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October 2021

Listening Space for carers

Mon 18 October, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This online drop in weekly listening space is facilitated by Paulina from Health in Mind. These online sessions provide a listening space for carers to talk about their mental health and wellbeing. Duration: Every Monday Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. What carers will get from this online session Carers will be able to: Talk about how you are feeling. Meet other carers who…

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Dealing with unpredictability

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join a 1hr discussion around dealing with unpredictability and uncertainty and discuss ways of coping with things that we can’t control. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session Carers will: Learn basic theory behind coping with unpredictability and uncertainty. Explore ways of coping. Discuss how they can put their knowledge into practice. Delivered by Paulina Szach, Support…

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Yoga for carers

Wed 20 October, 2021 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Led by an experienced yoga instructor, this short online block of session is open to carers new to yoga, or those who would like to have a bit more practice. Duration: 4 weeks (20th & 27th October, 3rd & 10th November) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By attending this block of yoga classes carers will: Have time to…

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Weekly Pilates for dementia carers

Wed 20 October, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced instructor these weekly Pilates classes have been provided to VOCAL by Edinburgh Leisure’s Movement for Memories programme. Take time for yourself to enjoy learning and trying Pilates. Duration: weekly ongoing Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. The person you care for has dementia. Open to carers who are new to Pilates or have…

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Online Coffee Morning (October)(Midlothian)

Thu 21 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for to find out more about Wee Breaks Midlothian and give us feedback and ideas on what type of breaks you would like to see available in future. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person within Midlothian local authority area only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other carers. Learn more about our 2021 Carer Survey and how to access. Time for yourself to…

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Walking Group (The Meadows)(Face to face)

Thu 21 October, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This is an opportunity to get together with others, and make walking a habit! Join us for a walk in your local area or explore the different parts of the city and join us for all four walks! Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session carers will have: Built more confidence in walking.…

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Chats about self-care

Sat 23 October, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us on relaxed and informal session where you’ll connect with other carers and explore ways of caring for yourself. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session Carers will learn and discuss: Why rest is not always giving us relief in tiredness. Different types of rest and self-care. Why self-care is difficult. Ways of implementing self-care routine…

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Walking Group (The Water of Leith visitor centre)(Face to face)

Wed 27 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Water of Leith visitor centre, 24 Lanark Rd
EDINBURGH, EH14 1TQ United Kingdom
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This is an opportunity to get together with others, and make walking a habit! Join us for a walk in your local area or explore the different parts of the city and join us for all four walks! Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session carers will have: Build more confidence in walking.…

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Parent Peer Support Group (October)(Midlothian)

Wed 27 October, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

This group is for Midlothian parent carers to join and share their experiences and find out practical information, resources available and is a great way to meet other local parent carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person within Midlothian local authority area only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other parent carers. Share and exchange knowledge. Time for you to enhance your own health &…

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Online Craft Group (Midlothian)

Thu 28 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join other like minded crafters and share your skills and knowledge with others. Show us what you’ve learnt or been creating to look after your own health and wellbeing. This is a social group and no previous experience is required. Duration: 3 Monthly sessions (28th October, 25th November & 16th December) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person within Midlothian local authority area only. Outcomes of this online session…

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Getting a break from caring (Face to face)

Fri 29 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to find out more about what options are available to enable them to get a break from their caring role. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session carers will have: Explored what…

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November 2021

Stress management (Face to face)

Fri 5 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored…

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Grow your confidence with Emotional Freedom Technique

Tue 9 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This online session will introduce carers to the theory and practice of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which can help increase and grow feelings of confidence. Duration: 3 weeks (9th, 16th & 23rd November) Who is this online session for? This session is for anyone who wants to learn an effective relaxation and stress management technique to help deal with difficult emotions. This session is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this…

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Nutrition

Tue 9 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An introduction to the key concepts of good nutrition for you and the person you care for. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By attending this nutrition online session, carers will: Be able to recognise their own nutrition habits. Understand what to look for, to be able to make positive nutrition choices. Delivered by Aga Newsome,…

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Self-Harm awareness session

Mon 15 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop helps you debunk self-harm myths and defines self-harm, understanding why people self-harm. It will also explore how people can recover from self-harm and give tools and tips for how to support someone who self-harms. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are supporting someone who is self-harming or would like more information on self-harm. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session you will have: An increased understanding of difficulties that…

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Evening relaxation and wellbeing

Tue 16 November, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop is aimed at people who would like to learn about and develop relaxation techniques for their wellbeing. Duration: 3 weeks (16th, 23rd & 30th November) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By the end of these sessions carers will have: An awareness of the importance of relaxation for wellbeing. A toolkit of ideas to achieve their own…

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Candle making workshop (Face to face)

Wed 17 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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**THIS EVENT IS FULL** Join us for this fun workshop!! Learn the process of candle making, make two candles in your chosen scent to take away and enjoy! Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session This workshop will give carers the opportunity for time for themselves, while being creative. You will receive at the workshop: Beginner’s guide to candle…

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New to caring in Midlothian

Fri 19 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Are you new to Midlothian or new to caring? Join us to find out more about our services and how we can support you going forward in your caring role. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person within Midlothian local authority only. Outcomes of this online session Learn more about VOCAL services. Learn more about support available. Learn about basic benefits. Find out about community support…

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Online Coffee Morning (November)(Midlothian)

Wed 24 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for our online coffee morning to celebrate Carers Rights Day which takes place on Friday 26th November; come along and find out more about The Carers Act and Emergency Plans and make sure you know about benefits and entitlements you may be eligible for. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person within Midlothian local authority area only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other…

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Parent Peer Support Group (November)(Midlothian)

Wed 24 November, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

This group is for Midlothian parent carers to join and share their experiences and find out practical information, resources available and is a great way to meet other local parent carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person within Midlothian local authority area only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other parent carers. Share and exchange knowledge. Time for you to enhance your own health &…

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