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May 2021

Walking for carers

Thu 6 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

May is national walking month, this course will introduce carers to the benefits of walking then guide you weekly to reach your own personal walking targets. Duration: 4 weeks (6th, 13th, 20th & 27th May) 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 Each week there will be a short presentation followed by group discussion on individual walking goal setting and…

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Caring for someone with dementia and your rights

Fri 7 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This 4 week course delivered by Age Scotland and VOCAL will inform dementia carers on the rights they have and the support that is available to them. Carers will have the opportunity to meet other carers in a similar position and share experiences. Duration: 4 weeks (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th May) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers caring for someone with dementia.…

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Wellbeing workshops for carers (May)

Fri 7 May, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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: 5 weeks (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May & 4th 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 1 – Breathing Workshop 2…

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Yoga (Mondays)

Mon 10 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Gentle Yoga provided via Zoom. Duration: 5 weeks (10th, 17th, 24th & 31st May also 7th June) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Gentle yoga for carers - for fitness, wellbeing and relaxation. Delivered by Roisín McVie. Joining 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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Tai Chi & Qigong (Mondays)

Mon 10 May, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Tai Chi & Qigong Relaxation provided via Zoom. Duration: 4 weeks (10th, 17th & 24th May also 7th June)(No class on 31st May) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Promoting overall fitness, wellbeing and relaxation. Delivered by Hazel Moffatt. Joining 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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Bank accounts

Tue 11 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This session from Money Advice Scotland, an overview of bank accounts available, the pros and cons of each. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh. The event is being run in conjunction with Carers of East Lothian so there will be some carers from East Lothian in attendance. Outcomes of this online session An overview of the type of bank accounts available, what…

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Tai Chi & Qigong (Tuesdays)

Tue 11 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Tai Chi & Qigong Relaxation provided via Zoom. Duration: 4 weeks (11th, 18th & 25th May also 8th June)(No class 1st June) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Promoting overall fitness, wellbeing and relaxation. Delivered by Hazel Moffatt. Joining 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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Listening Space for carers

Tue 11 May, 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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Debt and Budgeting

Tue 11 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An information session offering sensitive advice on how to manage debt and budget effectively, led by an experienced practitioner who works for a debt advice service in Edinburgh. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like help and advice with budgeting and debt for themselves or the person they care for. Outcomes of this online session. By the end of the session you will have an increased understanding of debt and budgeting and the services…

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Mindfulness (Midlothian)

Tue 11 May, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alison Hughes will facilitate this course – join her to learn more about Mindfulness based living. Duration: Intro - 1 week, Course - 8 weeks & Follow up session - 1 week. Who is this online session for? Unpaid carers who live and/or care for someone in Midlothian local authority area (i.e. Midlothian Council). Weekly Breakdown We are all busy in our lives and many of us are looking for ways in which to cope with anxiety, stress and pain…

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Reflection session – Telling your story

Wed 12 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Take time to reflect with other carers on how this will be a pivotal moment in history. Think about how the lasting effects of COVID-19 (and the social changes that will come from it) will change us. Life might never be the same again. How do we share that story, learn from it and let it shape who we are? Duration: 2 weeks (12th & 19th May) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to take the…

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Movement for Memories – Easy Dance Sessions

Wed 12 May, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Easy Dance Sessions with Felicity from Edinburgh Leisure. Duration: 5 weeks (12th & 19th May also 2nd, 16th & 23rd June) (No classes on 26th May & 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…

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‘Cuppa & Chat’ for Carers

Wed 12 May, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A space to have a cup of tea and a chat with members of the Eric Liddell’s Care Team on Zoom, along with a weekly activity, quiz or talk. Duration: 5 weeks (12th,19th & 26th May also 2nd & 9th June Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Providing a consistent space for carers to speak with a member of staff, and engage in an activity.…

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Music & Singing Group

Wed 12 May, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

An open music group hosted on the online platform Zoom for singing and listening to music. Duration: 3 weeks (12th, 19th & 26th May) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Promoting engagement, enjoyment and relaxation. Delivered by Chloe Hughes – Music Therapist at the Eric Liddell Centre. Joining Instructions Please contact Chloe at hughesc@ericliddell.org.

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Poetry appreciation

Thu 13 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore poetry collections with other carers. No previous experience required, just an interest in poetry. Duration: 4 weeks (13th, 20th, 27th May & 3rd 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 Take time out from your caring role to escape into the world of poetry. Join Maureen and others carers as you read pieces of poetry based on the…

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Drop-in Mindfulness

Thu 13 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

A drop-in mindfulness space where attendees can engage in Mindfulness practice and meditation. Duration: 5 weeks (13th, 20th & 27th May also 3rd & 10th June Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Supporting wellbeing, promoting meditation. Delivered by Peer 2 Peer Mindfulness. Online Instructions Please contact Irene (Carer Support & Development Officer) at mccarthyi@ericliddell.org or 07394497173 to register your interest in this class and receive…

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Yoga (Thursdays)

Thu 13 May, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Gentle Yoga provided via Zoom. Duration: 4 weeks (13th, 20th & 27th May also 3rd June) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Fitness, wellbeing and relaxation. Delivered by Roisín McVie. Joining 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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Stress Management (May)

Sat 15 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 2 weeks (15th & 22nd May) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored what causes you stress. Discussed the impact of stress on…

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Fraud, Scams and Financial wellbeing

Mon 17 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session from Royal Bank of Scotland focuses on understanding how you can protect yourself and your family against fraud and scams and how to manage financial 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 This presentation touches on both fraud and financial wellbeing, the session focuses on understanding how you can protect yourself, the person you…

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Craft Workshop

Tue 18 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this special online workshop. You will be guided to produce a craft. All materials and instructions are provided and sent out to your home prior to the workshop. 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 or skills are required. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only Outcomes of this…

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