RESOURCES

Below you'll find useful information, resources and helpful links to websites and organisations that might be helpful in your caring role.

You can also view informative videos from our past projects.

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PAST PROJECTS

DEMENTIA DISCUSSIONS PROJECT

Three part support service for carers of people with dementia. Learn new skills, how to cope with challenging behaviours and more.

Caring for someone with dementia comes with a complicated set of psychological and emotional challenges that can make you feel that your life is on hold. It can be lonely and isolating and we recognise the impact it can have on your relationships and abilities to cope with stress and manage crises.

Below your find you're one stop shop to learn about the ins and outs of looking after someone with dementia.

Dementia Discussions Q&A

There can be a lot of confusion surrounding dementia, what to do when someone you love is diagnosed and how to cope with the challenges of caring for someone with dementia.

The Dementia Discussions live Q&A partners with local experts to address topics that matter to you. Hosted by the brilliant Donald, we will cover topics that matter to you like how to manage challenging behaviours, legal matters and much more!

Our Host

Donald Hutera is a veteran free-lance arts writer and speaker (especially about dance), curator, dramaturg, mentor and performer. His writing can be read in The Times of London and many other publications and websites. He is a member of Posh Club Dance Club and currently involved in the creation of Rhiannon Faith's upcoming show DROWNTOWN. He is also a registered carer and long-time resident of Hackney.

Carers Crisis Toolkit

Caring for someone with dementia is not an easy task; and comes with a unique set of challenges including finding out information about the disease, identifying those people who are best placed to support you, managing challenging behaviours and associated crises or making time to look after your own health.

This toolkit has been designed with all this in mind and aims to help you manage during times of crisis or where you feel like you just can't go on anymore. We hope that it will provide you with the skills, confidence and tools to better cope and hopefully thrive within your role.

You can use it alone or with input from family and professionals, it's totally up to you!

MINDFULNESS FOR CARERS

Free online mindfulness sessions tailored to support carers manage their emotional well-being.

Being a carer for a loved one can be one of the most stressful situations anyone can face. You may find yourself constantly being worried about the future, or mourning for the past while juggling many tasks in the present.

Mindfulness is a great way to quiet your busy mind from time to time, help you manage stress and over time increase resilience.

Scientific-evidence has shown that a regular mindfulness practice can have lots of benefits. Most notably it can

  • Enhance empathy and self-compassion

  • Improve cognition

  • Stabilise stress levels

  • Promote emotional health and well-being

  • Improve attention


Check out our mindfulness video library below. We have run sessions on managing anxiety, fostering self-compassion and how to integrate mindfulness into your daily life.

If you don't have time to sit down for a full session, no problem! Our Mindful Moments videos are all under five minutes!

Want to be mindful at your own pace? Download our self-compassion and resilience mindfulness guide.