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Carers Breakthrough

CarersCounselling and Peer Support Activities for Carers

Caring for a loved one who is unwell can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be very demanding and can take a significant impact on your life. As part of the Southend Carers' Hub, we offer counselling and listening support to carers. We also run a range of peer support activities for unpaid carers across Southend Borough.

Our Peer Support Groups provide a range of opportunities for carers to come together for some well-needed respite, support, and friendship. Attending a group can help reduce stress, and gives carers access to an important social network where you can speak with others in similar caring positions. We can also provide support in accessing other agencies and services.

The groups cover a wide range of activities to ensure we have something for everyone. Our groups include IT, walking, yoga, a book group, digital arts, fitness, OCD and Anxiety Management, and a monthly carers group. See below for a full list of our sessions. 

Please email info@southendcarers.co.uk or call 01702 393933 to find our more about how to register for our counselling and listening support services.



Contact us

Growing Together Westcliff
47, Fairfax Drive,
Westcliff-on-sea,
Essex. SS0 9AG.

Tel: 01702 213 134
E-mail: office@trustlinks.org


Our location

OCD Group

Suitable for people with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) or those caring for someone with OCD

At Growing Together Westcliff 47 Fairfax Drive

 Wednesdays 10am - 12pm

3rd Jul, 4th Sep, 9 Oct, 6th Nov, 11th Dec

Active Carers Exercise Group

Enjoy a fun chair-based exercise group and friendly cuppa

At Clarence Road Baptist Church, Southend

Every other Thursday from     4th July

 1pm - 3pm

Care to Read

Book Club

At The Forum Library, Southend

First Monday of each month 1.20pm – 3.00pm

Carers’ Anxiety Management Group

Suitable for carers with anxiety or those caring for someone with anxiety

At Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive

Wednesdays 10am – 12pm

10th Jul, 11th Sep, 16th Oct, 13th Nov, 18th Dec

 

Yoga Group

Relaxation and gentle stretching. No experience necessary

At Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive

Tuesdays 10.30am – 11.45am

 

Cooking for Carers Workshop

At Growing Together Westcliff

Various Saturdays

9.30pm – 12pm

 

Craft and Chat

Take part in a wide range of crafting activities. Share your knowledge or learn new skills.

At Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive

Every other Saturday from 6th July

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Eating Disorder Group

Support and advice for those caring for someone with an eating disorder

At Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive

Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm

10th Jul, 11th Sep, 16th Oct, 13th Nov, 11th Dec

Meditation Group

Learn how to relax and take time for you

At Clarence Road Baptist Church, Southend

Every other Thursday from 4th July

3.15pm – 4.45pm

Drop in Café

Chat with us and other carers over a friendly cuppa

At Garon Cricket Pavilion, Garon Park, Southend

Every other Thursday from 11th July

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Monthly Carers’ Group

For those caring for someone with mental health conditions

At Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive

First Wednesday of each month

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Walk and Talk

A gentle stroll with refreshment stops. Meeting points vary, call for information.

Wednesdays 10am – 12pm

17th Jul – Southend Pier

21st Aug – Southchurch Park and Eastern Esplanade

18th Sep – Chalkwell Station to Old Leigh

16th Oct – Belfairs Park

20th Nov – Prittlewell Brook

 

Knit and Natter

Learn to knit, or share skills with others

At Westcliff Woods, 197 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff

Every other Friday from 12th July

10am – 12pm

 

  

 

 

 

 

Trust Links is a partner in the Southend Carers Hub, a consortium of local charities offering co-ordinated support to unpaid carers in Southend-on-Sea.Southend Carers Hub is managed by Southend Carers in partnership with Trust Links, SPDNS Nurse Care, Hamelin Trust, Citizens Advice Southend, South East and Central Essex Mind and Action for Family Carers.