New course to help carers take time out

Last changed: Friday 5 July, 2013

Carers and older people in Keighley are invited to monthly sessions to help them relax and feel good.

Organised by the Carers’ Resource, Time for Me is about giving carers and older people practical tips to help them take time out, relax, tackle stress, boost their energy levels and think positively.

The project will be launched at Keighley Healthy Living (KHL), in Scott Street, on Thursday, July 4, 10am to 12pm.

It will include an informal introduction to the course, and therapists will be there to talk to people about their sessions. Light refreshments will also be served.

Monthly sessions will be held at KHL on the first Thursday in the month, 10am to 12pm, and cost £2 to cover light refreshments and contribute towards a special celebratory lunch in the New Year.

There will be aromatherapy and massage on August 1; gentle yoga and breathing on September 5; singing for fun and breathing on October 3; self massage and how to massage others on November 7; and Christmas crafts and relaxation through art on December 5.

Booking is not essential and people can turn up on the day.

Carolyne Coyle, Volunteer Project Co-ordinator at Carers’ Resource, said: “The Time for Me sessions will help to give people ideas and practical tips on how they can relax and take time out to look after themselves.

“The idea is to give people the tools for their own ‘wellbeing toolkit’ which they can dip into at any time.

“Life can be demanding and hectic and we often forget to look after ourselves, and this especially applies to carers.
“We also want to help support people in tackling stress.”

To find out more and put your name down for Time for Me come along to the launch event or contact Carolyne Coyle on (01274) 449660, or email

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