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Code: SGC/21/0834 Conversations with Carers

This course will explore the crucial role that carers play as a key partner of Adult Social Care. 

We will look at key data about carers, including in relation to some of the challenges that are commonly faced. You will also benefit from the opportunity to reflect on your own experiences, personal and professional, of caring and carers, and to learn from the lived experiences of carers including a guest speaker from South Gloucestershire. The Carers’ Support Centre will share their expertise in relation to working with and supporting carers over many years. Alongside colleagues, you will explore how to apply 3Cs, strengths-based approaches and legal literacy in your engagement with carers in line with South Gloucestershire Council ‘Carer Practitioner Guidance’. A key theme throughout the day will be recognising the positive impact that you, as a practitioner, can have in promoting the rights and wellbeing of carers and as a result, the wellbeing of adult(s) they care for.

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1 28 May 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0914 Resilience Lab: Learning to be more resilient

You are invited to attend the following wellbeing session:

Resilience is a skill that can be learnt and this lecture style webinar will cover various aspects of resilience with tips and ideas for you to take away and use in your own time. This 90 minute session comes with a workbook you can use to expand your resilience skills in the following areas -
1. Recognise signs of stress.
2. Focus on physical resilience and invest in your health
3. Refocus on relaxation
4. Identify and use your strengths
5. Increase positive emotions
6. Engage in meaningful activities
7. Recognise and reduce unhelpful thinking
8. Create a caring community.
In this webinar you won't be expected to contribute, you can just sit back, relax and learn more about resilience.

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1 28 May 2021 10:00 - 11:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/0774 Wellbeing Coaching - South Glos staff only (Emma Ford) (Cancelled)

These 50 minute coaching sessions with coaches will assist council staff in coming up with strategies and action plans to maintain and build their wellbeing and resilience. Unlike counselling which provides a safe space to explore worries and concerns, these confidential coaching sessions will help staff come up with individual plans to help them build their resilience, understand what they can do to enhance their wellbeing and overcome current and future obstacles. There are activities and exercises that wellbeing coaches can also give people to work through in their own time if they would find it useful.

Please note these sessions will be delivered by skype or telephone.  Your coach will contact you to confirm the best method for you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 May 2021 10:00 - 11:00 Skype/Telephone Map