Putting you first

Family Carers Ireland Education and Training Programmes provide family carers with information, knowledge, insights and practical tips to help you develop new understanding and skills important in your caring role while raising your awareness of self-care when providing care for a family member.   

Many carers put their own health and wellbeing low on their list of priorities. A range of self-care tools and techniques is explored throughout our programmes to assist you to discover a technique that works for you and supports your own well-being. Learning and Education also helps you to develop a greater understanding of your role, and can give you new or enhanced skills that support you in your caring role, or create new opportunities for you outside of that role.

All our courses aim to help you create a better balance between your responsibilities as a carer and your own personal wellbeing. Getting this balance right will also improve the health and wellbeing of the person you care for.

Family Carers Ireland recognises the importance of self-improvement

Through our suite of Education and Training Programmes, we provide a range of courses to meet your needs and requirements. Our schedule for delivery of face to face Education and Training Programmes has been impacted by COVID-19. In response to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we are running a series of online workshops.

What's On?

  • Carer Wellbeing Course: Self-Care & Wellness with Mindfulness & Breath Work

    Monday November 9th (for four weeks)
    11.00am – 11.45am
    Moments of Peace: Self-Care & Wellness with Mindfulness & Breath Work

    https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/moments-of-peace-self-care-wellness-with-mindfulness-breath-work-tickets-127839614729

    Family Carers Ireland invites you to take time for you in this four week Self-Care and Wellness Course with Mindfulness and Breath Work to enjoy some moments of peace.

    Join Avril Mullaly, Yoga and Mindfulness teacher, who will guide you through mindfulness practice and breath work techniques.

    The course is suited to complete beginners and no previous experience is necessary, however, all levels of practitioners are welcome and will benefit positively from taking the course. The breathing techniques shared are gentle and will not aggravate any health condition.

    Benefits of practicing mindfulness and gentle breathing techniques:

    • Reduces physical stress symptoms in the body.
    • Positively affects emotions and mental wellbeing.
    • Increases mental clarity, energy and focus.
    • Improves future reactions to stress.
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