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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 or autism, meeting monthly to listen and support each other.

Over the Covid-19 pandemic we have been meeting as groups online through Zoom, allowing for people from further afield to join as well.

Henry Smith House Team

Current Status: We currently have an online carers group, and a Dementia Carers group running. Please see our Online Zoom Groups page and contact us if you would like to join these.

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: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 4pm to 6pm

Address: Mirzan Restaurant, Aycliffe Road, Borehamwood WD6 4DY

Caring for Carers – Online group

Day & Time: Every Wednesday (weekly), 3 – 4pm

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

See our Online Zoom Group page for more information.

Dementia Carers Group – Online group

Day & Time. on the first Thursday of each month, 3-4.30pm

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

See our Online Zoom Group page for more information.

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.