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March 2019

Changing Relationships (Sat)

Sat 23 March, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers talk to us about the fact that many of their relationships have changed since they began caring. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. Weekly Breakdown Caring can impact on all our relationships; perhaps how we interact with the person we are supporting has changed, or there are changes in the way we spend time with family and friends.…

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April 2019

Carer Mindfulness Group (Midlothian)

Wed 3 April, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 7 Sessions (Wednesday 3rd April - 26th June held fortnightly) Who is this course for? Unpaid carers living or caring in Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group…

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Advanced Stress Management

Thu 11 April, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This is a stress management course for carers who have already attended one of VOCAL’s Introduction to Stress Management courses and want to learn more develop their skills further. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown This course refreshes knowledge of stress management theory and offers the chance to explore new strategies to manage stress. What carers will get from this course Identified ways…

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Preparing to make a change

Thu 18 April, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Sometimes life can be challenging especially when we have caring roles and we can be unsure what changes would make a difference or how we would go about making those changes. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are interested to making changes and exploring what is involved. Weekly Breakdown Explore what is working well and what is currently challenging. What would make life better and how can we make changes to improve things. Each participant will…

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Finding Balance (April)

Thu 25 April, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Would you like to feel less stressed? Are you interested in finding out more about how to get the best out of other people and conversations? Do you want to make changes to your situation? Do you want more time for yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this course is for you. Duration: 2 weeks (25th April & 2nd May) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on their lifestyle and…

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Yoga

Mon 29 April, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Beetroot Sauvage, 41 Ratcliffe Terrace
EDINBURGH, EH9 1SX United Kingdom
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Keeping physically and mentally healthy is important for all of us but it is not always easy to make a start with, or maintain exercise on our own. Duration: 4 weeks (29th April - 20th May) Who is this course for? Carers who are looking to de-stress, get fitter or to meet other carers. No previous experience is necessary and the tutor will provide support for all fitness levels. Weekly Breakdown Yoga to build core strength, flexibility and aid relaxation.…

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May 2019

Stress Management (St Margarets Care Home)

Fri 10 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
St Margarets Care Home, 5 East Suffolk Road
EDINBURGH, EH16 5PH United Kingdom
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Modern life can be stressful and caring roles particularly so. Many carers can find it difficult to manage stress levels which can have negative effects. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown This session is designed to help carers to understand stress and its impact, stress triggers, develop techniques to plan for and manage stressful situations. What carers will get from this course Identified…

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Stress Management (Libertus)

Mon 13 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Libertus, 20 Gracemount Drive
EDINBURGH, EH16 6RN United Kingdom
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Modern life can be stressful and caring roles particularly so. Many carers can find it difficult to manage stress levels which can have negative effects. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown This session is designed to help carers to understand stress and its impact, stress triggers, develop techniques to plan for and manage stressful situations. What carers will get from this course Identified…

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Stress Management (Carers Hub)

Wed 15 May, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Modern life can be stressful and caring roles particularly so. Many carers can find it difficult to manage stress levels which can have negative effects. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown This session is designed to help carers to understand stress and its impact, stress triggers, develop techniques to plan for and manage stressful situations. What carers will get from this course Identified…

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Finding Balance (May)

Wed 22 May, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Would you like to feel less stressed? Are you interested in finding out more about how to get the best out of other people and conversations? Do you want to make changes to your situation? Do you want more time for yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this course is for you. Duration: 2 weeks (22nd May & 29th May) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on their lifestyle and…

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Stress Management (Allermuir)

Tue 28 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Allermuir Health Centre, 165 Colinton Mains Drive
EDINBURGH, EH13 9AF United Kingdom
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Modern life can be stressful and caring roles particularly so. Many carers can find it difficult to manage stress levels which can have negative effects. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown This session is designed to help carers to understand stress and its impact, stress triggers, develop techniques to plan for and manage stressful situations. What carers will get from this course Identified…

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June 2019

Changing Relationships (Allermuir)

Tue 4 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Allermuir Health Centre, 165 Colinton Mains Drive
EDINBURGH, EH13 9AF United Kingdom
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Many carers talk to us about the fact that many of their relationships have changed since they began caring. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. Weekly Breakdown Caring can impact on all our relationships, perhaps how we interact with the person we are supporting has changed, or there are changes in the way we spend time with family and friends.…

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Aromatherapy

Wed 5 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Join a qualified Aromatherapist to learn about the basics of the aromatherapy and mix some basic lotions for use at home. Duration: 4 weeks (5th June - 26th June) Who is this course for? This course is for any carer. Weekly Breakdown A theoretical and practical session for carers interested in learning more about aromatherapy. What carers will get from this course <liAn opportunity to meet others in similar caring roles. A chance to reflect on health. An opportunity to…

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Dealing with Loss (Allermuir)

Tue 11 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Allermuir Health Centre, 165 Colinton Mains Drive
EDINBURGH, EH13 9AF United Kingdom
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Caring brings about many lifestyle changes and at times carers experience losses. In this workshop we look at how loss can affect us and the stages we may go through when we are confronted with different kinds of loss. This workshop would be appropriate for those recently bereaved, carers who are facing bereavement and also carers dealing with other kinds of loss. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to explore and come to terms…

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Dealing with Loss (St Margarets Care Home)

Thu 20 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
St Margarets Care Home, 5 East Suffolk Road
EDINBURGH, EH16 5PH United Kingdom
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Caring brings about many lifestyle changes and at times carers experience losses. In this workshop we look at how loss can affect us and the stages we may go through when we are confronted with different kinds of loss. This workshop would be appropriate for those recently bereaved, carers who are facing bereavement and also carers dealing with other kinds of loss. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to explore and come to terms…

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Drama workshop

Wed 26 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Would you like to explore the theatre, either on or off stage? As a way to take a break from your caring role or as a way to explore your caring experience. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone regardless of their experience or confidence on or off stage. There will be a role or a job for anyone interested. Weekly Breakdown We will look at different drama techniques and styles, including mime, improvisation…

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