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April 2021

Listening Space for carers

Tue 20 April, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 Tuesday 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 Guilt

Wed 21 April, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session will help carers to explore the meaning and purpose of the feeling of guilt and manage guilt they experience. Duration: 2 weeks (21st & 28th April) 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 this session we will have explored: The definition and purpose of guilt. The reasons why carers feel guilt and how it…

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Stress Management (April)

Fri 23 April, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 2 weeks (23rd & 30th April) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored what causes you stress. Discussed the impact of stress on…

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Carer Engagement Event – Connecting Carers (Creating opportunities for Carers to meet)

Mon 26 April, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This has undoubtedly been a tough year, where we have learnt to communicate and socialise differently. However not everyone is able or willing to join a ‘virtual’ group/event. VOCAL are aware that meeting with others who share similar experiences can provide a supportive environment. VOCAL would therefore like to create four groups specifically for carers to come together – virtually and/or face-to-face. We would like to hear carers experiences of attending different groups. We want you to have your say,…

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Nutrition

Mon 26 April, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 course, 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, Carer Training…

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May 2021

Introduction to Reflexology

Tue 4 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Interested in reflexology or would like to find out more. Join Alison for this introductory talk on reflexology - get information and enjoy the hands on practice of reflexology. 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 this introduction session, carers will have: A general introduction and history of reflexology. Information on when to…

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Introduction to Buying and Selling on eBay (May)

Wed 5 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Decluttering, moving home, emptying the home of a loved one who has passed or gone in to care, or just wanting to raise some extra cash. Treasure Tree may be able to help. Selling online with Treasure Tree via eBay harnesses the power of 183 Million eBay users and gets your preloved items to a new home. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who just want to know more about Treasure Tree. Carers who have things…

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Evening carer relaxation session

Wed 5 May, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a virtual relaxation session – de-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax with Alison, a Yoga instructor and complimentary therapist. Duration: 4 weeks (5th, 12th, 19th & 26th May) Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to take the time to relax and focus on their own wellbeing. This course in open to carers who live in Edinburgh or who care for someone who resides in Edinburgh. Outcomes of this online session De-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax.…

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Walking for carers

Thu 6 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

May is national walking month, this course will introduce carers to the benefits of walking then guide you weekly to reach your own personal walking targets. Duration: 4 weeks (6th, 13th, 20th & 27th May) 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 Each week there will be a short presentation followed by group discussion on individual walking goal setting and…

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Smoking and Mental Health

Mon 10 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session from Ash Scotland gives information on smoking and mental health as well as the impact on medication, e-cigarettes (vaping), and local services to help people stop smoking. 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 This session will give guidance, support and training for carers supporting people with mental health problems about the effects of smoking…

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Mindfulness (Midlothian)

Tue 11 May, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alison Hughes will facilitate this course – join her to learn more about Mindfulness based living. Duration: Intro - 1 week, Course - 8 weeks & Follow up session - 1 week. Who is this online session for? Unpaid carers who live and/or care for someone in Midlothian local authority area (i.e. Midlothian Council). Weekly Breakdown We are all busy in our lives and many of us are looking for ways in which to cope with anxiety, stress and pain…

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Reflection session – Telling your story

Wed 12 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Take time to reflect with other carers on how this will be a pivotal moment in history. Think about how the lasting effects of COVID-19 (and the social changes that will come from it) will change us. Life might never be the same again. How do we share that story, learn from it and let it shape who we are? Duration: 2 weeks (12th & 19th May) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to take the…

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Stress Management (May)

Sat 15 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 2 weeks (15th & 22nd May) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored what causes you stress. Discussed the impact of stress on…

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Craft Workshop

Tue 18 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this special online workshop. You will be guided to produce a craft. All materials and instructions are provided and sent out to your home prior to the workshop. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who have an interest in crafts and would like to meet other carers. No previous experience or skills are required. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only Outcomes of this…

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Changing Relationships (19th May)

Wed 19 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop helps carers understand how relationships work, what they mean to us, and how caring affects them. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like the time to reflect on their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. 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 we will have: Looked at relationships…

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Changing Relationships (Face to face)

Fri 28 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This workshop helps carers understand how relationships work, what they mean to us, and how caring affects them. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like the time to reflect on their relationships with the person they care for,family and friends. 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 we will have: Looked at relationships and how becoming…

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June 2021

Generating money with eBay

Wed 2 June, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 be able to give something back. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who just want to know more about Treasure Tree and have been on the session ‘Introduction to buying and selling on eBay'. Carers who have things they would like to sell, and are willing to donate a…

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Getting a break from caring

Thu 3 June, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 2 weeks (3rd & 10th June) Who is this online 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 online session By the end of the…

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Podcast group for carers

Fri 4 June, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join this group to find out how to access podcasts, listen to chosen weekly podcasts and discuss your thoughts as a group. Open to carers who listen to podcasts or who would like to be introduced to podcasts. Duration: 3 weeks (4th, 11th & 18th June) 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 Each week there will be a short…

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Caring for a child with learning difficulties

Wed 9 June, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mindroom and VOCAL present this course for parent carers, to learn about the conditions and meet other carers. Duration: 4 weeks (9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th June) Who is this online session for? Parent carers who are caring for a child with learning difficulties. Mindroom define a learning difficulty as any learning or emotional problem that affects, or substantially affects a person’s ability to learn, get along with others and follow convention. This event is open to carers residing or…

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