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October 2021

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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Weekly Pilates for dementia carers

Wed 27 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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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

Listening Space for carers

Mon 1 November, 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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Stress management (Face to face) – FULLY BOOKED

Fri 5 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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** This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk   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…

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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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Remember me

Thu 25 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Often caring can lead to a loss of sense of self. This workshop helps us reflect to remember who we were before caring and help us to think about how to move forward. 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 the end of the session carers will cover the following: Remember who we were before caring.…

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Easing of restrictions

Fri 26 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This session explores the impact that easing of restrictions is having on carers, with some coping strategies. 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 An opportunity to meet others and share experiences and tips. Increase awareness of the impact that easing of restrictions is having. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently…

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Alcohol and me

Tue 30 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Many of us overindulge over the festive period so join us to consider why people drink, reflect on your relationship with alcohol and make a plan to help reduce your intake in the future. Duration: 2 weeks (30th November & 7th December) 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 you will: Learn more about…

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December 2021

Dealing with anger

Wed 1 December, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This workshop will help us to reflect on, process, and develop coping strategies for feelings of anger. Duration: 3 weeks (1st, 8th & 15th December) Who is this online session for? Carers who at times feel angry or frustrated. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session In Weeks 1 and 2 we will: Discuss the role and purpose of anger. Look at the reasons why carers…

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Planning for the year ahead

Fri 3 December, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

We will create a personalised vision board. This creative, reflective, and fun process can help you clarify your goals, maintain focus, and have a visual picture of what you are working towards. Duration: 2 weeks (3rd & 10th December) Who is this online session for? Carers who would: Like a little time for themselves to be able to dream again with like-minded peers. Like to gain a little more clarity on who they want to be, do or have in…

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