The YMCA Inclusive Lives project are inviting you to
come along to the next FREE Creating Wellness
course, starting on
Wednesday 18th July at
The Search light Centre
Kingston Road
New Malden
12.00 - 3pm
This course is for all, Kingston Mencap members,
non-members, support workers and carers (18+)
The sessions include art, yoga and tips for health and wellbeing.
Anyone who attends can claim a voucher for counselling sessions once the course is
Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments are included.
For further information Email: KatrinaRedpath@ymcalsw.org or


12:43, 12 Jul 2018 by Jo Cocup

An invitation to do an online mindfulness-based course for stroke carers 

Are you over 18 years old and caring for an adult family member or friend who has suffered a stroke? 

My name is Amanda Langé. I am a trainee clinical psychologist at the University of Surrey. I have developed a four-week online mindfulness-based course to support the well-being of stroke carers, as I know that being a carer can be stressful. This is for a research project which I would like to invite you to take part in.

“Mindfulness” refers to the skill of paying purposeful and non-judgemental attention to the present moment. Research suggests that practicing mindfulness can help with a range of problems and improve wellbeing. 

Taking part in this study would involve completing the course online, from any place you find convenient. This includes reading some brief introductory materials about mindfulness once a week, and listening to guided mindfulness practices daily for approximately 10 – 20 minutes. You would also be required to fill in some questionnaires at various time points.  

If you’re interested and would like further information about taking part, please contact me via telephone: 075 0217 0435 or via email: a.lange@surrey.ac.uk. The study has received ethical approval from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences’ ethics committee at the University of Surrey. 

Participation is entirely voluntary, but your contribution would be highly valued.

11:20, 27 Jun 2018 by Jo Cocup

KCN were proud to facilitate a day of mock interviews for Xavier Students from Richard Challoner School given by The Rotary Club of New Malden.

Xavier Students

The students enjoyed the experience and opportunity to travel independently and follow the interview process with the Rotary club members.

The office environment provided a great working environment that was realistic to the students as possible. The work achieved will go towards the students BTEC workskills qualification for the unit ‘interview skills’.

13:50, 22 Jun 2018 by Jo Cocup

RBK Adult Social Care would like feedback from families/ carers and clients regarding Respite (Short Break) services for Adults with Learning Disabilities.  

Respite (Short breaks) are for people with learning disabilities to spend time away from their carers. Respite Breaks benefit a whole range of people including members of the family who get a ‘break’ from their caring responsibilities, as well as the person with a learning disability themselves, who may meet up with their friends, sometimes learn new skills, or try out new experiences.

Complete the survey online here or download the survey here.

Why are we asking you to fill in this questionnaire?

We would like to know what works well and what could be improved in order to make sure that the service we are providing meets everyone’s needs. People have told us that Respite Breaks help support families to carry on living together for longer. If the respite currently provided isn’t working for everyone, we would like to know why.

This questionnaire is anonymous unless you want to tell us who you are. We do ask if you want to leave your details at the end of the questionnaire to be involved in further engagement events around Respite (short breaks) and to hear feedback on the results of our questionnaire.

What are we hoping to find out?

We want to know how to provide adult respite services in the future, which best support the service user, carer and family.
Your feedback will help us to target our limited resources where they are needed most.

Deadline for Questionnaire: 29/06/2018


12:08, 21 Jun 2018 by Jo Cocup


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