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Looking After Me course

Livewell Staywell

Looking After Me course is:

A 6 week course designed for carers. The course encourages carers to develop new skills on how to make time to look after their own health needs. 

Each week the course highlights a different aspect of managing your own health needs within your carer’s role.

These include:

  • how to improve communication with people around you
  • ways of coping with tiredness
  • how to relax and identify new ways of exercising
  • importance of maintaining a well balanced diet
  • how to cope with low moods
  • identifying the need to plan for the future

Where is it?

Held at various Health and Community Centres Island wide.

How long is the course?

The course consists of 6 sessions run over six weeks. Each session lasts for 2 hours 30 minutes (including a refreshment break). 

When is it?

The next Looking After Me course for carers will be announced soon. For more information telephone +44 7624 486641 or email livewell-staywell@gov.im 

Who can take part? 

Anyone who finds themselves in a caring situation.

Who runs the course?

It is run by volunteers who themselves live with a long term health condition, or have been carers, supported by Health Care Professionals. All volunteers have successfully completed a training course and accreditation under licence from Stanford University.

How can it help me?

It can help you to:

  • improve my understanding of my own health needs
  • meet other people who have similar problems or needs
  • be able to share difficulties and find new ways of dealing with them
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