Event: Cognitive behavioural therapy for carers
5th February 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
- This event has passed.
TalkingSpace Plus will be running a group for carers that work with people who have dementia.
To sign up contact TalkingSpace Plus on 01865 901222 before 30 January.
What is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for carers?
CBT is an approach used to help people understand how their thoughts, feelings and behaviour are linked. It can help reduce feelings of stress and low mood.
Who is the CBT for carers group for?
The group is for carers of any age who are:
- Caring for someone with diagnosed dementia.
- Feeling stressed or experiencing low mood.
- Looking for ways of managing stress or low mood.
- Looking for ideas to care more effectively for their relative or friend.
What does the group cover?
- Stress management.
- Coping with difficult thoughts and emotions.
- Ideas to help you care for your relative as effectively as possible, for as long as possible.
- Understanding dementia and your reaction to it.
- Identifying helpful ways of interacting with your relative to reduce your feelings of stress, distress or low mood.
- Identifying ways of responding when your relative is distressed and coping with the behaviour you find most difficult.
- You will also meet other carers and be able to share ideas and experiences of caring for someone with dementia.
How long will this group run for?
The group will run for 12 weeks.
When and where is this group?
The group will run weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 3.30pm, starting on the 5 February 2019 at West Oxford Community Centre, Oxford.
To attending the CBT for carers group you will need to contact Talking Space Plus on 01865 901222. You can also speak with your dementia advisor, dementia support worker or care co-ordinator who can make a referral on your behalf.
Page last reviewed: 18 January, 2019