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Share and Learn videos

We are now offering all carers access to our Share and Learn session recordings, so you can watch our sessions whenever suits you.

Share and Learn recordings

We hope you enjoy the videos and we’ll be adding more content soon. All videos have closed captions. Please email any feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you’d like to attend a live session, visit our Share and Learn page.

Current videos include:

Exercise and movement

Notice on exercise:

Any form of physical exercise or activity can sometimes cause irritations and pain if not practiced attentively and mindfully. For example, make sure you have a safe space around you (no obstacles), take breaks whenever you need to and do as little or as much of the activity as you choose. Before you undertake any online sessions involving movement and physical activity, you must be happy that you are currently physically and mentally able to undertake the activity and do not attempt something that you are not comfortable with.

By participating in the sessions below, you take responsibility for your activities and your body - Carers UK or the session facilitator does not accept liability for any injuries caused. If you have any current medical conditions/injuries or are pregnant, you may wish to consult your doctor for specific advice before taking part in the session.

Beginners Latin Dance - January 2021 

“Really energising and fun! Thank you Mauricio!”  

(Feedback from Share and Learn attendee)
 
Enjoy our Beginners Latin Dance session, led by dance teacher Mauricio from Latin Motion. Covering both Bachata and Salsa, this session give beginners a solid base of all the most commonly used steps and turns, helping uplift both your mental and physical wellbeing. 
 

Beginners Latin Dance - March 2021

In this second session, Mauricio from Latin Motion gives beginners a solid base for Bachata and Salsa, and a brief introduction to Cha Cha Cha.

Seated Martial Arts with Stay Safe Global - October 2021

Stay Safe Global martial arts instructor guides you through a seated martial arts session for self-defence and relaxation. Recorded October 2021.

Active Walking - October 2021

Online walking session for carers in partnership with Sport England. Recorded September 2021.

Beginners Pilates Flow with Emma Marks

A flowing sequence that builds suppleness and flexibility across the joints led by Emma Marks. Particularly useful if you are feeling stiff and in need of a gentle restorative stretch. PROPS: a large pillow, hand towel.

Love to Move - February 2022

Love to Move is a seated exercise programme for fun, social engagement, strength, flexibility and core stability. Love to Move works the brain as well as the body, helping with memory, cognition and wellbeing. Originally designed to benefit people living with dementia, it’s an activity that you can take part in with the person you care for or on your own. You will hear from a carer who joins regular sessions with her husband and an instructor who will give you a taster of the exercises, so make sure you are sitting comfortably!

FLexercise - July 2022

FLexercise session recorded on July 2022


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Music and creative arts

Orchestra Vitae - January 2021

Welcome to Friday Music Live! Orchestra Vitae join us once again to introduce you to some excellent music for your mood and mental health. From classical to contemporary pieces, enjoy music that will both relax and inspire. 

 

Orchestra Vitae - February 2021

Orchestra Vitae join us once again to introduce you to some excellent music for your mood and mental health, with an introduction to the music and history of some of our most famous classical composers. 

Art talk - January 2022

Ines from the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust explores the life and work of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, an Austrian artist who cared for her mother. Trigger warning - artwork with partial nudity.

LGBTQ+ History Month - March 2022

Trigger Warning: Nudity displayed on two artworks (also included on slide two). Recording of our Share and Learn presentation about LGBTQ+ History Month and activism, Queer artists, Queer joy, and more.

Links to videos mentioned in the session:

LGBT+ History Month 2022 Assembly - Your Journey of Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUQ1jDJ9Xk

Queer Eye: Season 6 | Official Trailer | Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yo2ohiqF4o 

Arlo Parks - Hope (Official Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d-blfWHSng


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Health and wellbeing

Creating bedtime rituals with Sound Asleep Club - May 2021

Struggle with sleep? Deborah from Sound Asleep Club shares tips for creating bedtime rituals and routines to help you relax and sleep better. This session includes a guided breathing and visual meditation session with a short journalling exercise. To watch the meditation, skip to 30:28.

Nutrition and caring with Nutricia: good nutrition information about your diet as a carer to help you stay healthy - June 2021

Becky from Nutricia shares tips on good nutrition, and tips for helping the person you care for to eat well. Information correct at the time of recording (June 2021).

Introduction to seated Hatha Yoga with Sangeeta Bhandari - August 2021

Yoga instructor Sangeeta Bhandari provides an introduction to Hatha Yoga breathing techniques and gentle seated exercises. Please see our notice on exercise before participating.

Bereavement, grief and what to do when caring ends with Dr Suniti Marwaha-Sharma - May 2022

 

Dr Suniti Marwaha-Sharma, certified bereavement counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist, shares tips and guidance on navigating grief and when caring ends.

Stopping to notice with Miranda Keeling - July 2022

Author Miranda Keeling shares extracts from her book, 'The Year I Stopped to Notice', as well as exercises to help you notice what's around you. Recorded July 2022. 

Sara Challice – Wisdom to Empower Session 1, Gaining Clarity

Carers usually learn the hard way, on their own, and sadly, most end up falling ill. Sara explains CRM – Carer Response Mode and why your perception of caring and your programming are vital. We also look at ways in which to check in with yourself, plus why honesty is the best policy. Find out more about Sara on her website.

