OASIS – Older Adult Mental Health Carer Support and Information Sessions

Are you supporting an older person (over 65 years) with a mental health need such as anxiety or depression?

Would you like to talk to other people who are supporting someone too?

 

The Older Adult Community Mental Health, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust are partnering with Worcestershire Association of Carers (WAC) to launch a new online support programme for carers of older adults with mental health needs. It will provide the opportunity to develop understanding about mental health and to learn more about local support available. The group sessions will be via Webex (an online video hosting tool) and facilitated by members of staff from the older adult mental health team and WAC. You will probably be new to Webex but don't worry support is available to get you online - but you will need a device like a laptop/tablet and the internet.


The group programme will run weekly for 6 weeks, and then a final review session a month later. We anticipate a small group of about 6 carers and all attendees will be expected to attend all sessions where possible.

Sessions and dates are as follows (all sessions are 10:30am -11:30am):

Session 1 - (4th November) - Introductions and sharing experiences​

Session 2 - (11th November) Causes and Affects of Anxiety.  Symptoms of Depression

Session 3 - (18th November) - Keeping Well - Psychological Interventions

Session 4 - (25th November) - Keeping Well - Medications

Session 5 - (2nd December) - Being a Carer - Ways of coping 

Session 6 - (9th December) - Services and Resources that help you and your relative

Session 7​ - (13th January) - Review and Evaluation 

*Please note this course is not suitable for carers looking after someone with dementia

To book, please contact us on 0300 012 4272, or use the free online facility below.

Joining is simple. Once you have booked we will email you a link that you need to click at the relevant time and date. All you need is access to the internet, a phone, laptop, tablet or computer with a camera and microphone (most laptops and phones have this built in now)

We look forward to seeing you there!

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE SESSIONS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO CARERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITH US. IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY REGISTERED WITH US AND ARE A CARER PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE WILL TAKE YOUR BOOKING AS AN INDICATION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE REGISTERED WITH US AND SOMEONE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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