Training Opportunities


Lanarkshire Carers Centre’s carer training programme covers a range of topics to help carers feel confident in their caring role and look after their own health and wellbeing. When someone’s caring role is new, our Steps of Caring Programme provides useful information and helpful contacts. Our training programme provides a range of condition specific sessions and topics that address issues identified by carers throughout the caring journey. When a caring role changes or ends our Moving Forward from Caring Programme supports carers to deal with loss and change and move on to services better placed to meet their needs. 


The courses we deliver are listed below. 

Please click on the course title listed below for training that interests you for more information and available dates. You can either use the online training registration form or telephone 01698 428090 to book a place on any available courses.

You can also download a copy of our Training Programme: Click here to download (PDF)

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for carers to attend training courses. Please let us know of any support you may need at the time of booking. Transport and Respite is available to enable you to be able to attend.

If you wish to discuss our training programme then please feel free to contact Lanarkshire Carers Centre on 01698 428090.  You can also sign up to our mailing list and we will contact you when further training opportunities become available.


Challenging and disruptive behaviours can cause all sorts of problems for people on the autism spectrum, their families and carers. But what do we mean by ‘challenging behaviour’? Why do some children and young people behave this way? This workshop will help you understand the answers to these questions, giving you some suggestions and strategies on how to help you and your child/young person better manage their behaviour.


Available Dates

Wishaw
29 March 2018
10am - 1pm
Newmains Community Trust Centre, 15 Manse Road, Wishaw ML2 9AX


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Holiday time can be exciting and stressful for everyone. Nobody appreciates this more than the parents and carers of children and young people who have autism. This workshop will provide hints, tips and practical strategies to make holidays more fun and less fraught for all.


Available Dates

Hamilton
14 June 2018
10am - 1pm
Autism Resource and Coordination Hub (ARCH), 6 Reid Street, Burnbank, Hamilton ML3 0RQ


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

How to talk to children and young people about their Autism after diagnosis. Do we tell our child/young person or not? When/at what age do we tell them? Who tells them? How do we tell them? Should we tell anyone else – family, friends, and school? Attending this workshop will help you find answers to all of these questions and more. There will be lots of practical resources available for you to browse through. 


Available Dates

East Kilbride
3 May 2018
10am - 1pm
Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, East Kilbride G75 9AD


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

This introductory module explores the differences in how autistic people experience stress and anxiety. Learners will explore the factors that impact on stress and anxiety, in order to provide effective support to reduce the impact of stress and anxiety on autistic people.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • describe and discuss stress and anxiety as bodily and mental processes and reflect on how stress and anxiety can affect you
  • understand differences in how stress and anxiety are experienced by autistic people
  • identify factors that can impact on the stress and anxiety experienced by autistic people
  • recognise how to reduce the impact of stress and anxiety on autistic people.

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

  • pre and post course assessments
  • short film clips
  • exercises and scenario based learning
  • reflective activities
  • printable information sheets
  • top tips to take away
  • further links and references.

CPD Accreditation

This training module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


How to Book

This module is fully subscribed. If you would like to discuss your enrolement on this module, please contact us on 01698 428090.

This online training module provides perspectives from people on the autism spectrum about how autism is defined and experienced. The module will enable learners to recognise the strengths and challenges experienced by many autistic people and how to respond to create enabling environments.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • outline how autism has come to be defined and diagnosed
  • describe common difficulties often faced by people with autism
  • describe some of the strengths and unique attributes of people with autism
  • challenge common stereotypes about people on the autism spectrum
  • recognise how to make environments more enabling for people on the autism spectrum.

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

  • pre and post course assessments
  • short film clips
  • exercises and scenario based learning
  • reflective activities
  • printable information sheets
  • top tips to take away
  • further links and references.

CPD Accreditation

This training module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


How to Book

We have a limited number of places available for this online training module.

