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Guideposts Carers Groups

Guideposts Carers Groups

We hold groups in South-West Hertfordshire for people who are carers of family members or friends with mental health conditions, autism, or dementia, meeting monthly to listen and support each other.

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Current Status: Our carers groups, both online and in person, are open to all. Please get in touch if you’d like to come along, or have a chat on the phone first.

How the Carers Groups work

The groups meet in Watford, South Oxhey and Borehamwood on a monthly basis, to offer each other mutual support and share their experience as carers, as well as having some light-hearted fun.  In some sessions a guest speaker is invited to give information and knowledge to help with the caring role.

They provide a chance for carers to connect and support each other in a friendly environment, creating a safe secure space in which to share concerns, challenges, coping techniques, experience and knowledge.

All groups are run by Guideposts’ community mental health services team, based at Henry Smith House in Watford.

When and where are the groups?

Watford Carers Group

Day & Time: The last Monday of every month (excluding bank holidays), 6.45pm to 9pm

Address: Henry Smith House, 3-5 Estcourt Road, Watford WD17 2PT

South Oxhey Carers Group

Day & Time: Every 2nd Monday of the month, 1.30pm – 3pm

Address: The Clitheroe Health & Wellbeing Centre, 37 Clitheroe Gardens, South Oxhey WD19 6RP

Borehamwood Carers Group

Day & Time: The last Wednesday of every month, from 1.30-3.00pm

Address: Maxwell Park Community Centre, Maxwell Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1JJ

Caring for Carers – Online group

Day & Time: Every Wednesday (weekly) 4- 5pm

Address: on Zoom. Please contact us for joining instructions.

Be our Guest Dementia Group- Watford

In partnership with Say it with a Smile. Offering carers support from a trained care team and a wellbeing specialist while the person you care for enjoys dementia-specific activities.

Each session costs £6 and includes refreshments.

Day & Time:1.30-3pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Address: St Luke’s Church, Langley Way, Watford, WD17 3EG.

For more information, please call 07884 185281 or email info@sayitwithasmileltd.co.uk.

Why should I join?

Joining a group of people in a similar situation to you can help you to feel less isolated, as well as helping you in your caring role by sharing useful information and having some fun!

Who can attend the groups?

Our groups support carers caring for a loved one with with mental ill health (eg bipolar or schizophrenia), autism, and dementia. If you care for someone with a related condition and would like to attend please get in touch.

Key Info

Groups Coordinator: Lin Fellows

Contact number: 01923 223554 / 07917 494286

Email: LFellows@guideposts.org.uk

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How to join?

Please get in touch if you’re interested in coming to one of these groups. We will arrange to have a chat on the phone, before coming along to the meeting.