Refresh Carers Wellbeing Workshop

‘Know your Worth!’ Parent Carer Skills Set and Creating a Wellbeing Collage. All materials are supplied. 

We will be using photos and pictures from magazines and newspapers. Attendees will have a selection to chose from, they can cut out the pictures/photos and glue them onto their own piece of paper. Choosing pictures/photos of places, activities etc that they believe would help their well-being. Such as beautiful countryside, relaxing home environments etc. Participants will all be invited to talk about their collage if they wish. 

The aim is in promoting discussion around well-being. 

Each in-person course will have a max of 15 attendees.

The course will run 10am-12pm and there will be lunch provided afterwards as well as time for questions for the in-person course. When booking, please do let me know of any dietary requirements. Bookings close a week before the event to allow planning.

We apologise – but these courses are not suitable for children and there is no childcare available.

Meet your Instructor

We are Julie Baird and Sarah Godfrey and we are both parent carers of two young adults who have disabilities. We met at a parent carers’ meeting that was held to start campaigning for disability transport.

We were also part of a group of parent carers’ who formed a local campaign group to help improve services for disabled people in our area and nationally. We then formed a friendship.

We both shared the same values and a passion for social justice, particularly for parent carers, and we continued to support each other as our children were of a similar age. One day we were having a general discussion about the lack of opportunities for parent carers who want to do something for themselves, such as a hobby, volunteering, or paid work.

We then talked about how we have seen some progress within our culture towards disabilities in general. However, support and opportunities for carers to work, volunteer, or improve their well-being are extremely limited. Our lived experience has made us passionate about improving the lives of unpaid parent carers.

We would put the parent carers at the centre of our work, we will then support them to develop themselves. We want to support them to be able to make positive changes for themselves, to value themselves and their skills. We want to empower them to improve their lives.

Refresh Carers is now a registered charity.


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May 28, 2024 10:00 am


May 28, 2024 12:00 pm

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Leeds Mencap 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 9LU