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'Me Time' is a chance to do something for your own enjoyment. These online sessions, funded by the Welsh Government, are a place where you can get involved in a range of activities that you may not be able to do normally and explore new opportunities. We will be doing all sorts of things ranging from group viewings of the great wonders of the world, to physical exercise to relaxation and mindfulness and so much more.

These sessions are all about you and your wellbeing.

Come along and have some fun, take a break from your daily routine and share different experiences whilst in the company of other carers.


Find out more about the project and what carers have said about supporting their mental health here

Sessions are being added all the time so please check back frequently to see what else may be occuring.

We also run Care for a Cuppa sessions where you get chance to chat with other carers. Find out more about these sessions here 


Upcoming 'Me Time' Sessions


Friday 9th October - 10.30am: Sensory Enrichment through Nature - Smell

Join us for a 60 minute session where we will be joined by Jodi Marshall from Small Woods, who will show us how plants in nature are related to smell, how to make a healing/scented balm and look at how smell connects you to nature.

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Monday 12th October - 6pm: Mindfulness

It's easy to get caught up in a pattern of swirling thoughts—thinking about a laundry list of things that need to be done, ruminating on past events, or could-be situations of the future—and learning mindfulness can help. But what exactly is mindfulness?

It can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on "the now" so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.

Sign up for this session here


Wednesday 14th October - 2.30pm: Self Care

Please join us for our second session with Abbie Fish, we’ve already covered Life in Lockdown, this time we’ll reflect on how we really feel about, and the barriers to, taking care of ourselves as our first priority.

We all know we need to do it, but how? We'll chat about different ways to Self-Care for your mind, body and soul, that go deeper than the stereotypical self-care bubble bath!

You'll be guided to explore the most supportive self-care for you as an individual, so that you can enjoy a healthier, happier lifestyle (which overflows to those you
care for).

Abbie is a Self-Care Coach who supports people to put their own health and happiness first, for the benefit of themselves AND their loved ones.

In a society that has brought us up feeling that Self-Care is selfish, Abbie believes that a Self-First approach is win-win and actually essential for our collective health. Abbie offers 121 Coaching and Self-Care sessions which are relaxed, informal and have a focus on discovering what works for you as an individual.

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Wednesday 21st October - 1pm: Vegetarian Cooking Demo

We look forward to a series of demos and talks with Roving Chef Claire Bannerman from Vegetarian For Life. Claire has a love for vegetarian food that led to her studying Food Processing at Glasgow College of Food Technology here she began her culinary journey into food manufacturing, development and food safety training. Hungry for more knowledge on the influence of food on our wellbeing, Claire went on to become a REHIS accredited tutor and a Healthy Living Award Assessor.

For national baking week, we have a vegan baking demonstration. Vegetarian for Life will introduce their Vegan Baking Guide and give you hints and tips on making tasty egg and dairy free cakes.

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Thursday 22nd October - 3pm: Post Lockdown Anxiety

The pandemic has had a huge impact upon us all in differing ways. However, there are some amongst us for whom this has created great anxieties - firstly with the lockdown and the changes we had to make, and now with the easing of lockdown, the changes we are facing again. There is a level of anxiety that is being felt alongside this easing and it is hoped through this webinar we will have the opportunity to help you address some of those anxious feelings, whilst allowing you the opportunity to explore your own feelings about the situation and what it means to you.

This is a 2 hour session

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Thursday 22nd October - 8pm: Craft for Wellbeing Session with Lora Morgan

Dream catcher

During this workshop we will be creating a dreamcatcher by using vintage doilies. We will be creating a totally unique dreamcatcher, unlike any you’ve seen before. These delicate decoration is prefect to hang in your bedroom or living room.

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Thursday 29th October - 9pm: Bingo night

Eyes down for our third Bingo session and play some games with us.
Prizes range from £5 amazon voucher a line to £20 amazon voucher for a full house – come and join the fun!

This session is for 60 minutes

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Friday 30th October - 7pm: Sleep Therapy with Nicola Armstrong-Pruce

Nicola will welcome you in taking the first steps in moving forwards towards a more full filling night’s sleep, she will look at sleep issues, whatever they may be, which can be discussed, acknowledged, accepted and addressed.

