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April 2019

The Habits of Happiness

Tue 9 April, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring can be emotionally challenging, this course helps us to explore a range of techniques to help us maintain good emotional health while caring. Duration: 6 weeks (9th April - 14th May) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their lifestyle, mood and stress levels. Weekly Breakdown An experienced and professional tutor shares techniques and tools taken from the science of happiness and neuroscience, these help with a greater understanding of the power…

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Poetry Appreciation

Wed 10 April, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
EDINBURGH, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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A chance of come together read, talk about and write poetry. Duration: 4 weeks (10th April - 1st May) Who is this course for? Anyone with an interest in meeting others and exploring poetry. No previous experience in poetry reading, writing or appreciation is required. Weekly Breakdown The group will look at a wide variety of poetry including song lyrics, modern and classical so there will be something for everyone. What carers will get from this course An opportunity to…

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May 2019

Gym Buddies (Drumbrae)

Tue 7 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Drumbrae Leisure Centre, 30 Drum Brae Terrace
EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
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Keeping physically and mentally healthy is important for all of us but it is not always easy to make a start with or to maintain exercise on our own. Maybe with a few buddies it would be easier. Duration: 4 weeks (7th May - 28th May) Who is this course for? Carers of any age or fitness level who would like to go to the gym. Weekly Breakdown Each week the group will meet at the gym and be supported…

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Crafty Carers

Wed 8 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Craft sessions for fun and relaxation. Duration: 4 weeks (8th May - 29th May) Who is this course for? Carers who enjoy craft or want to relax. No previous experience required. Weekly Breakdown Each week there will be the opportunity to try a new craft technique and make items for your home or gifts. What carers will get from this course A chance to try new things. Relaxation. Improved craft skills.

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Music for carers

Tue 21 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Music can be therapeutic, helping both our minds and bodies. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are looking to relax and enjoy a free music performance. Weekly Breakdown Led by professional musicians this session is for fun and relaxation. Before the session carers who have booked a place will be asked what kind of music they might like to hear, and we will try our best to accommodate this. There may even be a chance to…

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June 2019

Music for carers and the people they support

Tue 4 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Music can be therapeutic, helping both our minds and bodies. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers and the people they support who are looking to relax and enjoy a free music performance. Weekly Breakdown Led by professional musicians this session is for fun and relaxation. Before the session carers who have booked a place will be asked what kind of music they might like to hear, and we will try our best to accommodate this. There may…

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Gym Buddies (Commonwealth Pool)

Wed 5 June, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Royal Commonwealth Pool, 21 Dalkeith Road
EDINBURGH, EH16 5BB United Kingdom
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Keeping physically and mentally healthy is important for all of us but it is not always easy to make a start with or to maintain exercise on our own. Maybe with a few buddies it would be easier. Duration: 4 weeks (5th June - 26th June) Who is this course for? Carers of any age or fitness level who would like to go to the gym. Weekly Breakdown Each week the group will meet at the gym and be supported…

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Break Ready

Thu 6 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers feel they need a break from their caring role, to recharge their batteries, pursue interests or to complete chores. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are interested in taking a break for an hour or two or for several days. Weekly Breakdown This seminar looks at how we can access breaks and how we can make sure we are ‘break ready’ and maximise the impact of any breaks we access. What carers will get…

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Getting to know your tablet

Thu 20 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many of use have access to technology which could make some tasks quicker or easier but we don’t all know how to fully utilise it. Duration: 3 weeks (20th June - 4th July) Who is this course for? Carers who own tablets but are not sure they are getting the most out of it. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 – getting started, accessing Wi-Fi, maximising internet searches and some useful websites Week 2 – apps and correspondence Week 3 – shopping…

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