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December 2021

FULLY BOOKED – Emergency planning (Face to face)

Thu 9 December, 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 ***   A workshop on options for planning for an emergency. You will be supported to write a personalised Emergency Plan, which is important now more than ever. 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:…

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Emotional regulation

Thu 9 December, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This 1hr session 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. 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 During this session carers will: Explore…

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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. Morning tea and cake box provided. 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…

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COURSE FULL Online Festive craft workshop

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

*** This event is now fully booked and registrations are closed.  To join waiting list please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk ***   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…

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Adult carer support plan

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

Adult carers have the right to a support plan. This workshop will explain what an adult carer support plan is and how you can prepare to create one. 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 the session you will have: An understanding of what an adult carer support plan is. Awareness of what…

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Weekly Pilates for dementia carers

Wed 15 December, 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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Coping with the festive season (Face to face)

Thu 16 December, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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The festive time can be difficult for carers. Share experiences and find out what support and services are available during this period. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the festive period and the changes that have happened since caring and some of the changes that may need to be made. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session…

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Crisis Skills

Thu 16 December, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This 2 hr workshop is focused 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 wants to get a taste of what is offered on a longer course. 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 This session will help…

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FULLY BOOKED – Festive Craft Workshop (Face to face)

Fri 17 December, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 ***   This festive themed workshop will guide you to produce a festive craft. All materials will be provided on the day. Duration: 1 week Who is this 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 session Find time for yourself in lead up to the festive…

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Surviving the festive season as a Parent carer

Tue 21 December, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The festive season can be a fun time but it can also be challenging for many people. There are often a lot of commitments, expense and social gatherings. A caring role can make a difference to how we view and experience the festive season. 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 Have a better understanding of what…

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Zoom Q & A (December)

Wed 22 December, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Drop into this session to increase your confidence in using Zoom. VOCAL delivers its online training programme via Zoom so coming to the session will let you fully access our other courses. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who is new to Zoom or has used Zoom before and would like to lean more or increase their confidence using it. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh…

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Midlothian Festive Coffee Morning (with tea and cake box)

Wed 29 December, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us online via Zoom for a cuppa, chat and quiz. Morning tea and cake box provided. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of the session By the end of the Festive Coffee morning carers will:​ Have had 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…

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Midlothian Guided Meditation/Relaxation Session

Wed 29 December, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Relax and unwind with a guided meditation/relaxation session online via Zoom. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of the session By the end of the guided meditation/relaxation session carers will:​ Have had some ‘me’ time Feel relaxed Time for yourself to enhance your own health & wellbeing Delivered by Alison Hughes, Voluntary Therapist. Online Instructions This course will be delivered online. Details of how to…

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Midlothian Festive Craft Session (Craft packs provided)

Wed 29 December, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join other carers online via Zoom to make your craft pack and enjoy a blether whilst doing so! Craft packs provided. No previous experience or skills are required. All materials and instructions are provided on the day. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of the session By the end of the festive craft session carers will:​ Have had some me time Meet and chat with…

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Midlothian Looking after yourself in winter (Wellbeing box provided)

Thu 30 December, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us online via Zoom to get useful information and resources to help look after YOU! A wellbeing box full of relaxation goodies will be sent to you following the session. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of the session By the end of the guided meditation/relaxation session carers will:​ Have had some ‘me’ time Feel relaxed Time for yourself to enhance your own health…

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Midlothian Guided Meditation/Relaxation Session

Thu 30 December, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Relax and unwind with a guided meditation/relaxation session online via Zoom. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of the session By the end of the guided meditation/relaxation session carers will:​ Have had some ‘me’ time Feel relaxed Time for yourself to enhance your own health & wellbeing Delivered by Alison Hughes, Voluntary Therapist. Online Instructions This course will be delivered online. Details of how to…

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Midlothian Festive Afternoon Tea (with tea and cake box)

Thu 30 December, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us online via Zoom for a cuppa, chat and game of bingo. Afternoon tea and cake box provided. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of the session By the end of the Festive Afternoon Tea carers will: Have had some ‘me’ time Meet and chat with other carers Share and exchange knowledge with others Time for yourself to enhance your own health & wellbeing…

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January 2022

Meeting with Yourself

Mon 17 January, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you have a sense that something is wrong but you are not sure what? You don’t have time to reflect on what is going on in your life and how it affects you? Or maybe you have a sense that you are losing contact with yourself and you are not even sure what you may need? Give yourself these 2 hours to see if guided self-reflection will bring some more clarity on who you are and where you are…

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Wellbeing Workshops

Fri 21 January, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road
EDINBURGH, EH10 4DP United Kingdom
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This five week course explores five ways to Wellbeing. Based on New Economic Foundation Report we will explore the most effective and the most researched ways of enhancing mental and physical wellbeing. You can sign up for a full course or only for sessions that you are interested in. Course content: Session 1 (21.02): Breathing Session 2 (07.03): Mindfulness and grounding Session 3 (21.03): Relationships Session 4 (04.04): Thinking styles Session 5 (18.04): Resilience Duration: 5 sessions over 10 weeks…

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