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May 2021

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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Wellbeing workshops for carers (May)

Fri 7 May, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Would you like to explore ways to improve your wellbeing in a safe, supportive space with other carers? Come along to all or one of the 5 wellbeing workshops delivered by Paulina from health in Mind. Duration: 5 weeks (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May & 4th 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 Workshop 1 – Breathing Workshop 2…

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Tai Chi & Qigong (Mondays)

Mon 10 May, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Tai Chi & Qigong Relaxation provided via Zoom. Duration: 4 weeks (10th, 17th & 24th May also 7th June)(No class on 31st May) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Promoting overall fitness, wellbeing and relaxation. Delivered by Hazel Moffatt. Joining Instructions Please contact Irene (Carer Support & Development Officer) at mccarthyi@ericliddell.org or 07394497173 to register your interest in this class and receive Zoom details.

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Tai Chi & Qigong (Tuesdays)

Tue 11 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Tai Chi & Qigong Relaxation provided via Zoom. Duration: 4 weeks (11th, 18th & 25th May also 8th June)(No class 1st June) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Promoting overall fitness, wellbeing and relaxation. Delivered by Hazel Moffatt. Joining Instructions Please contact Irene (Carer Support & Development Officer) at mccarthyi@ericliddell.org or 07394497173 to register your interest in this class and receive Zoom details.

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Listening Space for carers

Tue 11 May, 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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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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Drop-in Mindfulness

Thu 13 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

A drop-in mindfulness space where attendees can engage in Mindfulness practice and meditation. Duration: 5 weeks (13th, 20th & 27th May also 3rd & 10th June Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Supporting wellbeing, promoting meditation. Delivered by Peer 2 Peer Mindfulness. Online Instructions Please contact Irene (Carer Support & Development Officer) at mccarthyi@ericliddell.org or 07394497173 to register your interest in this class and receive…

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Yoga (Thursdays)

Thu 13 May, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Gentle Yoga provided via Zoom. Duration: 4 weeks (13th, 20th & 27th May also 3rd June) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Fitness, wellbeing and relaxation. Delivered by Roisín McVie. Joining Instructions Please contact Irene (Carer Support & Development Officer) at mccarthyi@ericliddell.org or 07394497173 to register your interest in this class and receive Zoom details.

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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

Wellbeing workshops for carers (June)

Wed 2 June, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Would you like to explore ways to improve your wellbeing in a safe, supportive space with other carers? Come along to all or one of the 5 wellbeing workshops delivered by Paulina from health in Mind. Duration: 5 weeks (2nd, 9th June, 16th June, 23rd June & 30th 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 Workshop 1 –…

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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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Mindful Spring (June)

Mon 7 June, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

As Spring approaches join Paulina from Health in Mind for this six week Mindful Spring course. Learn tools to feel more grounded and relaxed. Duration: 6 weeks (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th June, 5th & 12th July) 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: Share their feelings. Meet other carers who are…

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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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