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VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre

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30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
0131 663 6869 www.vocal.org.uk/midlothian/

January 2019

Specifically designed to meet the needs of carers who are caring for someone who has had a stroke. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who have had a stroke. Weekly Breakdown The session will be facilitated by Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland and will cover a range of topics such as information on stroke, treatment and rehabilitation, communication & mobility and what support is available is locally. What carers will get from this course Practical…

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February 2019

Specifically designed to meet the needs of carers of people with a lung condition. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who have a lung condition. Weekly Breakdown The session will be facilitated by a representative from NHS Lothian and will cover a range of topics such as understanding the lungs and condition, treatment and support available locally in Midlothian. What carers will get from this course Practical information and advice on how to support someone…

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Specifically designed to meet the needs of carers of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who has MS. Weekly Breakdown The session will be facilitated by a MS Nurse Specialist and will cover a range of topics such as information on the condition, symptoms and symptom management, treatment and support available. What carers will get from this course Practical information and advice on how to support someone with MS. Information…

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March 2019

Many carers tell us they are concerned about their own health and a healthy diet and weight is part of that. Duration: 11 weeks Who is this course for? Midlothian carers who would like to explore weight management issues. Weekly Breakdown This group is led by specially trained Local Authority Health Coaches who will help you to explore dietary, behaviour changes and exercises in order to help you to make small changes required to help you lose 5-10% of your…

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Caring can be difficult and often we forget about our own needs and wellbeing. This session can help you explore and enhance your wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this workshop for? All Midlothian carers. Weekly Breakdown The session will be facilitated by Anam Cara and will cover topics such as: Becoming aware of and controlling thoughts and emotions. Recognising our triggers and where they come from. Changing negative thoughts and behaviours. Living happier and braver lives. What carers will…

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