Carers Rights Day is on Friday 25 November 2016, and this year's theme is: Missing out? Know your rights as a carer
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is joining organisations throughout the UK in making the most of Carers Rights Day to reach out to carers, wherever they are.
A number of events have been organised throughout the Trust from coffee mornings to drop-in events where carers are invited to speak to staff, meet other carers and enjoy a free coffee and cake.
Carer Support Workers and Carer Champions will be on hand to offer support, information and guidance.
The events will focus on making sure carers get the information and advice they need as well as practical solutions on how Carer Champions and free health and wellbeing courses can help them in their caring role.
NHS staff will be advising carers to get a carers assessment and see what practical support they can get from their local council. They will also be telling them about other support available locally such as carers’ groups, training for carers, and how carers can get a break.
Have a look at all the events we are holding as part of Carers Rights Day: Carers Rights Day 2016_GMW events table.pdf [pdf] 119KB
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The Recovery Academy, part of GMW, supports carers by providing specialist courses for people who care for someone with a mental health problem and people affected by dementia.
The courses are also useful for any individual or organisation wanting to raise their understanding of what it is like to live with mental health problems like anxiety, addiction, personality disorder or dementia and learn simple techniques on how to support people with mental illness.
The Recovery Academy’s Living Well with Dementia course is for people with a recent diagnosis of dementia, their carers, relatives, friends and professionals who support people with dementia.
The free course is for a full day and the next session is held on the 11 January 2017 in Salford and 8 February 2017 in Prestwich.
The Recovery Academy's Health and Wellbeing for Carers course is for people who care for someone with a mental health problem to help carers focus on their own health and wellbeing, learn about their rights and how to get the support and help they need.
The free course is for 4.5 hours and is held on 26 January 2017 in Bolton and 16 March 2017 in Prestwich.
For more information about Carers’ Rights or details of the help and support available throughout the Trust contact GMW’s Carer Lead, Neil Grace, on: 0161 357 1246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website: www.gmmh.nhs.uk/carer-information: Twitter: @GMW_NHS Facebook: GreaterManchesterWestNHS