Training resources

A variety of resources are available to carers, such as online e-learning, training courses and information events.

Use our new Event Finder to search the full list of events, view details about each event and book online.

Looking After Me - Free Courses For Carers

A free course specifically for those people who care for someone else with a long term health condition. The course is called 'Looking After Me' and helps carers to learn ways in which they can look after their own health needs whilst they are caring for another person and to cope with that caring situation. It also helps develop the confidence for them to take greater control of their lives and it gives an opportunity to meet with others who share similar experiences.

The course is open to any adult who is a carer (they do not need to have a condition themsleves to attend this course). It is run in the local community and is led by two volunteer tutors who themselves have experience of caring.

For more information about Looking After Me courses in your area, contact

Susan Arnold
EPP Cymru Coordinator
Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO)
16A Market Square
Ebbw Vale
NP23 4AJ

Tel: 01495 315626


Looking After Me Leaflet

The Open Dementia Programme

An online e-learning programme is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with someone with dementia and provides a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with dementia.


An online e-learning programme providing on-line advice, support and information for carers and families of those affected by stroke.

Community Health Advice & Training (CHAT) - Self Help Workshops

CHAT are a small social enterprise that work to help educate individuals and their families on anxiety/depression and bipolar/mood swings, through our awareness workshops.

These self help workshops run within local communities, are designed to provide information in a step by step process, to enable individuals and families to understand their condition. All CHAT workshops are facilitated by trainers who have first hand experience of a mental health condition.

For further details on what's workshops are available, visit the CHAT website or call 07780611367

Open Learn Cymru

The home of free learning from the Open University in Wales.

This is a personal development course for carers in Wales. It will help you to identify and reflect on your experiences, interests and skills and your future aspirations. Please view the website for further information

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