Training Sessions for Carers
Building Confidence and Skills in Carers
Each year the Centre runs a programme of training for carers based on feedback and the issues they have raised.
If you are unable to leave the person you care for to attend any of our training sessions, please contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298 and we will discuss the options available to you.
All our sessions are offered free of charge and are designed to give you the skills and knowledge to cope confidently in your caring role.
We are always interested to hear your views about training that you feel will help you, so if you have any ideas please let us know.
Please keep checking this page as we will regularly update the training opportunities which are available to you.
Discover: What is mindfulness and how can it help you tackle the unhelpful thoughts and feelings you experience in your caring role?
Mindfulness - Wednesday 25 Janaury, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Centre.
Dementia Friends is Alzheimer's Society's dementia awareness course.
The 45 minute sessions aims to help people gain a better understanding of what dementia is.
Dementia Friends - Thursday 26 January, 10:30am - 11:30am at the Centre.
Dementia Friends - Friday 17 March, 10:30am - 11:30am at the Centre.
“It provides basic information, and encourages greater empathy / understanding.”
Do you have a problem with your phone, laptop or tablet, or do you need advice and assistance with how to use it?
Book an appointment on one of our Tech Days with our Training Officer Suzy, who will go through any issues you have using your device.
Tech. Day - Friday 27 January, 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Centre.
Tech. Day - Tuesday 28 February, 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Centre.
Tech. Day - Thursday 30 March, 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Centre.
Booking is essential. To check availability and book your appointment, please contact the Centre.
“More than met my expectations. Help with independence. Expert, patient, step by step guidance. Helped to build self-confidence.”
Learn the importance of positive thinking, improve your self esteem and discover how to turn negatives into positives by focusing on your good points.
Confidence Building - Tuesday 31 January, 10:00am - 12:00pm at the Centre.
Confidence Building - Thursday 9 March, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Centre.
Story of Me
In this course we will be helping you to improve your writing skills.
Over the four weeks we will be aiming to write a mini autobiography.
Although attendance at every session is not essential, it is recommended to get the most out of the course.
This course will run every Wednesday for 4 weeks.
Story of Me, Session 1 - Wednesday 1 February, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Centre.
Story of Me, Session 2 - Wednesday 8 February, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Centre.
Story of Me, Session 3 - Wednesday 15 February, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Centre.
Story of Me, Session 4 - Wednesday 22 February, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Centre.
Take a look at why we might not be assertive and some of the situations we find difficult and learn how to improve assertiveness and get your voice heard.
Assertiveness - Thursday 2 February, 10:00am - 12:00pm at the Centre.
Caring with Confidence
If you care for someone who has memory problems, improve your knowledge of their condition and take a look at all aspects of your caring role with our Caring with Confidence Course.
This course will run every Thursday for 5 weeks.
Caring with Confidence, Session 1: Finding your Way - Thursday 9 February, 10:00am - 12:30pm at the Centre.
Caring with Confidence, Session 2: Caring for Somone with Dementia: Part 1 - Thursday 16 February, 10:00am - 12:30pm at the Centre.
Caring with Confidence, Session 3: Caring for Somone with Dementia: Part 2 - Thursday 23 February, 10:00am - 12:30pm at the Centre.
Caring with Confidence, Session 4: Caring and Coping - Thursday 2 March, 10:00am - 12:30pm at the Centre.
Caring with Confidence, Session 5: Caring Day to Day - Thursday 9 March, 10:00am - 12:30pm at the Centre.
Learn some basic first aid for the most common things that might happen in and around the home, including burns, cuts and CPR.
First Aid - Friday 10 February, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Centre.
First Aid - Tuesday 14 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm at the Centre.
How do we get online and how do we use the internet safely? We will be thinking about how much information we freely give away and some of the problems this can cause.
Internet Safety - Monday 13 February, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Centre.
“Will enable me to explain safety issues to my husband. Helped with confidence using the internet.”
“Lots to think about, but reassured me and will help me do things I haven't.”
Fire Safety & Burns Prevention
Look at how burns occur, how we can prevent them from happening and what to do if they do happen. We will try to understand the effects of burns, in particular on the very young and on the elderly.
Additionally, we will be looking at house fire prevention and safety tips for making a fire escape plan for your own home, taking into consideration extra difficulties that may be encountered, if there is someone with limited mobility or understanding in the house.
Fire Safety & Burns Prevention - Friday 17 February, 10:00am - 12:00pm at the Centre.
Take a look at the importance of infection control, especially when providing personal care.
We will look at how infection is spread, recognise some common conditions and look at practical ways of limiting the spread of infection.
Infection Control - Monday 20 February, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Centre.
If you would like further information, or to book a place on any of our training sessions, please contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298.
Courses delivered by other providers
Newcastle University Online Course
Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well is a free online course developed by Newcastle University.
This training is a four week course offered to carers, to provide knowledge and advice for caring and living with someone with dementia.
If you are interested in taking part in this training, North Tyneside Carers' Centre can loan you a laptop or tablet on which you can complete your training.
Future Learn also offers other courses on Understanding Dementia.
If you would like further information, or to would like to book the use of a laptop, please contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298.
We also work with colleagues in partner organisations to provide specialist training, including:
- Using a Wheelchair Safely
- A Basic Introduction to First Aid
- Basic Food Hygiene
- Stress Management
If you would like further information, or to book on to a course delivered by an external provider, please contact our Development and Training Manager on (0191) 643 2298.
If someone depends on you, you can depend on us.