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Stress and distress in dementia

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 2 May, 10am - 12pm. About the event:   Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing, or hard to deal with. Do you care for someone with... Read More

Free

An introduction to Self-directed Support *cancelled*

Online , United Kingdom

This event has now been cancelled. Our next event discussing Self-directed Support will be in July. If you have any questions please call us on 0808 196 6666. When: Thursday 2 May, 1pm - 2:30pm. About the event:   Explore what Self-directed Support (SDS) is, who it is for and how to access it. We will... Read More

Free

Flower essences to promote emotional wellbeing *fully booked*

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 7 May, 11am - 1pm. About the event:   Flower essences contain the energy from flowers and plants to help address emotional imbalances. In this workshop, we will look at essences which can support us with difficult feelings. Participants... Read More

Free

Origami workshop *fully booked*

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 9 May, 11am - 1pm. About the event:   In this workshop, Makiko will walk you through each step of making a spring Origami wreath in a relaxing environment. Suitable for beginners and all materials will be provided. Origami,... Read More

Free

Getting a break from caring

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 9 May, 1pm - 2:30pm. About the event:   A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. By the end of the session carers will have: - Explored what a... Read More

Free

How VOCAL can support you with money and benefits

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Monday 13 May, 1pm - 2:30pm. About the event:   Join this session to find out how VOCAL can support you to manage money better and understand which benefits you and your family might be eligible for. Join Jeanne-Marie and... Read More

Free

Taster session for 20-something carers *session cancelled*

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Monday 13 May, 6pm - 7pm. About the event:   Join this workshop to meet other carers in your age group, share experiences and find out more about how VOCAL can support you. Caring can be challenging and sometimes an... Read More

Free

Carers Action Midlothian (CAM)

Online , United Kingdom

An opportunity to discuss carer issues and share your experiences. Your input can make a difference to other carers and help to shape local and national services. Who For - This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Provided by - VOCAL Midlothian No. of Spaces – 15... Read More

Free

Caring dads

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 14 May, 11am - 12:30pm. About the event:   Led by Mark from Fast Forward, this interactive session is for dads who are caring for their child, offering a supportive space to share experiences and learn. Whether you're seeking... Read More

Free

Guided meditation: Anchoring and Grounding

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Wednesday 15 May, 11:30am - 1pm. About the event:   This event was advertised incorrectly, it is actually an Anchoring and Grounding meditation. Details below: Join Carol for an anchoring and grounding meditation where you will be guided into a... Read More

Free

Crafting keepsake books

Edinburgh Remakery Edinburgh Remakery,

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Wednesday 15 May, 1:30pm - 3:30pm. About the event:   Join this session at the Edinburgh Remakery to learn how to make a small book with pockets for keeping little mementoes. You will use re-purposed materials such as papers, envelopes,... Read More

Free

Mindfulness group

Online , United Kingdom

A four-week introduction to Mindfulness for those new to mindfulness or those who would like to return to practice. Mindfulness is a gentle and safe way of slowing down our busy lives and can help us in times of stress. Session dates : Wed 15 May Wed 22 May Wed 29 May Wed 5 Jun Who For -... Read More

Free

Carers rights, Power of Attorney and Guardianship

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh and Midlothian. When: Thursday 16 May, 11am - 12pm. About the event:   Kathleen Taylor from the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland will give a talk on the Commission, mental health laws and your rights as a carer including Power of Attorney... Read More

Free

Foraging walk *cancelled*

Meadowfield Park Meadowfield Park

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 16 May, 12:30pm - 2pm. About the event:   Join us for a guided foraging walk to discover what’s growing at this time of year, how to identify what we see, and how much of that can be used... Read More

Free

Anxiety Support Group for unpaid carers (May)

Morningside Library 178-182 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Friday, 17th of May Time: 10:15-11:15am Where: Morningside Library About the event: Are you an unpaid carer living or caring for someone in Edinburgh? Do you struggle with anxious thoughts and feelings? Join our monthly drop-in to: talk about... Read More

Free

Cold water therapy and outdoor swimming *fully booked*

South Queensferry South Queensferry

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 21 May, 12pm - 2pm. About the event:   Join Jenny, a qualified Cold Water Therapist, for an introduction to the basics and safety of wild swimming. Relax and absorb the experience as she guides you step-by-step into the... Read More

Free

Dementia and the home environment

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 21 May, 6pm - 7:30pm. About the event:   This short workshop looks at the benefits and challenges of the home environment for people living with dementia. In this workshop, we discuss: - The benefits of the home environment... Read More

Free

Parent carers: Girls and autism – a hidden minority? *fully booked*

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Wednesday 22 May, 6pm - 8pm. About the event:   Join Corrie Mclean in this informal session to discuss how girls with autism are often overlooked, under-diagnosed and less likely to get long-term support. We will look at issues that... Read More

Free

Art in Healthcare workshop

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

Working with an artist from Art in Healthcare, get creative and make your very own masterpiece using different techniques and materials! Enjoy a chat and cuppa with other carers whilst doing so. No previous experience is required. All materials and instructions will be provided. Who For - This event is open to carers residing in... Read More

Free

Making money from your hobby *cancelled*

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 23 May, 11am - 12pm. About the event:   Do you currently have a hobby or make things, and have been told "you should sell that"? Find out how to turn your hobby into some extra income with support... Read More

Free