Click here to request access to this online training module 

This online training module explores how to recognise communication differences for autistic people and what factors impact upon successful communication. This will allow learners to respond to communication differences to effectively support people on the autism spectrum.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • describe and discuss language and communication use and reflect on your own communication style
  • understand variations in use of language and communication in autism
  • identify factors that can impact on (successful) communication
  • recognise and respond to the natural communication preferences of people on the autism spectrum.

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

  • pre and post course assessments
  • short film clips
  • exercises and scenario based learning
  • reflective activities
  • printable information sheets
  • top tips to take away
  • further links and references.

CPD Accreditation

This training module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


How to Book

We have a limited number of places available for this online training module.

Click here to request access to this online training module 

This introductory online training module explores how people respond to information from the senses and how this can be experienced differently by autistic people. Learners will be better able to recognise the impact of these differences for autistic people and how to respond to sensory needs to provide effective support.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • describe and discuss how people process sensory information and how to identify your own sensory preferences
  • understand differences in how people on the autism spectrum experience and process sensory information
  • identify the impact of sensory differences on every day life for people on the autism spectrum
  • recognise and respond to sensory needs of people on the autism spectrum.

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

  • pre and post course assessments
  • short film clips
  • exercises and scenario based learning
  • reflective activities
  • printable information sheets
  • top tips to take away
  • further links and references.

CPD Accreditation

This training module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


How to Book

We have a limited number of places available for this online training module.

Click here to request access to this online training module 

This module explores providing support for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Learners will discover the experiences of families, consider common difficulties and acquire effective approaches for support.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • recognise the experiences of families that include members on the autism spectrum
  • identify the support needs of families that include members on the autism spectrum
  • respond to the changing support needs of families that include members on the autism spectrum throughout their lives

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

  • pre and post course assessments
  • short film clips
  • exercises and scenario based learning
  • reflective activities
  • printable information sheets
  • top tips to take away
  • further links and references

CPD Accreditation

This training module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


How to Book

We have a limited number of places available for this online training module.

Click here to request access to this online training module 

Life may not be easy for you as being a carer is one of the most hardest jobs in the world, and the most underpaid and undervalued, however with all the best wishful thinking in the world to make it better that can seem overwhelming. It would be great to have that magic wand to make everything better but thats not going to help you right now. Sometimes when we accept the way things are and let go of the way we wish they were then it can actually be very freeing.

This training is delivered over 3 days where you will learn strategies, coping techniques and new ways to feel enabled to accept things as they are, letting go of ideals that are holding you back from enjoying life as you deserve to be happy . You will be able to feel a sense of relaxation and look forward to enjoying life again.


Available Dates

Bellshill (3 days)
Bellshill Locality, 95 Main Street, Bellshill ML4 3DZ
1 March 2018, 10am - 12pm
8 March 2018, 10am - 12pm
15 March 2018, 10am - 12pm


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

A Visual arts programme, which can accommodate up to 12 people in two hour sessions over a six week period. Bazooka Arts will introduce people to art skills at a pace that helps them feel confident and accomplished quickly without any need for existing artistic skill. Artistic medium that are effective for this are:

  • Silk painting
  • Clay work
  • Print Making
  • Felt making / needle felting
  • Collage

The group will take place at the Art Stop workshop space in the Quadrant Shopping centre, Coatbridge and over the course participants will have the opportunity to try different techniques and complete several pieces of their own artwork.

Bazooka Arts specialise in delivering therapeutic arts programmes and over the past 15 years we have evidenced the positive impact participation has had on the health, well-being and quality of life of participants. We aim to create a workshop environment in which people can flourish. Our workshops are supportive, relaxed and fun, providing an opportunity for people to connect with others whilst creating artwork, theatre or film. Projects are delivered by a Therapeutic Arts specialist and Visual Artist /Designer - Bryony Murray and H.C.P.C. registered Arts Therapist (Drama) and Theatre Practitioner - Zoe Brook. Both have 20 years’ experience of delivering therapeutic arts projects in education, health and community settings.

