Saint Joseph’s Shankill Caring for Carers training programme

Are you caring for someone living with dementia at home in South Dublin/Wicklow?



Saint Joseph’s Shankill are running a Caring for Carers training course specifically for family carers’ in the South Dublin/Wicklow area who look after people living with dementia at home. Carers will complete the course either over one day or two evenings, see dates below:


Saturday 24 September:  9.30 – 16.00

Thursday 6 October: 9.30 – 16.00

Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 October:  19.30 – 21.30

Saturday 29 October: 9.30 – 16.00

Friday 11 November: 9.30 – 16.00


To register please contact: Teresa at tel: 01 208 3000 or 087 234 2420 or e-mail:


The courses will offer carers support through knowledge and information and will cater for carers in the community in South Dublin and North Wicklow.  Saint Joseph’s will offer respite services for carers to allow them the freedom to attend the courses worry free. The training courses will be free of charge.


The courses will include:


  1. Information about dementia
  2. How best to communicate with someone living with dementia
  3. How to manage your stress and worries
  4. Where to access support, services or help


The Communications and Stress Management training will be divided into male only and female only groups as we know that there is a gender difference in the area of communication and stress management!


The training will provide dementia specific training to carers, giving them the understanding of dementia and dementia care, where feelings matter most.  It will equip the carers with the tools to cope with the stress of caring for someone with dementia, and the ability to access the support systems to assist them in their role as a carer of someone with dementia.


The Carers will gain a deeper understanding of the feelings and needs of people with dementia.  These learnings will all ultimately lead to better relationships between carer and their loved one living with dementia.”


For more information or to register your interest:


Contact Teresa Tel: 01 282 3000/087 234 2420 or E-mail:



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