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March 2021

Stress Management (2 weeks)

Fri 5 March, 2021 @ 10:30 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 (5th & 12th March) 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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Self Directed Support (SDS)– Next Steps for Parents and Carers

Tue 9 March, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

As a parent carer have you been able to secure Self Directed Support and not sure how you go about spending the payments? This session gives information on how to make the support work for you and your child. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This workshop is for parents and carers of disabled children and children with additional support needs who have an SDS package. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for…

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Changing Relationships (On zoom)

Fri 19 March, 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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Learn to Zoom! (March)

Wed 24 March, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Drop into this session to increase your confidence in using Zoom. VOCAL delivers its online training programme via Zoom so coming to the session will let you fully access our other courses. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who is new to Zoom or has used Zoom before and would like to lean more or increase their confidence using it. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh…

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Peer Support for Parents & Carers (March)(Midlothian)

Wed 31 March, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

VOCAL Midlothian and The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) jointly host the group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people living in Midlothian. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Parents and carers of disabled children and young people with additional support needs. Outcomes of this online session This session is relaxed and friendly and an opportunity to meet with other parent carers where you can share, learn and support each other. At the…

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April 2021

Caring for a child with additional support needs and coping with behaviour that challenges

Thu 29 April, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please note the online session that was due to be held on the 14th & 21st January has been postponed. The new dates are 29th April & 6th May. Led by VOCAL, and a Clinical Psychologist from CAHMS, this session explores behaviour that challenges and shares tips and advice for coping with this. Duration: 2 weeks (29th April & 6th May) Who is this online session for? This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 16 with additional support…

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