Working with carers has been a large part of our work in North Lanarkshire to date which has focused on including adults affected by mental ill health, disability and isolation in therapeutic arts.

Benefits experienced by our participants include:

  • Reduced isolation and emotional loneliness due to social connection through shared, meaningful activity leading to new friendships and community connecting.
  • Reduced levels of stress and anxiety due to the mindful, soothing nature of making in visual art and breathing, relaxation, emotional release and playfulness in drama.
  • Increased levels of confidence and self-esteem through social connecting, creative skill development and the experience of inspiring artwork with personal themes, passions interests and creative expression of self through arts. In drama this is furthered through direct work with body, voice and breath and the exploration of relationships, contexts and issues that negatively impact upon confidence and self-esteem.
  • Increased use of creativity and imagination leading to improved problem solving, flexible thinking and the ability to see things differently, which in turn increases resilience and the ability to face challenges.
  • Improved mental health and well-being through therapeutic effect of exploring unexpressed emotions and personal issues through art/drama, which are hard to express verbally.

Available Dates

Coatbridge (6 week course)
15 February 2018, 2pm - 4pm
22 February 2018, 2pm - 4pm
1 March 2018, 2pm - 4pm
8 March 2018, 2pm - 4pm
15 March 2018, 2pm - 4pm
22 March 2018, 2pm - 4pm
Art Stop, Quadrant Shopping Centre, 125 Main Street, Coatbridge ML5 3EG

This course is now fully booked.


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

This popular session is facilitated by Alzheimer’s Scotland. Come along and find out about the different types of Dementia, support and services that can help and coping mechanisms. At the same time in the same venue, staff from Alzheimer’s Scotland will also take a cared for session so no need to worry about care for the person you care for.


Available Dates

Wishaw
16 March 2018
10am - 2pm
Newmains Community Trust Centre, 15 Manse Road, Wishaw ML2 9AX

Lunch will be provided


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Anticipatory care planning (ACP) helps you make informed choices about how and where you want to be treated and supported in the future. It requires health and care practitioners to work with people and their carers to ensure the right thing is done at the right time by the right person to achieve the best outcome.

ACP puts people at the centre of the decision-making process about their health and care needs. By encouraging people to have conversations about what matters to them ACP can help:

  • manage change in an organised way
  • prevent crisis
  • reduce future stress
  • promote quality of life


Available Dates

Bellshill
5 March 2018
10am - 12pm
Bellshill Locality Training Suite, 95 Main Street, Bellshill ML4 1DZ


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

This foot carer awareness session covers basic nail care, giving you a better understanding about foot care and what to do in any foot related situation. The session will also include a demonstation and gives you the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from a fully qualified Podiatrist.


Available Dates

Hamilton
12 March 2018
10am - 12pm
Hamilton Town House, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6HH


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Full day session in Emergency Fist Aid certified by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. Includes lectured session with books, examination and certification.


Available Dates

Motherwell 
15 March 2018
9:30am - 4pm
Forgewood Community Centre, Dinmont Crescent, Motherwell ML1 3TT
 
Cumbernauld
11 April 2018
9:30am - 4pm
Muirfield Community Centre, 1a South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld G67 1AX


How To Book

Both dates are now fully booked.

If you would like to attend similar training in future, please complete our Training Needs Analysis Form

These adaptable workshops are modelled on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, are recovery focused and teach valuable self-management skills to approach conditions like stress, depression and anxiety.

Delivered over 2 days, these fun and informal workshops are interactive and delivered by individuals who effectively manage long term health conditions ensuring an authentic and genuine experience for all workshop participants.


