The workshops are for carers of service users who are currently under the care of Oxfordshire Mental Health Teams and are being made available by the Oxford Health Carer Assessment team.
Di Hilson, Carer Involvement Lead, said: “I am pleased to announce this autumn, we will continue to offer our series of carers workshops.
“These workshops specially designed for people caring for someone with a mental illness and carers will have the opportunity to find out about depression, psychosis, drug and alcohol addiction and more.
“The virtual workshops are available to the carers, family and friends of our service users to help and support them in their caring role. I would like to encourage people who are looking after our services users in Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire to book on any of the workshops that may be helpful.”
One person who attended a previous course said: “I learnt a great deal about something I knew little about. We felt a sense of hope through the quality of the clinicians we met. We have new resources.”
Another carer said: “I already feel more hopeful and have new resources which make me more confident that there is a solution.”
The Oxfordshire Workshops are as follows. These will run from 10am-12.30pm on Microsoft Teams on the days shown below.
Understanding and Supporting someone who self-harms or has suicidal thoughts
Thursday 2nd September 2021
Understanding & supporting someone with dementia
Thursday 7th October 2021
Understanding and supporting someone with a drug or alcohol addiction or problem
Wednesday 20th October 2021
Due to the high demand for places and limited space we have we need to have a fair system to allow new carers first preference.
To book on one of the courses email Diane.Hilson@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk with your name, telephone number and the course(s) you would like to attend. An email confirmation will be sent to you with joining instructions for the online session(s) you wish to attend.
Please see a link to the leaflet below detailing more information about the workshops that are available.
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Published: 1 September 2021