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Dynamic Earth is the only visitors centre in the UK dedicated to telling the life story of planet Earth. Expect cutting edge technology and state of the art interactive displays before transported hundreds of millions of years back to the very beginning of time. Visit Holyrood Park to uncover the history of Fire and Ice – experiencing this wild space in a whole new way! Take a closer look at the landscape and discover the amazing and violent geological history…

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Recovery Things I have done that have been helpful and unhelpful to my loved one’s recovery Duration: 1 week Who is this cafe for? For people who are caring for someone who is using drugs or alcohol. Weekly Breakdown This month we are discussing recovery. What do we understand recovery means? How have we supported the recovery of someone else? Do we as supporters/family members and friends have our own recovery journey? What carers will get from this cafe Peer…

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Digital revolution – increasingly computers, tablets, smart phones, websites and social media are part of our lives. How do you feel about the digital revolution? Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around an hour…

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This is an opportunity to meet with other carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This coffee morning is for all Midlothian carers. Weekly Breakdown Enjoy a cuppa and blether with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. What carers will get from this course An opportunity to meet other carers.

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Finding my voice - sharing wishes, hopes and ideas with family, friends and the professionals supporting us is often a task we face when in a caring role. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last…

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Local support – Whether it is the support provided by the NHS, the Council or through other carers, accessing the right support at the right time can be important. How important is it to you the support you receive is local? Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to…

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Friendship – friendship, companionship and a social network is important to many of us. Caring can have an impact on our ability to make and maintain friendships. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around…

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Dynamic Earth is the only visitors centre in the UK dedicated to telling the life story of planet Earth. Expect cutting edge technology and state of the art interactive displays before being transported hundreds of millions of years back to the very beginning of time. You will fly across glaciers, feel the Earth move beneath your feet and experience the chill of polar ice – all this before embarking on an adventure across the globe before you crash land in…

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Support How important is getting the right support for you and for the person you are caring for? Duration: 1 week Who is this cafe for? For people who are caring for someone who is using drugs or alcohol. Weekly Breakdown This month we are discussing support, both for ourselves and for those who are using drugs or alcohol, what support is there and what has helped us. What carers will get from this cafe Peer support. Tips and hints.…

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This is an opportunity to meet with other carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This coffee morning is for all Midlothian carers. Weekly Breakdown Enjoy a cuppa and blether with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. What carers will get from this course An opportunity to meet other carers.

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Edinburgh, My City – millions of tourists flock to Edinburgh every year to visit the city we live and care in. Do you think of ‘Edinburgh’ as your home? Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will…

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Finding my voice - sharing wishes, hopes and ideas with family, friends and the professionals supporting us is often a task we face when in a caring role. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last…

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Friendship – friendship, companionship and a social network is important to many of us. Caring can have an impact on our ability to make and maintain friendships. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around…

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Time away from caring - In VOCAL’s 2017 survey 1 in 6 carers said lack of support and respite care was a barrier to them having time to themselves. How important to you is time out? Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax…

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Coping and looking after yourself How have you coped when things have been really difficult? Duration: 1 week Who is this cafe for? For people who are caring for someone who is using drugs or alcohol. Weekly Breakdown This month we are discussing coping skills and how we look after ourselves while caring for someone who is using drugs or alcohol. What carers will get from this cafe Peer support. Tips and hints. Time out from our caring role. There…

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Edinburgh, My City – millions of tourists flock to Edinburgh every year to visit the city we live and care in. Do you think of ‘Edinburgh’ as your home? Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will…

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Digital revolution – increasingly computers, tablets, smart phones, websites and social media are part of our lives. How do you feel about the digital revolution? Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around an hour…

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