FREE courses to help carers are on offer from Kirklees Adult Services.
People who look after others who are ill, frail or have problems such as dementia, mental health or alcohol or substance misuse are being invited to take part and learn to feel more in control.
The courses are in self management and are designed to help carers make more time to look after their own health.
The sessions include relaxation techniques, dealing with tiredness, difficult emotions, wellbeing, coping with depression, working with professionals and planning for the future.
The Looking After Me course will run over seven weeks with sessions each lasting two and a half hours.
It will run from February 14 at Dewsbury Health Centre from 10am to 12.30pm; and from March 12 at Gateway to Care in Huddersfield from 10am to 12.30pm.
There will also be Looking After Me courses specifically for those caring for people with Dementia and these will run at Huddersfield Town Hall on February 4 from 10.30am to 1pm; and on February 5 from 10am to 1pm at Dewsbury Town Hall.
Clr Molly Walton, Cabinet member for Wellbeing, said: “These courses are designed to help carers look after themselves and stay healthy and will therefore enable them to continue to look after those who need their help.
“You may make new friends but also have the chance to share experiences with others who are in the same position as yourselves.”
The courses are free but need to be booked by contacting 01484 226050 or email email@example.com