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Wellbeing activities

It can be difficult to look after our own health and wellbeing when we care for someone else, and it has been even more challenging during the pandemic. 

You told us how important it is to get a break from caring and to meet others that understand the challenges you face. We listened, and created a range of free activities and social get-togethers online, over the phone and face to face. 

From our popular craft courses to our supportive Carer Cafés, there is something for everyone. 

Support your wellbeing

Access a range of free activities to take a break from your caring role and meet others that understand the joys and challenges of looking after a loved one.

How we can help

  • Take some time for yourself, away from your caring responsibilities  
  • Meet and make new friends
  • Learn a new skill 
  • Relax and recharge 
  • Be heard 
  • Discover techniques and resources to look after your health and wellbeing 

Get involved with The Carers' Centre

Access our full range of free activities and packs to support your wellbeing today. If you look after someone it can be difficult to prioritise your own health and wellbeing. We're here to make it a little easier.

Who can access our wellbeing activities?

We welcome anyone who is over 18 years old, lives in Bath and North East Somerset and looks after someone or has cared for someone previously.

How to access our wellbeing activities

Simply select the activities you would like to attend and add them to your basket. Then fill in a short form to request your place. You will receive a confirmation email explaining what will happen next. Due to our limited availability you will be put on a waiting list in the first instance.

If you have any questions about a wellbeing activity, call us on 0800 038 8885 (9am – 1pm) or email us.

Frequently asked questions

Here's some answer to common questions about our wellbeing activities.

To help keep you safe at our face to face activities and get-togethers, we’ve made the following changes to our activities:

  • All activities take place in well ventilated spaces (bring extra layers!)
  • Seating will be spaced at least one metre apart and attendee numbers limited accordingly
  • NHS Track and Trae must be completed on arrival
  • We have a one way system in place in our building
  • We undertake a deep clean between each activity
  • Face masks should be worn unless you are exempt
  • We ask you do not attend if you or someone you know if displaying COVID019 symptoms

Please let us know as soon as you realise you cannot make an activity and, where possible, with at least 48 hours notice before the start of the activity. This will ensure we can offer your place to another carer on the waiting list to support as many carers as possible with their wellbeing. You can contact us on info@banescarerscentre.org.uk or ring 0800 0388 885

Don't worry! We know this can happen from time to time. We would ask that you ring us on 0800 0388 885 to let us know you are running late. This will just ensure we do not worry about you. 

For day trips, there is a chance we may not be able to hold up the coach, depending on how delayed you are, but we will always do our best to ensure you can make the activity.

That's ok! All of our activities and cafe's have someone called a facilitator. Their job it is to welcome anyone who hasn't been before and introduce them to other people in the session. You will be warmly welcomed and are likely to leave with a whole host of new friends!

However, if you are worried, you can ring us on 0800 0388 885 and we can talk you through what will happen at the event, ensure you know who the facilitator will be and answer any other questions you have.

Just pop in! You can join or leave conversations whenever it suits you. Some people stay for the whole event, particularly online, whereas others will arrive late, or leave early, to fit around other commitments.

You also don't need to worry about attending every event, just come when you can, but do let us know if you aren't going to be there so we can be sure not to worry about you! 

Need to talk? Call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 0388 885 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm)