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February 2022

Emotional regulation

Fri 11 February, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This one hour 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. 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 theory…

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Yoga for carers

Fri 11 February, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Led by an experienced yoga instructor, this short online block of sessions is open to carers new to yoga, or those who would like to have a bit more practice. Duration: 4 weeks (11th February - 4th March) 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 themselves. Try yoga…

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Carer wellbeing information session

Fri 11 February, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Want to focus on your wellbeing, but not sure what services and support are on offer? Join us in this session to find out! 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, you will have: An awareness of the different services in Edinburgh that provide support for wellbeing. Thought about activities that they might want…

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Walking Group (Portobello)

Mon 14 February, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tumbles at Portobello, 20 Westbank Street
EDINBURGH, EH15 1DR 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! 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: Build more confidence in walking. Increase energy and fitness levels. Meet others. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has…

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Book Club (February)

Tue 15 February, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
EDINBURGH, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Join us for a chat about all things books! We will choose a book together and meet regularly at the Central Library to have a discussion about what we have read. 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: The opportunity to meet others. Chat about books and share experiences. Each month a new…

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Carer morning cuppa (Midlothian)

Fri 18 February, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us and other carers for a cuppa, chat and some ‘ME time’. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Have some ‘ME’ time. Meet and chat with other carers. Share and exchange knowledge with others. Time for yourself to enhance your own health & wellbeing. Delivered by VOCAL Midlothian Staff. Online Instructions This course will be delivered online. Details of…

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Wellbeing chats

Mon 21 February, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join these five sessions to enhance your wellbeing. Topics that will be covered include: Breathing, Mindfulness and grounding, relationships, thinking styles and resilience. You can sign up for a full course, or choose the sessions that you are interested in. Duration: 5 weeks (Held fortnightly 21st February - 18th April) Who are these online sessions for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of these online sessions By the end…

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Start your own business

Tue 22 February, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

You may have a business idea but not sure how to put it in action, or would just like to find out how you could start working for yourself and take control of your work/life balance and make your own work decisions. This workshop will help you discover how to take those steps towards making that a reality. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.…

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Parent peer support group (Midlothian)

Wed 23 February, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Join VOCAL Midlothian staff, Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) staff and other parent carers for a cuppa and chat, and some ‘ME’ time. Who is this online session for? This event is open to parent carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Have some ‘ME’ time. Meet and chat with other carers. Share and exchange knowledge with others. Time for yourself to enhance your own health & wellbeing. Delivered by VOCAL…

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Carer craft group (Midlothian)

Thu 24 February, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join other carers to make your craft pack and enjoy a blether whilst doing so! Craft packs provided prior to the session. No previous experience or skills are required. Instructions are provided on the day. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Have some ‘ME’ time. Meet and chat with other carers. Time for yourself to enhance your own health &…

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Crisis Skills

Fri 25 February, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This two hour workshop focuses on exploring skills to tackle the crisis. Based on the same theories and principles as the Coping Strategies course, this short workshop is ideal for people who want to get a taste of what is offered on a longer course. Who is this online course for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online course This session will help carers: Understand what stress…

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March 2022

Changing relationships

Wed 2 March, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop helps carers understand how relationships work, what they mean to us, and how caring affects them. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers who would like the time to reflect on their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session we will have: Looked at relationships and how becoming…

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Working carers network meeting

Tue 8 March, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you juggling work and caring responsibilities? Join us in this working carers network meeting, where you will have an opportunity to discuss the challenges that you face. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This event is aimed at carers who are in current full time, part time or self-employment. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the lunch workshop working carers…

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Carer morning cuppa (Face to face)(Midlothian)

Wed 9 March, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Join us and other carers for a cuppa, chat and some ‘ME time’. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this session Have some ‘ME’ time. Meet and chat with other carers. Time for yourself to enhance your own health & wellbeing. Delivered by VOCAL Midlothian Staff. VOCAL is pleased to be able once again to offer face to face events at VOCAL Midlothian Carer…

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Getting a break from caring (Face to face)

Wed 9 March, 2022 @ 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. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers who would like to find out more about what options are available to enable them to get a break from their caring role. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session carers will have: Explored what a break from…

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Walking Group (South Queensferry)

Wed 16 March, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is an opportunity to get together with others, and make walking a habit. Join us for a walk in your local area! 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. Increased energy and fitness levels. Met with other carers. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL.…

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Coping with change

Thu 17 March, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This session explores what has changed in your life since caring, the process we go through when things change and how to cope with these changes in this challenging time. 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 Reflect on the changes that have happened in our lives. Consider how these changes impact us. Find out about the process of loss…

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Generating money with eBay

Wed 23 March, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Figured out how to buy and sell on eBay? Debbie from Treasure Tree will explain how VOCAL can help you to generate profit for yourself and also be able to give something back. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers who just want to know more about Treasure Tree and have been on the session ‘Introduction to buying and selling on eBay’. Carers who…

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In the Same Boat: A boat trip for people affected by another’s drug/alcohol use.

Tue 29 March, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VOCAL FSA, in conjunction with The Sorted Project, are offering a unique opportunity for family members and friends affected by someone else’s drug/alcohol use to spend an afternoon on board ‘The Panacea’.  Leaving from Ratho village, this barge boat will travel along the union canal through some areas of natural beauty just outside Edinburgh. You will be provided with lunch and refreshments. The crew of The Panacea are all people in long-term recovery from addiction and your fellow passengers are…

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Juggling multiple care roles

Tue 29 March, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This session explores the challenges that juggling multiple care roles brings, and the impact this has on the carer. 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, we will have: Discussed what challenges present when carrying out multiple caring roles. Explored the impact that this has on carers. Explored options for support. Meet other carers.…

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