The Recovery Hub will be running a new Hammersmith & Fulham Carer Training Programme commencing on Friday 22 January 2016, from 11am-2pm at St Paul’s Training Centre, Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith W6 9PJ

The training next term will be in Hammersmith but is open to carers from other boroughs.

This is a seven week programme for Carers of people with mental health problems such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder & depression covering:

1. Overview of mental health problems, early warning signs and recovery
2. Medication and other treatments available
3. Enhancing communication with loved ones
4. Carers’ rights and the mental health system maze
5. Problems in caring and how to tackle them
6. Issues with drugs and alcohol and an overview of motivational interviewing
7. Promoting your own recovery and well-being

If you would like more information or to book a place on this training, please contact Alison Hoble at the Recovery College on 020 8483 1456

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Action on Disability have a NEW Online IT / Learning Service called ‘Learn My Way’, which is part of their Larger AoDConnect (Peer Support Project).

Who is Eligible?

  • Anyone with a disability, long term health condition and carers.
  • Aged 18 and over
  • Living in the Tri Borough or West London

What is Learn My Way?

Learn My Way is an Interactive Website that is designed to help someone Learn New Skills and Develop themselves using Guided Courses and Quick Lessons.

You don’t even need to be confident in going online, as one of their IT Tutors will support you through the process and help you become more confident.

You would have 3 choices:

  • Option 1 = You could come along and access their Weekly IT sessions (Am and PM) on a Thursday or Friday (10.00am until 12.00 noon) or (2.00 pm until 4.00 pm) at their Office in Greswell Street SW6 6PX. This way you could get support from one of their in-house AoD IT Tutors
  • Doing this online experience at their office will give you the chance to meet new people, feel less isolated and feel comfortable in a safe and friendly place.  
  • Option 2 = You could book a space in our training room to use a PC for a couple of hours (Monday to Wednesday), (Thursday and Friday – depending on available space). All you would need to do is contact them directly to book a spot.
  • Option 3 = You could even do this in your own home: if you’re housebound, not feeling well enough to venture out, or simply would rather access this service in the comfort of your own home. All you need is access to the internet and you have your own PC, Laptop or Tablet.

What Can You Learn

Please have a read of this information sheet that tells you everything you’ll need to know about their NEW Online opportunities.

It’s completely FREE, you can get Certificates to show for your work and you don’t have to do it alone.

So what to do next?

All you have to do is simply contact Andrew Farrow directly to tell him you’re interested:  |  020 7471 8514

He will:

  • Register you as one of their Centre Learners
  • Create an account for using your full name and postcode only.
  • Create a username and password for you
  • Send you all the details needed to access the website once registered.
  • Save details on their system, just in case you forget them.
  • Give you ongoing support if you get stuck using the website.

Why not check out the website at and get an idea of what’s on there.

We are really delighted to announce that Carers Network is now managing the Carers Time Bank across Westminster, making us the one-stop-shop for carers services across the City of Westminster.

Carers Network believes this will mean that even more carers in the borough get to enjoy the benefits of the Carers Time Bank along with the existing support, activities, advice and services of Carers Network, which delivers carers services on behalf of Westminster Council.

We are delighted that the current Time Bank team, Viola Etienne and Siyane Debela-Dinssa, will continue to run the service and will be based with Carers Network in the busy Beethoven community Centre in Queen’s Park.

The Carers Time Bank was previously run by the longstanding and well-regarded local charity Westminster Carers Service. Trustees of Westminster Carers Service began discussions with Carers Network in early 2015 to explore how the organisations could work more closely together and agreed that the best option for Time Bank members and future members would be for Carers Network to take over the running of the Time Bank.  This is due to the size of Carers Network, the links to other services and contracts, the variety of work we offer and our reach.  Carers Network believes that the valuable work of the Time Bank really complements our existing work with carers. Following the transfer Westminster Carers Service will wind up as an organisation, leaving behind a proud history of valuable work to support unpaid carers in the borough.

Find out more about the Time Bank and how to get involved here.


