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New stress busting course for carers in West Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 10:14 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:14 11 October 2017

A new course is bneing launched for carers in King's Lynn. Photo: Getty images

A new course is bneing launched for carers in King's Lynn. Photo: Getty images

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West Norfolk Carers has launched a series of stress busting workshops for unpaid family carers.

They will address subjects that carers say affect their ability to cope, including emotional wellbeing, anxiety, dealing with stress, money matters, autism, goal setting and nutrition.

They will take place at the Providence Street Community Centre in King’s Lynn over the coming months where unpaid family carers will be able to meet together in a relaxed and informal atmosphere to learn and to share their experiences.

Roger Partridge, who leads the Transforming Lives Project for younger adult carers, said: “The needs of unpaid family carers are often neglected when they actually face enormous stresses and strains in looking after family members, who can range in need from elderly parents to partners and to children with special needs. West Norfolk Carers is here to help and support and these workshops have been designed with the help of carers. They aim to help carers cope with some of the anxieties caused by looking after someone and they will help make their lives feel a little better.”

The workshops are just two hour sessions and are run by experienced trainers in their field. Refreshments are available. Places are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis so early application is advised.

Further details and a booking form are available at www.westnorfolkcarers.org.uk.

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