Events

Walking group (Water of Leith)

The Water of Leith visitor centre 24 Lanark Rd, EDINBURGH

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Thu 7 July About the event: Enjoy the benefits of walking, while meeting other carers for a chat. Our walks are gentle and a great opportunity to get some fresh air and a little bit of... Read More

Free

Boundaries

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Thu 7 July About the event: Join this workshop to explore the role of boundaries in our life, and look at ways of setting healthy boundaries for yourself. This session is delivered by Health in Mind.... Read More

Wellbeing course

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 5 session, Wednesday 13 July - 07 September (Fortnightly) About the event: Our 5 weeks course explore 5 ways to Wellbeing. Based on New Economic Foundation Report we will explore the most effective and the most researched ways... Read More

Carers Action Midlothian (CAM)

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Come along and share your experiences, whether good or bad, to help make a difference and shape local services in the future. Share experiences. Help shape the future direction of local services. Meet other carers. Take part in local and... Read More

Pilates for dementia carers

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 6 sessions, fortnightly on a Wednesday, 4pm – 5pm About the event: Do you care for someone with dementia?  If so, why not join us online to practice a bit of Pilates? Led by an experienced instructor this... Read More

Emotional wellbeing for working carers

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Thu 14 July About the event: Learn more about your feelings, explore the impact of how you fell and ways to manage emotions in daily life. This session is delivered by Health in Mind. Delivered by... Read More

Communication and dementia

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Tue 19 July About the event: This workshop explores the communication problems that dementia can bring, as well as strategies to overcome these. In this workshop we discuss: What are the communication problems which dementia can... Read More

Become a Community Seller on eBay – Midlothian

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Figured out how to buy and sell on eBay? Debbie from Treasure Tree will explain how VOCAL can help you to generate profit for yourself, and also give something back. Learn about ways you can generate profit for yourself.

Mindful crochet

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Wed 20 July About the event: Join this special crochet workshop, open to all, no experience is necessary.  Materials will be provided. The course tutor Leigh has developed a creative crochet course which also has an element... Read More

Introduction to care options

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Wed 20 July About the event: Choosing care for someone can often be confusing. Join this workshop for an overview of the care options available. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has... Read More

Introduction to writing – Midlothian

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Janette Donoghue will teach you about the different kinds of writing and how you can start writing too. This activity is for those who have never written before or are new to writing. Have some 'me' time. Meet and chat... Read More

Introduction to writing

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Wed 20 July About the event: Have you always wanted to write, but not sure where to start? This introductory session to writing will explore different types of writing to help you get started on a... Read More

Carer craft group – Midlothian

VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road, DALKEITH, Midlothian

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. The group will be making bracelets from recycled materials, but if you prefer to bring your own craft activity and enjoy a blether, then please do. Have some 'me' time. Meet and chat with other carers. Share and exchange knowledge... Read More

Stress management

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Thu 21 July About the event: Learn more about stress and its impact, and develop techniques to plan for and manage symptoms. By the end of the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and... Read More

Walking group (Cramond)

cramond

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Thu 21 July About the event: Enjoy the benefits of walking, while meeting other carers for a chat. Our walks are gentle and a great opportunity to get some fresh air and a little bit of... Read More

Navigating difficult conversations

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 3 sessions, Thu 21 July – Thu 4 August About the event: In this 3 part workshop, we will explore different communication techniques to help build confidence to deal with difficult conversations.  Areas that will be covered include:... Read More

Working carers’ lunch

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Fri 22 July About the event: Working carers are invited to join VOCAL on their lunchbreak, for a short workshop.  Discuss issues that matter most to you, and meet others! Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training... Read More

Coping with change

Gilmerton Library 13 Newtoft Street, EDINBURGH

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Monday 25 July About the event: This session explores what has changed in your life since caring, the process we go through when things change, and how to cope in this challenging time. In this session... Read More

Dealing with anger

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Duration: 1 session, Tue 26 July About the event: This workshop helps us to reflect on, process, and develop coping strategies for feelings of anger. In this event we will: Discuss the role and purpose of anger Look at... Read More

Midlothian nature group

Arniston Estate Arniston House, GOREBRIDGE, Midlothian

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Come along for a guided tour of Arniston House grounds. Meet with other carers and enjoy being outdoors. Share your ideas, pictures and plan future meet-ups. Enjoy nature. Have some 'me' time. Meet and chat with other carers. . Time... Read More