For Carers

The Carers Project

The Carers Project is one of a number of initiatives run by the Birmingham Buddhist Centre to extend our compassionate reach into the community.

The project offers carers a chance to learn relaxation techniques and approaches which help them cope better with stress. Our sessions are for unpaid carers of family members or friends who live in Birmingham or care for someone living in Birmingham. Occasionally we are able to include carers from just outside the City boundary so please talk to us about this.

We are part of a network of organisations funded by the City Council called the Birmingham Carers Hub – the hub has a helpline 0333 006 9711 and a website and are also on Facebook. Their email address is info@BirminghamCarersHub.org.uk.

Wellbeing Courses with MIND

We have been working with Birmingham MIND to provide a course on mental wellbeing.  Called REVIVE, this course aims to encourage discussion about mental wellness and what helps and hinders this. Together we have been exploring how can we maximise what helps and reduce what hinder wellness.

Click the link for details of the next FREE course

Tai Chi for Carers

Tai Chi for Carers EVERY TUESDAY 11.45am-12.45pm.

No charge – and no need to book. Come at 11.15am for a cup of tea and a chat before the session.

Tai Chi involves gentle flowing movements which help with relaxation, balance, flexibility and fitness. There are standing and sitting options suitable for all abilities.

Tuesday Drop-in

Last Tuesday of each month (except August and December) 10.30am – 2.30pm. Not just tai chi, but yoga as well. Plus a simple soup and bread lunch.

No charge – and no need to book.

Residential Breaks

The Buddhist Centre also offers FREE overnight relaxation breaks for carers. Booking for future breaks opens 1 May 2017.

Click the link for more details and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.