Looking after me is a course for adults who care for someone living with a long-term health condition or disability. It is about carers making time to look after their own health needs and aims to help them to take more control of their situation and make a difference to their life.

Duration

Presented in an informal group setting of up to 15 carers the course consists of 7 weekly sessions which last approximately 2.5 hours and run throughout the year across Kirklees. On completion of the course you are able to attend a monthly support group.

Cost

The course is free for carers in Kirklees

Aims

The course helps carers to look after their own physical and emotional needs and wellbeing and aims to help them to take more control of their situation and make a difference to their life.

Course outline

The course covers topics inlcuding:-

  • relaxation techniques
  • managing day to day life with action plans
  • preventing falls
  • cognitive techniques
  • coping with difficult emotions
  • managing depression
  • problem solving
  • healthy eating
  • fitness and exercise
  • communication skills
  • better breathing
  • working with your healthcare professional

Course dates and locations

Huddersfield Town Hall 2017 dates

  • Every Friday from 14th July until 25th August, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Every Tuesday from 26th September until 7th November, 1pm to 3.30pm
  • Every Thursday from 2nd November until 14th December, 10am to 12.30pm

Dewsbury Town Hall 2017 dates

  • Every Wednesday from 13th September until 25th October, 1pm to 3.30pm

Arranging support for the person you care for

If you can't leave the person you care for alone during the course, we can provide support.

Book onto a course / request further information

Fill in our simple online form.

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After you've applied

You will receive a confirmation of your place on the course and any further information requested.