Available Dates

Motherwell (2 days)
22 May 2018 & 29 May 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm 
Forgewood Community Centre, 49 Dinmont Crescent, Motherwell ML1 3TT


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Laughter Club involves a person laughing. They simply laugh out loud even if they don’t feel like it, at first. People initially make themselves laugh out loud. This is called ‘voluntary’ laughter. Then after a while, people start to laugh for real and soon everyone is having a great time. As you are laughing, there will also be a series of light exercises. There will be some gentle yoga and other light physical exercises. Therefore, as you are laughing you are also getting a workout. Some of the benefits of Laughter Yoga are:

  • Makes you feel fitter
  • Reduces stress levels
  • Reduces your risk of depression and anxiety
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Lowers your blood pressure
  • Make you feel more energetic

But most of all it is Fun!


Available Dates

East Kilbride
27 February 2018
10am - 12pm
Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, East Kilbride, G75 9AD

Clydesdale
25 April 2018
10am - 12pm
Hope Hub, 183a Carlisle Road, Blackwood ML11 9AT

Wishaw
3 May 2018
10am - 12pm
Newmains Community Trust Centre, 15 Manse Road, Wishaw ML2 9AX


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Over 2 million people every year have to adjust to their caring role changing or coming to an end. Whether this is because their loved one has passed away or gone into a care home, this can bring significant life changes. Carers often tell us that when their caring role ends, they are left wondering, what next?

Lanarkshire Carer Centre recognises that this is a difficult time as the caring role has often consumed a large part of their lives. We would like to invite you to attend training which allows time to talk about and address some of these issues. 

Lanarkshire Carers Centre has a former carer policy that supports carers for up to 24 months after their caring role ends, depending on circumstances. Our Moving Forward from Caring Programme is a key aspect of this policy.

This programme is delivered over 5 sessions and is intended to offer information and practical advice to deal with many topics e.g.

  • Coping with Change
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Planning for the Future
  • Exploring some Future Ideas

Participants are encouraged to attend all 5 sessions.


Available Dates

Motherwell
Motherwell Locality Support Services, Fern Street, Motherwell ML1 2AJ
26 February 2018, 10am - 1pm
5 March 2018, 10am - 1pm
12 March 2018, 10am - 1pm
19 March 2018, 10am - 1pm
26 March 2018, 10am - 1pm


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

De-stress. Feel better. Be happier.

Join Martin Stepek, one of Scotland's foremost Mindfulness teachers, Author, Sunday Herald Mindfulness Columnist & Founder of Ten for Zen to learn about Mindfulness and be inspired to a new Mindful life.

Mindfulness has been practiced around the world for thousands of years and many have felt huge benefits to their health and well-being including reducing stress and anxiety & increasing happiness. There is a large, and ever growing, body of science confirming these benefits.

In this workshop, Martin will give you an introduction to some simple techniques which can deliver all these benefits and more. He will begin to guide you towards changing and improving all areas of your life with Mindfulness, with the ultimate goal of feeling happier, being more relaxed and enjoying life.


Available Dates

Cumbernauld
7 February 2018
6pm - 8pm
Muirfield Community Centre, 1a South Muirfield Road, Cumbernauld G67 1AX

Coatbridge
7 March 2018
11am - 1pm
St Patricks Hall, 1 St John Street, Coatbridge ML5 3HB

Clydesdale
11 April 2018
10am - 12pm
Lifestyles Carluke, Carnwath Road, Carluke ML8 4DF

East Kilbride
17 May 2018
10am - 12pm
Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, East Kilbride G75 9AD

Motherwell
4 June 2018
10am - 12pm
Dalziel St Andrew's Parish Church, 43-47 Merry Street, Motherwell ML1 1JJ
This session will include a Japanese Tea Theme


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Looking at what stress is; What does stress feel like? What thoughts accompany the feelings? Where do you feel it in your body? Is it just physiological? How it can work to your advantage as some stress can be healthy? Healthy stress?

  • using techniques to recognise the first symptoms of stress
  • coping strategies
  • incorporating relaxation into your life that works for you
  • Mindfulness - exercises/techniques that can be used anywhere to promote being in the moment


Available Dates

Cumbernauld
10 April 2018
10am - 12pm
Muirfield Community Centre, 1a South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld G67 1AX 


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Full Day Grounding /Outdoor workshop - Igniting your Spark

Do you:

  • Lack confidence and self-esteem at times?
  • Want to make a change in your life?
  • Feel stuck in a rut and out of sorts?

