Wellbeing Week for our carers, family and friends

June 6-10 is Carers Week and Oxford Health is offering a week of activities that focus on our carers' wellbeing.

Wellbeing Week for our carers, family and friends

Carers lead Di Hilson said:

“I am excited to be able to offer a second year of wellbeing activities during Carers Week for the families, friends and carers of our service users.  Carers Week is on  June 6 – 11, and we have a programme of free activities which focus on health and wellbeing.

“For a carer it is so important that you take care of yourself first and foremost, and allow yourself some ‘me time’. You may find an activity that you want to try for the first time or something that may be helpful to you. I’d like to encourage you to take a look at the programme and get in touch.”

Book you place now

All activities will be held virtually (via Microsoft Teams) and you will have to book your place.

If you would like to book onto an activity, please email icareyoucare@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk  or phone Di Hilson, Carers Lead on 07775816646 with the following details:

  • Full name
  • Contact telephone
  • Your choice of activity/activities
  • Name and service of person you are caring for

Please respond at your earliest opportunity as places are limited.

See the sessions below or download the programme here.

hand and heart icon Nurturing Hope 

Monday, June 6 at 2pm – 3.30pm

This session explores what hope means to us and how we can increase a sense of hope in ourselves and others. This is an informal interactive workshop and we will share tips for appreciating the positive and taking small steps forward.

moon on a cloud iconHealthy Sleeping

Tuesday, June 7 at 10am – 11.30am

This session explores what healthy sleep is, how sleep affects our wellbeing, and how to improve our sleep. As a group we will consider what helps and hinders healthy sleep and share some tips to try out.  This is an informal interactive workshop.

person relaxing in an armchairRelaxation

Wednesday, June 8 at 11am

In the current climate, finding ways to manage stress and cope with life’s difficulties is more important than ever. Relaxation exercises have been consistently proven to be useful in reducing the impact of stress, boosting your energy and mood, and improving your physical and mental health. This session will discuss the importance and benefits of relaxation, explore how to integrate relaxation into our daily routine, and give you the opportunity to be guided through several different exercises.

person meditatingMeditation

Thursday, June 9 at 10am – 10.45am

In today’s stressful world, meditation is no more a luxury, it is a necessity. The rest in meditation is deeper that the deepest sleep. When the mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and at peace, meditation happens. The benefits of meditation are manifold. A calm mind, good concentration, clarity of perception, improvement in communication, blossoming of skills and talents, an unshakeable strength, relaxation and rejuvenation are all natural results of meditating regularly.

person with a paintbrushArt for Wellbeing

Friday, June 10 at 10am – 11.30am

This workshop is based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and how art can be used to help people engage with them. The workshop will be a mix of theory and practical work as well as demonstrations and group discussions.


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Published: 1 June 2022