Looking after a friend or relative can be challenging. With so much to do each day, it’s easy to forget to look after yourself. Since 2002, Breathing Space has offered retreats and groups to help local carers get some well-earned time out. We also teach mindfulness and meditation – tools you can use in your daily life to help reduce stress and enjoy the small things more. All our activities are done in small groups of carers, giving you a great chance to meet like-minded people.

What we offer

All our activities are completely free for unpaid carers. Do get in touch if you’d like to know more on 02087099985 or info@breathingspacelondon.org.uk.

Weekly drop-ins

Every Tuesday 11:15am-12:45pm, relaxing meditations and stress-reduction techniques in a friendly setting with plenty of tea and biscuits.
  • A space for supportive conversation and sharing experience

  • Simple guided meditations to unwind

  • Stress-reducing tips to help you in your life

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to a government exemption for carers' support groups, we will now be running our in-person carers group from 6th April. We will also continue our online group for the foreseeable future. Do get in touch if you'd like to know more.

Free to local carers, no need to book, just drop in.


Day retreats

  • A whole day (10am-5pm) to relax and rejuvenate

  • Supportive, community atmosphere

  • Relaxing meditations

  • Stress-reducing techniques

  • Gentle yoga exercises

  • A delicious lunch provided

Free to local carers, get in touch to know more.


Residential retreats

Twice a year Breathing Space hosts two-and-a-half day retreats in our beautiful retreat centre in the Suffolk countryside.
  • Two and a half days to relax and rejuvenate

  • Supportive, community atmosphere

  • Comfortable lounge areas

  • Relaxing meditations

  • Stress-reducing techniques

  • Gentle yoga exercises

  • Delicious, healthy meals

  • Entertainment

  • Countryside walks

 

Currently these retreats are only open to unpaid carers living in Tower Hamlets. To register your interest, please contact Tower Hamlets Carers Centre