Sara Challice – Wisdom to Empower Session 2, Taking Back Control

 Do you feel life is often out of control and happening to you? We look in how to adapt and change to make your life easier. We also look at co-dependency – are you too caring? Within this session there are strategies to ensure you make the right decisions, for yourself, as well as the cared for. Find out more about Sara on her website: www.whocares4carers.com

Sara Challice Wisdom to Empower Session 3, Your Support Network

Have you felt isolated and lonely whilst caring? In this session, Sara looks at some great ways to put the feelers out to ensure you have the right support. She shares a great ‘A-ha’ moment with an analogy that helped her on becoming more resilient. She also looks at simple psychology when dealing with conflicts. Find out more about Sara on her website: www.whocares4carers.com

Norman singing

Care for a Cuppa regular and carer Norman shares his favourite hits.


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Practical information

Disabled Facilities Grants and disability benefits - June 2021

Priya and Liz from Carers UK's Helpline team offer tips and guidance for carers on Disabled Facilities Grants and disability benefits. Information correct at the time of recording (June 2021).

Tips and guidance for new carers on carers' assessments - June 2021

Priya, our Helpline worker, offers guidance for new carers on carers' assessments. Information correct at the time of recording (June 2021).

Tips and guidance for new carers from our Helpline team - July 2021

New to caring? Find information and guidance aimed specifically at new carers, led by Liz from the Carers UK Helpline. Information correct at time of recording (July 2021).

Carer breaks and benefits - August 2021

Priya and Liz from our Helpline team explore how to request breaks from your caring role, and how breaks from caring can impact your welfare benefits. Information correct at time of recording (August 2021).

Carer's Allowance and Disability Related Expenditure - October 2021

Liz and Priya from our Helpline team offer guidance on Carer's Allowance and Disability Related Expenditure. Information correct at time of recording (October 2021).

Hospital discharge - December 2021

Helpline expert Priya provides information on when the person you care for is discharged from hospital and things you may wish to consider. Information correct at time of recording (December 2021).

Worried about energy costs? - December 2021

Find out how you could receive help with rising energy costs with Liz from the Carers UK Helpline. Information correct at time of recording (December 2021).

How to complain effectively - February 2022

Liz and Priya from Carers UK's Helpline team share tips and guidance on complaining effectively and challenging benefit decisions, and offer suggested remedies. Recorded on 23 February 2022. Information correct at time on recording.

Filling in benefits forms - July 2022

Liz from Carers UK's Helpline team offers tips and guidance for carers on filling in welfare benefits forms and where to find more support. Information correct at the time of recording (July 2022).

Energy costs - cost of living support series

Our Helpline adviser and former carer Liz Edwards shares tips on help with energy costs during the cost of living crisis. Information is provided for general information purposes and guidance only, and is correct at time of recording (October 2022). For more information on your specific caring situation, contact our Helpline at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Carers' experiences

Kate Mosse Q&A for Carers Week - June 2021

Bestselling writer Kate Mosse shares her caring experiences and reads extracts from her new book, 'An Extra Pair of Hands', published by Profile Books: https://profilebooks.com/work/an-extra-pair-of-hands/

Readings from Shaun Deeney from "Love & Care" - July 2021

"Once my mother looked after me. Now I look after her." Shaun Deeney reads from his book, "Love & Care", about what it means to be a carer, particularly what it means to be a man who cares. 

 Richard Bates and Astrid read from Who Cares? - April 2022

Carer and author Richard Bates reads from his new book, Who Cares?, alongside carer and contributor Astrid Hilne. Find out more about the book. Recorded April 2022.


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Carers Rights Day 2021

12 minute workout with Mr Motivator

Mr Motivator leads a 12 minute fun and accessible workout for carers. This session was organised by Carers UK and Age UK Islington. If taking part in the workout, please refer to our exercise notice.

Working and caring with Liz from the Carers UK Helpline

Our Helpline expert Liz takes you through your rights as a carer at work, and how to balance caring with employment.

Readings from author and carer, Penny Wincer

A conversation with carer and author Penny Wincer, with short readings from her book, Tender: The Imperfect Art of CaringPenny Wincer has twice been a carer, first to her mother, and as a single parent to her autistic son.

Forum Q&A with our Helpline experts

Our Helpline experts answer questions from members on caring, including community care, covering funeral costs and challenging discrimination.


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Smart Energy GB - technology and energy saving

Everyday technology - September 2021

Introduction to a range of technologies that could support carers, including smart meters. This session features Aaron, Director of Carers Support at Carers UK, and Christina from Smart Energy GB.

Technology and caring with Smart Energy GB and Howz - October 2021

Madeleine from Carers UK, Christina from Smart Energy GB and Louise from Howz explore how technology can benefit you as a carer. Information correct at time of recording (October 2021).

Home improvement and energy saving Dec 2021

Learn about incentives for home improvement and energy saving with National Energy Action and Smart Energy GB. Information correct at time of recording (December 2021).

Managing someone's affairs - April 2022

Liz and Priya from Carers UK's Helpline team offer tips and guidance on managing someone’s affairs, Power of Attorney and Mental Capacity. Information correct at time of recording.


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