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January 2022

Stroke awareness

Mon 24 January, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in understanding more about different types of strokes and what support is available to you and the person you care for. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This event is for carers who support someone who is a stroke survivor, or those individuals who would like to find out more about strokes. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the…

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Understanding Parkinsons

Thu 27 January, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you are care for someone with Parkinsons? This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the condition, share how it impacts you as a carer, and meet other carers. Duration: 2 weeks (27th January & 3rd February) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh. Outcomes of this online session By attending this block of Parkinsons courses, carers will: Know more about Parkinsons. Be able…

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February 2022

Epilepsy Awareness

Tue 15 February, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join this informal information session run by Epilepsy Scotland, covering some epilepsy basics, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. In this session we will be talking about the impact epilepsy can have on a person and their life, and how Epilepsy Scotland can help and support individuals and families. 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…

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Understanding Dementia

Thu 17 February, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by experienced dementia nurses this session will help you understand the basics of dementia and some of the challenges that come with the condition. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Led by experienced dementia nurses, this session is aimed at carers supporting someone in the early or mid-stages of dementia. Outcomes of this online session The…

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March 2022

Understanding mental health and caring for someone with a mental health condition (Midlothian)

Fri 4 March, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Caring for someone with a mental health condition can be complex and challenging with carers often feeling hidden. Join us to explore the impact of mental health conditions and the different support that is available. We will also provide guidance on where to find more information and tips for friends and family. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Have an…

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Stress and distress in dementia (Face to face)

Tue 8 March, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this workshop will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing or hard to deal with. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers who care for someone with dementia and who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to lessen them or cope…

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

Thu 24 March, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Led by VOCAL and a Clinical Psychologist from CAHMS, this short course explores behaviour that challenges and shares tips and advice for coping with this. Duration: 2 weeks (24th & 31st March) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh only. This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 16 with additional support needs. Outcomes of this online session Week 1 - How Do We Feel About the Behaviour Unpredictable or challenging behaviour…

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In the Same Boat: A boat trip for people affected by another’s drug/alcohol use.

Tue 29 March, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VOCAL FSA, in conjunction with The Sorted Project, are offering a unique opportunity for family members and friends affected by someone else’s drug/alcohol use to spend an afternoon on board ‘The Panacea’.  Leaving from Ratho village, this barge boat will travel along the union canal through some areas of natural beauty just outside Edinburgh. You will be provided with lunch and refreshments. The crew of The Panacea are all people in long-term recovery from addiction and your fellow passengers are…

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