Why is it important for us as pastoral carers to have support and encouragement for the care we offer? What can we do as a community of faith, to enable one another to flourish in the midst of human need around us? How can we access confidential, safe spaces to grow and develop and mature in faith and understanding?

PCUK in support of pastoral carers, is now offering the following training to non-members as well as its members

Here is a breakdown of what each session will consist of.

Session 1: Self Care (Wednesday 6 October 2021, 7-9pm)

To understand the importance and challenges of self-care when caring for others

Session 2: Reflective Practice (Wednesday 20 October 2021, 7-9pm)

To understand the nature, purpose and value of reflective practice and gain some tools to apply it

Session 3: Understanding a Pastoral Support Group (Wednesday 10 November 2021, 7-9pm)

To understand the value, nature and purpose of a PCUK Pastoral Support Group, the roles and responsibilities of its participants and a broad framework to enable the groups reflective practice

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We now want to extend the invitation to non-members to join the training and hope you may want to take up the opportunity to be part of what’s happening with us! If you decide to become a member upon finishing the training, it will give you access to a small facilitated online Pastoral Support Group which will meet every 4-6 weeks for 1.5 hrs. The Groups are aimed at enabling members to share their experiences of caring for others (lighten their load), encourage one another (build one another up in love), develop self-awareness (grow and mature), gain fresh perspectives (see things differently), develop good practice (pool wisdom and share resources), keep safe and well (manage boundaries) and explore their faith in relation to their experiences (make sense of, integrate Faith).

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