Lack of sleep can cause everyday frustrations, come along, and learn how to break free of habits that no longer serve you.

Nicola is a fully qualified, experienced counsellor with a strong person-centred base, warm, compassionate, and accepting of whatever you choose to bring to the session. Nicola is passionate about her work and genuinely cares for her clients.

Nicola is very skilled in picking up on what is not said, which can be more important than what is said.

This session is for up to 2 hours.

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Wednesday 4th November - 7pm: Stress with Caroline Davies

Come and join us for our second in the series of 4 sessions we are running over the next few months with Caroline Davies.

Caroline has been coaching since 2005 helping to empower individuals by helping them make, meet and exceed their goals/objectives however small in both their private and individual life.

Stress: In this session we will be looking at trigger points and what techniques to use that can become new habits that can be used to alleviate our own individual levels. Understanding our thought process and gaining a new insight in stress management.

Please make sure you bring along a pen and paper to take notes on this session.

Caroline will be running a further 2 sessions for us on anxiety and panic and assertiveness. Please keep an eye on our Me Time website for these dates.

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Thursday 5th November - 4pm: Bwytau'n Iach

Croeso ichi ,fe fyddai yn cael sgwrs hamddenol am fwytau’n iach yn cynnwys gwybodaeth am y canllaw bwytau’n iach - ffrwythau, llysiau, carbohydrad, protin, braster a gwybodaeth am siwgwr sydd mewn bwyd a diod” gyda Anwen, Ymarferydd Cynorthwyol Dietegydd Iechyd y Cyhoedd.

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Monday 9th November - 7pm: Dawns I Pawb/ Dance for everyone

Rydym yn credu bod pawb yn gallu dawnsio ac yn parhau i ddadlau’r manteision o ddawns i’n cymunedau o fewn y cyd-destun twf personol, iechyd a lles cymdeithasol, rhyngweithio cymdeithasol a chymunedol a hunaniaeth ddiwylliannol.

We believe that anybody can dance and strive to advocate the benefits of dance to our communities within the context of personal growth, health and social well-being, social and community interaction and cultural identity.

This will be a bi-lingual session open to all carers across Wales come and join us to find out more.

This session is for one hour.

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Wednesday 11th November - 3.30pm: Managing your Mind - Assertiveness

Join us for session 3 with Sure for Mental Health trainer, Jennie Dowsell.

Assertiveness can be defined in a multitude of ways: it is a state of mind, a mode of behaviour, and a communication technique combined into one. Mastering assertiveness can be the key to unlocking confidence, improving communications and conflict resolution, getting respect from others, and it can lead to a better quality of life. By the end of this 2-hour webinar you will be able to define assertiveness and outline the differences between assertiveness, passivity and aggression; look at the barriers to assertiveness; and learn new methods and skills to become more assertive. There will also be a chance to give this a go!

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Thursday 12th November - 4pm: Craft for Wellbeing Session with Lora Morgan

Felting

In the felting workshop we will be learning both the wet felting technique and needle felting, to create a beautiful landscape out of wool. This is a lovely, therapeutic process with wonderful results for you to frame in your home or give as a gift. You are welcome to bring your own photo for reference (such as your favourite place, beach, mountain or garden) or you can create an imaginative landscape.

This session is for up to 2 hours

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Saturday 14th November - 2pm: Mindfulness Session

It's easy to get caught up in a pattern of swirling thoughts—thinking about a laundry list of things that need to be done, ruminating on past events, or could-be situations of the future—and learning mindfulness can help. But what exactly is mindfulness?

It can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on "the now" so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.

This will be a 2 hour session but please feel free to join us for the first or second hour or both.

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Monday 16th November - 1pm: Self-esteem and Kindness

Join us for session 4 with Sure for Mental Health trainer, Jennie Dowsell.

This one-hour webinar introduces the concept of self-esteem and what impacts our self-esteem. We also explore the act of being kind to yourself and the positive impact this can have on your self-esteem, and we look at techniques to help with this. We also discuss how kindness to others can be beneficial to both our own self-esteem, and other people’s, at the same time.

