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April 2021

Listening Space for carers

Tue 20 April, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 Tuesday 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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Working carers lunch: Self-advocacy at work (April)

Thu 22 April, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short lunch time workshop. This informal session is a chance to come together to share ideas about how carers can balance employment and caring. This month’s discussion will focus on building the confidence of working carers to advocate for themselves in the workplace. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is aimed at carers who are in current full-time, part-time or self-employment. This event is open to…

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Online Midlothian craft group (April – June)(Midlothian)

Thu 29 April, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

These sessions will guide you to produce crafts. No previous experience or skills are required, and all materials are provided and sent out to your home. Duration: 3 sessions (29th April, 27th May & 24th June) Who is this Craft group for? Carers who have an interest in crafts and would like to meet other carers. No previous experience or skills are required. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian local authority…

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May 2021

Introduction to Reflexology

Tue 4 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Interested in reflexology or would like to find out more. Join Alison for this introductory talk on reflexology - get information and enjoy the hands on practice of reflexology. 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 this introduction session, carers will have: A general introduction and history of reflexology. Information on when to…

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Evening carer relaxation session

Wed 5 May, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a virtual relaxation session – de-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax with Alison, a Yoga instructor and complimentary therapist. Duration: 4 weeks (5th, 12th, 19th & 26th May) Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to take the time to relax and focus on their own wellbeing. This course in open to carers who live in Edinburgh or who care for someone who resides in Edinburgh. Outcomes of this online session De-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax.…

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Walking for carers

Thu 6 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

May is national walking month, this course will introduce carers to the benefits of walking then guide you weekly to reach your own personal walking targets. Duration: 4 weeks (6th, 13th, 20th & 27th May) 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 Each week there will be a short presentation followed by group discussion on individual walking goal setting and…

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Poetry appreciation

Thu 13 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore poetry collections with other carers. No previous experience required, just an interest in poetry. 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 Take time out from your caring role to escape into the world of poetry. Join Maureen and others carers as you read pieces of poetry based on the theme of hope and discuss your thoughts…

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Craft Workshop

Tue 18 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this special online workshop. You will be guided to produce a craft. All materials and instructions are provided and sent out to your home prior to the workshop. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who have an interest in crafts and would like to meet other carers. No previous experience or skills are required. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only Outcomes of this…

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Working carers lunch – Knowing your employment rights (May)

Thu 20 May, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short lunch time workshop. This session is a chance to come together to share ideas about how carers can balance employment and caring. This month’s session will focus on employment rights for carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is aimed at carers who are in current full time, part time or self-employment. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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Changing Relationships (Face to face)

Fri 28 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This workshop helps carers understand how relationships work, what they mean to us, and how caring affects them. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like the time to reflect on their relationships with the person they care for,family and friends. 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 we will have: Looked at relationships and how becoming…

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June 2021

Podcast group for carers

Fri 4 June, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join this group to find out how to access podcasts, listen to chosen weekly podcasts and discuss your thoughts as a group. Open to carers who listen to podcasts or who would like to be introduced to podcasts. Duration: 3 weeks (4th, 11th & 18th June) 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 Each week there will be a short…

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Working carers lunch – Championing carers in the workplace (June)

Thu 17 June, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short lunchtime workshop. This session is a chance to come together to share ideas about how carers can balance employment and caring. This month’s discussion will focus on how carers can champion carers in the workplace. We will discuss organisational carers networks and share ideas around helping to create a positive workplace culture for carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is aimed at carers who…

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