CAMHS Learning Disability Team Information Sessions

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Learning Disability Team working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering information sessions and workshops for parents, grandparents/carers of school aged children who have been formally diagnosed by CAMHS as having an Intellectual Disability or Global Developmental Delay by Paediatrics.

We are pleased to invite you to a carer’s group which will focus on understanding and managing behaviour. This group will run  for 4 weeks beginning on Wednesday 20 February, 12.30 pm to 2 pm at the Centre in Falkirk.

If you have any questions about the content or suitability of the group for you, then please contact: Anne Prinn on 01324 611510 or download the programme here.

Care with Confidence Falkirk : Adults with Autism February to March 2019

The Autism Team within Adult Mental Health, working with Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering workshops discussing living with Stress and Distress for adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

These workshops are for adults who have received a diagnosis of Autism within NHS Forth Valley.  Everyone experiences Stress and Distress in their lives.  However those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder report experiencing stress and distress for more prolonged periods and in more situations than those adults who do not have the condition.  These workshops will explore this and look at how to manage this stress to improve daily life.  To view the Programme, click on the link below:

Programme

If you have any questions about the content or suitability of the group for you, then please contact Alison Hall (Advanced Autism Practitioner) on 01324 618272 or Mob. 0777 054 3310.  You can also book a place by contacting Anne Prinn at the Carers Centre.

 

Care with Confidence Programme – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 29 January 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia and Research, Patient Advice & Support Service, Sleep, Gas Safety Awareness and finally, Dementia: Ask the Psychiatrist.

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

Programme

Care with Confidence in Clackmannanshire – Chair Yoga

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Wednesday 30 January 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at Hawkhill Community Centre, 32 Hillcrest Drive, Alloa FK10 1SB

Come along to enjoy the benefits of yoga from the comfort of your chair.  These sessions will combine gentle stretching movements with breathing exercises and guided relaxation. Yoga can often help you to slow down, lower anxiety levels, relax your muscles an improve your sleep and concentration.  Other benefits attributed to yoga are increased flexibility, strength, more energy and better posture.

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

Programme

Frontotemporal Dementia Carer Information Sessions – January to March 2019

The Frontotemporal Dementia Carer Sessions are open to carers of people with a confirmed diagnosis of Frontotemporal Dementia.
 
The monthly sessions provide information and support to carers in an informal setting.  Professionals are also invited on a regular basis to talk about the clinical, social and legal aspects of care.
 
The programme will take place on the last Friday of each calendar month.  Please download a programme here for more information.

Carers Christmas Lunch 2018

Local carers are invited to a festive Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 11 December 2018 from 12 noon to 2 pm.

The Carers Christmas Lunch brings carers together to relax, have a break from their caring role, meet and chat with other carers and have some festive fun.

Lunches will be held at the Grange Manor Hotel in Falkirk FK3 8XJ and Dunmar House in Alloa FK10 2EN.

For further details and to book a place, please download a Christmas Lunch flyer below.  Places are limited and require to be booked in advance.

Carers Christmas Lunch Booking Form (Falkirk)

Carers Christmas Lunch Booking Form (Clackmannanshire)