I want to know what training is available to me


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Whether caring is a new part of your life, or you’ve been caring for a long time, there is a range of free training courses to help build your skills and confidence.

Mental health training

For carers caring for someone with specific diagnosed mental health conditions. The training will help you understand the diagnosis and give you the skills and knowledge to care.

Two evening courses available:

  • Mondays - 4 monthly sessions
  • Tuesdays - 10 weekly sessions

Provided by:

Manual handling training

For carers who undertake manual handling activities. This is a rolling programme; contact the Barnet Carers Centre for further information.

Dementia training

Aimed at carers who are looking after someone newly diagnosed with dementia. The training will help you understand dementia, and provide you with coping skills.

This programme is run four times a year and the training provided comprises of half day sessions held over four weeks.

  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Phone: 020 8937 7171

First Aid training

Training on basic first aid provided by St Johns Ambulance. This is a rolling programme; contact the Barnet Carers Centre for further information.

Mindfulness training and workshops

Introduction and sessions on mindfulness to support mental wellbeing. Contact the Barnet Carers Centre for further information.

Sessions are also available directly through Eclipse/IAPT.

  • Eclipse/IAPT
  • Phone: 020 3092 4071

Stress management and wellbeing workshops

Training covers stress management techniques and relaxation and is provided by Eclipse.

Safeguarding and abuse

Information sessions and training on safeguarding for carers. Areas covered include carers reporting concerns, carers as victims and carers as potential perpetrators.

Training is available for all carers and is arranged by the Adults and Communities Workforce Development Lead. Training sessions are held twice yearly (June and November).

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