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News Archive August 2015

Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia - FREE On-line Course!

King's College London (KCL) have recently developed a new on-line course focused on some of the relevant issues for carers of people with psychosis and schizophrenia. The initiative was funded from the Ostaka Lundbeck Alliance but the course was developed independently by KCL and will run through FutureLearn (part of the Open University).

It is a global course and open and free to anyone. It is a two week course designed to offer an in-depth understanding of some of the key issues and questions relevant to carers supporting people with psychotic disorders. The course includes a mixture of activities such as talking head videos, quizzes, written texts and opportunities for moderated discussions between learners. It will be the first time a course like this has been developed for carers.

The course is based on approximately 3 to 4 hours per week study. The point of the course is that you can study how you like, in your own time.

The course starts 12th October 2015 and enrolment is open now.

Please sign up clicking HERE.


Parent Carer Information Bulletin September 2015

The new edition of the Parent Carer Information Bulletin is now available.

Click here to view


Britain's Best Breakfast

Britain's Best Breakfast logoTake part in Britain's Best Breakfast and help raise funds for Sunderland Carers' Centre.

There are various ways to get involved and donate.

* Join us for brunch at the Carers' Centre on Tuesday 15th September, from 10am until 12 noon and give a small donation.

* Invite your colleagues, friends and family to join you for breakfast any time between 14th September and the end of October and make a donation.

* Have a virtual bacon buttie - send us a donation by text or online.

Click here for more details


New Caring with Confidence Sessions

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Would you as a carer like to become more assertive, lead a healthier lifestyle and gain more information which could help you in your caring role?

Why not join us at our Caring with Confidence sessions.

They start again in September and will be held at “The Place”, Athenaeum Street, in Sunderland.

The informal sessions are open to all carers whether they are new to their caring role or have been caring for some time.

These sessions take place each Wednesday from 9th September, 11am - 2pm. Each session includes a light lunch and refreshments. We can help with transport costs if required and help financially if you need a sitting service for the person you care for to enable you to attend.

If you care for someone with dementia we also offer four more sessions which start on Wednesday 4th November, 11am - 2pm.

One carer said...

"Before I came to the sessions, I felt trapped and isolated.  I am now a different person and feel stronger, being able to cope with my caring role.  I have learnt something in each session and feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to attend.  I would recommend the sessions to anyone who cares for someone."

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information please contact Carole at the Carers’ Centre on (0191) 549 3768 or email click here


The Psych Twins present…

Monster Masquerade Ball

Monster Masquerade Ball poster

An evening of entertainment and fun!

31st October 2015
Sunderland Stadium of Light

In aid of Sunderland Carers’ Centre

Standard Tickets £20 or VIP Tickets £35

The Psych Twins are two mature psychology students, both married with children. Between their two families there are a number of disabilities ranging from physical to mental. Their mission is to raise awareness and funds for various local charities and causes.

Sunderland Carers’ Centre are delighted that The Psych Twins have chosen to support the work we do with carers and have organised this fantastic event to raise money for the Centre.

For tickets or more information contact 07947648060 or click here