8 - 12 June is Carers Week

Carers Week is a time to celebrate the commitment, dedication and love that Carers show to their partners, family, friends and neighbours. We've linked up with another wonderful charity, Action for Family Carers to share some of their useful resources. 

Action for Family Carers support carers across Essex. They also have some wonderful online resources that anyone can access.  

Free Online Events from Action for Family Carers

Online sessions are offered via 'Zoom', with full support if needed

Here are some examples of upcoming online events which are free for Family Carers:

Learn to Meditate Online Event

Stretch, Release, Relax Online Event

View all upcoming online events from Action for Family Carers here

Videos that you can access in your own time

Available on the Action for Family Carers website:


  • Belly Breathing for relaxation
  • EFT: a cognitive behaviour technique for stress relief and well being
  • Mindfulness for stress relief
  • Pure relaxation


Action for Family Carers also provided us with this list of resources for carers:

Thurrock Carers Support http://www.thurrockcarers.org.uk/

Carers First (0300 303 1555)https://www.carersfirst.org.uk/essex

Dementia Adventure https://dementiaadventure.co.uk/what-we-do/training-and-consultancy/free-events/

Keep Essex Active(youtube channel with yoga etc)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9tcapECrxjrDHX_iDHgGeg/ 

Carers Stepping Out (usually a walking group for Carers in Essex, but they have lots of other activities on their website)


NHS Crisis Mental Health support– available 24 hours a day



If you are in Essex, you can seek support directly from Action for Family Carers:

View their interactive Event/Support MAPwww.affc.org.uk/feelinggood

Contact them by emailing: [email protected]

or calling them on: 0300 770 80 90