.


Coaching and Mentoring 

The FREE one day  coaching and mentoring  course helping carers who need to focus on areas of their lives that will enable them to develop and move forward. It is not a counselling service and while personal issues may arise that are not connected with the coaching and mentoring project Promas CIC will signpost/refer carers to appropriate services to address these needs.

This course is available on request


 Caring for Cancer Carers

Course content

  • Type of carer
  • Challenges you are facing
  • Understanding and making sense of how you feel and how the person being cared for feels
  • Emotional barriers common in trauma and grief
  • Understanding the illness and treatments
  • Dealing with professional appointments
  • Grief process
  • Communicating and expressing emotions
  • Coping with the unexpected
  • Resources
  • Time out

This course is available on request


 

The Art of Caring

This is a new course that will be starting in 2016 in Partnership with Plymouth Carers Hub. This is a course for unpaid carers in Plymouth caring for someone experiencing mental ill health. Contact details are  below to find out more and book a place. Please DO NOT CONTACT PROMAS CIC for applications for this course.

CONTACT

Lee Sewrey – Manager

Tel:  01752 201890

Website www.plymouthguild.org.uk

Course dates and venue

All courses will be held at  Carers Hub Plymouth, Plymouth Guild,Guild House, 156 Mannamead Road, Plymouth, PL3 5QL

 

November 2016 – 22nd and 23rd