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October 2021

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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Weekly Pilates for dementia carers

Wed 27 October, 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 (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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Online Craft Group (Midlothian)

Thu 28 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join other like minded crafters and share your skills and knowledge with others. Show us what you’ve learnt or been creating to look after your own health and wellbeing. This is a social group and no previous experience is required. Duration: 3 Monthly sessions (28th October, 25th November & 16th December) 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…

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Getting a break from caring (Face to face)

Fri 29 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to find out more about what options are available to enable them to get a break from their caring role. 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: Explored what…

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November 2021

Listening Space for carers

Mon 1 November, 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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Stress management (Face to face) – FULLY BOOKED

Fri 5 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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** This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk   Learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of…

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Grow your confidence with Emotional Freedom Technique

Tue 9 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This online session will introduce carers to the theory and practice of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which can help increase and grow feelings of confidence. Duration: 3 weeks (9th, 16th & 23rd November) Who is this online session for? This session is for anyone who wants to learn an effective relaxation and stress management technique to help deal with difficult emotions. This session is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this…

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Getting a break from caring

Sat 13 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to find out more about what options are available to enable them to get a break from their caring role. 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 carers will have:…

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Evening relaxation and wellbeing

Tue 16 November, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop is aimed at people who would like to learn about and develop relaxation techniques for their wellbeing. Duration: 3 weeks (16th, 23rd & 30th 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 the end of these sessions carers will have: An awareness of the importance of relaxation for wellbeing. A toolkit of ideas to achieve their own…

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Candle making workshop (Face to face)

Wed 17 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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**THIS EVENT IS FULL** Join us for this fun workshop!! Learn the process of candle making, make two candles in your chosen scent to take away and enjoy! 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 This workshop will give carers the opportunity for time for themselves, while being creative. You will receive at the workshop: Beginner’s guide to candle…

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Working carers lunch workshop (November)

Thu 18 November, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short lunchtime workshop. This time we it will be a general session and focus on setting SMART goals at work and in caring 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 in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By the…

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Online Coffee Morning (November)(Midlothian)

Wed 24 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for our online coffee morning to celebrate Carers Rights Day which takes place on Friday 26th November; come along and find out more about The Carers Act and Emergency Plans and make sure you know about benefits and entitlements you may be eligible for. 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…

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Parent Peer Support Group (November)(Midlothian)

Wed 24 November, 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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Easing of restrictions

Fri 26 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This session explores the impact that easing of restrictions is having on carers, with some coping strategies. 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 An opportunity to meet others and share experiences and tips. Increase awareness of the impact that easing of restrictions is having. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently…

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December 2021

Stress Management

Tue 7 December, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every day carers tell us how stressed they are feeling. This can be due to lots of reasons but can have a huge impact on their overall health and wellbeing. In this course, learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 2 weeks (7th & 14th December) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. This event…

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Finding Balance

Mon 13 December, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this workshop we explore the challenges of managing multiple demands in life and strategies on finding balance to maintain wellbeing. Duration: 2 weeks (13th & 20th December) 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 carers will have: Explored their sources of stress and how to manage this. Explored ways to find balance in…

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Online Coffee Morning (December)(Midlothian)

Tue 14 December, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join VOCAL Midlothian staff and other carers for a cuppa and chat and have some ‘ME’ time in the run up to Christmas. 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 about our peer mentoring and peer support. Share and exchange knowledge with others. Time for yourself to enhance your own health…

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Online Festive craft workshop

Tue 14 December, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for this special online festive workshop. You will be guided to produce a festive themed craft. All materials and instructions are provided and sent out to your home prior to the session. 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. Outcomes of this online session Find time for yourself in lead up to the festive season.…

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