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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 11:00 am till 1:00 pm.

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Holistic and beauty therapy


Reiki is a hands-on natural healing treatment, allowing energy to flow through the therapist to the carer to activate the natural healing processes of the carer’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

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.

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Beauty treatments

Our beauty treatments are currently facials and are offered as part of our holistic approach to carer welfare.


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 a appointment please either call us
01226 814012 or email our counselling team at


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 have 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 Thursdays 11am – 12pm on a weekly basis.

If you would like to book onto one of our Mindfulness Sessions please ring the office on 01226 814012.


Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. 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 Tuesdays 11:00 am-12:30pm on a fortnightly basis.

If you would like to book onto one of our Yoga Sessions please ring the office on 01226 814012

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.

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