Building Better Caregivers Course May 2023

11 May 2023

Are you a caregiver?

Building Better Caregivers is for those caring for a child, teenager, young adult, a parent, family member, a loved one or friend. Classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their caregiving tasks and maintain a fulfilling life.

What is the Living Well Building Better Caregivers programme?

Living Well is a Free Online group programme, delivered over seven workshops via WebEx (1.5hrs x 1 introduction & 2.5hrs x 6). This is a self-management programme is for caregivers with the aim of improving your quality of life to better manage your daily health. Living Well can help you develop the skills and confidence to manage your health condition(s). It is delivered by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peers who are or have been family caregivers.

Workshop Topics

Skills that may lead to stress reduction for caregiver and their care partner.

Topics include:

  • Self-care methods to improve caregiver’s health
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Managing difficult care partner behaviours
  • Planning for the future
  • Finding resources
  • Improving communication skills with family and friends
  • Family meetings
  • Communicating with health professionals and health care system
  • Action-planning, problem-solving, decision-making and much more

Why join the Living Well programme?

People who are supported in this way increase their knowledge, skills and confidence to better manage their health in partnership with their health care provider.

When: Starting 2023

Starting Wednesday May 17th – Wednesday June 28th from 7.00pm-9.30pm for 7 weeks
Location: Online

Starting Wednesday September 20th– November 1st from 7.00pm – 9.30pm for 7 weeks
Location: Online

How: For more information or to register, contact the Living Well Coordinator

Leah Harrington: Email*:

This is an SMRC Evidence Based Self-Management Programme originally developed at Stanford University. This project has received funding from the Government of Ireland’s Slaintecare Integration Fund 2019 under grant agreements numbers 38, 78,185, 219, 413, 418.