Wakefield District SWYPFT Carers Week Information Event

Online only

Tuesday 8 June 11:00am - 2:00pm

This year’s Carers’ Week (Monday 7th to Sunday 13th June 2021) will see our Trust offering different, relaxed and friendly virtual events each day where people can tap in and see their local and then Trust wide offers. It will be hosted by a different Trust Carer Lead on each day and will feature carers sharing their stories, support available to carers and a range of guest speaker organisations.

If you are a carer living in the Wakefield District, if you care for someone who resides in the Wakefield District, if you work with carers in the Wakefield District, or if you’re just interested in what’s available in the Wakefield District, come along to our online and interactive information event on Tuesday 8th June to learn more about what support and services are available to carers across the Wakefield District. You can join us for the full three hours (11am-2pm) or simply drop in to hear more from the speakers that you’re interested in (you can find a full running order of our guest speakers below). Attendees will be invited to ask questions from our speakers, however, if you would prefer, you can simply sit and listen to the information. There is also no obligation to have your microphone or camera on.

Simply click on this link to join us on the day via Microsoft Teams.

Running order:

11:00 – Lindsey Taylor-Crossley (Wakefield Carers Lead) – Open and discuss Recovery College offer (20 mins)

11:20 – Joanne Catch – Carers Wakefield (20 mins)

11:40 – Wendy Jewitt – Wakefield Libraries (10 mins)

11:50 – Tina Dransfield – Spectrum People (10 mins)

12:00 – Bridget Gill – Safe Space (10 mins)

12:10 – Anna Milnes – Turning Point Talking Therapies (20 mins)

12:30 – Ella Dixon – Open Country(10 mins)

12:40 – Claire Lowe and Carly Finneran – SWYPFT Perinatal Team (10 mins)

12:50 – Ash Mahmood – Creative Minds and The Mental Health Museum (10 mins)

13:00 – Elaine Powell – Autism and ADHD service carers champion (10 mins)

13:10 – Jenny Groves – Battle Scars (20 mins)

13:30 – Bo Wynn – Consultant Psychiatrist carers champion (15 mins)

13:45 – Leo Colton – Family and Carers Alliance Support Group (15 mins)

14:00 – Close


For information on Carers Week events happening in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Trust-wide, take a look here.

Contact details

If you have any questions or have any issues joining us on the day, please get in touch with one of the Wakefield Recovery & Wellbeing Team on 01924 316946 or wakefieldrecoverycollege@swyt.nhs.uk.