Events

Women’s Wellbeing Workshop – Anam Cara – Women Empowering Women

Edinburgh College Edinburgh College Midlothian Campus, 46 Dalhousie Road, Dalkeith,

As women why do we find it so difficult to lead the lives we really want to? What beliefs about ourselves stop us from meeting our needs and caring for ourselves? ANAM CARA provides techniques and strategies to ensure you have the skills to improve your emotional outlook. ANAM CARA is a registered Scottish charity... Read More

Free

Compassion fatigue

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This session looks at the long-term impacts of caring on our energy, mood and general wellbeing, with some coping strategies. Delivered by  Irena Barton Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to... Read More

Free

Emergency planning

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. A workshop on options for planning for an emergency. You will be supported to write a personalised Emergency Plan, which is important now more than ever. Instructions for attending the event This event will be delivered IN PERSON. Details... Read More

Free

Parent Peer Support Group

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

Join VOCAL Midlothian staff, Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL) staff and other parent carers for a cuppa and chat and have some ‘ME’ time.

Changing relationships

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This workshop helps carers understand how relationships work, what they mean to us, and how caring affects them. Instructions for attending the event This event will be delivered IN PERSON. Details of the event will be sent to you... Read More

Remember me

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Often caring can lead to a loss of our sense of self. This workshop helps us reflect on and remember who we were before caring, and consider how to move forward. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Instructions for attending the event This event will... Read More

Stress and distress in dementia

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing, or hard to deal with. Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to... Read More

Basic First Aid for carers

Online

A practical introductory session, led by a Red Cross professional, covering commonly used first aid techniques. No previous experience needed. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will... Read More

Continence care

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. A space to ask questions, view products, and gain practical tips about supporting someone with continence issues. Objectives By attending the event carers will have ; More knowledge about the types of continence issues that may arise Get practical... Read More

Coping with change

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This session explores what has changed in your life since caring, the process we go through when things change, and how to cope with these changes in this challenging time. Objectives By attending the event carers will; Reflect on... Read More

Caring in Midlothian

Online

Do you provide support or care for a family member, friend or loved one? Join us and find out what support we can offer you in your caring role now and in the future. A learning event offering information on accessing support and services, aimed at people new to caring, or if their caring role... Read More

Mood boards for inspiration

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. About the event: Create a personalised mood board. This creative, reflective and fun process can help you find inspiration, and clarify your goals. Delivered by Debi Mills, VOCAL Volunteer Instructions for attending the event This event will be delivered... Read More

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Boundaries

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only 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. Objectives Carers will: Explore what boundaries do for them... Read More

Diet and nutrition

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. An introduction to the key concepts of good nutrition for you, and the person you care for. Objectives By attending the Nutrition course, carers will: Be able to recognise their own nutrition habits Understand what to look for, to... Read More

Carer morning cuppa

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

Join VOCAL Midlothian staff and other carers for a cuppa, chat and some 'me' time. Share stories, ideas and enjoy a quiz.

Coffee morning for carers in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. About the event: VOCAL will be hosting a coffee morning during Carers Week on 7th June. Carers are invited to join us at the Edinburgh Carers' Hub for a chat, a coffee or tea and some cake. Coffee/Tea and... Read More

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Introducing carers to the theory and practice of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which can help cope with difficult emotions. Duration 3 sessions, Wed 8 June - Wed 22 June Objectives Emotional freedom technique is a specific form of alternative... Read More

Bead decoration workshop

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

*** This event is now full and we are now operating a waiting list.  If you wish to put your name on the waiting list, please email: carertraining@vocal.org.uk ***     This workshop will guide you to create your own decorations made out of beads. All materials are provided.

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Activities on artwork – poems and stories

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

At this session with Art in Healthcare, we wil hear about poems and stories - cuppa provided. This session is open to carers living or caring for someone in the Midlothian local authority area.

Carers’ rights

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Join VOCAL to find out more about the rights carers have, and what they are entitled to. Objectives By the end of the sessions carers will have; An overview of their rights as a carer under the Carers Act (Scotland)... Read More