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September 2019

Caring for someone with a lung condition (Midlothian)

Thu 19 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Specifically designed to meet the needs of carers of people with a lung condition such as COPD. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who have a lung condition. Weekly Breakdown Representatives from NHS Lothian will provide useful and practical information for carers supporting someone with a lung condition. Information will be given on understanding the lungs, common symptoms and how to manage them and also useful information from a psychologist and dietician. What carers will…

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Living and Dying well

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Losing a loved one is difficult but it is a reality that many carers, family members and friends will eventually face. Whether death is expected or sudden there will be lots to deal with. This short course helps carers to prepare for some of the decisions and arrangements they will have to make. Carers attending the course will build a personalised file to refer to when someone dies. Duration: 4 weeks (24th September - 15th October) Who is this course…

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An audience with People in long-term Recovery – Everything you wanted to know about recovery but were too afraid to ask?

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you have questions about recovery but feel too afraid to ask? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers caring for someone in long term recovery from drug and alcohol problems. Weekly Breakdown This one-off event offers an opportunity for family members to spend some time with people who have successfully managed to recover from their addiction/problem with drugs and alcohol. You will hear each speaker’s own unique story and experience of recovery and what worked for them.…

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Caring for someone who has had a stroke

Wed 25 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Becoming a carer can be a sharp learning curve for many of us. We can find ourselves in the position where we want/need to learn about lots of new things. This course helps carers answer some key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has had a stroke. Weekly Breakdown This course will provide information about strokes, treatment, communication and mobility what you may expect in the…

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Mental Health Legislation & Rights

Mon 30 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for someone with mental health difficulties can mean learning a whole new set of language, law and rights. This seminar aims to explain some of the terms, processes and law. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone with a mental health difficulty. Weekly Breakdown Join us to learn more about the relevant law, your rights, those of the person you care for and role of the hospital, police, social work and others. What carers will…

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October 2019

Understanding Dementia

Wed 2 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This course provides information from nurses in week one about what dementia is, treatments and coping strategies. A VOCAL trainer takes the group through the rest of the course talking about practical aspects such as money matters and accessing support and also looking at how caring affects you and the relationships you have. Duration: 5 weeks (2nd - 30th October) Who is this course for? This course is tailored specifically to carers supporting someone with moderate dementia. Weekly Breakdown Week…

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Dementia Information Day (Midlothian)

Wed 9 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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This course aims to provide information on key aspects of Dementia and how it can affect the people we care about. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This session is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia Weekly Breakdown The focus of the session is to inform carers of people with dementia about the illness,treatment and support available. Understanding dementia Treatment The home environment Support in the community Support from VOCAL…

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Side by Side with Parkinson’s (Libertus)

Mon 21 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Libertus, 20 Gracemount Drive
EDINBURGH, EH16 6RN United Kingdom
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Practical information and advice for family members and friends supporting someone who has Parkinson's. Duration: 6 weeks (21st October - 25th November) Who is this course for? This course is tailored specifically to carers supporting someone who has Parkinson's. Weekly Breakdown This course will offer - Information on the drugs that may be prescribed. The role of the Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists. The role of the Parkinson’s Local Advisers and the help they can offer. Information from multidisciplinary therapists, i.e. Speech,…

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Caring for someone with Dementia and Understanding Behaviour

Tue 22 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for someone with dementia can sometimes mean dealing with behaviour we find challenging, confusing or hard to live with. Perhaps someone has become stubborn, aggressive, confused, has hallucinations or is just very different to before. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to lessen them or cope with them better. Weekly Breakdown Delivered by a Specialist Nurse this course explores why some…

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Caring for School Age Children with Additional Support Needs

Tue 22 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Parents of children with additional support needs often tell us they are not sure about what support is available to them and their families. This course explores the formal and informal types of support and how to ensure your voice is heard. The course also explores the impact of caring. Duration: 2 weeks (22nd & 29th October) Who is this course for? This course is designed for parents/carers of school age with Additional Support Needs. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 The…

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Dealing with Guilt (Drumbrae)

Thu 24 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Drumbrae Library, 81 DrumBrae Drive
EDINBURGH, EH4 7FE United Kingdom
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Feelings of guilt can be difficult for us to understand and manage. Carers often report feeling high levels of guilt which are hard for them to process. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about guilt, the impact of guilt and the role it plays in our actions. Weekly Breakdown Many carers tell us they feel guilty about the care they provide, leaving the person they care for at home, having fun, going…

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Naxolone Training

Thu 24 October, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers supporting someone who is using substances are very concerned about what would happen if their loved one overdoses. This session supports carers to understand and use the Naxolone take home kit. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Family members and friends concerned about someone who is using substances and may overdose. Weekly Breakdown Join Stuart to learn more about the kit, how it works, and when and how to use it. What carers will get from…

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November 2019

Creativity, Interaction and Dementia

Wed 6 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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It can be hard to help someone with dementia to engage in conversation and activities. This workshop supports carers to develop techniques to make this easier. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown A workshop designed to support carers to learn tips and techniques to engage someone in activities using poetry, stories and photos. What carers will get from this course Practical skills to enable carers to interact with someone with dementia.…

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“It’s hard for me too” – Understanding substance use and addiction

Wed 6 November, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many family members and friends of people using drugs or alcohol find it hard to know how to respond to and cope with the situation. This short informal course helps to understand concerns others have to understand substance use, the law, services to support people to reduce or stop drug or alcohol use. Duration: 4 weeks (6th - 27th November) Who is this course for? Anyone concerned about a loved one’s substance use. Weekly Breakdown Week one – Understanding substances…

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Caring for a child with additional needs and thinking about behaviour

Thu 7 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Parents of children with additional needs often tell us that they find some of the accompanying behaviour difficult to deal with. This course explores methods of coping with this behaviour and how to develop personal coping strategies. Duration: 3 weeks (7th - 21st November) Who is this course for? This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 16 with additional support needs. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 - How Do We Feel About the Behaviour Unpredictable or challenging behaviour can…

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Remembering yourself while caring for someone with dementia

Thu 14 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for a loved one may lead to feelings of guilt, sadness, confusion or anger, however, it can be difficult to share these feelings with someone with dementia, leaving carers feeling very isolated. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to explore their feelings and stay well while caring for someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown This workshop led by Heart and Minds has been designed to help carers build their emotional resilience, strengthen and develop coping…

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Dementia Information Day (Sat)(November)

Sat 16 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Becoming a carer can be a sharp learning curve for many of us. We can find ourselves in the position where we want/need to learn about lots of new things. This training day helps carers answer some key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This day is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia. Weekly Breakdown This one day event delivered by a Nurse Specialist will provide information about dementia…

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Addiction and The Brain

Tue 19 November, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers are caring for someone with an addiction or have an addiction themselves, find out more about what happens in the brain when someone is addicted to something? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Anyone who has dealt with or is dealing with the addiction of another person. Weekly Breakdown Come along to hear a Talk by Dr David McCartney, Clinical Lead at The Lothians & Edinburgh Abstinence Programme (LEAP) on “Addiction & The Brain”. What carers…

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Visit to The Dementia Services Centre

Thu 21 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dementia Services Development Centre, Iris Murdoch Building
Stirling, FK9 4NF United Kingdom
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A visit to the Dementia Services Centre at Stirling University, Europe’s leading research centre. Duration: 1 day Who is this visit for? Carers who are supporting someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown The visit to the Dementia Services Centre will focus on a guided tour of the design and technology centre which houses a range of over 100 pieces of equipment and technology to support people with dementia and their carers with all aspects of life. What carers will get from…

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