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Each of our localities offers various training course for carers.

As well as running our own training courses we also aim to signpost you to other training providers so you can access training to suit your needs.Our training page lists training provided by Carers in Bedfordshire, NHS ELFT: Recovery College and FutureLearn.

Read more about the Recovery College here.

As well as running our own training courses we also aim to signpost you to other training providers so you can access training to suit your needs.Our training page lists training provided by Carers in Bedfordshire, NHS ELFT: Recovery College and FutureLearn.

Read more about the Recovery College here.

Adapting to Caring

Carers in Bedfordshire is not responsible for the content delivered by an external provider.

Thursday 27th May, 10am - 12pm
Understanding Universial Credit
Contact NHS Recovery College, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Thursday 15th June 1.30 - 3.30pm
Dealing with Change
Learn techniques that will help you deal with life's various challenges.
"Trainer was sensitive and calm.  Good delivery. Thank you." "Good opportunity to face up to what I am dealing with."
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact:Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

17 July
Compassionate Care: Getting it Right
FutureLearn

Thursday 6th July, 2pm - 4pm
Meet the Team
Our Bedford team will be available to talk, with displays showing our services.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact:Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Tuesday 19th September, 2pm - 4pm
Meet the Team
Our Bedford team will be available to talk, with displays showing our services.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact:Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Caring Safely

Carers in Bedfordshire is not responsible for the content delivered by an external provider.

22 May
First Aid for Babies and Children
FutureLearn

5 June
Basic First Aid
FutureLearn

5 June
Understanding Insulin
FutureLearn

12 June
Medicines Adherence: Supporting Patients with Their Treatments
FutureLearn

Tuesday 20th June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Understanding Stress
Looks at how to recognise stress and the strategies that help to reduce stress.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact:Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Tuesday 19 September, 10am - 12pm
First Aid Training
This workshop provides a general introduction to first aid.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

 

Understanding Conditions

Carers in Bedfordshire is not responsible for the content delivered by an external provider.

Mental Health Conditions
NHS Recovery College
For a copy of their brochure, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Support4Memory Workshops
Bedford area
Contact Tibbs Dementia Foundation on 07795 177 948

Tuesday 30 May
Understanding and Breaking Mental Ilness Stigma
Dunstable
NHS Recovery College
To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Thursday 1 June
Asian Community Mental Health & Wellbeing
Bedford
NHS Recovery College
To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Monday 5 June
Dementia: after diagnosis
Bedford
NHS Recovery College
To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

5 June
The Many Faces of Dementia
FutureLearn

5 June
Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
FutureLearn

12 June
Dementia: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour
FutureLearn

Tuesday 13 June
Polish Community Mental Health and Wellbeing
Bedford
NHS Recovery College
To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Tuesday 20 June
Understanding Autism
Biggleswade
NHS Recovery College
To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Tuesday 27 June
Asian Community Mental Health and Wellbeing
Bedford
NHS Recovery College
To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Tuesday 27 June
Understanding and Breaking Mental Ilness Stigma
Leighton Buzzard
NHS Recovery College
To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Wellbeing

1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, 45min appointment
1-to-1 Smartphone/Tablet/Laptop training
For anyone wanting to learn new skills or to upgrade their current skills.
Arden House, Leighton Buzzard
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact: Sarah Johnson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07772 231208

1st Thursday of the month, 10am - 5pm
1-to-1 Smartphone/Tablet/Laptop training
For anyone wanting to learn new skills or to upgrade their current skills.
"I think it's a really good idea of helping people."  "Very impressed with my patient tutor."
Bedford Office
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Tuesdays & Thursdays (every week), 10.30am-2.30pm
Relaxation
Trainer - Victoria Harley
Sea Cadet HQ, Biggleswade
Contact: Dawn Ray, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01767 315079

Thursday 11th May, 1pm-3pm
The History of Photography
Trainer: Purple Trust
Venue: Arden House, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1DD
Fee: Free - donations welcome 
Contact: Sarah Johnson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07772 231208

Monday 15, 22 May, 12.00pm-1.00pm
Wellness (with Dawn Sunrise)
Learn techniques which help you relax and feel calmer.
"It helps me very much.  I need to relax. Thank you."; "Very enjoyable & friendly"
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: £15 per course; £5 per session
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

15 May
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
FutureLearn

Friday 19 May, 2, 9, 16, 30 June, 7, 14 July, 10.30pm-12.30pm
Mix Media (Art)
"Take time out to be absorbed in drawing and art."  "Learn new techniques and discover your hidden talents."
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: £35 per course; £6 per session
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Wednesday 7, 14, 21 June, 6pm for coffee, 6.30 start, 7.30 finish
Mindfulness & Meditation
Learn two meditations from the Buddhist tradition that can help to develop calmness and resilience.
"A very worthwhile course at which I learnt a brilliant technique at a particularly stressful time."
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Wednesday 13 June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Understand the importance of emotional wellbeing and learn the practical steps you can take to boost feelings of wellbeing.
"It was very educational, I learnt a lot, gave a lot of ideas."  "It made me realise that I'm actually doing better than I thought - I used to think that 'I must do better'."
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Thursday 22nd June, 10am-12pm
Nutrition
Trainer: Food First Team
Venue: Arden House, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1DD
Fee: Free - donations welcome
Contact: Sarah Johnson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07772 231208

Monday 10, 17 & 24 July, 12.00pm-1.00pm
Wellness (with Dawn Sunrise)
Learn techniques which help you relax and feel calmer.
"Attending the course gave me balance and strength to support two of my family whilst they were seriously ill."  "I feel so much better after class."
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: £15 per course; £6 per session
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Monday 11, 18 & 25 Sept, 12.00pm-1.00pm
Wellness (with Dawn Sunrise)
Learn techniques which help you relax and feel calmer.
"Very beneficial in helping relaxation and informative on different ways to achieve this."
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: £15 per course; £6 per session
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Tuesday 12 September, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Understand the importance of emotional wellbeing and learn the practical steps you can take to boost feelings of wellbeing.
"It was very educational, I learnt a lot, gave a lot of ideas."  "It made me realise that I'm actually doing better than I thought - I used to think that 'I must do better'."
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Wednesday 13, 20 & 27 September, 6pm for coffee, 6.30 start, 7.30 finish
Mindfulness & Meditation
Learn two meditations from the Buddhist tradition that can help to develop calmness and resilience.
"A very worthwhile course at which I learnt a brilliant technique at a particularly stressful time."
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Friday 29 September, 6, 13 & 20 October, 3, 10 & 17 November, 10.30pm-12.30pm
Mix Media (Art)
Take time out to be absorbed in drawing and art.  Learn new techniques and discover your hidden talents.
"I have really enjoyed attending the Art course and it has helped me to relax and have an outside interest away from my caring role."  "Anne is a wonderful teacher who fills me with inspiration."
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: £35 per course; £6 per session
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919