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July 2021

Virtual Coffee Morning (July)(Midlothian)

Tue 27 July, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for our virtual coffee morning and get learn more about how to manage difficult situations. We will share information, advice and tips on how best to manage difficult situations if and when they should arise 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 in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other carers. Learn tips and advice on how to…

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Listening Space for carers

Tue 27 July, 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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Don’t lose sleep over it

Tue 27 July, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Carers often struggle to get enough sleep and coping with the impact of COVID-19 has made it even harder for many to get a good night's sleep. In this session you will get a better understanding of your sleep difficulties and learn some simple ways to improve your sleep. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who is struggling to get quality sleep. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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Summer Book Club (Face to face)

Wed 28 July, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Join VOCAL for this monthly summer outdoor catch up to talk all things books!! Duration: 3 weeks (28th July, 25th August & 29th September) 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: The opportunity to meet others. Chat about books and share experiences. Each month a new book will be discussed. Delivered by Aga…

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Weekly Pilates for dementia carers

Wed 28 July, 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 (July)(Midlothian)

Wed 28 July, 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 in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other parent carers. Share and exchange knowledge. Time for you to enhance your own health & wellbeing. Delivered by…

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Online Craft Group (Midlothian)

Thu 29 July, 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 sessions (29th July, 26th August & 30th September) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other carers. Learn…

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Manual Handling (July)(Face to face)

Thu 29 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn basic moving and handling, which will help you support others with their mobility, safely. This session will NOT include using equipment like hoists and glide sheets. 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 the carer will: Have a better understanding of how to protect their back while carrying out manual handling tasks.…

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August 2021

Stress Management (August)

Tue 3 August, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Every day carers tell us how stressed they are feeling. This can be due to lots of reasons but can have a huge impact on their overall health and wellbeing. In this course, learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 2 weeks (3rd & 10th August) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. This event…

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Evening wellbeing for carers

Wed 11 August, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This 8 week wellbeing program is designed to inspire positive change by addressing four areas of life where we can make a big difference.  We look at the Social, Emotional, Physical, and Nutritional elements and discover some key ways to improve living better to feel better. Duration: 8 weeks (11th, 18th & 25th August also 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a…

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Generating money with eBay

Thu 12 August, 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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Mental Health Carers Focus Groups (19th August)

Thu 19 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Focus Group Participants Wanted! Do you care for a person who uses mental health services in Edinburgh? Are you interested in helping us understand your experience as a carer of a person with a mental health condition? Would you like to help inform improved carer involvement in mental health services? If you answered yes to the questions above, we need your help to understand how you have been involved with mental health services in Edinburgh We are interested in understanding…

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Virtual Coffee Morning (August)(Midlothian)

Wed 25 August, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for our virtual coffee morning and find out more about Wee Breaks; find out what local breaks and opportunities we have available or how to apply for funding to get the break that you want. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other carers. Learn more about Wee Breaks and how to access. Share and…

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Parent Peer Support Group (August)(Midlothian)

Wed 25 August, 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 in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other parent carers. Share and exchange knowledge. Time for you to enhance your own health & wellbeing. Delivered by…

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September 2021

Talking about loss (Face to face)

Thu 2 September, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Carers often deal with many losses throughout their experience of caring and don’t get the opportunity or space to reflect and talk about them. In this session you will learn more about the process of loss (including bereavement) and how to find ways of accepting and navigating emotions. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to explore and come to terms with any losses they have experienced. This event is open to carers residing in…

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After Caring (Face to face)

Fri 3 September, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Did you know that VOCAL supports carers for one year after their caring role comes to an end (and can access counselling service for up to 2 years after). A course for carers whose caring role has recently changed, or ended. Together we explore feelings, take time to reflect and think about opportunities and moving forward. Duration: 2 weeks (3rd & 10th September) Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a…

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Craft workshop (September)

Tue 7 September, 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 available to pick up from Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk prior to the event. 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…

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Manual Handling (September)(Face to face)

Wed 8 September, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn basic moving and handling, which will help you support others with their mobility, safely. This session will NOT include using equipment like hoists and glide sheets. 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 the carer will: Have a better understanding of how to protect their back while carrying out manual handling tasks.…

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Introduction to Reiki

Thu 9 September, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Interested in Reiki or would like to find out more. Join Aly for this introductory talk on Reiki - get information and enjoy the hands on practice of Reiki. 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 Reiki. Information on when to…

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Stress management (September)(Face to face)

Fri 17 September, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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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 the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored…

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