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Support for Carers

We know that caring for others, whether that's your friends, families, or neighbours, can be isolating and difficult. It is often hard for carers to find the time to take care of themselves and connect with others too. 

That's why we are delivering support for carers as a partner in the Carewell Health and Wellbeing Partnership. This partnership is a new joint initiative between ourselves, VOCAL Edinburgh, Eric Liddell Centre and Milan Senior Welfare. 

We are offering a range of courses and peer spaces to support the mental health and wellbeing of carers. These safe spaces will allow carers the time to explore and discover ways of keeping well and to be able to connect to a wider community of carers and experience peer support.

Do you have experience of caring for someone and would you like to support others? We are also looking for volunteers and people to be involved in the development of our carer services.

For more details, please contact Paulina on or 07435274586.

Longer courses for unpaid carers

Join our events and courses to enhance your wellbeing. Contact us for start dates and to book your place.

Contact Paulina on or call 07435274586.

Wellbeing Workshops (online)

Five workshops on: Breathing, Mindfulness, Relationships, Thinking Styles and Resilience that will help you to improve your wellbeing. 

Coping strategies (online)

A four week course that is looking into what is stress and different coping strategies to help stress management. Join us if you want to know more about how to provide more emotional, practical and proactive support to yourself.

Anxiety Management (online)

A six weeks course that will explore strategies to manage anxiety on a level of your body and your mind. During the course you will learn some basic knowledge about neurobiology of anxiety and how we can train ourselves to cope better. 

Moving Forward (face to face & online)

This six week self-management group explores strategies that aims to support change and enhance your resilience in reaching your goals.

If you feel like you are stuck and want to improve your life, but you are not sure what you need or where you can get support, this may be a good place to start.

Peer Spaces for carers

If your child or teenager is struggling with their mental health you can now join our Peer Space for parent carers online or in person.

We are meeting on the last Friday of the month (in person) and Mondays will be online.

First face to face session takes place on 24th June, 10-11am in Morningside Library.

Short courses for unpaid carers

We offer several one-off workshops for unpaid carers. All workshops are currently online.

Sessions are short and focused around guided discussions, sharing experiences and learning new tools. 

7 July at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Meeting with yourself
29 July at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Finding balance
5 August at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Navigating life changes
19 August at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Identity beyond caring
2 September at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Finding time for self-care
30 September at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

All these sessions take place at Vocal, 60 Leith Walk, EH6 5HB Edinburgh

For more details, please contact Paulina on or 07435274586.

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