What’s on at the Gwent hub - February

Published: 02 February 2021

What’s on at the Gwent hub - February

What’s on at the Gwent hub - February

gwentcarershub@ctsew.org.uk for access to the poster of events

February Activities

If you would like to join in with any of our groups call us on 01495 367564. Or visit our face book page www.facebook.com/gwentcarershub

Drop in Session
Monday 8th, 12pm – 2pm
Zoom session where carers can drop in and ask questions, the Wellbeing Team are here for Information, Advice and Assistance

Carers Catch Up
Wednesday Mornings, 10am – 11am
Join in on a Wednesday morning via Zoom and meet other carers for a chat and support from the Hub Wellbeing Team

Stress & Anxiety Workshop
Mon 8th 11.15 – 12.30pm
Fri 19th 10.30 – 11.45am
In this s ession you will learn to recognise your personal signs of stress and overwhelm and learn ways to find your calm. Created by anxiety expert Angela McMillan these are strategies that are used regularly in the therapy room to help you cope with whatever life throws at you. You will receive a downloadable resource pack.

Carers in the Bake house
Wednesday 17th, 2pm – 3pm
Join in our zoom session and learn how to make traditional Irish Soda Bread, Hosted by Luke Conlon from Age Cymru

Mindfulness Session
Thursday 11th, 11am – 12noon
Join us in the zoom room for a mindfulness session where you can learn tips and techniques to unwind and relax.

Boxing & Mindfulness Various course for all age groups
An online course over four sessions combining non-contact boxing training and mindfulness. Delivered by experienced mindfulness teachers and pro-boxing trainers, these innovative sessions are accessible for all ages and abilities and are designed to enhance physical and mental wellbeing in a dynamic and fun way.


Sleep Soundly, March 1st & 2nd
Dealing with feeling of guilt, March 25th & 29th

Please visit Wellbeing Boost for Unpaid Carers | Carers Trust South East Wales (ctsew.org.uk) to register your interest.

Good to know!

Carers in the Bake House - Wednesday 17th Feb @ 2pm, Hosted by Luke Conlon – Project Officer for Older Carers with Age Cymru

offering you the opportunity to make your own classic Irish Soda Bread in your kitchen or you can just join in the chat and observe how to make this 'simple/no messing' bread. We will use the time to chat about our own experiences of making bread, look at some amazing resources on Welsh Baking from the https://www.peoplescollection.wales and sharing compassionate stories of caring.
To contact the team please call 01495 367564 or email gwentcarershub@ctsew.org.uk

Counselling for carers
Sometimes it can be helpful to talk to someone. We can offer up to six free counselling sessions with a qualified counsellor to all carers living in South East Wales. Access to counselling will be subject to a brief assessment by a qualified counsellor. Counselling sessions can be done over the phone, by video call or face to face (when government guidelines allow) To contact the team please call 01495 367564 or email gwentcarershub@ctsew.org.uk

Wellbeing boost for Unpaid Carers
The Carers Winter Wellbeing scheme is available through Carers Trust South East Wales (CTSEW) and includes counselling sessions, wellbeing workshops and short courses – all aimed at boosting the mental health, wellbeing and resilience of unpaid carers through the winter months. The sessions are available online to unpaid carers of all ages in Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Torfaen or The Vale of Glamorgan. The Carers Winter Wellbeing scheme is funded by Welsh Government via Carers Trust. Please be aware spaces are limited.
To register your interest contact the team on 01495 367564 or email us on gwentcarershub@ctsew.org.uk

Carer Friendly – Training Session
The Gwent Supporting Carers open training session is on the 18th of March, 10:30-12:00 (on Microsoft Teams). The training is still currently available free of charge. Places can be booked via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gwent-supporting-carers-workshop-tickets-138283867771
Contact lisa.yokwe@ctsew.org.uk for more information.