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August 2020

Communicating online and over the phone

Mon 17 August, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our face to face interactions have gone online or over the phone. Learn about how this can impact communication and how best to speak up for yourself and the person you care for over the phone or online. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Anyone who would like to learn more about how we communicate including simple, practical tips to communicate clearly and confidently online or over the phone. Outcomes…

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Self-Harm awareness session

Tue 18 August, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop helps you debunk self-harm myths and defines self-harm, understanding why people self-harm. It will also explore how people can recover from self-harm and give tools and tips for how to support someone who self-harms. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are supporting someone who is self-harming or would like more information on self-harm. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session you will have: An increased understanding of difficulties that…

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Carer Relaxation session (19/8)

Wed 19 August, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Caring during the current pandemic can be even more difficult than usual and it is important that you look after yourself too! Duration: 1 week Who is these online session for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Edinburgh or Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Make time for you, introduce some more self care into your life, press the pause button and enjoy guided visualisations, release the breath and sink into bliss! Book in and enjoy a virtual relaxation session;…

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Crafty Carers goes Online! (24/8)

Mon 24 August, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Do you enjoy craft but miss the group setting? Join us for a weekly online craft and chat. Bring your own craft project, have a chat and get advice from our crafting volunteers. 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. Outcomes of this online session Find time for yourself at this difficult time. You will have the…

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Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic and your life

Wed 26 August, 2020 @ 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 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: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to use this time to reflect and…

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Crafty Carers goes online! (31/8)

Mon 31 August, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Do you enjoy craft but miss the group setting? Join us for a weekly online craft and chat. Bring your own craft project, have a chat and get advice from our crafting volunteers. 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. Outcomes of this online session Find time for yourself at this difficult time. You will have the…

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September 2020

Caring and COVID-19 – everything you need to know

Tue 1 September, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar supplies information on services and support available to carers, including how VOCAL can help you and the person you care for during Coronavirus. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Anyone who provides unpaid care for someone else (over and above Coronavirus). Outcomes of this online session An explanation of the situation for carers due to Coronavirus and some of the challenges carers now face. An insight into what is being done Nationally and Locally to…

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Domestic Abuse Information session

Wed 9 September, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Are you worried about the safety and wellbeing of someone? What can you do if you suspect someone is a victim of domestic abuse, without making it worse? This session will help you understand more about domestic abuse and how to support someone you think may be in this situation. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are worried about the safety and wellbeing of someone who is experiencing domestic abuse or would like more information…

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Making your Money Go Further

Fri 11 September, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A workshop sharing information about discounts, reductions and more to make your money go further. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This course is for any carer who would like to know more about making their money go a bit further. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session we will have discussed how to make your money go further through the following areas. These discounts and savings are relevant to carers and the…

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Debt and budgeting session

Mon 14 September, 2020 @ 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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Emotional wellbeing – what support is available

Tue 22 September, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you know the difference between therapy and therapeutic approaches? Choosing between the different kinds of emotional support can be daunting. Find out more about support and services available to help maintain your emotional wellbeing such as counselling, coaching, one to one or group support and alternative therapies. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Anyone who provides unpaid care for someone else (over and above Coronavirus). Outcomes of this online session An introduction to different therapeutic approaches…

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Thinking about Anticipatory Care Planning

Wed 30 September, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

People with long-term conditions or chronic health problems can benefit from having an Anticipatory Care Plan in place. This workshop explains the process and options in more detail. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This course is for anyone caring for someone with concerns about how to express their or the person they support’s wishes of medical treatment and care. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session we will have explored: A description…

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