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October 2021

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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An introduction to making my voice heard

Mon 11 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Delivered as part of Thrive Fest, this interactive session aims to build on the knowledge and skills carers already have to increase your confidence to self-advocate or participate in formal meetings and assessments or get involved in consultations on an equal footing with professionals. 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 The session will cover: What we mean when we talk about…

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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 EVENT IS FULL ** 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:…

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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 - 3:30 pm

This session will help carers to explore the meaning and purpose of the feeling of guilt and manage guilt they experience. 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 we will have explored: The definition and purpose of guilt. The reasons why carers feel guilt and how it affects them. Tips and…

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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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Understanding why I feel guilt (Face to face)

Fri 15 October, 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 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 on…

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Benefits Q&A (Face to face)

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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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. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who are not currently accessing benefits but would like to know more information about what they or the person…

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Craft workshop for parent carers and their children

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

** This event is FULL** Stuck for something to do with the children in the October holidays……Join us for this special online workshop. Your family will be guided to produce a craft. All materials and instructions are provided and available to pick up from Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk prior to the event or will be sent out to you. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who have a child with additional support needs, other…

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Dealing with unpredictability

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join a 1hr discussion around dealing with unpredictability and uncertainty and discuss ways of coping with things that we can’t control. 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: Learn basic theory behind coping with unpredictability and uncertainty. Explore ways of coping. Discuss how they can put their knowledge into practice. Delivered by Paulina Szach, Support…

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Yoga for carers

Wed 20 October, 2021 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Led by an experienced yoga instructor, this short online block of session is open to carers new to yoga, or those who would like to have a bit more practice. Duration: 4 weeks (20th & 27th October, 3rd & 10th 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 By attending this block of yoga classes carers will: Have time to…

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Online Coffee Morning (October)(Midlothian)

Thu 21 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for to find out more about Wee Breaks Midlothian and give us feedback and ideas on what type of breaks you would like to see available in future. 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 more about our 2021 Carer Survey and how to access. Time for yourself to…

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Walking Group (The Meadows)(Face to face)

Thu 21 October, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 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: Built more confidence in walking.…

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Preparing for winter (postponed)

Fri 22 October, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

**This course will be rescheduled, for more information please contact carertraining@vocal.org.uk** Find out about support and services available to you and the person you care for in winter. 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 the following topics will be covered: Taking care of your health and wellbeing in the winter…

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Chats about self-care

Sat 23 October, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us on relaxed and informal session where you’ll connect with other carers and explore ways of caring for yourself. 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 learn and discuss: Why rest is not always giving us relief in tiredness. Different types of rest and self-care. Why self-care is difficult. Ways of implementing self-care routine…

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Introduction to caring in Edinburgh

Mon 25 October, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A course aimed at people new to caring, or carers new to Edinburgh, offering information on accessing support, money and welfare rights and VOCAL services. Duration: 3 weeks (25th October, 1st & 8th 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 Over the three weeks we will cover the following: Week 1 – Sharing your caring role and information on…

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