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Wednesday 18th November - 1pm: Vegetarian Cooking Demo

Festive Treats, we will cook a range Christmas dishes and crowd pleasers
We look forward to a series of demos and talks with Roving Chef Claire Bannerman from Vegetarian For Life. Claire has a love for vegetarian food that led to her studying Food Processing at Glasgow College of Food Technology here she began her culinary journey into food manufacturing, development and food safety training. Hungry for more knowledge on the influence of food on our wellbeing, Claire went on to become a REHIS accredited tutor and a Healthyliving Award Assessor.

This is a 1 hour session.

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Thursday 19th November - 7.30pm: Crefft er Lles

Ffeltio
Yn y gweithdy ffeltio yma bydda ni’n dysgu'r dechneg ffeltio gwlyb ag ffeltio gyda nodwydd, i greu tirlun hardd allan o wlân. Mae ffeltio yn broses hynod therapiwtig, gyda chanlyniadau hyfryd i chi gael fframio yn eich cartref neu roi fel anrheg. Mae croeso ichi ddod a llun eich hunain i gael copïo (e.e.. eich hoff le, lan y môr, mynyddoedd, eich gerddi) neu greu tirlun dychmygol.

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Friday 20th November - 2.30pm: Sensory Enrichment through Nature - Taste

Today we will be identifying plants and will look at how to make spiced hawthorn syrup.

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Sunday 22nd November - 2pm: Motown session with Jacky Webbe

Jacky Webbe first paid tribute to Diana Ross on "Stars in Their Eyes". Since then she has been travelling nationally and internationally paying tribute to the first lady of Motown. Her portrayal is said to be "second to none" and her reputation and professionalism have grown and precede her wherever she goes.

Join us with Jacky for an hour of Motown and Tributes to her icons, requests can be taken on the day.

This is a one hour session.

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Thursday 26th November - 9pm: Bingo!

 Eyes down for our fourth Bingo session and play some games with us.

Prizes range from £5 amazon voucher for a line to £20 amazon voucher for a full house – come and join the fun!

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Sunday 29th November - 7pm: Anxiety and Panic Session with Caroline Davies

Come and join us for the third in a series of 4 sessions we’re running over the next few months with Caroline Davies.

Caroline has been coaching since 2005 helping to empower individuals by helping them make, meet and exceed their goals/objectives however small in both their private and individual life.

Anxiety is a connection between our thoughts, emotions and actions. The root of anxiety lies beneath unhealthy beliefs and thoughts.

We will look at anxiety triggers and controlling our reactions to situations that cause us stress. Discussing action plans to help when we feel our anxiety grow.

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Monday 2nd December - 1pm: Managing Change and Self-care during COVID-19

Join us for a 2-hour session on Managing Change and Self-care during COVID-19, with Helen Jenkins and Peter Griffiths.

Managing Change during COVID-19: We have all experienced a lot of change, both in our home lives and wider, these last few months. This webinar explores why change can be so difficult, some of the impacts of COVID-19 in terms of change, and we discuss how we feel about change. We look at ways to accept change, and techniques of how to manage change and potentially turn it into an opportunity.

Self-care during COVID-19: Self-care is important all of the time; but never more so than during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. This webinar explores what psychological wellbeing means, and why it is so important; alongside an exploration of methods to improve your psychological wellbeing, with tips you can try at home. Lastly, we’ll look at 10 ways to make sure we self-care during these difficult times and we’ll practice a guided visualisation to finish.

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Wednesday 4th December - 4pm: Sensory Enrichment through Nature - Hearing

Join us with Coed Lleol for an hour of Hearing. Birds spotting, migrating and birdsong bingo.

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Wednesday 4th December - 7pm: with 1960's Motorcycle Racing champion Jim Curry

Life in the fast lane, predominantly on two wheels and with a championship medal to boot, is depicted in a new book written by Jim Curry.

Join us for an evening of excitement and adventure, whilst Jim takes us a whirlwind adventure of his highs and lows and how he became who he is today. A Legend!

