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


Wellbeing Sessions with MIND

Birmingham MIND are offering Wellbeing for Resilience drop-in sessions for Carers every Tuesday 1.30-3.30pm at the Buddhist Centre.
These free sessions are about connecting with others, prioritising self-care and learning the skills to manage your own mental health and wellbeing. They are supportive group sessions where you will meet up with other carers to share experiences and access information.

Contact or  0121 237 3761 for more information.


Tai Chi for Carers

Tai Chi for Carers EVERY TUESDAY 11.45am-12.45pm (except August and December).

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 overnight relaxation breaks for carers.

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