Free courses
for unpaid carers

Access a wide range of free courses written
and designed with the help of carers.

What we do

Hundreds of unpaid carers have attended Promas CIC courses
since we began in 2011.

We know caring for
someone can be tough

And we’re here to help you
manage your caring role.

Find a course that suits you

15/15

Update Course

We offer an optional one-day update course for all carers who have attended our courses. We’ll be in touch 8 – 15 months after your initial training so no application is needed.

1/15

Caring for carers
(3 day course)

This course introduces tools to help you to improve your own wellbeing and quality of life. You will also explore strategies to help you cope and manage proactively in your caring role.

2/15

Caring for Cares
(1 day course)

This course introduces tools to help you to improve your own wellbeing and quality of life. You will also explore strategies to help you cope and manage proactively in your caring role.

3/15

Managing Mental Illness

We know it can be difficult to care for a friend or relative who’s experiencing poor mental health. But you’re not alone.
This two-day course will help you to understand mental illness.

4/15

Caring for Dementia Carers

This course introduces tools to help you to improve your own wellbeing and quality of life. You will also explore strategies to help you cope and manage proactively in your caring role.

5/15

Dementia Carers: Preparing for Change

Together we’ll explore and make sense of the emotions you’re going through as well as looking at the process of choosing and recognising suitable care.

6/15

Listen, Talk be Heard

It sounds so simple: say what you mean; but sometimes what we try to communicate gets lost in translation, despite our best intentions. We say one thing, the other person hears something else.

7/15

Managing stress in your caring role

Being a carer and worrying about the health of our loved ones is not an easy responsibility. Add the need to juggle other commitments in life and it’s understandable that many of us become worried, anxious and stressed.

8/15

Coping Strategies

During this one-day course you’ll focus on different areas of your life and build and develop effective coping strategies. This will help you to stay well and manage your caring role.

9/15

Making Time for Art for Carers

Art can help you to explore your emotions as well as providing an activity to take your mind off your caring role for a short time. Enabling you to reset, recharge and perhaps discover a new interest.

10/15

Singing for Carers

Singing can help you to relax and reduce depression and anxiety. It can help your health and increase your wellbeing — and it’s a great way to meet new people.

11/15

Caring for Cancer Carers

This course introduces tools to help you to improve your own wellbeing and quality of life. It also offers practical help around things like dealing with appointments and speaking to healthcare professionals.
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13/15

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking really is for everyone and uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. The poles mean that effort is shared between the upper and lower body and it actually feels easier than normal walking, particularly uphill.

14/15

Citizens Advice Cornwall

Citizens Advice Cornwall will deliver information and advice to carers through a series a one-off course delivered through a two hour session. The session will cover an overview of benefits and support that carers could be entitled to.

Our upcoming events

Book your place at one of our fun and caring social events.

Old Quay House, Lelant, Hayle – Cancelled

28th November 2020

Old Quay House, Lelant, Hayle

20th November 2021
An update from Promas CIC on what we are doing during COVID-19
To all our carers and supporters, we are here and available by telephone or email. We are running free Zoom courses, our helpline and online courses are also available.

We have new dates for 2021 face to face courses coming soon

Stay safe and look after yourselves; we hope to see you very soon.

Kind regards,

Bernie and Jenny
Zoom courses
See our ‘Video training via Zoom’ page for all courses and dates.

Unpaid carer Helpline
We are here to talk & help with any challenges or issues you may be experiencing. Call us Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, or text/email us at any time.


Please note calls are charged at standard rate. However, to avoid call charges you can text/phone/email us to request a call and we will contact you within 24 hours (excluding weekends).

Email us: [email protected]

Phone or text us: (mob) 07435 870587, 07775 756454, (landline) 01736 339226

Telephone Training
We are now offering free training/guidance sessions on a one to one basis by telephone on a number of subjects to unpaid carers in Cornwall. Please go to course page to find out more.
Online courses
Our online courses are available. Email us for details and we can get you started.