How we can help

How we can help

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 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:

  • Understanding influences and relationships
  • Communication styles
  • Taking time out
  • Help available
  • Goal setting

On completion of the one day course there is an opportunity to work with a trained support worker on a one-to-one basis.

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

  • Boundaries and safeguarding
  • Assertiveness and communication
  • Preparation for working life
  • CV writing and completing application forms
  • Interview skills

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

Beacon Support

One to one support sessions

All support sessions are confidential, one to one sessions with one of our trained support workers. We provide a quiet, comfortable room where the support worker will give you the chance to discussed issues of concern and help you deal with some of the challenges you face. These can be accessed anytime, just contact our office to book an appointment.

If you feel you need more in depth support, we can deliver our Stepping Stones programme on a one-to-one basis, providing you with a more defined support structure over a period of weeks. You will be given a named support worker throughout, with meetings scheduled at times and dates suitable to both parties.


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 10:30 till 13:00.

Coffee Morning Dates for 2020:
19th May
16th June
21st July
18th August
15th September
20th October
17th November
15th December


Holistic and beauty therapy

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.

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

Beauty treatments are either facial or nail 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 BeaconSY 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, just contact our office to book an appointment.



Mindfulness shows us the importance of being fully present and engaged with the right here and now, free from distraction and judgement and being aware of our own thoughts and feelings without getting tangled up in them. Through meditation techniques it helps us look at each moment as it passes by which allows us to build skills that we can use in everyday life. Mindfulness techniques are extremely useful when we are faced with challenging and difficult situations as they help us not be overtaken with reactive thoughts and feelings.

We are currently offering mindfulness group sessions on Mondays at 12:00 prompt. To find out more about these sessions please give the office a call.



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 SY are proud to partner with Willow Tree Mindful Yoga to run the sessions. Our Yoga sessions will be held at our Barnsley Branch and will run 11:30-13:30. We ask for a small donation of £3 per session. Contact Beacon SY for more information.

Yoga Dates:
7th May
21st May
4th June
18th June
2nd July
16th July
30th July
13th August
10th September
24th September
8th October
5th November
19th November
3rd December

Therapists we’d love to hear from you

If you are a therapist looking to offer support to carers across South Yorkshire we’d love to hear from you.  Please do give our team a call on 01226 814 012 or send them a message on our contact us page.