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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 paulina.szach@health-in-mind.org.uk or 07435274586.

Listening Space for Carers

Do you care for a family member, friend or neighbour, and live in Edinburgh? We offer the Listening Space for Carers, a place to meet other carers, talk about how you're feeling, and to share, listen and receive support.

Dates and times

This takes place online on Zoom every Monday from 6.00 - 7.00pm.

How to join

For more information or to sign up, please email paulina.szach@health-in-mind.org.uk, or call 0131 225 8508 and ask for Paulina Szach.

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 paulina.szach@health-in-mind.org.uk 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. 

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. 

  • Emotional regulation (online), Tuesday 5 October 5-6pm
  • Breathing and grounding, Saturday 9 October, 9-10am
  • Boundaries, Tuesday 12 October, 5-6pm
  • Dealing with unpredictability, Tuesday 19 October, 5-6pm
  • Chats about self care, Saturday 23 October, 9-10am

For more details, please contact Paulina on paulina.szach@health-in-mind.org.uk or 07435274586.

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