Carers activities in January and February 2022
We have many events and activities for carers coming up this January and February. Take some time out for yourself doing something that you enjoy, and meet other people. All of these activities are free for carers in East Sussex. If you require respite care for any of our activities, we may be able to cover the cost. Please contact us and enquire about respite care costs when booking your place. All of our carers groups, events and activities are listed in our What’s On calendar.
Wellbeing Course for carers
Monday 10th January 2022, 1pm-3pm. Join a 6-week online wellbeing course to support you in your caring role. This Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) course will help you to share experience and learn from other carers, explore ways of managing health and wellbeing and develop self-awareness and resilience, plus more. Free. More information and book your place here.
Online Mindfulness sessions
13th January-17th February 2022, 12:30pm-1pm. Take some time out for yourself with a relaxation session over lunchtime. Join mindfulness sessions every Thursday from 6th January. Free. Online using Zoom. Contact Hannah on the contact details here to book your place.
Afternoon tea – Now fully booked
20th January 2022, 3pm. For carers living in the Wealden area. Join a complimentary afternoon tea at the East Sussex National Hotel, Uckfield. More information and book your place here.
Kitchen cooking for carers
Learn kitchen fundamentals with hands-on cookery workshops run by Community Chef, Robin van Creveld. Free to carers in East Sussex, it’s a fun and enjoyable way to meet other carers, cook, learn and eat together and take home the delicious food that you make. All ingredients are provided and the workshops take place at Lewes Community Kitchen which is close to public transport. As well as booking online (details below) you can find out more and book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07766 526217.
Marmalade Making, 24th January 2022, 10.30am-2pm. Learn about fruit preservation while making your own marmalade. More information and book your place here. The £1.67 booking fee will be refunded upon attendance.
Winter Chutney, 31st January 2022. Make your own seasonal chutney. More information and book your place here. The £1.67 booking fee will be refunded upon attendance.
Pickles and Sauerkraut, 4th February 2022. Discover the ancient art of pickling and make your own immune boosting sauerkraut. More information and book your place here. The £1.67 booking fee will be refunded upon attendance.
Global Kitchen, 28th February – 28th March 2022. Cook your way around the world with dishes from India, Thailand, Turkey and South Africa. More information and book your place here. The £1.67 booking fee will be refunded upon attendance.
Man With a Pan cookery courses. Robin also runs comprehensive cookery courses for men. You can learn to cook, look after your health, eat delicious food and meet new people. Cooking is also a great way to build confidence. There is a small £5 fee that covers all tuition, ingredients and resources.
Afternoon tea – Now fully booked
17th February 2022, 3pm. For carers living in the Wealden area. Join a complimentary afternoon tea at the East Sussex National Hotel, Uckfield. More information and book your place here.
WRAP course for parent carers
Join a free six-week, online wellbeing course for parent carers. The Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) course is a safe and confidential space to receive support to manage your caring role and develop self-awareness and resilience. Starts Tuesday 22nd February and ends on 29th March 2022 , 10am-12pm. More information here. To book your place, contact Cally, 01323 738390 or email: email@example.com.
There are a range of carers groups available, take a look in our What’s On calendar here. Groups include Walk and Talk sessions for carers looking after someone with a severe mental illness, dementia groups, a male carers group and wellbeing groups. It’s a chance to take some time out for yourself and meet other carers.
Photo credit: Community Chef.