Recovery College launches training for Carers' Week

by CWP News - 06 June 2016

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) NHS Foundation Trust Recovery College has marked National Carers’ Week 2016 by opening new training to carers across Macclesfield and Crewe.

Our East Cheshire Recovery College runs a ‘Looking After Me’ course which supports adult carers in maintaining their own health and wellbeing and sharing their experience with other carers.

The course also helps individuals to meet other carers in their area and teaches groups how to break the social isolation that carers can often experience.

Sandra Stevens, from Macclesfield, recently attended CWP’s ‘Looking After Me’ course. She said: “I enjoyed every session and found the whole programme very informative.

“The relaxation techniques were beneficial and I found it useful to look at how people handled problems in different ways.

“The CWP team are kind, helpful and knowledgeable. I just wish I had known about the course sooner!”

‘Looking After Me’ sessions will start on Monday 6th June to mark the start of National Carers’ Week, an annual campaign that raises awareness of caring throughout the UK.

‘Looking After Me’ is part of the Expert Patients Programme available at CWP’s Recovery Colleges.

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