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September 2021

Mental health legislation and rights

Thu 23 September, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

***PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW DATE**   Caring for someone with mental health can be challenging, this session explores the rights of people with mental health difficulties and those of their carers. 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…

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Listening Space for carers

Mon 27 September, 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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Benefits beyond working age

Tue 28 September, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Many carers find themselves in the positioning of having to access benefits for themselves or the person they care for. Navigating the welfare system can be confusing so come along to this session led by the Money Matters team at VOCAL to ask specific questions about benefits and find out what’s available if you or the person you care for is beyond working age (65 plus). Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are not currently…

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Weekly Pilates for dementia carers

Wed 29 September, 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 (September)(Midlothian)

Wed 29 September, 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 in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other parent carers. Share and exchange knowledge. Time for you to enhance your own health & wellbeing. Delivered by…

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Crisis Skills (September)(Face to Face)

Thu 30 September, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This 2hr 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 wants to get a taste of what is offered on a longer course. 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 session will help carers: Understand what stress…

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October 2021

Zoom Q & A (October)

Tue 5 October, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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Emotional regulation

Tue 5 October, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1hr 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. 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 event carers will: Explore basic…

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Introduction to managing another person’s affairs

Wed 6 October, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Do you look after someone else's affairs? Join us for this one off seminar during Challenge Poverty Week. Includes a range of topics and speakers. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh and Midlothian. This event is also open to professionals. If you are a professional please do not book here, please book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-managing-another-persons-affairs-registration-168746293707 Outcomes of this online session By the…

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Use of Naloxone in overdose situations (Face to face)

Wed 6 October, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Pick up a free Naloxone kit and be trained to use it in an emergency overdose situation. Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse the effects of opioids, such as heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session For people to be aware of the drugs implicated in overdoses, what an overdose looks like and be able to administer…

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Walking group (Portobello)(Face to face)

Thu 7 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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/event/course carers will have: Built more confidence in walking.…

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Coping with pain

Fri 8 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This session gives carers the opportunity to discuss the impact of pain and explore strategies to cope. 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. Learn what services and support are available. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently joined the team at…

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Intro to Breathing & Grounding

Sat 9 October, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

1hr brief introduction to breathing and grounding techniques. Suitable for everyone, who are affected by mild to moderate anxiety and wants to find out more about how they can cope. 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 event carers will: Learn basic theory about nervous system and how breathing and grounding techniques help with anxiety…

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Using digital resources to improve wellbeing

Mon 11 October, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In an increasingly digital era, find out what resources are available online to support your mental and physical wellbeing. 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 carers will have: An introduction to different ways that digital resources can help with emotional and physical wellbeing. A list of Support and services to…

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Emotional Freedom Technique for parent carers

Tue 12 October, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Introducing parent carers to the theory and practice of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which can help cope with difficult emotions that come with caring for a child/children. Duration: 3 weeks (12th, 19th & 26th October) Who is this online session for? This course is for anyone who wants to learn an effective relaxation and stress management technique to help deal with difficult emotions. This event is open to parent carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.…

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Walking group (Cramond)(Face to face)

Tue 12 October, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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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Boundaries

Tue 12 October, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1hr brief workshop about the role of boundaries in our life, exploring ways of setting healthier boundaries and how unhealthy boundaries can affect our mental health. 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 Carers will: Explore what boundaries do for them and how lack of healthy boundaries can affect their mental health. Learn few techniques of setting…

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Dealing with guilt

Wed 13 October, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session will help carers to explore the meaning and purpose of the feeling of guilt and manage guilt they experience. Duration: 2 weeks (13th & 20th October) 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 explored: The definition and purpose of guilt. The reasons why carers feel guilt and how it…

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Poetry appreciation

Thu 14 October, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore poetry collections on the theme of ‘Freedom’ with other carers. No previous experience required, just an interest in poetry. Duration: 4 weeks (14th, 21st, 28th October & 4th 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 Take time out from your caring role to escape into the world of poetry. Join Maureen and other carers as you read pieces…

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Understanding Dementia

Thu 14 October, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this session will help you understand the basics of dementia and some of the challenges that come with the condition. There will be an opportunity to be able ask questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this session is aimed at carers supporting someone in the early or mid-stages of dementia. This event is open to carers residing…

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