This workshop is aimed at carers who would like to learn skills that can be used in your personal or professional life. At the end of the course you will have improved your understanding of:

  • Why we sometimes feel stuck in life and lacking in confidence and motivation.
  • How to rediscover the potential in yourself and let go of self-limiting beliefs.
  • Where you are now and where you want to be.
  • How to overcome obstacles, insecurities and barriers.
  • The benefits of grounding yourself, feeling connected & how it works.
  • Basic stress management & stress management techniques, which can be used in your personal or professional life.


Available Dates

Cumbernauld
12 June 2018
10am - 4pm
Colzium House, Stirling Road, Kilsyth G65 0PY


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

PhysiCare is a Scottish company and one of the most experienced training organisations in the UK with a comprehensive range of manual handling courses. All of the course instructors are Chartered Physiotherapists who deal, on a daily basis, with the types of injuries that can arise due to poor handling technique or poor postural alignment whilst handling loads.

Physicare say “Giving back to our local community is very important to us and we offer a number of training courses (10:30am until 2:30pm) for The Lanarkshire Carers Centre (LCC) at various venues throughout Lanarkshire.

We understand that it is not always possible for carers to attend workshops. Please speak to your local carer support worker if you are unable to attend workshops and we will look at other options of delivering moving and handling sessions to you.

This practical handling session delivered by Physicare will include safe performance of manoeuvres and tasks regularly undertaken by Carers including:

  • Assisting forwards and backwards in a chair
  • Assisting to stand and sit
  • Assisting walking with or without walking aid
  • Assisting with falls
  • Assisting into and out of bed
  • Rolling and turning in bed
  • Toilet and Bathing

Participants should wear something loose and comfortable as session is quite practical. Lunch will be provided


Available Dates

Hamilton
19 February 2018
10:30am - 2:30pm
Barncluith Business Centre, Townhead Street, Hamilton ML3 7DP

East Kilbride
9 May 2018
10:30am - 2:30pm
The Village Centre, 12 Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride G74 4HG


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

SafeTALK is a training course that prepares anyone to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.

Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
  • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.


Available Dates

Hamilton
6 February 2018
10am - 1pm
Hamilton Town House, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6HH


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

This 3-day course offers basic general information about mental health problems, covering:

  • guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider
  • attitudes to mental health issues
  • equalities
  • the recovery message
  • the impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • introduction to suicide intervention
  • listening skills
  • understanding depression
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression
  • understanding anxiety
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing anxiety
  • understanding psychosis
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing a psychotic episode

Please note: Participants must be able to attend all 3 days.


Available Dates

Hamilton
16 April, 23 April & 30 April 2018
10am - 2pm
Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ




How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

A bespoke Lanarkshire Carers Centre weight management and physical activity programme. This programme has been developed by a Dietician and will be facilitated by fully qualified South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture staff.

You will spend the first 45 minutes learning about nutrition, have you weight and measurements recorded and then finish off with a gentle 45-minute physical activity session.

This is a course for carers that would like to improve their lifestyle as well as their physical and mental health in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Come along and get the advice and support you need to improve your life and the life of the person you care for.


Available Dates

Hamilton
15 Week Programme starting Friday 2 March 2018
10:30am - 12pm
Fairhill Lifestyles, Neilsland Road, Hamilton ML3 8HJ


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Lanarkshire Carers Centre is committed to ensuring carers are confident in their caring role and would like to provide information and training that is appropriate to your needs. We already provide some information and training, but your comments are important to us and will enable us to plan a programme best suited to carers’ needs over the next year.

Our training needs analysis survey makes suggestions which might be of interest to you. You can also make suggestions for additional topics not listed.

Please click here to complete the training needs analysis survey

If you require any assistance, please telephone 01698 428090 or 01236 755550.