In collaboration with South Essex Partnership Trust (SEPT) and The Southend Carers Forum, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is offering a six week course on Stress and Mood Management for Carers.
This course, specifically designed for adult Carers will offer simple, practical and effective tools and techniques to support Carers to maintain their emotional wellbeing. It is an excellent opportunity for Carers to network and learn from each other.
The first session will start on Friday 22 January 2016 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM at the Southend Adult Community College (Ambleside) and will it will run until Friday 26 February 2016.
To register or discuss other support for you and the individual you provide care for, please contact the Southend Carers Forum on 01702 393933
The NHS in south east Essex has developed a guide containing useful information about local health services that will be open over the Christmas period. The guide, which includes pharmacy opening hours, is being widely circulated in the community and is available here.
Health leaders in Southend say more GP appointments would be available for patients in the borough with a genuine need if local pharmacists were used more often for minor ailments. NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group and the Essex Local Pharmaceutical Committee both say a better use of pharmacists would reduce pressure on GPs.