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May 2019

Caring for a child with additional needs and thinking about sleep

Thu 30 May, 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 sleep disruption difficult to deal with. This course explores methods of coping with this behaviour and to develop personal coping strategies. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 18 with additional support needs. Weekly Breakdown Led by an expert from Sleep Scotland this seminar supports parents and carers to think about sleep and how…

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June 2019

Understanding Dementia

Tue 4 June, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This course provides information about what dementia is, treatments and coping strategies, money matters and decision making as well as support for carers. Duration: 5 weeks (4th June - 2nd July) Who is this course for? This course is tailored specifically to carers supporting someone with moderate dementia. Weekly Breakdown Week One: Understanding Dementia Week Two: Accessing Support Week Three: Money Matters Week Four: Changing Relationships Week Five: Looking After Yourself What carers will get from this course The course…

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Caring for someone with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (Midlothian)

Wed 19 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 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 Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who has MS. Weekly Breakdown The session will be facilitated by a MS Nurse Specialist and will cover a range of topics such as information on the condition, symptoms and symptom management, treatment and support available. What carers will get from this course Practical information and advice on how to support someone with MS. Information…

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Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: Young People (Midlothian)

Thu 20 June, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many parents/carers worry about how to approach young people who may be experiencing mental health issues – come along and find out more about mental health in young people and improve your confidence in talking about it. Note that this course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and to give confidence in approaching…

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September 2019

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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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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