Carer Training Programme

Ealing course (open to Hammersmith & Fulham Carers) commencing Monday 28 September 2015, 6.30-9.30pm.

A seven week programme for Carers of people with functional mental health problems such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder & depression covering:

1. Mental Health Problems and Early Warning Signs
2. Medication and other treatments available
3. Enhancing communication with loved ones
4. Dealing with a crisis, Carer’s rights and understanding the mental health system
5. Problems in caring and how to tackle them
6. Issues with drugs and alcohol and Motivational Interviewing
7. Promoting your own recovery and well-being

The training has been co-developed and is co-facilitated by Carers and Staff and will be held at the Recovery College, 134-136 The Broadway, W13 0TL

If you would like more information or to book a place on this training, please contact The Recovery College on:
0208 483 1456 or email

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Carers Information & Support Programme (CRISP 1)

By Alzheimer’s Society

At The Chinese National Healthy Living Centre, 29 – 30 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QS.

Thursday afternoons:  9, 16, 23 & 30 July 2015

Time:  13.00 to 15.30.

This training is designed for Chinese speaking carers (personal/ family/ friends) of Chinese people living with dementia, with Cantonese & Mandarin interpretation; and will cover:

  1. What are dementia/types & impact of dementia? (& Correct Chinese terminology for dementia)
  2. Financial & legal implications for the individuals/family
  3. Aids & Adaptations for people living with dementia
  4. What support are available for carers, and also
  5. Participants to share their experience on caring for their loved ones who are living with dementia

For more information or to book a place, please contact: Tom Lam or Gill Tan, Tel: 0207 534 6546; or, email:, &  gill.tan@   Maximum: 12 participants. First come first served.


  • 由英國艾玆海默氏症協會提供

日期:2015 79日,16日,23日和30, 星期四


地點:    全國華人保健中心29-30 Soho Square, W1D 3QS

 本次培訓是專為照顧華人退智症者的家友(親友護助者)而辦, 本中心將會提供粵語及普通話解釋.


  1. 什麽是退智症? 退智症的種類和影響 ; 為甚麼我們說”退智症”,而不說”老人癡呆症”,” 認知障礙”, 等等?
  2. 在財政和法律方面對患者和家人有何影響
  3. 生活上如何應對退智症
  4. 護助者能得到哪些幫助
  5. 受訓者同時可以互相分享自己的護理經驗與互相支持

如有任何查詢或報名, 請聯絡林先生或陳女士 : 電話: 0207 534 6546,

或電郵; 及  gill.tan@


Are you struggling to cope because you have a long-term condition?

Need help to manage your condition but don’t know where to turn to?

“Self-Management for Life Online” will teach you skills and techniques to help you manage your condition and improve your life.

Access it anywhere and anytime via the internet

Plus you’ll have the support of online tutors who know what you’re going through.

“Self-Management for Life – Online” is for individuals over 18 years old, with single or multiple long-term conditions
such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma persistent pain, mental health conditions and chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD), etc.

This course is available to people registered with a GP or living in the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea or Westminster*

Benefits for you:

  • Supports positive self-care behaviours
  • Provides self-management tools and techniques
  • Reduces stress
  • Creates a better quality of life & increased confidence in managing long-term condition(s)
  • Helps you to have a better understanding of your condition – Allows your friends and family to understand your condition better and how they may support you

For further details call 03333 445 840, email: or visit

* Please note that this service is being piloted in the above boroughs

Self Management Online Flyer

‘Keeping The Balance’ workshop.
Brought to you by:
Back on Track
Has the challenge of caring led you to experience low mood, stress, frustration, poor sleep or worry?

This workshop will introduce a range of techniques aimed at helping you cope with everyday challenges, such as relaxation, managing worry, and mindfulness.

Please note: this is for Hammersmith & Fulham carers only.

June 30th 11am – 1pm
At: Bishop Creighton House, Lillie Road, SW6 7PH

Places are limited so please call us at Carers Network to book your place on:
0207 386 9417
Or email:

Event Flyer: H&F Keeping the Balance workshop