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September 2021

Listening Space for carers

Mon 27 September, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This online drop in weekly listening space is facilitated by Paulina from Health in Mind. These online sessions provide a listening space for carers to talk about their mental health and wellbeing. Duration: Every Monday Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. What carers will get from this online session Carers will be able to: Talk about how you are feeling. Meet other carers who…

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Weekly Pilates for dementia carers

Wed 29 September, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced instructor these weekly Pilates classes have been provided to VOCAL by Edinburgh Leisure’s Movement for Memories programme. Take time for yourself to enjoy learning and trying Pilates. Duration: weekly ongoing Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. The person you care for has dementia. Open to carers who are new to Pilates or have…

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Parent Peer Support Group (September)(Midlothian)

Wed 29 September, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

This group is for Midlothian parent carers to join and share their experiences and find out practical information, resources available and is a great way to meet other local parent carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other parent carers. Share and exchange knowledge. Time for you to enhance your own health & wellbeing. Delivered by…

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October 2021

Emotional regulation

Tue 5 October, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1hr event that will focus on exploring basic theory and ways in which we can self-regulate. Suitable for everybody, who has spare hour and wants to know more about regulation of their own emotional states and how it can affect their caring role. Duration: 1 week 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 During this event carers will: Explore basic…

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Walking group (Portobello)(Face to face)

Thu 7 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This is an opportunity to get together with others, and make walking a habit! Join us for a walk in your local area or explore the different parts of the city and join us for all four walks! Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session/event/course carers will have: Built more confidence in walking.…

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Intro to Breathing & Grounding

Sat 9 October, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

1hr brief introduction to breathing and grounding techniques. Suitable for everyone, who are affected by mild to moderate anxiety and wants to find out more about how they can cope. Duration: 1 week 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 During this event carers will: Learn basic theory about nervous system and how breathing and grounding techniques help with anxiety…

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Emotional Freedom Technique for parent carers

Tue 12 October, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Introducing parent carers to the theory and practice of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which can help cope with difficult emotions that come with caring for a child/children. Duration: 3 weeks (12th, 19th & 26th October) Who is this online session for? This course is for anyone who wants to learn an effective relaxation and stress management technique to help deal with difficult emotions. This event is open to parent carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.…

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Walking group (Cramond)(Face to face)

Tue 12 October, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This is an opportunity to get together with others, and make walking a habit! Join us for a walk in your local area or explore the different parts of the city and join us for all four walks! Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session carers will have: Build more confidence in walking.…

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Boundaries

Tue 12 October, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1hr brief workshop about the role of boundaries in our life, exploring ways of setting healthier boundaries and how unhealthy boundaries can affect our mental health. Duration: 1 week 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 Carers will: Explore what boundaries do for them and how lack of healthy boundaries can affect their mental health. Learn few techniques of setting…

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Poetry appreciation

Thu 14 October, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore poetry collections on the theme of ‘Freedom’ with other carers. No previous experience required, just an interest in poetry. Duration: 4 weeks (14th, 21st, 28th October & 4th November) 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 Take time out from your caring role to escape into the world of poetry. Join Maureen and other carers as you read pieces…

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Craft workshop for parent carers and their children

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stuck for something to do with the children in the October holidays……Join us for this special online workshop. Your family will be guided to produce a craft. All materials and instructions are provided and available to pick up from Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk prior to the event or will be sent out to you. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who have a child with additional support needs, other children in the family are…

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Dealing with unpredictability

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join a 1hr discussion around dealing with unpredictability and uncertainty and discuss ways of coping with things that we can’t control. Duration: 1 week 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 Carers will: Learn basic theory behind coping with unpredictability and uncertainty. Explore ways of coping. Discuss how they can put their knowledge into practice. Delivered by Paulina Szach, Support…

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Yoga for carers

Wed 20 October, 2021 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Led by an experienced yoga instructor, this short online block of session is open to carers new to yoga, or those who would like to have a bit more practice. Duration: 4 weeks (20th & 27th October, 3rd & 10th November) 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 attending this block of yoga classes carers will: Have time to…

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Online Coffee Morning (October)(Midlothian)

Thu 21 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for to find out more about Wee Breaks Midlothian and give us feedback and ideas on what type of breaks you would like to see available in future. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person within Midlothian local authority area only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other carers. Learn more about our 2021 Carer Survey and how to access. Time for yourself to…

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Walking Group (The Meadows)(Face to face)

Thu 21 October, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This is an opportunity to get together with others, and make walking a habit! Join us for a walk in your local area or explore the different parts of the city and join us for all four walks! Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session carers will have: Built more confidence in walking.…

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Preparing for winter

Fri 22 October, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Find out about support and services available to you and the person you care for in winter. Duration: 1 week 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 of the session the following topics will be covered: Taking care of your health and wellbeing in the winter months. What extra help is available in the winter months to…

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Chats about self-care

Sat 23 October, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us on relaxed and informal session where you’ll connect with other carers and explore ways of caring for yourself. Duration: 1 week 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 Carers will learn and discuss: Why rest is not always giving us relief in tiredness. Different types of rest and self-care. Why self-care is difficult. Ways of implementing self-care routine…

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Information on streaming services

Tue 26 October, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In an increasingly digital world, come along to learn all about streaming services and how to access them. Duration: 1 week 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 Learn about different streaming services that are available. Understand ways to use streaming services. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently joined the team at VOCAL, and…

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Walking Group (The Water of Leith visitor centre)(Face to face)

Wed 27 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Water of Leith visitor centre, 24 Lanark Rd
EDINBURGH, EH14 1TQ United Kingdom
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This is an opportunity to get together with others, and make walking a habit! Join us for a walk in your local area or explore the different parts of the city and join us for all four walks! Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session carers will have: Build more confidence in walking.…

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Parent Peer Support Group (October)(Midlothian)

Wed 27 October, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

This group is for Midlothian parent carers to join and share their experiences and find out practical information, resources available and is a great way to meet other local parent carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person within Midlothian local authority area only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other parent carers. Share and exchange knowledge. Time for you to enhance your own health &…

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