We run social groups for unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross in order to offer peer support, support from PKAVS staff, to encourage carers to take time out for themselves and take part in group activities.
The carer social groups are a place to meet with other carers, have some ‘me time’ escape your normal day to day routine and have some fun. Your ideas are important to us, so if you have any suggestions or ideas of what you would like to do in the groups, please let us know. This support group is a safe place where you can meet others in a similar situation, build your confidence and self-esteem, a place where you can fulfil your social needs, enjoy regular interaction, get information, boost motivation and a sense of belonging. A place where you will not be judged or criticized.
Tai chi is a system of movements and positions believed to have developed in 12th Century China. Tai chi techniques aim to address the body and mind as an interconnected system and are traditionally believed to have mental and physical health benefits. Benefits include improved balance – pain management – improved sleep – enhanced immune system and brain function.
The Bridge Project
The Bridge Project is for any unpaid carers in Perth and Kinross whose loved one has passed away or gone into full time care. This is a peer support group that provides a safe space for you to come along, meet others in a similar situation, prevent loneliness and isolation and help remind you that you are not alone. This is a space where carers can support each other. If carers wish further emotional support, we can refer you to appropriate agencies.
Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Yoga can help to improve flexibility, build strength, increase muscle tone and definition, improves balance, supports joint health, prevents back pain, teaches better breathing, fosters mental calmness, reduces stress, and increases self-confidence.
Contact Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01738 567076 for more information