Time for me Events

Dealing with anger

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This workshop will help you to reflect on, process, and develop coping strategies for feelings of anger. Duration - 2 sessions, Tues 24 may - Tues 31 May Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer VOCAL Instructions for joining... Read More

Free

Compassion fatigue

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This session looks at the long-term impacts of caring on our energy, mood and general wellbeing, with some coping strategies. Delivered by  Irena Barton Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to... Read More

Free

Parent Peer Support Group

VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road, DALKEITH, Midlothian

Join VOCAL Midlothian staff, Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL) staff and other parent carers for a cuppa and chat and have some ‘ME’ time.

Remember me

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Often caring can lead to a loss of our sense of self. This workshop helps us reflect on and remember who we were before caring, and consider how to move forward. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Instructions for attending the event This event will... Read More

Mood boards for inspiration

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. About the event: Create a personalised mood board. This creative, reflective and fun process can help you find inspiration, and clarify your goals. Delivered by Debi Mills, VOCAL Volunteer Instructions for attending the event This event will be delivered... Read More

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Boundaries

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only Join this workshop to explore the role of boundaries in our life, and look at ways of setting healthy boundaries for yourself. This session is delivered by Health in Mind. Objectives Carers will: Explore what boundaries do for them... Read More

Carer morning cuppa

VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road, DALKEITH, Midlothian

Join VOCAL Midlothian staff and other carers for a cuppa, chat and some 'me' time. Share stories, ideas and enjoy a quiz.

Coffee morning for carers in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. About the event: VOCAL will be hosting a coffee morning during Carers Week on 7th June. Carers are invited to join us at the Edinburgh Carers' Hub for a chat, a coffee or tea and some cake. Coffee/Tea and... Read More

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Introducing carers to the theory and practice of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which can help cope with difficult emotions. Duration 3 sessions, Wed 8 June - Wed 22 June Objectives Emotional freedom technique is a specific form of alternative... Read More

Activities on artwork – poems and stories

VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road, DALKEITH, Midlothian

At this session with Art in Healthcare, we wil hear about poems and stories - cuppa provided. This session is open to carers living or caring for someone in the Midlothian local authority area.

Walking group (Cramond)

cramond

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. About the event: Enjoy the benefits of walking, while meeting other carers for a chat Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently joined the team at VOCAL, and comes with over 4 years’ experience of delivering... Read More

Introduction to podcasts

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Find out how to access and listen to podcasts, and discuss your thoughts as a group. Duration 2 sessions, Fri 10 June - Fri 17 June Objectives By attending the event carers will; Know how to access and upload... Read More

Working carers lunch

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Working carers are invited to join VOCAL on their lunchbreak, for a short workshop. Discuss issues that matter most to you, and meet others! Objectives By the end of the lunch workshop working carers will; Feel less isolated, by... Read More

Qigong

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

**This event is FULL** This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Qigong is a self healing practice that involves slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to reduce stress, improve circulation and enhance your overall health and well-being. Qigong is fun  and accessible for everyone and will... Read More

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Introduction to sound therapy

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This live sound bath session will gently guide you into a meditative state of deep relaxation and calm, soothing mind and body. Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the... Read More

FULLY BOOKED Aromatherapy for parent carers (rescheduled from 18 May)

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

*** This event is now full and we are now operating a waiting list.  If you wish to put your name on the waiting list, please email: carertraining@vocal.org.uk ***     Come along to learn about Aromatherapy, and how to use essential oils to assist you and your child in stress relief and relaxation. You... Read More

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Book club – Portobello

Portobello Library 14 Rosefield Avenue, Edinburgh

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Join us for a chat about all things books! We will choose a book together and meet regularly to have a discussion about what we have read. Instructions for attending the event This event will be delivered IN PERSON.... Read More

Walking group

Holyrood Park Education Centre 1 Queens Drive, EDINBURGH

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. About the event: Join us on the longest day of the year, and enjoy the benefits of walking, while meeting other carers for a chat Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently joined the team at... Read More

Carer craft group

VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road, DALKEITH, Midlothian

Join other carers to make your craft pack and enjoy a blether whilst doing so! Craft packs provided. No previous experience or skills are required. Materials and instructions are provided.

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Midlothian Nature Group

Dalkeith Country Park - main gate High Street, Dalkeith

Join us and other carers to walk, talk and enjoy nature. Share your ideas, pictures, plan meet-ups and learn about nature prescribing.