Jim will share his passion for motorcycle Grand Prix Racing which saw him win the 125cc British Championship in 1968, followed by becoming runner-up in that season's 350ccc championship and then gaining a remarkable victory on his first introduction to the legendary 24km circuit of Nurburg ring, in Germany.

Jim will share his journey, to reach the cutting edge of the competition to be top dog in the dog-eat-dog world of short circuit scratching, during the late sixties and early seventies, and experienced the thrill of the one and only Historic TT race of 1984.

His book “A Lap of my Life” is a fascinating insight into a life lived in full.

This session is for 1 hour.

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Wednesday 9th December - 10am: Mindfulness Session

It's easy to get caught up in a pattern of swirling thoughts—thinking about a laundry list of things that need to be done, ruminating on past events, or could-be situations of the future—and learning mindfulness can help. But what exactly is mindfulness?

It can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on "the now" so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.

This is a 2 hour session.

Sign up for this session here


Thursday 10th December - 1pm: Managing your Mind: Stress – Jennie Dowsell

Join us for our final in a series of 6 sessions with Sure for Mental Health trainer, Jennie Dowsell.

“A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.”

Stress is something that can affect any of us, and in the demands of our modern society, and particularly throughout this current global situation, many of us are not a stranger to feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

Over this 2-hour webinar, we look at types of stress, the impacts and costs of stress, and stress in the workplace. We also look at how to recognise our own stress levels, and look at ways to manage and cope with stress. There will be opportunity for discussion and interaction, and this webinar will be delivered via PowerPoint, breakout rooms and activities.

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Thursday 17th December - 7pm: Assertiveness session with Caroline Davies

Come and join us for our final session with Caroline Davies.

Caroline has been coaching since 2005 helping to empower individuals by helping them make, meet and exceed their goals/objectives however small in both their private and individual life.

Assertiveness: This literally means showing confidence and having the ability to speak up for yourself in any given situation.

It's having the ability to speak or get your point across without upsetting others or oneself.
Observation, self- evaluation and conversational skills.

Please make sure you bring along a pen and paper to take notes on this session.

Caroline will be running the same series of sessions again 2021 for us in Welsh. Please keep an eye on our Me Time website for these dates.

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Friday 18th December - 1pm: Orchestra Vitae

Come and join us for another afternoon of music with Orchestra Vitae, we have a special afternoon lined up with Fiona and five other musicians who will play for us.

We’ll start our afternoon with a hello and welcome from Fiona. They will then play for us for about 20 minutes, this will be followed by a discussion on how music is great for our mood and mental health. We’ll round the afternoon off with a sing-a-long and a short Q&A session.

Violinist Fiona Gibbs founded Orchestra Vitae in 2012 and performs a wide variety of repertoire, often including works by British and female composers. The Orchestra has recently launched the initiative 'Concert Chums' which aims to make concerts as welcoming and relaxing as possible for people from all walks of life.

Fiona began playing the violin at the age of 6 and now works as a freelance violinist, academic and instrumental teacher.

Mark Walkem began playing the cello at the age of 7 works as a freelance cellist, baroque cellist and instrumental teacher. 

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Wednesday 23rd December - 1pm:  Vegetarian Cooking Demo

We look forward to a series of demos and talks with Roving Chef Claire Bannerman from Vegetarian For Life. Claire has a love for vegetarian food that led to her studying Food Processing at Glasgow College of Food Technology here she began her culinary journey into food manufacturing, development and food safety training. Hungry for more knowledge on the influence of food on our wellbeing, Claire went on to become a REHIS accredited tutor and a Healthyliving Award Assessor.

Love Your Leftovers, we will show you how to reduce food waste and make the most of your Christmas dinner.

This session is for one hour.

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Thursday 31st December - 9pm: Bingo

Eyes down for our Bingo night, come and play some games with us.
Prizes range from £25 amazon voucher a line to £100 amazon voucher for a full house – come and join the fun!

This is our New Years Eve special grab a drink and see what you can win.

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We are always looking for suggestions for good 'Me Time' sessions. Have you got an idea? Let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Want to see what events have already happened and ask for us to do it again? You can see what has been run previously here

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