Creating connections; upcoming local activities for carers

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02 July 2021

Feeling socially connected has never been more important after having months of reduced interaction owing to the pandemic.

It can be difficult to maintain friendships and connections to others when you look after a loved one, you have less time on your hands and other priorities. 

Did you know that social connections can improve your quality of life, boost your mental health and even help you live longer! So, if you are able to create more opportunities to connect with others the benefits can be huge.

Here are a few upcoming activities delivered by local organisations that understand the realities of being a carer and are eager to support you. Take a look and contact the organisations below directly for any further information or to book your place:

Age UK Teesside Picnic in Stewarts Park:

Contact: Helen 01642 805500

Age UK Teesside Picnic in the Park poster

 

Carers Together, Carers Train Trip to Whitby:

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What: Carers Together are inviting local carers to join them for a day trip to Whitby. Carers Together will be covering the ticket costs but attendees will need to bring their own refreshments.

Who: Open to unpaid carers across the South Tees.

When: Wednesday 7 July

Where: Departing from Middlesbrough Train Station  just after 10, spending 4 hours in Whitby before returning home.

Contact for more information and booking: 01642 488977

Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind Carers Hanging Basket Sessions:

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What: Hanging Basket sessions are FREE and you get to take away your beautiful created hanging basket with fresh flowers and plants that have been locally grown and sourced.

Who: The activities are open to parent/carers from Middlesbrough of children or adults with mental health needs. Middlesbrough Environment City will be leading on the sessions.

When: Tuesday 6th July 12-2pm and Tuesday 13th July 10-12pm

Where: Mind Centre in Lothian Road, Middlesbrough.

Book your place: 01642 257020 or email carers@middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk

Redcar & Cleveland Mind Carers Drop-in Coffee Morning:

Contact: 01642 296052

Redcar & Cleveland Mind Carers Coffee Morning poster

Kinship Active's New Kinship Support Group:

Contact: Jane 07943865601

Kinship Active Pallister Park Wander & Natter poster

If you are seeking further information about local organisations who can support you in your caring role click on the image below:

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