Caring ’til the end

This free two-part online workshop is for carers who are supporting someone diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

Session 1 focuses on the carer experience: the emotions, issues to consider, and finding support. Session 2 explores what happens during the process of dying, emphasising how carers can look after themselves during this time.

Both parts are 2 hours in length; Session 1 needs to be completed before commencing Session 2.

Session 1: The carer journey

Key messages:

  • Key message 1: One illness, two journeys
  • Key message 2: Family and friends
  • Key message 3: Questions to think about

Session 2: Understanding death and dying

Key messages:

  • Key message 1: Death: a hidden experience.
  • Key message 2: What you can expect as someone dies.
  • Key message 3: Looking after yourself during the end of life stage.

Register below:

The 26 Oct/2 Nov Carer workshops have been reconvened to 9 and 16 November. Places are still limited. Registration Essential. RSVP extended to Thursday 2 November 2023

  • 2023 ‘Caring ’til the end’ flyer available here.

Workshop Tips

To get the most out of the sessions, we encourage the following:

Computer set up
Please use a computer or large screen tablet. We will be sharing PowerPoint slides, so you will want a screen big enough to see them.
Set up your computer or device in a quiet room away from the person you are supporting. We want all participants to be able to speak freely and openly about their experience. If you have them, we encourage the use of headphones for more privacy and better audio.
We request that you leave your camera on during the session. This allows for greater connection between group members and a more enjoyable experience for everyone.

Make a comfortable space just for you
Please set the time aside completely for you. This means letting the person you are caring for know that you will be unavailable to them during the session. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your person unattended, we invite you to arrange another family member or friend to be with your person during this time. If you don’t have anyone available, we will try to arrange a volunteer or support worker to be with your person during this time. Please contact at least one week prior to the session on to arrange. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee a support person but we will do our very best.

Support after the session