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October 2021

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

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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Coping strategies

Mon 8 November, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This 4 week course is looking into what is stress and different coping strategies. Join us if you want to know more about how to provide more emotional, practical and proactive support to yourself when stressed. Duration: 4 weeks (8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 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 This session gives carers the opportunity to: Learn…

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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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Breathing and Grounding

Fri 12 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This 2hr session is a brief introduction to breathing and grounding techniques. Suitable for everyone, who are affected by mild to moderate anxiety and who want to find out more about how they can cope. 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 During this session carers will: Learn basic theory about nervous system and how breathing and…

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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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Moving forward

Wed 17 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on this 6 week course if you feel like you need support, but you are unsure what you want to change or how to get started. During this course we will explore different forms of support (such as peer support or counselling), but also reflect on your needs, experiences, motivations and strengths. This course would be great for any carer, who wants to start the New Year with a fresh mind and a plan to take care of…

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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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Boundaries

Fri 19 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This 2hr brief workshop is about the role of boundaries in our life, exploring ways of setting healthier boundaries and how unhealthy boundaries can affect our mental health. 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 Carers will: Explore what boundaries do for them and how lack of healthy boundaries can affect their mental health. Learn a few…

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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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Thinking Styles

Fri 26 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to explore unhelpful thinking styles and ways to challenge our ways of thinking on this short 2 hr session. This session would be good for any carer who wants to meet other carers and learn something new! 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 During this session carers will: Learn about different unhelpful thinking styles.…

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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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Resilience

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

In this short session we will be discussing the concept of resilience, learning how to spot when our resilience is compromised and some evidence-based practices to enhance our resilience to stress. Join us if this sounds interesting and you want to spend some time on reflecting on your own resilience at the end of this very challenging year. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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Stress Management

Tue 7 December, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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 (7th & 14th December) 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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