Carers week this year runs from 6-12 June 2022

The theme for this year is 'Make caring visible, valued and supported'

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We have a whole host of activities happening for Carers Week this year, see below for details ....

Monday 6th June - Understanding Anxiety - Coping Strategies - Monday 6th June - 1.30pm - via zoom
We live in a world of system overload and technology stimulation where we rarely get five minutes to ourselves to stop and decompress - busy, busy, busy has become the dominating factor.
We find our mind tugged this way and that by the competing demands of work, family, relationships and life events happening.  The mind-body system reacts to this chaos resulting in chronic stress, anxiety and depression.  This is our mind-body system telling us to STOP.
This workshop will explore the nature of anxiety and give practical strategies to manage it better. 

Monday 6th June - Care to Watch – The Ritz Cinema, Belper - 8.15pm- Full
Refreshments will be provided. 
*Tickets are very limited and the cinema viewing is for adult Carers only* 

Tuesday 7th June - Care for a Cuppa, New Mills Volunteer Centre - 1-4pm
Venue- New Mills and District Volunteer Centre, 33-35 Union Road, New Mills, SK22 3EL
To celebrate Carers Week Derbyshire Carers Association and New Mills and District Volunteer Centre warmly invite all Carers to attend an afternoon of light refreshment and musical entertainment.
A fun get together to meet with your local Carer Support Workers, meet other Carers and find out more about the New Mills Volunteer Centre can offer unpaid Carers.

Tuesday 7th June - Chair Based Yoga - 1.30pm - 2:15pm - via Zoom
Sessions for all abilities - something to get you moving around and having fun!
Take things at your own pace and exercise in the comfort and safety of your own home, along with other Carers online

Wednesday 8th June - Shared Reading - 1pm - 2pm - via Zoom
In a Shared Reading group, poems, articles and stories are read aloud and then we share our thoughts:
what we liked / didn’t like, what we’re reminded of, how a story or poem makes us feel...
The aim is to relax and enjoy the readings and conversations that follow. These groups are welcoming and informal and there is no pressure to participate in any particular way. You can read, listen, talk, ask questions or just observe.
Since 2017, the Shared Reading groups have taken place in different settings such as libraries, Derby College, supported housing and the Royal Derby Hospital.

Wednesday 8th June - Care for a Cuppa, Staveley Fire Station Community Room - 2pm - 3.30pm
An afternoon of light refreshments and a chance to meet your local Carer Support Worker. Find out how we can help support you in your caring role. Tea, coffee and cakes available.

Wednesday 8th June -  Care to Watch – The Ritz Cinema, Belper - 5.30pm
Refreshments will be provided. 
*Tickets are very limited and the cinema viewing is for adult Carers only* 

Thursday 9th June - Carers Book Club - 1pm - 2pm - Via Zoom
Make sure to book your place in advance to receive your books prior to the event.

Friday 10th June - Care for a Cuppa and Pamper, Blythe House Hospice - 11am - 3pm
An afternoon of light refreshment and  pampering with the New Mills Alternative Health Clinic. A chance to meet with your local Carer Support Workers, the staff at the Hospice, and to meet many other High Peak organisations who can support you in your caring role.

Friday 10th June - Carers ‘Bake Off’ - 11am - Via Zoom
Join us in baking some delicious chocolate cookies!
Meet other Carers, chat and bake along.
You will receive a recipe before the session in order to shop for your ingredients.
Whose cookies will win the ultimate bake off prize?

Saturday 11th June - Care to Watch – Odeon Luxe, Derby Event -10.15am - 12.25pm
The film that will be screening on the day is, Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Refreshments will be provided. 
*Tickets are very limited and this event is a private screening for Young Carer families*


For more information and to book a place please contact Katie Matkin on 07773 173 416 or email   






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