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How we can help

All of the great ways that we can help support you

We’re proud to say that we can help so many carers to carry on supporting their friends, families through our personal help and support.

Group training sessions

Beacon South Yorkshire have developed two group training sessions aimed at helping carers work through the different challenges they will face.

stepping stones

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a one day course in a group setting. This course will allow the carer to explore and identify areas of their own lives that can be improved. Through this programme we will be exploring;

Next Steps

Next Steps

This programme is to help prepare carers who wish to move on into volunteering, further education or return to paid work. We look at supporting former carers to integrate back into their community and touch on issues such as;

This course would require a commitment of a morning or afternoon per week, over 4 weeks. Dates and times to be confirmed.

One to one support sessions

All support sessions are confidential, one to one sessions are with one of our trained support workers. We provide a quiet, comfortable room where the support worker will give you the chance to discuss issues of concern and help you deal with some of the challenges you face. These can be accessed Monday to Friday by appointment only.

Providing you with a more defined support structure over a period of weeks or months.

Beacon South Yorkshire provide you with support in your time of need. We understand carers daily challenges change over time and we understand that support comes in all shapes and sizes.

Coffee mornings

Coffee mornings are a chance for carers to meet with like-minded people, who are going through similar issues, to share experiences and talk to one another. Why not pop in and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with light refreshments, in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

As well as a chance to talk, you will get to find out what’s happening within BeaconSY and any other agencies you can access for support.

Our Coffee mornings run 11:00am till 1:00pm.


Reiki healing

Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing, a type of alternative medicine. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.

Hot stone massage

The hot stone massage is a speciality massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight or aching muscles, allowing the therapist to work more deeply and have a quicker impact.

Therapeutic massage

Massage is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain.

Hopi ear candles

Hopi ear candles are an ancient and natural therapy that can offer relief from issues such as sinus problems, compacted ear wax, tinnitus and headaches as well as being very relaxing.


Aromatherapy is based on the usage of aromatic materials, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds, with claims for improving psychological or physical well-being.

Counselling sessions

Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. Here at Beacon South Yorkshire, you will work 1 to 1 with a fully qualified counsellor who will work alongside you while you find these solutions using techniques from various different counselling theories to help you reach your personal goals.

All counselling sessions are confidential. We provide a quiet, comfortable room where your counsellor will give you the chance to discuss issues of concern and help you deal with some of the challenges you face.

These can be accessed anytime.

If you would like to know more information about our counselling service or would like to book an appointment please either call us 01226 814 012 or email our counselling team at

Mindfulness sessions

Mindfulness shows us the importance of being fully present and engaged with the here and now, free from distraction and judgement and being aware of our own thoughts and feelings without getting tangled up in them.

Using meditation techniques, it enables us to build skills that we can use in everyday life.

Engaging in positive mindfulness techniques has been found to be extremely useful when carers are faced with daily challenging situations. These techniques help with reactive thoughts and feelings.

Our Mindfulness sessions run on Thursdays from 12:00pm – 1.30pm weekly.

If you would like to book one of our Mindfulness Sessions please ring the office on 01226 814 012 or email our counselling team at

Yoga sessions

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental well-being. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.

Beacon South Yorkshire is proud to partner with Willow Tree Mindful Yoga to run the sessions. Our Yoga sessions will be held at our Barnsley Branch. We ask for a small donation of £3 per session. Contact Beacon SY for more information.

Our Yoga sessions run fortnightly on Tuesdays 12:00pm – 1.30pm on a fortnightly basis.

If you would like to book one of our Yoga sessions, carers can ring the office or look at the calendar on our home page. Please ring our office on 01226 814 012 or email our counselling team at

Therapists, we'd love to hear from you

Are you a therapist that likes to give something back to the community? Beacon SY would love to hear from a qualified therapist who could volunteer 4-8 hours per month to give our carers a well earned treat.

If this sounds like you then please contact us on 01226 814 012 to arrange a time to give you a call.

You can also send a message on our contact us page.

Beacon SY Carer Support South Yorkshire FareShare

Why do Beacon SY work with FareShare?

We work with Fareshare Yorkshire to alleviate hardship by distributing food parcels to carers weekly.

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