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Emotional and Practical Support for Unpaid Carers

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Cardiff and Vale Parents Federation

For over 30 years Cardiff & the Vale Parents Federation has been supporting families caring for a relative with a learning disability. The Federation is run by parents, for parents, who understand the difficulties that families and lifelong carers face. They hold regular and informal carers social gatherings where you can meet other unpaid carers, share experiences and ideas.  They can signpost you to sources of support and give information on your rights as a carer and what assistance you are entitled to receive.

Email: admin@parentsfed.org, call: 029 2056 5917 or visit their website.

Cardiff and Vale Recovery & Wellbeing College

The Cardiff and Vale Recovery & Wellbeing College provides free educational courses on a range of mental health, physical health and wellbeing topics. Our courses take place online or in-person at venues across Cardiff and Vale. 

Peer support is at the core of our courses, all co-produced and co-delivered by health care professionals and peer trainers with lived experience of mental health and physical health challenges. Course leads use their experience to support others. 

Email: Cardiffandvale.Recoverycollege@wales.nhs.uk , call: 029 2183 2619 or visit their website.

The Care Collective

Their aim is to make sure unpaid carers are looking after themselves, enjoying their lives, and achieving their goals, whilst helping a family member or friend to receive empowering care or support.

Email: contact@thecarecollective.wales, call: 01495 769996 or visit their website.

Carers Wales

Their mission is to make life better for carers.

  • give expert advice, information and support.
  • connect carers so no-one has to care alone.
  • campaign together for lasting change.
  • innovate to find new ways to reach and support carers.

Email: Info@carerswales.org, call 029 2081 1370 or visit their website.

Care and Repair

Provides expert advice, support and practical assistance to help older and disabled people and their carers to repair, adapt and maintain their homes. For the Vale of Glamorgan telephone 01446 704308, for Cardiff telephone 029 2047 3337, email careandrepair@newydd.co.uk or visit the Care and Repair website.

EPP Cymru Workshops for Carers

The EPP (Education Programmes for Patients) offer free health and wellbeing workshops for unpaid carers who are looking after a relative, neighbour or friend. The workshops run over 2 sessions and focus on the carers Mental Health and Welbeing and their Physical Health and Wellbeing.

Wellbeing courses for those living with long-term conditions are also offered; they provide workshops designed to help with pain management and more disease-specific conditions like Diabetes amongst others.

For more information on the courses and when they will take place please email Epp.Info.cav@wales.nhs.uk or call 02920 335403

Furthur details about EPP can be found online EPP Cymru Website.

NHS Choices - Stress Management Resources

This online resources for identifying, recognising and managing stress in daily life. For more information visit the NHS Choices Website 

Stepiau

Stepiau is a web based service developed by the Primary Mental Health Support Service (PMHSS) for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Stepiau primarily provides accessible self help resources and links to local services as a first step to developing mental wellbeing. 

Velindre Mindfulness App

This free App has been created by the Psychology Team at Velindre Cancer Centre. The App is deliberately non-cancer specific so that anyone can use mindfulness as a tool to manage stress and anxiety. Listeners will be guided through mindfulness exercises to help improve mental health and wellbeing.

 

 

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