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.
Online Zoom groups
Join in carers activities from your own home. Zoom has been working very well for many carers and we have found meditation through Zoom can be really good. So we have decided to offer Zoom relaxation meditation sessions (plus a little time for a chat) on Tuesdays 2.00-3.00pm.
The easiest way is to download Zoom on a tablet, smart phone or computer. You can do that here. https://zoom.us Then just click on the link below where is says HERE. If that doesn’t work, open the Zoom app, click join or join meeting and then type in the meeting ID number.
Meeting ID: 852 5170 9762
There is no need to book and sessions are free to carers. Even if your computer doesn’t have a camera, we can still hear each other so it’s still worth joining in.
Tai Chi for Carers
We’ve had to suspend our free tai chi classes for the time being. If you would like to continue at home, there are some online sessions recommended by one of the carers:
Here (10 minute session with verbal instructions in English)
Here (23 minutes with written instructions on screen)
Please modify any movements that are too difficult for you.
Tai Chi involves gentle flowing movements which help with relaxation, balance, flexibility and fitness. There are standing and sitting options suitable for all abilities.
Phone chat with a member of the team
Do let us know if you would like a phone conversation with one of our team. There are a number of sources of support and information about services that may be of use to you and a friendly chat with one of our team could help you think about what you need to stay well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a call.
Our residential breaks have been suspended until later in 2021 owing to the public health situation.