Carers Week 2021- activities for those who care 

 

Carers Week is taking place between 7-13 June. This is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. It also helps people who do not think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. 

This year we are all coming together to Make Caring Visible and Valued. The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities and draw attention to just how important caring is. Here is what our Carers in Mind team are doing throughout the week: 

 

Monday, 7 June, 12-1pm: 
Meet Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham, Munira Wilson. Bring your questions and concerns about all things relating to mental health and caring, or being impacted by the mental health of someone you love. On Zoom. 
Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtdu2trjwuHNcZUt8G16WJAPEHpKa7_sa2 

 

Wednesday, 9 June, 1-2pm: 
Meet our Carers in Mind team. A relaxed meeting for carers, friends, family members and professionals who are curious about the work we do, and how we support local families. On Zoom. 
Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsde-qpjgqHNagzD2PM9Z7IYJ7N1T7UIWn

 

Thursday, 10 June, 12-1pm: 
Does your loved one have a substance addiction? Meet the Richmond Community Drug and Alcohol Service, and bring them your questions. On Zoom. 
Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uc-mqqDwoGddGnKmtZCU1My2AAjyyerrO

 

Friday, 11 June 

9.30-10am: Stretch and Relax – seated and standing stretches, similar to yoga, suitable for all. 

11am-1pm: Walk and Talk in Kew Gardens

To join either of these groups please email [email protected] or leave a message on 020 8940 7384.