Carers Week 2021 – join us and help celebrate the amazing work of carers

3rd June 2021, 11:14am | By catherinerussell |

Running from 7-13 June, Carers Week shines a light on the thousands of unpaid carers there are in the UK and celebrates the huge contribution made by this often-hidden group of people.

‘Make caring visible and valued’ is the theme of this year’s Carers Week, and Carer Support Wiltshire are joining with organisations across the country to raise awareness of the work carers do.

We will also be running several events during the week for unpaid carers, which you are welcome to join us for.

If you would like to find out more or book yourself onto any of the events listed, please email us at admin@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk or call 0800 181 4118. 


Carer support group

Tuesday 8 June, 11:00am-12:00pm

Join Carer Support Wiltshire staff members Diana and Alison for a friendly online support group. You will have opportunity to ask any questions you might have and speak to other carers.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust nature-based wellbeing workshop

Wednesday 9 June, 11:00am-12:30pm

An online workshop that will discuss how nature is important for our mental wellbeing and enthuse us to get out in nature and explore. A pre-workshop activity will be to get out in nature for a walk and collect or photograph natural objects – as many as you can starting with the letters A-Z. We’ll then share our favourites during the session!

Virtual carers cafe

Thursday 10 June, 2:00-3:00pm

All carers are welcome at this friendly carers cafe hosted by a volunteer from Zurich Community Trust.

Mental health resilience workshop

Thursday 10 June, 10:00am-12:00pm

This two-hour session provides an insight into what causes negative and positive emotions and how we can increase our emotional resilience to deal with them. Created and ran by the Aster Foundation. Read more about the workshop here. Places are limited, but if this event is full you will have the opportunity to book onto another date. NOW FULL BUT OTHER DATES ARE AVAILABLE.


Throughout Carers Week we will be sharing stories from carers to raise awareness of both the unique and shared situations and struggles carers face.

It can take many people years to identify as a carer and seek support for themselves. We really want to reduce that time, to help make sure carers keep themselves healthy and maintain good mental health and the support they are entitled to.

There shouldn’t be a stigma around caring, or an expectation that it’s just something that people do for their loved ones that isn’t a big deal, or something that’s not spoken about for fear of making others uncomfortable.

Follow our social channels on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout Carers Week.

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