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February 2020

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

Thu 27 February, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 (27th February, 5th, 12th & 19th March) Who is this course for? Anyone concerned about a loved one’s substance use. Weekly Breakdown Week One…

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March 2020

Caring for someone with a Brain injury

Tue 10 March, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Led by Edinburgh Headway this session focuses on brain injuries, impact of caring for someone with a brain injury and tips and advice for carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers of someone with a brain injury. Weekly Breakdown Basic Brain anatomy and physiology. Consequences of Brain Injury. Coping strategies. Empathy exercises (an interactive opportunity to experience some of the effects of ABI). Impact on the carer, what to expect, services and support for both carer and…

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Yoga for Dementia carers

Tue 17 March, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Craiglockhart Leisure Centre, 177 Colinton Road
EDINBURGH, EH14 1BZ United Kingdom
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VOCAL in partnership with Edinburgh Leisure’s Movement for Memories programme is offering any carers who care for someone with dementia the opportunity to try out yoga. Beginners welcome. Duration: 3 weeks (17th, 24th & 31st March) Who is this course for? Carers of people with dementia. Weekly Breakdown Led by an experienced yoga instructor come along to practice or try out yoga. Class 10am-11am , refreshments served 11am-12noon. What carers will get from this course Practical skills to enable carers…

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Dementia Information day

Mon 23 March, 2020 @ 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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