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How will I benefit from attending a Support Group?
People join carer support groups for a variety of reasons – to meet new people and share experiences with like-minded people, to get some time out of the house and to take part in activities they enjoy.
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus outbreak many Carers are unable to have the opportunity for ‘time-out’ as they had previously enjoyed. Support Groups are still available, albeit mainly virtually so that you can still benefit from feeling less isolated and alone. A lot of Carers prefer online support groups as any free time is not eaten into by travelling to face to face support groups.
Take a look at our Events Calendar to find out what’s happening in Birmingham. Each Support Group is different, please see the list below of some of the Birmingham Carers Hub partner support groups available, there are many more on our calendar to take a look at…which one will you try?
Carers groups now online
Many Carer support groups are now online and are usually delivered by Zoom. It can be quite daunting using Zoom for the first time, so we have created a step by step guide on how to use Zoom here. If you would like to find out more about the group you are interested in, please feel free to contact the organiser and have a conversation.
Name of Support Group- Facilitator
*V Caring for Carers Dementia Support Group – Crossroads Caring for Carers
*V Birmingham Mind Wellbeing Service- Birmingham Mind
*V Covid Virtual Group Meetings – Chinese Community Centre
*V Coffee, Tea You and Me time – ACP
*V Autism Parent Carer Support Group – Action for Children
*V FREE yoga for Carers – Barefoot Birmingham
*V KIDS offers various ways of supporting Parent Carers, please get in touch to find out more
*V Zoom relaxation meditation sessions (plus chat) – Birmingham Buddhist Centre
*V Monthly Support Group – Headway Birmingham and Solihull
YMCA offers many different support sessions for young carers, please get in touch to find out more.
*V Freedom to Fly is a support group and also a Facebook group to help parent Carers as their children transition into adulthood Making Space for Carers – is group is for Carers to come together and connect with others, talk to each other, interact, ask questions and most importantly get advice and support from their peers.
*V- all groups available virtually.
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Staying Connected Groups
Do you facilitate a Carer Support Group?
Are you a professional, Carer or volunteer and run a Carers Support Group? Why not join our Birmingham Carers Hub Support Group Forum. It is a great way to share learning, updates and information and have that peer support. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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