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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 2020

Carer Wellbeing workshop (January/February)(Midlothian)

Tue 21 January, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Caring can be difficult and often we forget about our own needs and wellbeing. These workshops can help you explore and enhance your wellbeing. Duration: 3 weeks (21st January, 4th & 25th February) Who is this workshop for? All Midlothian carers. Weekly Breakdown The workshops will be facilitated by Anam Cara and will cover topics such as: Dealing with Guilt. Recognising our triggers and where they come from. Changing negative thoughts and behaviours. Living happier and braver lives. What carers…

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Carer Coffee Morning with guest speaker (January)(Midlothian)

Wed 22 January, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Opportunity to meet with other carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this coffee morning for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Come along 10-11am and enjoy a cuppa and blether with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. From 11am-12noon: Sensory Awareness – find out more about sensory impairments and how they can affect you and the person you care for. Representatives from Midlothian Council, RNIB and Deaf Action will attend and bring…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (22nd Jan)(Midlothian)

Wed 22 January, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in the Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already…

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Peer Support for parent & carers (January)(Midlothian)

Mon 27 January, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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VOCAL Midlothian and The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL) are jointly hosting a group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people living in Midlothian. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Parents and carers of disabled children and young people with additional support needs living in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown At the meeting you will: Have the opportunity to share experiences, suggest future topics and guest speakers. Meet other parents and carers. Explore ideas and opportunities…

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February 2020

Know your Rights for parent carers (Midlothian)

Wed 5 February, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 2:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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This course aims to improve knowledge and confidence of parents/carers when accessing support and knowing what your rights/entitlements are. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Midlothian parents/carers who care for a disabled child (any age) or a child with additional support needs. Weekly Breakdown If you would like to improve your knowledge on your rights as a parent/carer, increase your ability to self-advocate and learn more about how to complain if you rights aren’t met then come along…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (5th Feb)(Midlothian)

Wed 5 February, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in the Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already…

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Carer Coffee Morning with guest speaker (February)(Midlothian)

Tue 18 February, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Opportunity to meet with other carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this coffee morning for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Come along 10-11am and enjoy a cuppa and blether with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. From 11am-12noon: Equal Futures – information on support available for adults with learning disabilities and autism and their families to make social connections through Volunteer Befrienders and Group Facilitators. What carers will get from this…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (19th Feb)(Midlothian)

Wed 19 February, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in the Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already…

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Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: Young People (Midlothian)

Wed 26 February, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many parents/carers worry about how to approach young people who may be experiencing mental health issues – come along and find out more about mental health in young people and improve your confidence in talking about it. Note that this course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and to give confidence in approaching…

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Peer Support for parent & carers (February)(Midlothian)

Thu 27 February, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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VOCAL Midlothian and The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL) are jointly hosting a group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people living in Midlothian. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Parents and carers of disabled children and young people with additional support needs living in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown At the meeting you will: Have the opportunity to share experiences, suggest future topics and guest speakers. Meet other parents and carers. Explore ideas and opportunities…

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March 2020

Empowering conversations for parent carers (Midlothian)

Wed 4 March, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 2:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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This course aims to improve knowledge and confidence of parents/carers around having good conversations. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Midlothian parents/carers who care for a disabled children, a child with additional support needs or with long term conditions. Weekly Breakdown Come along and learn more on empowering conversations to give yourself the best chance of getting what your child needs, learn about how to challenge decisions affecting you and your child and meet with parents/carers in similar…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (4th March)(Midlothian)

Wed 4 March, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in the Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (18th March)(Midlothian)

Wed 18 March, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in the Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already…

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Peer Support for parent & carers (March)(Midlothian)

Mon 30 March, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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VOCAL Midlothian and The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL) are jointly hosting a group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people living in Midlothian. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Parents and carers of disabled children and young people with additional support needs living in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown At the meeting you will: Have the opportunity to share experiences, suggest future topics and guest speakers. Meet other parents and carers. Explore ideas and opportunities…

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Carer Wellbeing workshop (March, April & May)(Midlothian)

Tue 31 March, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Caring can be difficult and often we forget about our own needs and wellbeing. These workshops can help you explore and enhance your wellbeing. Duration: 3 weeks (31st March, 21st April & 5th May) Who is this workshop for? All Midlothian carers. Weekly Breakdown The workshops will be facilitated by Anam Cara and will cover topics such as: Dealing with Guilt. Recognising our triggers and where they come from. Changing negative thoughts and behaviours. Living happier and braver lives. What…

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