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June 2021

Mindful Spring (June)

Mon 14 June, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

As Spring approaches join Paulina from Health in Mind for this six week Mindful Spring course. Learn tools to feel more grounded and relaxed. Duration: 5 weeks (14th, 21st & 28th June, 5th & 12th July) 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: Share their feelings. Meet other carers who are in…

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Learn to Zoom (June)

Mon 14 June, 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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Basic Benefits

Tue 15 June, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Information about benefits available to carers and the people they care for, as well as information on some of the changes to benefits due to COVD-19. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are not currently accessing benefits but would like to know more information about what they or the person they care for could be entitled to and for carers who think there might be a change in the benefits they or the person they…

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Listening Space for carers

Tue 15 June, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 Tuesday 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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Taking Care of your Back

Tue 15 June, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Many carers report problems with their backs, learn basic techniques to protect your back in everyday life and in your 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 By attending the Taking Care of Your Back course, carers will: Develop an understanding of what might cause musculoskeletal pain. Be aware of techniques that will help to…

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‘How to Help Someone Who Doesn’t Want Help’ Video and Discussion Group

Tue 15 June, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Watch a short talk by Life Coach Bernadette Logue on ‘helping someone who doesn’t want help’ and take part in a facilitated discussion. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? For people affected by another’s drug or alcohol use. This is for carers residing in Edinburgh or the person they care for resides in Edinburgh. Outcomes of this online session Learn about how paying careful attention to our energy/emotions and the space we give another can foster openness…

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Movement for Memories – Easy Dance Sessions

Wed 16 June, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Easy Dance Sessions with Felicity from Edinburgh Leisure. Duration: 2 weeks (16th & 23rd June) (No class on 9th June) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Physical exercise, learning. Delivered by Felicity, Edinburgh Leisure. Online Instructions Please contact Irene (Carer Support & Development Officer) at mccarthyi@ericliddell.org or 07394497173 to register your interest in this class and receive Zoom details.

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Wellbeing workshops for carers (June)

Wed 16 June, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Would you like to explore ways to improve your wellbeing in a safe, supportive space with other carers? Come along to all or one of the 5 wellbeing workshops delivered by Paulina from health in Mind. Duration: 3 weeks (16th, 23rd & 30th June) 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 Workshop 2 – Mindfulness and self care Workshop 3…

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Weekly Pilates for dementia carers

Wed 16 June, 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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Caring for someone with dementia and managing behaviour that challenges

Thu 17 June, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this webinar will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing or hard to deal with. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who care for someone with dementia and who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to lessen them or cope with them. This session is aimed at someone who has mid to…

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Working carers lunch – Championing carers in the workplace (June)

Thu 17 June, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short lunchtime workshop. This session is a chance to come together to share ideas about how carers can balance employment and caring. This month’s discussion will focus on how carers can champion carers in the workplace. We will discuss organisational carers networks and share ideas around helping to create a positive workplace culture for carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is aimed at carers who…

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Wellbeing Workshops for Polish Carers

Fri 18 June, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings? Stop for a moment. Take a breath. Join us to find out how you can take care of your wellbeing. 18th June – Breathing 25th June – Mindfulness 2nd July – Me and my relationships 9th July – Thinking styles 16th July – Resilience Duration: 5 weeks (18th & 25th June also 2nd, 9th & 16th July) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers…

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Warsztaty dla Polskich Opiekunów

Fri 18 June, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Czy czujesz się zestresowany/a lub przytłoczony/a swoimi myślami i emocjami? Zatrzymaj się. Złap oddech. Dołącz do nas, aby dowiedzieć się, jak możesz zadbać o siebie i swoje zdrowie psychiczne. 18 czerwca – Oddech 25 czerwca – Uważność 2 lipca – Ja w relacjach 9 lipca – Style myślenia 16 lipca – Odporność psychiczna Duration: 5 weeks (18th & 25th June also 2nd, 9th & 16th July) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in…

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Dealing with guilt (Face to face)

Tue 22 June, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This session will help carers to explore the meaning and purpose of the feeling of guilt and manage the guilt they experience. 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 course we will have explored: The definition and purpose of guilt. The reasons why carers feel guilt and how it affects them. Tips and ideas…

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Help in the home and garden

Thu 24 June, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Caring can be challenging and time consuming and often we find some day to day tasks we run out of time for or we are no longer able to complete. Many carers are juggling more than one home and garden which can make things particularly difficult. 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…

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Supporting someone to make decisions

Tue 29 June, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A session to look at formal methods of supporting someone who is unable to or has difficulty making decisions themselves, including Power of Attorney and Guardianship. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers of adults who are supporting someone who struggles with decisions making perhaps due to learning disability, brain injury, stroke or dementia. Outcomes of this online session Explore the reasons behind supporting someone else with their decision-making. Discuss the process of Power of Attorney. Discuss…

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Introduction To buying and selling on eBay (June)

Wed 30 June, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Decluttering, moving home, emptying the home of a loved one who has passed or gone in to care, or just wanting to raise some extra cash. Treasure Tree may be able to help. Selling online with Treasure Tree via eBay harnesses the power of 183 Million eBay users and gets your preloved items to a new home. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who just want to know more about Treasure Tree. Carers who have things…

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Peer Support for parent & carers (June)(Midlothian)

Wed 30 June, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

VOCAL Midlothian and The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) jointly host the group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people living in Midlothian. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Parents and carers of disabled children and young people with additional support needs, who live/care within Midlothian local authority area i.e. Midlothian Council. Weekly Breakdown These sessions are relaxed and friendly and are an opportunity to meet with other parent carers where you can…

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